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Computer Science

Data to Decisions: Are You Missing Something Big?

You’re sitting on a gold mine, and it’s your data. Yet despite all the hype about big data and the Internet of Things, lots of companies still don’t …

Big Data

No Child Left Un-Mined? Student Privacy at Risk in the Age of Big Data

On Facebook, it’s the season where parents are posting pictures of K-12 graduations, including moppets in tiny mortarboards. But unlike a generation …

Enterprises Don’t Have Big Data, They Just Have Bad Data

Jeremy Levy Contributor<p>Jeremy Levy is CEO of web-based analytics platform Indicative.<p>PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel commonly harps on the tech community for overusing buzzwords like “cloud” and “big data.” He’s not the only one who’s been saying this, but the message still …

Big Data

Microsoft Hopes To Unify Big Data And Analytics In Newly Announced Suite

Today at its Worldwide Partner Conference in Orlando, Microsoft announced the Cortana Analytics Suite. It takes the company’s machine learning, big data and analytics products and packages them together in one huge, monolithic suite.<p>Microsoft has put together the suite with the hope of providing a …

Machine Learning

Stop hiring data scientists until you’re ready for data science

I had yet another call last week with a brilliant data scientist working inside of a Human Resources Department of a major business. This HR data scientist has both a strong analytics and predictive analytics background. She has a Bachelor’s degree in statistics and a Master’s degree in predictive …

Uber Plans To Go Public In 18-24 Months, According To Leaked Presentation

Uber could become a public company as soon as next year or 2016, according to a leaked document published in a report from Reuters.<p>The news agency gained access to a presentation that Uber is showing to potential investors in China as part of a new funding round for its international business. …

Transportation