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Big Data

Contextualizing Big Data for the Everyday Business

Daniel Newman | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Daniel Newman

Words like terabyte, petabyte, exabyte and zettabyte among many others have entered the business lexicon holding the hands of big daddy -- yes, we're talking about big data here.

Forget Now -- We Need To Find The Fix For Forever

Ned Breslin | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Ned Breslin

More than ever, technology and data are playing an instrumental role in how we decide what to invest in and what that means. We can't understand the true needs and the resources available without comprehensive, consistent monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

The Road to Hell for Any Brand Is Paved With Guaranteed Marketing Results

Lee Traupel | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

Great marketing is iterative and subject to lots of variables. "Guaranteed results" are inherently time limited and the negative economic bias that's set up at the outset means there is no budget or time for iteration.

Big Data: Do You Have a Plan?

Daniel Burrus | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Big data analytics is changing every industry. It's a hard trend, and it's spread is inevitable - the question is: how are you succeeding or failing a...

4 Rays of Hope for 'Precision' Cancer Therapies

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

When they arrive, precision therapies may guide each individual's cancer treatments for improved survival and quality of life. Yet today we can generate more information than can be integrated and analyzed.

Fight Content Smog to Win Fame, Fortune and Your Dog's Undying Love

Lee Traupel | Posted 12.13.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

Scratch any millennial geek today and "disintermediation" will bubble to the surface immediately. For good reason. Our world is being redefined as never before. It's the new digital world order and here is quick review for brands in need of refreshment.

Executive Survey Shows the Benefits of Data Innovation Across the Whole Economy

Victoria Espinel | Posted 12.10.2014 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

We commissioned Ipsos Public Affairs to poll 1,500 senior executives and business decision-makes across the United States and Europe about the role of data analytics in their companies. We found a number of things that were surprising.

Marketers -- When Is "Who and Why?" More Important Than "Where?"

Scott MacFarland | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Maybe a day will come when "Where, Why and Who" will be one and marketers will be able to apply one solution to solve their problems. However, that doesn't exist yet and we must be creative problem solvers to figure out the best way to open the floodgates.

How to Do More With Less

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

Innovation is not an event. It's a long process that depends on incremental changes along the way. These small adjustments may not seem momentous on their own.

Creating Smarter Police Body-Worn Cameras

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson | Posted 12.08.2014 | Technology
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

As companies race to chase the federal money flowing into new police body-worn camera systems, predictive analytics should be a major consideration. Both police and communities should welcome smarter cameras that will ultimately lead to smarter policing.

The Evolution of Demography

Shelly Palmer | Posted 12.08.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

The 2015 International CES is just around the corner. If you walk the show floors (there will be several this year) one of the first things you will n...

Speed to Market is Essential for Success in the Digital Age

Lee Traupel | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

There's an old Gypsy saying heard around the campfire: "speed can be a friend or your enemy." This is so applicable to small to mid sized companies today. Rapid change and global markets are defining how business grow and compete.

Data Innovation in Africa

Travis Korte | Posted 12.05.2014 | Impact
Travis Korte

While many commentators have focused on data-driven innovation in the United States and Western Europe, developing regions, such as Africa, also offer important opportunities to use data to improve economic conditions and quality of life.

BUILDing Better, Healthier Communities

Brian Castrucci | Posted 12.05.2014 | Impact
Brian Castrucci

Our consequences-based approach to health care will lead to a lifetime of medication, countless doctor visits, and the need for surgery and other costly interventions for those who are chronically ill.

A Lesson From GlenGarry Glen Ross: Always Be Engaging - How to Make Holiday Marketing Relevant

Puneet Mehta | Posted 12.17.2014 | Technology
Puneet Mehta

We are officially in the holiday season. A time that is full of merriment and cheer, but also a time when we can't do virtually anything online, watch any TV show or open our email (or mailbox) without seeing a promotion for holiday shopping.

On World AIDS Day, A New View Into HIV

Patrick Sullivan | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Patrick Sullivan

Today, on World AIDS Day, do your part by learning about how HIV impacts the world, the United States, and your community. Through innovation and education we can combat HIV and AIDS together.

Great Content Is Embedded in Your Business DNA

Lee Traupel | Posted 11.26.2014 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

Involve your entire organization whether it's five or fifty people: great content ideas come in all shapes and sizes: admins, customers, channel partners, sales, support, customer service and/or exec staff.

Why the Intersection of Data and Cultural Intelligence Matters

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 11.20.2014 | Business
Lauren DeLisa

In an era ripe with trust deficit coupled with glorification of the self(ie), successful professionals must become better experts at deciphering trends in digital behavior, leveraging lifestyle, and linking into public sentiment in a more consistent and organic manner.

Fight Content Starvation With Savvy Publishing Tactics

Lee Traupel | Posted 12.16.2014 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

So, you just uploaded some great content to your blog post and shared it across you social accounts expecting a signal back from the universe. But nothing: a ping with no echo.

Four Critical Marketing Strategies for Growing Your Business

Lee Traupel | Posted 11.18.2014 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

Digital Oxygen starts and ends with design, with smart content woven into the mix. What's on your critical short list and what can you pushback til...

3 Steps to Re-imagining Everything: A Story About Ancient Wisdom + Data!

Mia Kossiavelou | Posted 11.21.2014 | Business
Mia Kossiavelou

I love the meaning of things. The moment when the supernova cloud of confusion lifts to reveal a clear cohesive flow of 'aha' moments -- clarity of vision.

Genetic Big Data: What It Means

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 11.17.2014 | World

Researchers finished the first draft of the human genome in the year 2000. Although the decreasing cost of the technology has far outpaced Moore...

The Technology, 'Big Data' That Already Surround Us Can Also Save, Improve Our Lives

Nancy Brown | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

"Innovations are part of a larger movement toward a culture of health, a day when ideal cardiovascular health is the norm. Yet the real answer is people -- helping them live longer and better. Life is why."

Big Data and Bigger Breaches With Alex Pentland of Monument Capital Group

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 11.14.2014 | Business
Shane Paul Neil

He has spent a lot of time addressing the failings of big data systems and pushing for better infrastructure and security protocols across the board. He has even developed a consumer level data platform that mimics what the big guys should be doing.

Business Success Depends On Smart (Not Just Big) Data

Vala Afshar | Posted 11.11.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Companies are heavily investing in acquiring and developing talent, technology and business processes aimed at collecting and analyzing massive amount...