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Big Data and Health Care: An Interview with Rod Smith

Phil Simon | Posted 08.19.2013 | Business
Phil Simon

I know a thing or two about data, especially the big kind that is so popular today. Far too many people, however, still think of data as rows as colum...

First Social Cloud Management Tool Aims to Lessen Impact of Cloud Silos

Kevin Ducoff | Posted 08.14.2013 | Technology
Kevin Ducoff

While plenty of enterprises have now stored their information in the cloud, data silos still loom as a major problem. According to a recent Oracle sur...

Foreign Policy Wishes for Father's Day

Joel Rubin | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Joel Rubin

As a father, I question myself: what am I -- and what are we - -going to do over the next two decades to ensure that our children, when their time has come to lead, have a better world in front of them, just as we have had?

What the Hack at Reputation.com Means for Your Data

Drew Hendricks | Posted 08.10.2013 | Technology
Drew Hendricks

Building a reputation online is difficult enough; re-building one is another story entirely. It's still too early to tell how this attack will impact the site's bottom line, but there are things to learn from the incident. How can sites help ensure they're hack-proof?

The Impending Crisis of Data: Do We Need a Constitution of Information?

Emanuel Pastreich | Posted 08.05.2013 | Technology
Emanuel Pastreich

No degree of moral propriety among public servants, or corporate leaders, can stop the explosion of spying and the propagation of false information that we will witness over the next decade.

A Long Overdue Wave Of Health Innovation -- And The Smart Policies Behind It

Sec. Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 08.03.2013 | Technology
Sec. Kathleen Sebelius

Smart policy can be instrumental in removing obstacles to innovation. And we're now seeing the same pattern play out across the health care system.

How Big Data can Change the Lives of the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Data plays a crucial role in any serious effort to reduce urban poverty. It's tough to design initiatives and measure success without a clear understanding of who people are, where they live, and what problems they face.

These Are the Top 5 Sellers Markets in the U.S. Today

realtor.com | Posted 07.24.2013 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

Market conditions are highly variable, but using realtor.com's site listing data, we've identified five markets where low median age of inventory combined with rising listing prices indicates that the answer to the selling question may very well be yes.

IBM Rises Through the Vertical Cloud: Dual Interviews with the CIO Office

James Grundvig | Posted 07.17.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

In the same week, IBM put out two press releases on cloud analytics. Who would have thought that possible a few years ago? Did the big, rigid, and smart IBM of mainframe, Deep Blue, and Watson fame really migrate to the cloud?

Power to the People: How Data Democratization Is Enabling Consumers and Businesses to Make More Informed Decisions

Grace Nasri | Posted 07.16.2013 | Technology
Grace Nasri

Data for data's sake is powerless. It's only when end users are given access to the data to gain insights, see trends and make predictions that the data can actually tell a story. In this way, data becomes a bridge to knowledge.

Why Companies Should Love Their Data -- Unequivocally

Paul Vallée | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
Paul Vallée

Every day, news stories illustrate data's capacity to either damage or empower organizations. Data's yin and yang.

Preparing Students and Teachers to Navigate the Data Stream

Christine Franklin | Posted 07.14.2013 | Science
Christine Franklin

We, as citizens, need to understand how to benefit from our personal data. Statistics is well equipped to help us understand the impact of data on our lives and to prepare a future work force that can make meaningful discoveries from this data deluge.

Ghosts of Data Past

Jamyn Edis | Posted 07.09.2013 | Technology
Jamyn Edis

Too often, our generation is criticized for having our heads buried in our phones, checking in, messaging, photo-snapping. While that behavior can be taken to extremes, what we are leaving -- collectively, in our quotidian, often mindless behavior -- is a treasure trove of data on our times.

Competitive Advantage Is Increasingly Determined By Your Data

Daniel Burrus | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Daniel Burrus

We're starting to see that any company's competitive advantage is increasingly determined by the quality of the data they have and how they're using t...

Show Me the Evidence!

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Lydia Dobyns

Changing an infrastructure takes vision, persistence and sufficient resources. To truly change our educational system requires those three elements along with instilling a student-centered culture that is grounded with transparency and individual responsibility rather than on the "blame game."

NYC Suspends Funds for Water Monitoring

Robin Madel | Posted 07.01.2013 | New York
Robin Madel

Taking away the ability to understand current groundwater conditions in areas prone to flooding problems seems counterproductive to providing remedies for the problems.

Jon Ward

McConnell Brings In New Blood

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Mitch McConnell does not seem like an obvious choice to help lead the GOP out of the digital wilderness it has found itself in when it...

What Nonprofits Can Learn from Consumer Reports and the Potato Chip

Impatient Optimists | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Impatient Optimists

When my parents were first married in the mid 1960's, money was tight. My dad was in the air force and my mom was a nurse. My mom recently told me...

Rove, Kochs Fight Over Big GOP Project

Politico | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

The GOP didn’t have an answer for Big Democratic Data in 2012, costing them in close races from Congress to the White House....

Obama Poll Watch -- March, 2013

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama lost almost all the ground he had gained late in the 2012 election season. He hit a new low in approval and a new high in disapproval for his second term, as the honeymoon bounce completely evaporated.

In Big Data, We Hope and Distrust

Robert Hall | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Robert Hall

"In God we trust. All others must bring data." -- W. Edwards Deming, statistician, quality guru Big data helped reelect a pesident, find Osama bin La...

The Transformational Power Of Data

Willa Seldon | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Willa Seldon

Living Cities is supporting a number collective impact initiatives to achieve transformational gains in low-income communities in educational achievement, economic competitiveness, and other areas.

A Conversation on Data in Homeless Services

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.30.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Homeless services is starting to adapt the use and sharing of data. HUD has now even mandated all service providers use HMIS (Homeless Management Information Systems) as a requirement to funding! That's all great, but to make data really work we need policy and cultural changes!

Forget Big Data, Meet the Real Revolution: Testing

Jane Hodson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
Jane Hodson

Marketing planning has traditionally been rigid in its operational discipline and very sequential in its process. The evolution of always-on capabilities means we need to get more nimble and agile, allowing for a degree of (adjustable) risk in our approach.

You Can't Live on Big Data Alone

Catherine Becker | Posted 05.25.2013 | Business
Catherine Becker

No one can survive on Big Data alone -- the real value of big data will only ever be unlocked if you have intelligent people to help comprehend it in more real terms.