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Be More Competitive By Nurturing Big Data (Infographic)

The term “big data” has become one of those tech buzzwords that people seem to love. But what exactly is “big data” – and more importantly, how do …

7 Implementation Challenges of Big Data Analytics

<i>This article was first published on bicorner.com</i><p><b>Data is an asset</b>. There is no question about that. <b>The economics of data are based on the idea that</b> …

How To Prioritise Your Big Data Analytics Use Cases

<i>This article was first published on bicorner.com</i><p>That’s it, you’ve made it. A Big Data Analytics team has been implemented in your company. A few use …

The big dangers of 'big data'

<b>(CNN) —</b> One way to tell the story of human progress is to gawk at our increasing capacity to measure. Precise statements such as "the economy shrank by 2.7%" replace generalities like "times are tough."<p>"Big data" and "evidence-based policy" are the dominant ideas of our moment. A May 2014 White …

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From Big Data to Big Insights

A new report out from Experian highlights how experts are managing and using data to generate actionable insights and create a competitive advantage.<p>When you look at the largest companies in the US by market cap, you can see just how important and valuable data has become. What have you ever bought …

How Big Data Will Transform Our Economy And Our Lives In 2015

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Deven Parekh is a managing director at Insight Venture Partners where he manages investments in e-commerce, consumer Internet data, and application software businesses on a global basis.</i><p>The great Danish physicist Niels Bohr once observed that “prediction is very difficult, especially …

Three things you should know about big data and analytics

Technology<p>The terms "big data" and "analytics" are widely used but often are not clearly defined. The explanations presented here will help managers …

Big Data: 3 Companies That Made $1 Billion Crunching Data

There’s big money in big data, and what we are seeing now may only be the tip of the iceberg. Last year, vendors sold software, hardware and support …

Where Big Data Jobs Will Be In 2015

Demand for Computer Systems Analysts with big data expertise increased 89.9% in the last twelve months , and 85.40% for Computer and Information Research Scientists.<p>Demand for Python programming expertise increased 96.9% in big-data related positions in the last twelve months.<p>These and other key …

Chief analytics officer: The ultimate big data job?

Page 2 of 2<p>Using analytics to drive revenue<p>At Dovetail Health, hiring a CAO signaled the company's desire to think more strategically about the data …

Data Visualization: The New Literacy - Artefact

Say the words “information visualization” or “data visualization” these days, and you’re likely to get someone’s attention. In today’s world of big …

Three Challenges Europe Faces in Becoming a Competitive Big Data Market

The European Commission is working hard on developing a competitive European Big Data market.<p>The European Commission is working hard on developing a …

Big data survey reveals why IT is -- or isn't -- on board

Associate Site Editor<p>Follow:<p>Despite challenges that can deter successful deployment, big data analytics remains a goal for enterprise IT.<p>As many as …

2 Ways Big Data Can Make You Happier

Wait--what?<p>I've heard a lot of crazy things in Silicon Valley, but this one is new. Apparently, big data can make you happier.<p>That's the new claim according to Stefan Weitz, Senior Director of Search at Microsoft, and author of the new book <i>Search</i>.<p>I've looked into Weitz's points... and they make …

Why Your Analytics are Failing You

Many organizations investing millions in big data, analytics, and hiring quants appear frustrated. They undeniably have more and even better data. Their analysts and analytics are first-rate, too. But managers still seem to be having the same kinds of business arguments and debates — except with …

8 Skills You Need to Be a Data Scientist

Demystifying Data Science: 8 Skills that Will Get You Hired<p><i>(Just launched, 5.24.18, the new Data Scientist Nanodegree program!)</i><p>Regardless of your …

The Value of Big Data Isn’t the Data

It is clear that a new age is upon us. Evidence-based decision-making (aka Big Data) is not just the latest fad, it’s the future of how we are going to guide and grow business. But let’s be very clear: There is a huge distinction to be made between “evidence” and “data.” The former is the end game …

Survey says few Big Data analytics projects paying off - yet

Jeffery Kelly – theCUBE Host and Wikibon Analyst<p>While media coverage focus on a few spectacular Big Data successes, giving the impression that Big …

Is HR Failing To Capitalize On Big Data?

Big data might seem like an HR buzzword, but it is one that will not go away – and one that HR should not ignore. The phrase refers to the huge volumes of data being generated in the modern world, and how we use it. Unfortunately, it appears as if the HR function rarely sees itself as a function …

4 Common C-Suite Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Potential Big Data ROI

Big data has boomed and companies across all industries are buying into platforms and tools that allow them to capture, unify, analyze and ultimately put action to disparate sources of user or customer data. According to IDC’s big data forecast, big data technology and services will reach a $32.4 …

GE & Accenture Study Deems Big Data Analytics Adoption Imperative for Global Organisations

A new survey conducted by GE and Accenture has found growing urgency for organizations to embrace Big Data Analytics in order to advance their …

Big Data

Big data trumps gut feelings in decision making

We have become obsessed with numbers. Not content just with measurements anymore, we now analyze everything, too.<p>Just look at the sports section. …

7 Big Facts About Data-Driven Innovation

Chief analytics officer: The ultimate big data job?

The C-suite may need a bigger boardroom. As organizations expand their executive teams with new C-level titles that underscore their digital …

Why Are Organizations Still Struggling with Their Data?

This is a question I’ve been asking myself for a while. The data infrastructure exists to support Big Data, operational data streams, data quality …

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12 Big Data Definitions: What's Yours?

Yesterday I got an email from UC Berkeley’s Master of Information and Data Science program, asking me to respond to a survey of data science thought leaders, asking the question “What is big data”? I was especially delighted to be regarded as a “thought leader” by Berkeley’s School of Information, …

What's on trend this season for the fashion industry? Big data

When Julia Fowler was working as a fashion designer in Australia back in the early 2000s, she found herself frustrated by the lack of information …

IBM Hopes To Lure New Data-Hungry Customers With Freemium Watson Analytics Tool

IBM wants more companies to work with their data through Big Blue, and it’s hoping a freemium model will lower the barrier for entry to get them on board.<p>The company announced a Watson Analytics tool on Tuesday that allows companies to upload data to the IBM cloud for free and then receive what the …