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Big Data

What Can You Do with Data?

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.29.2015 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Big Data and Data Science are overused catch phrases that can mean anything anyone wants them to mean. But the hype doesn't change the facts. We are being overwhelmed with data, and I can assure you that if you don't know what to do with it, your competition will.

The Monsanto Privacy Model? Monsanto and Farmer Organizations May Be Forging New Path to Data Cooperation

Nathan Newman | Posted 05.27.2015 | Technology
Nathan Newman

Both the Monsanto- and Farm Bureau-led set of privacy principles and the emerging models of farmers controlling monetization of their data may be a model of privacy that those promoting economic justice models around data use should be paying close attention to.

Content Performance Marketing - Transformation of the Digital Organization

Andy Betts | Posted 05.23.2015 | Business
Andy Betts

Transformation in any part of an organization is a task that very few manage with success. Managing change takes time and investment beyond the monetary.

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.

Big Data for HR: Can Predictive Analytics Help Decrease Discrimination in the Workplace?

Anne Loehr | Posted 05.23.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

After four months of rejection by employers, a man named Kim did one simple thing that changed his luck. He added "Mr." to the front of his name on his resume. And then he got a job. Discrimination and bias are still alive and well in the United States' workplace.

Here's How the Internet of Things Will Impact How We Work

Beverly Macy | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Beverly Macy

Internet of Things, big data, social media, analytics, the cloud and mobile, combined with the millennial workforce, is powerful, indeed. Job opportunities are plentiful for those who can help bring it all together.

Big Data Can Drive SDGs With Improved Accountability and Transparency: A Question of Trust

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 05.19.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

The rise of big data can help build a framework, shifting away from macro-analysis and demographics to individualized targeting.

Four Ways You Can Protect Yourself From Digital Surveillance

Bruce Schneier | Posted 05.19.2015 | World
Bruce Schneier

Good defense will force those who want to surveil us to choose their targets, and they simply don't have the resources to target everyone.

The Success of Monitoring the Economy With Big Data

Jon Hartley | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
Jon Hartley

It's rare to find academic economists in the Ivory Tower creating new technologies that generate waves of interest jointly from policymakers, Wall Street and Silicon Valley. Roberto Rigobon and Alberto Cavallo, two professors at the MIT Sloan School of Management, make an exception.

Big Data Is an Economic Justice Issue, Not Just a Privacy Problem

Nathan Newman | Posted 05.16.2015 | Business
Nathan Newman

The steady loss of data by individuals into the hands of increasingly centralized corporate hands is helping drive a large portion of the economic inequality that has become central to the political debate in our nation.

The Influence of Data on Presidential Elections

John Ducas | Posted 05.12.2015 | Teen
John Ducas

In 2016, big data and social data will have to merge in order to maximize the potential of both channels. What big data lacks in terms of understanding public engagement and the influence some people have on others, social data makes up for.

Are You Ready for Data Science?

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.10.2015 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Data science is all the rage. Almost every CMO I know wants a data scientist for their very own - they are the status symbol du jour for senior executives everywhere. But... building the right data science team for your organization is not as easy as picking the right data scientist.

Why U.S. Energy Could Be the Next Big Data Engine

David A. Steinberg | Posted 05.10.2015 | Technology
David A. Steinberg

One of the worst kept secrets in the world of Big Data is this: it's not just about getting and using information. It's about being the one who can access the most...whether you want to use it or not.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For March

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 05.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

If you're looking for a few new songs to spruce up your existing mix, you're in luck. Alternatively, if you need a clean break, you can swap in this entire list -- since it blends a variety of speeds and sounds that will get you moving and keep you guessing.

The IoT of Health: Big Data Can Make Us Healthier

Techonomy | Posted 05.05.2015 | Technology
Techonomy

To really make sense of diverse personal and group data for biomedical use, we need to generate enough to feed sophisticated algorithms that can find patterns and notice differences. Health data needs big data. This will have real impact in understanding disease, developing more effective drugs, and identifying people at risk of developing disease so we can intervene before they get sick.

Who's Making Money in the Hotel Industry

John Rampton | Posted 04.28.2015 | 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 04.26.2015 | 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 04.25.2015 | 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 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.

Do You Know Where Your Health Data Is?

Ifeoma Ajunwa | Posted 04.15.2015 | 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 04.14.2015 | 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 04.12.2015 | 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 04.11.2015 | 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 04.11.2015 | 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 04.12.2015 | 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.