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

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 01.13.2017 | 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 01.12.2017 | 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.

The Skynet is Falling!: Which Data Science Outsider are You?

Zev J. Eigen | Posted 01.08.2017 | Technology
Zev J. Eigen

"The Intern" is a movie about a retired septuagenarian workhorse from another era who lands an internship at a hip internet startup. Could he possibly...

Data Journalism for Researchers: Masterclass at the World Resources Forum

Pro Journo | Posted 01.09.2017 | Media
Pro Journo

When nothing worked, Florian Ramseger went to the people from the statistics department and showed them his data. In response, he received a question: "Why do you fit your data into a linear model if there is clearly nonlinear correlation?"

Ai Weiwei: Using Art to Push a Nation Towards Open

Jack Hardinges | Posted 01.05.2017 | Arts
Jack Hardinges

Ai Weiwei's retrospective at London's Royal Academy of Art came to a close in December. In it, the Chinese artist showed a range of works that address...

When it Comes to Reputation, Judgment Trumps Algorithms

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 12.29.2016 | 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.

The Data Behind the Gifting Season: Who Are All of These Shiny New Things Intended For?

Advertising Week | Posted 12.28.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

Bryan Melmed, VP of Insights at Exponential The seasonal marketing onslaught can be overwhelming for anyone, but those in the marketing industry face...

Database Leak Exposes 3.3 Million 'Hello Kitty' Fans

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 12.22.2015 | Technology

SINGAPORE, Dec 22 (Reuters) - More than three million accounts of Hello Kitty fans were left vulnerable to theft by hackers, but there is no evidence ...

HuffPost's Data Team Picks Its Best Stories Of 2015

The Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 12.21.2015 | Media

From a hard-hitting investigation into the World Bank's lending practices to poignant anecdotes from Muslim-Americans about life in the U.S., HuffPost...

Data - The First Hurdle to Overcome to Attain the SDGs

Mahmoud Mohieldin | Posted 12.19.2016 | World
Mahmoud Mohieldin

With the start of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the international community must take a close look at what it will take to meet the ambitious set of targets.

DOJ Pursues Criminal Investigaton Of Data Breach At Uber

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 01.16.2017 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice is pursuing a criminal investigation of a May 2014 data breach at ride service Uber, ...

What the Number of Veterans on Death Row Really Tells Us

Chris Marvin | Posted 12.11.2016 | Impact
Chris Marvin

The number of veterans on death row is disproportionate to their presence in the general population -- but the fact is that veterans are underrepresented on death row. That seemed more like it.

A Game Changer for Education - And American Students

Michele Jolin | Posted 12.10.2016 | Politics
Michele Jolin

Could a significant investment in evidence-based education funding signal the beginning of the end of partisan gridlock in Washington? There is certai...

'Webbmedia Group' Tickles Our Fancy With 2016 Trend Report"

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.10.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Artificial intelligence (AI) for news will become its own trend in 2016, according to a report released this week, although robot-assisted journalism ...

Mobile Social Media Marketing and Privacy in 2016

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 12.07.2016 | Business
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Social business is quickly shifting to precision targeting made possible by consumers downloading mobile apps. Mobile social media marketing is taking...

Finding the Missing Millions Can Help Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Mahmoud Mohieldin | Posted 12.07.2016 | World
Mahmoud Mohieldin

The international community should establish the right monitoring mechanisms and indicators to measure whether we are on track to achieving the SDGs. This target for universal identity will be especially critical as a means of monitoring and achieving the SDGs as a whole.

Are We Missing (Half) the Point?: Two Things COP21 Negotiations Cannot Overlook

Johannes Jütting | Posted 12.04.2016 | Green
Johannes Jütting

More than 140 heads of state and leaders gathered at the beginning of this week in Paris for COP21. Their challenge is to agree on a new climate accor...

Citizen Science: A Pathway for Citizen Engagement and Innovation

Hollie Russon Gilman | Posted 11.24.2016 | Science
Hollie Russon Gilman

A combined, cross-sector approach focused on citizens is necessary. The results can be more citizens engaged in the critical science policies that impact our society.

A Call for Creative Solutions

Victoria Espinel | Posted 11.23.2016 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

The November 13 attacks in Paris were tragic, and our hearts and thoughts are with the people of Paris. We stand ready to work with law enforcement to prevent future such horrific incidents.

2015 State of Analytics - 20 Key Business Findings

Vala Afshar | Posted 11.20.2016 | Technology
Vala Afshar

A 2015 PwC survey of 1,300 CEOs in 77 countries, ranked data mining and analytics as the second most strategically important digital technology and organization capability, only behind mobile technologies for customer engagement.

Moving Beyond Queer Health Stereotypes

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Scout, Ph.D.

LGBTQ health is more than just HIV & suicide risk. Yes, please pay attention to those critical issues but that's not where our health problems stop.

Software and Data Helping Overhaul Conservation

Victoria Espinel | Posted 11.18.2016 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

Today, I gave the keynote address at the World Wildlife Fund’s 2015 Fuller Symposium. This year’s theme, “Wired in the Wild,” explores how sof...

I Am an Asian, Non-Racist, Non-Violent BU Student and I Actively Support #ConcernedStudent1950

Olivia Deng | Posted 11.12.2016 | College
Olivia Deng

College serves many purposes -- to educate, to prepare students for careers, and to provide a place for students to develop networks and form friendships. College is also a place to challenge conventions and catalyze meaningful change.

In Veteran Hiring, It's Culture -- Not Numbers -- That Makes the Difference

Chris Marvin | Posted 11.13.2016 | Business
Chris Marvin

In the wake of Veterans Day, we can take inventory of the pledges made by companies to hire more veterans.

If We Can't Measure Slavery, Does It Exist?

Monique Villa | Posted 11.13.2016 | Impact
Monique Villa

Today, modern-day slavery is an invisible crime. There are no chains, the injuries are psychological, and the victims walk among us, mostly unnoticed, trapped in dark and illicit networks operating in the shadows.