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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.

What Wireless Consumers Want

Steve Pociask | Posted 05.22.2013 | Technology
Steve Pociask

With large majorities in the U.S. already enjoying 4G networks, European consumers have to wait until at least 2014 or 2015 to begin to see meaningful offerings in this space.

The Current State of the Data Union

Phil Simon | Posted 05.22.2013 | Books
Phil Simon

Unstructured data is more prevalent and bigger than ever. This does not change the fact that relatively few organizations have done very much with it.

Navigating the "Vast Sea of Unknowns" of Water Risk

Dr. Andrew Steer | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Dr. Andrew Steer

The World Economic Forum recently named the water supply crises as one of the top risks facing the planet -- edging out issues like terrorism and systemic financial failure.

Companies Should Have a No-porn Policy for Mobile Devices

Russ Warner | Posted 03.20.2013 | Technology
Russ Warner

Some would argue that pornography is harmless. Others argue that it's immoral and brain changing. But, that's not the purpose of this article. Here,...

Dear Executive, Without Advanced Analytical Skills, You're Not Employable

Vala Afshar | Posted 05.19.2013 | Technology
Vala Afshar

In today's connected economy, can HR effectively recruit the very best talent if they're not social?

Do Most Employees Intend to Steal Company Info?

Russ Warner | Posted 05.11.2013 | Small Business
Russ Warner

Employers need to better inform employees about what are and are not acceptable practices in storing, keeping, and sharing data. Employers need to explain what "IP" is and to whom it belongs.

Everything We Know About What Data Brokers Know About You

ProPublica | Lois Beckett | Posted 03.07.2013 | Technology

Data companies are scooping up enormous amounts of information about almost every American. They sell information about whether you're pregnant or div...

Study Finds Fewer Youth in Juvenile Detention

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Sayre Quevedo 70,792 juveniles were reported to be incarcerated across the United States in 2010, but according to a new study by the Annie E. Case...