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Mixpanel's CEO on the Astounding Power of Data

Quora | Posted 07.18.2016 | Technology
Quora

What are some of the most interesting ways data is currently being used? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling...

Why are you Treating Your Data like Corn? Silos are for Corn, not Data

Ben Newton | Posted 04.04.2016 | Technology
Ben Newton

"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas any more." - Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz We, the software vendors of the world, love to talk about ridding th...

Korean Short Rib Taco or the Blue Plate Special - Three Reasons to Order Data Analytics-as-a-Service with Your Micro-Services Architecture

Ben Newton | Posted 03.21.2016 | Technology
Ben Newton

One of the current market shifts getting a lot of attention these days is the transition from traditional monolithic application architectures to micr...

How Taylor Swift And The Music Industry Are Using Big Data

Bernard Marr | Posted 03.07.2016 | Business
Bernard Marr

It wasn't long ago that it was a common belief that the internet was killing the music industry. For many years the industry failed to keep pace with ...

Three Personas That Drive Our Big (or Any) Data Needs

Ian Khan | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business
Ian Khan

I am not a data scientist or an expert in knowing how to build candlestick charts from historical stock prices. I am however a data enthusiast and it ...

Getting Personal With Big Data

Joel S. Bloom | Posted 10.07.2015 | Technology
Joel S. Bloom

If you're like most people, Big Data may not mean much to you yet. It might even just make your eyes glaze over. Like the cloud or cybersecurity or bioprinting, it's just one more thing you don't have to know about -- until you do.

Empower Your Youth, Solve Your Ills: Cultivating Innovation in the 21st Century with IBM

Maya Horgan | Posted 08.20.2015 | Technology
Maya Horgan

For developing nations in particular, opportunity lies in the minds of its inhabitants. Most importantly, youth inhabitants.

Can Big Data Steer Us Wrong

Daniel Newman | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Daniel Newman

We talk incessantly about the importance of big data to drive better business decisions and outcomes. Marketers, managers, business owners, thought leaders -- just about everyone is spending inordinate amounts of time debating big data. Why?

Vision 2015: The Selling of Sales Acceleration

Andre Bourque | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

As reflected in the success stories highlighted, sales acceleration technology is the answer to the ever-growing, data-driven revolution. With sales acceleration technology, companies bridge the gap between marketing and sales.

Meet The Doctor Aiming To 'Diagnose The World' Using Big Data

New York Times | TINA ROSENBERG | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact

Like many fields, public health is in the midst of a data revolution: randomized control trials, pay-for-performance and value calculations, all based...

This Time Is Different: How Big Data Has Left the Middle Class Behind

Nathan Newman | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Nathan Newman

Big data technology means that corporations know so much about every person that during every hiring decision, every sale to a consumer, and every loan to a family, they can increasingly extract the maximum profit from each of those transactions. This big data dynamic seems like a key story in the current rise in economic inequality.

Managing the Big Data System Incident and Event Management Logs to Identify the Infrastructure's Security Risk Profile

Patrick Duroseau | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Patrick Duroseau

Companies like Google have the ability to send data on its health and welfare to a centralized collection point. Traditionally, most system operators chose not to configure that functionality due to the enormous amount of data that could be sent.

The NFL Gets Datafied -- 5 Impacts You Haven't Thought Of

David Giannetto | Posted 11.18.2014 | Sports
David Giannetto

Some of the effects of this on the NFL will be obvious: players can improve their performance, coaches will change game plans, owners will sell new products and services, and fanatical fans will be more engaged. But these just scratch the surface.

We Need to Learn How to Throw Away Data

Alice Bean | Posted 10.07.2014 | Science
Alice Bean

As an experimental particle physicist working at the Large Hadron Collider, learning to handle large amounts of data is a necessary skill. In addition, one needs to learn how to differentiate between something that is useful and something that is not.

Making It Personal: Why Everyone Should Care About Big Data

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric Silfen, M.D.

For most of us, the term "Big Data" sounds pretty remote from our own experience -- and not particularly relevant. An explosion of data, from millions...

The Tao of Things

John Bates | Posted 08.17.2014 | Technology
John Bates

The Internet of Things, a massive ecosystem of interconnected sensors and devices, holds such great potential to change our lives that it is being referred to as technology's next generation.

Who Should We Fear, Big Brother or Big Data?

Meryl Chertoff | Posted 07.29.2014 | Technology
Meryl Chertoff

There is a growing discomfort with this loss of privacy.

Big Data Meets Fantasy Football

Jason Grill | Posted 07.27.2014 | Sports
Jason Grill

Fantasy football is right around the corner. The summer months will pass and before you know it people from across the country will be joining friends...

Big Data vs. Relevant Data: Intelligence That Matters

Jim Yu | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Jim Yu

Given the massive scale and scope of Big Data, marketers need to focus on what you might call "high-impact" data: intelligence that has the potential to drive more strategic decisions.

Big Brother is Watching -- Do You Care?

Liz Wainger | Posted 05.05.2014 | Technology
Liz Wainger

We aren't going to put the genie back in the bottle, but as consumers of technology, we need to be informed and understand all the ramifications, positive and negative, of data sharing.

Cloud Computing Is Here: Observations from IBM Pulse 2014

Phil Simon | Posted 04.27.2014 | Books
Phil Simon

I had the pleasure of attending IBM Pulse yesterday in Las Vegas. Nearly 10,000 customers partners, IBM employees, and media members arrived at the ...

Privacy and Trust: The Keys to Effective Data Use

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 03.30.2014 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

This misinformation does real harm to students, parents and teachers, who stand to benefit most from the effective use of data when it's kept secure and used the right way. But you can't trust what you can't see.

EXPLAINED: How NASA Copes With Daily Deluge Of Data

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Every hour, NASA's missions collectively compile hundreds of terabytes of information, which, if printed out in hard copies, would take up the equival...

Wired Humanitarianism

Robert Muggah | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Robert Muggah

The humanitarian community finds itself looking inward as it confronts twenty-first century emergencies. Some of the old guard worry that the explosive growth of relief and development organizations is diminishing their efficiency and effectiveness and in some cases politicizing aid.

Decoding Social Influence: The Marriage of Marketing and Data Science

Olly Downs | Posted 12.08.2013 | Technology
Olly Downs

From a very early age, our decisions are subject to the influence of others. And although we all shrugged our shoulders when our mothers asked that question to prove her point, the same question is continually asked by marketers "If one customer behaves in a certain way, will others follow suit?" And more specifically "If one customer leaves, will her connections do the same?"