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10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Bringing together analytics and business intelligence to achieve results | Experian

At numerous businesses across a variety of industries, there's been a steady increase in recent years in the use of analytics. More and more, …

Can big data fix Singapore’s public transportation woes? IBM and LTA say yes

Public transportation has been a subject of great discontent over the past few years. With sky-high car ownership costs in the island-state, it comes …

The Data Audit Process: The Initial Step in Building Successful Predictive Analytics Solutions

Building predictive analytics solutions is very much in-vogue for most organizations today. Historically, practitioners needed to educate businesses …

In The Beginning, There Was Analytics

In the buzz around Big Data, it’s worth remembering that analytics is as old as business computing itself.<p>In the buzz around Big Data, it’s worth …

What Facebook knows about data science may surprise you

At Facebook, you don’t have to be a “data scientist” to tackle tough data problems.<p>That’s what we heard from Justin Moore, whose data science career spans a pair of financial firms as well as Foursquare and Facebook. And he should know: As an engineering manager in Facebook’s New York office, he …

Are You Getting Visual Insights or Executive "Eye Candy"?

Analysts must strike a balance between focusing on substance and focusing on style in order to achieve the perfect data visualization strategy.

Big data analytics: What it is and why it matters

History and evolution of big data analytics<p>The concept of big data has been around for years; most organizations now understand that if they capture …

Big Data: The Secret to Revenue Creation [Infographic]

Although we now have more valuable data about buyers than ever before, only 12% of organizations are putting that information—Big Data—into play.<p>Big …

How Big Data Helps Us Keep Pace (Infographic)

While they might not realize it, the internet’s 2.4 billion users create vast amounts of data every minute. A new infographic from Domo, a software company that provides real-time data to marketers, demonstrates how each individual action online contributes to a massive data set – and an …

Get Comfortable With Big Data in 3 Steps

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With big data making waves, many of today's entrepreneurs are faced with a conundrum: How to crack into the bottomless well of facts and figures the online world provides us. We know it’s out there. We know it can give us useful …

Data Credibility: A New Dimension of Data Quality?

There has been a good deal of discussion recently in the information management industry about the dimensions of data quality, what they really mean, …

10 things you shouldn't expect big data to do

Many business leaders have embraced big data initiatives expecting miracles, only to discover that big data introduces new complexities -- and that …

Big Data

10 Kinds of Stories to Tell with Data

For almost a decade I have heard that good quantitative analysts can “tell a story with data.” Narrative is—along with visual analytics—an important way to communicate analytical results to non-analytical people. Very few people would question the value of such stories, but just knowing that they …

How To Track People And Collect Their Data Without Spooking Them

It’s one of the toughest problems facing any information-driven business today: How do you collect “big data” about anonymous groups of users or customers, while at the same time guaranteeing that you’re not also gathering “little data” about their private lives?<p>Put differently, how do you convince …

When machine learning takes a lesson from human learning

If you haven’t heard Ramona Pierson’s story, you’re missing out on a great source of inspiration. It involves a broken home, a teenage math phenom, a …

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Big Data’s Dangerous New Era of Discrimination

Congratulations. You bought into Big Data and it’s paying off Big Time. You slice, dice, parse and process every screen-stroke, clickstream, Like, tweet and touch point that matters to your enterprise. You now know exactly who your best — and worst — customers, clients, employees and partners are. …

Using Data to Demystify Data Science

While the phrase data scientist may be growing exponentially in its usage, and the number of data scientists job requisitions following a similar …

Hadoop still too slow for real-time analysis applications?

Site Editor<p>Follow:<p>With all the buzz that Hadoop is generating in IT circles these days, it's easy to start thinking that the open source distributed …

MIT to offer its first professional MOOC in big data

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been involved in online education since the early days, and now it’s taking it a step further. …

What Is Going on with PaaS?

Despite huge investments and years in development, PaaS has not managed to attract many customers so far. This article digests what several analysts …

Google's Next Big Battle: A Conversation With Ad Chief Susan Wojcicki

Straightforward and unflashy, Susan Wojcicki doesn’t come off like the most powerful woman in advertising that Forbes and others have labeled her. When we meet outside her office at the Googleplex in Mountain View, she’s dressed in jeans and a simple maroon top and speaks with an almost …

Our unjust drug sentences: Column

Dealing a small amount of crack shouldn't get you life in prison.<p>A drug addict with three minor possession convictions is arrested on federal charges for dealing a small amount of crack. Question: which of these sentences do prosecutors consider an appropriate punishment: a) 10 years; b) life …

Michael Jackson Lawsuit Labels Britney Spears, George Michael, Whitney Houston, Aerosmith Hardcore Drug Abusers

Michael Jackson's lawyers have labelled a number of big names in the music business as hardcore dug users to support a lawsuit against Lloyd's of …

Why Are Millions Addicted To A Drug That Eats The Flesh Off Their Bones?

Codeine, gasoline, paint thinner, hydrochloric acid, iodine and red phosphorous from matchstick heads. Those are typical ingredients in the street drug known as krokodil, a highly addictive toxic cocktail that’s three times as cheap to produce as heroin and could be becoming an international …