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Using data to drive business intelligence

Adi Gaskell | Posted 02.10.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

Whilst it's tempting to think of social data as largely frivolous, it is increasingly evident that it is capable of revealing a great deal about us, b...

What the Internet of Things and Big Data Mean for Car Safety: An Interview with Neil Cawse

Phil Simon | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Phil Simon

Technology and data have transformed many industries--and obliterated others. (Been to a Blockbuster Video lately? Bought a BlackBerry in the last fi...

The Cancer Moonshot Could Depend Most on You

Sandra Horning | Posted 02.08.2016 | Science
Sandra Horning

A "cure" will require more than government agencies, companies and advocacy organizations. That's a reality that is often overlooked. We as individuals have to continue our fight against this disease, too, and vigorously so.

Big Data

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 02.05.2016 | Technology
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

As one who has spent a goodly portion of his adult life raving about the folly of amassing much more information than we can analyze and use effectiv...

Breaking the Code in Electronic Healthcare Data

Dr. Timothy Imler | Posted 02.04.2016 | Technology
Dr. Timothy Imler

These challenges will lead us to a future discussions on the utilization of natural language processing (NLP) for electronic healthcare data and statistical modeling to create the best methods for accurately identifying a true disease.

Do Computer Scientists Hold the Key to Treating Cancer?

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery | Posted 02.04.2016 | Technology
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery

To prepare for that revolutionary leap, we need to draft software experts immediately who can leverage advances in cloud computing and machine learning while protecting patient privacy to start building open-source tools that will enable scientists to make major inroads on cancer.

Data for Development: How You Can Help the UN Leverage Big Data for the Public Good

A View from the United Nations | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
A View from the United Nations

Effective use of data can help us expand our knowledge of fundamental issues, such as social and political instability, natural disasters, and climate change to improve decision-making and enhance our ability to predict, and even pre-empt, the next crisis.

Citizens, the Private Sector and SDG implementation: Scale success and scrap the rest

Johannes Jütting | Posted 02.02.2016 | Technology
Johannes Jütting

SDG implementation requires the production of more and better data at country, sub-regional and city level. The public sector alone is not up to the task and so other actors need to be brought into the game.

US & EU Reach Tentative Privacy Deal

Christina Gagnier | Posted 02.02.2016 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

After months of unease for United States companies and their counsel alike, a deal has tentatively been reached by the United States and European Unio...

Here's How Your Enterprise Can Make The Great Digital Transformation of 2016

Beverly Macy | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Beverly Macy

The Great Digital Transformation of 2016 actually started years ago. But as the new reality is dawning, companies are becoming increasingly aware that they had better find a forward path across the great looming digital divide.

Blindsided by innovation like Bloomberg? Don't become a statistic.

Irene Aldridge | Posted 01.22.2016 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Co-authored with Steve Krawciw JP Morgan's announcement last week "to pull the plug" on all of their thousands and thousands of Bloomberg terminals i...

Getting Real About 'Strong' Leaders

Robert Hall | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Robert Hall

Believing in leadership is like believing in religion: if you expect perfection from those mortals who practice it, you will be mightily disappointed.

The Big Data Gold Rush: Will Wall Street Be Left Behind?

Debra Walton | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business
Debra Walton

The quest to unlock the potential of big data has sparked a gold rush in many industries. Yet there is growing evidence that opinion may be turning against big data. Some companies are asking whether they will ever be able to create true value from it. The 2014 Garner Hype Cycle refers to a "trough of disillusionment."

Cloud-Driven Businesses Now Need Granularity

Ian Khan | Posted 01.19.2016 | Technology
Ian Khan

Let's make 2016 the year of Granularity and help bring more knowledge to what we consume. Let us also engage in a meaningful conversation with our customers, clients, service providers and peers to know more about the Consumption Model, Cloud, Chargebacks, and of course granularity.

A Good CRM system can Make or Break your Sales: See What's in Store for 2016

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

Devising an effective customer relationship management (CRM) system is essential to grow and strengthen your business. Many companies and organization...

The Year of Data Walls and Cloud Battles

Bob Muglia | Posted 01.13.2016 | Technology
Bob Muglia

What might be in store this year? From data walls to Spark divorcing Hadoop, this year looks to be another groundbreaking year in technology.

Branded Content: The Currency of Connection

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 01.10.2016 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

The rise of "content" is a fundamental 21st century marketing phenomenon. But is "advertising," deliberate messages broadcast at one time to swathes of people, dead?

Can Data Aggregation Save Sharks?

Apryl DeLancey | Posted 01.08.2016 | Science
Apryl DeLancey

In the fall of 2013 there seemed to be a higher incidence of shark sightings at my local surf spot than there had been in several years. The local ...

10 Top Marketing Executives Share Their 2016 Marketing Goals

Genia Stevens, MBA | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Genia Stevens, MBA

While reviewing a client's 2015 marketing strategy, I found myself wondering if I was missing anything. Was there an area my team could expand on? W...

How Important Big and Small Data Will Be in 2016

Beverly Macy | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Beverly Macy

Big Data is everywhere and demand for big data expertise across a range of industries will continue to see significant growth in 2016. That's because companies are realizing that capturing and analyzing data about consumers, buyers, suppliers and partners actually works to make the company smarter internally and increase the bottom line.

Truth About Data Will Set You Free

Mike Cassidy | Posted 01.04.2016 | Technology
Mike Cassidy

In a world of causes, crises and injustices, the crew at British customer experience company Qubit has picked its spot in terms of how they can help m...

'Downton Abbey' Inspires an App?

David Sable | Posted 01.11.2016 | Business
David Sable

If you haven't seen it... try it. It's addictive -- not in the way binge watching video can be, but more in the way that we return to great stories and experience them again and again with the knowledge that we won't be let down, because the story will sustain us, like Star Wars with butlers. (C-3PO! hello!!!)

When it Comes to Reputation, Judgment Trumps Algorithms

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 12.29.2015 | Impact
Chris Komisarjevsky

Reputation defies a formulaic approach. Protecting, rebuilding or mitigating risk to reputation -- whether a proactive initiative or one following a crisis -- does not come in a neat, data-driven box, with a clear-cut solution, mapped out for all to see.

Don't Fear the Data! How to Use it to Make Smarter Decisions

Melinda Emerson | Posted 12.23.2015 | Business
Melinda Emerson

While the term Big Data might make you nervous, it shouldn't. Yes, we have a flood of data available at our fingertips, but don't let it daunt you. In...

Fighting Climate Change: The Ultimate Data Challenge

Joel Gurin | Posted 12.23.2015 | Green
Joel Gurin

Now scientists are using data not only to monitor climate change but to help provide solutions. Combining data science with climate science may be our best hope to reduce greenhouse gasses and to survive the climate changes already under way.