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Who's Making Money in the Hotel Industry

John Rampton | Posted 02.26.2015 | Business
John Rampton

If there are more hotel rooms being booked, then that means more laundry to do, food to be made and accountants/bookkeepers to handle all of these transactions -- such as paying vendors and employees.

Can Big Data Save the World?

Olivia Parr-Rud | Posted 02.24.2015 | Business
Olivia Parr-Rud

This paradigm shift demands that leaders evolve along with their organizations. To be successful, leaders must learn the skills to connect, empower, motivate, mentor, train, and inspire their valuable human capital.

Market Prices and Limit Order Dynamics: What's Going on in Today's Stock Markets?

Irene Aldridge | Posted 02.24.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Markets are bursting at their seams with financial data. Much of the data that researchers are now mining is called Level I, II, and III data; this data comprises information on orders, executions and cancellations across different price levels.

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

Patrick Duroseau | Posted 02.18.2015 | 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.

Social Commerce Moves to Land Grab Phase at Warp Speed

Lee Traupel | Posted 02.19.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

The face of sales is longer mired in the old school approach imprinted in the culture by David Mamet's culture defining "GlenGarry Glen Ross" - a tale of desperate men chasing the American dream, using outdated sales "methods."

Do You Know Where Your Health Data Is?

Ifeoma Ajunwa | Posted 02.13.2015 | Impact
Ifeoma Ajunwa

The data we generate in our digital lives can reveal important information, particularly about our health. For one, our social networks can be predictive of health outcomes and conditions, in part because of shared attitudes amongst social groups.

Big Data for HR: Does Big Data Take the Human Out of Human Resources?

Anne Loehr | Posted 02.12.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

I admit I went to this conference expecting the day to be about number crunching. However, Human Capital Analytics is much more than that. What I saw was the great potential in marrying data and humanity to reach talent and organization performance goals.

Transmediale 2015, Berlin

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 02.10.2015 | Arts
Jasmina Tesanovic

Transmediale is an ideal event for taking the moral temperature of the alternative Internet crowd. This year: feverish.

Understanding Short-term Dynamics of Order Execution to Minimize Adverse Selection

Irene Aldridge | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

When you trade, do you place market orders, limit orders or a combination of both? Do you or should you care? The answer is yes, you should care, particularly in today's volatile markets, and this article explains why.

From Uniform & Impersonal to Personalized and Targeted

Jonathan Hall | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
Jonathan Hall

Sports consumption is inherently personal, and ESPN has leveraged this to provide greater relevance for their user and a greater audience for their own content.

Big Data Farm

Robert Brenner | Posted 02.10.2015 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

Welcome to the wonderful world of Big Data! Big Data is big! Really, really, really big! Major corporations like Google, Facebook, and Twitter are already using Big Data to control, we mean improve, our lives. This tutorial will teach you all you need to know to get in on the fun and profit.

Could Your Fitbit Steps Be Art?

Kerri Allen | Posted 02.09.2015 | Arts
Kerri Allen

In the Kennedy era, the concept of "wearable technology" that would capture your every motion and wink of sleep was the stuff of science fiction. But for conceptual artist On Kawara (1933-2014), logging everyday minutiae became his life's work and legacy.

Big Data is Destroying Super Bowl Bar Bets

Mike Cassidy | Posted 02.06.2015 | Technology
Mike Cassidy

After weeks of buildup, hours of pre-game shows and the festival of football itself, you'd think that we'd pretty much be over the Super Bowl by now. But no. In fact, it turns out, that when it comes to the Super Bowl, it's all over but the crunching.

Content Marketing Best Practices for Business Focused Brands

Lee Traupel | Posted 02.05.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

Defining great content is no easy matter. To some execs the definition may be similar to Potter Stewart's quote about porn, which was a bit ambiguous:...

Trends: All Finance Will Soon Be Big Data Finance

Irene Aldridge | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Today, real-time streaming data is widely available. The proliferation of data is significantly changing business models in financial firms, whether in market making or long-term portfolio management.

Business Management: We Don't Know What We Don't Know About What We Don't Know

Ari Garber | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Ari Garber

Taking time to delve into deeper issues of your business is crucial to becoming successful. With the emergence of big data, all signs point to the idea that utilizing big data is imperative in order to learn from your past, predict future trends, and ultimately, stay ahead of your competition.

Blood, Sweat and Tears Define Great Content: No More and No Less

Lee Traupel | Posted 01.29.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

How do you make content that the visitor wants to share? Key attributes: useful, emotion laden, factual, practical, newsjacks (events, moments in time, perspective).

The Daily Innovator: The Four Innovation Practices That Matter

Amy Radin | Posted 01.28.2015 | Business
Amy Radin

We all know that innovation is easy to talk about, hard to deliver. But what it takes to move from hype, to execution, to real results comes down to just four basic practices.

The Myth of the CMO's Super-Short Shelf Life

Julie Ginches | Posted 01.28.2015 | Business
Julie Ginches

With the recent advances in data management platform (DMP) technology, the new standard for marketing is the complete view of the customer across all screens. It's been promised since the dawn of digital, but it is in fact now coming true.

New Data Reveals Nike's Dominance Among Football Recruits

Kai Sato | Posted 01.27.2015 | Sports
Kai Sato

When the University of Oregon and Ohio State University football teams squared off in the national championship game earlier this month, the undisputed winner was Nike.

Why Designers are Integral to All Marketing Activities

Lee Traupel | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
Lee Traupel

Embracing and inculcating design into your business starts with knowing you have an issue. It's like sobriety, until you admit you have a problem, you are not going to find the promised land.

How Data Can Make Our Cities Safer and Smarter

Daniel Arrigg Koh | Posted 01.23.2015 | Technology
Daniel Arrigg Koh

This new model of governing has statistically proven to be a success in Boston. With fewer resources available for more programs, government must be smarter about how it functions.

A Call For NGOs To Embrace Innovation In 2015

Lauren Woodman | Posted 01.22.2015 | Impact
Lauren Woodman

What if organizations paused and considered what technology might unlock, and then began to imagine the operational and organizational structures needed to make the vision possible?

Why Under $5M Brands are an Endangered Species

Lee Traupel | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Lee Traupel

Curation standards ('what's good and what's bad") are under constant assault from social media neophytes and sages alike. See: "celebrification." We are all creating more noise trying to compete with each other.

Why There Is No Absolute Formula for a Great Marketing Plan

Lee Traupel | Posted 01.19.2015 | Business
Lee Traupel

If you ask most small business owners or managers what their budget is they blanch on the spot, start to stammer and/or pull out their "smartphone."...