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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...

Which Hot Sauce Is The Best?

Brandon Kleinman | Posted 04.29.2013 | Taste
Brandon Kleinman

The top 5 were chosen based on menu mentions across the country.

The Decade of Data: President Obama's Reelection Campaign Analytics

James Grundvig | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
James Grundvig

In 2007, who could have predicted the data tsunami of today? Not when Skype was in beta, Apple's store for its then-new product iPhone wasn't open for business yet, and Google hadn't acquired the Android mobile platform.

Future Science: Using 3-D Worlds To Visualize Data

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 02.20.2013 | Technology

CHICAGO -- Take a walk through a human brain? Fly over the surface of Mars? Computer scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago are pushing s...

Five Steps to Turn Data Into Dollars

Juma Ventures | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Juma Ventures

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Outcomes! Data-driven! Performance management! These words are buzzing throughout the nonprofit sector. Funders want to fund them, nonprofits want to have them. How do you get your nonprofit to the point where data can demonstrate that you're effective?

Group Digging Into Google's Privacy Policies

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - European data watchdogs said on Monday they plan to take action against Google by this summer for its privacy policy, which allows the sea...

A New Look at China: By the Numbers

John Wagner Givens | Posted 04.17.2013 | World
John Wagner Givens

While I very much enjoy blogging about China, I often feel that by addressing already popular stories, many of which I do not think were terribly subs...

Why Liberals (and Conservatives) Should Be Careful With Gun Laws

Paul Heroux | Posted 02.11.2013 | Crime
Paul Heroux

What then will conservatives say when a mass shooting happens and it is not done at the hands of someone afflicted with a mental illness?

Scattered Clouds

Swami Kumaresan | Posted 04.08.2013 | Technology
Swami Kumaresan

People expect instant access to data from anywhere, and to be able to share and collaborate in ways many of us would have found hard to imagine just a few years ago. But, as is often the case, with freedom and options come complexity and confusion.

Blind Data: Driving Youth Outcomes Through Evaluation

Urban Alliance | Posted 04.02.2013 | Impact
Urban Alliance

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Unemployment rate. College drop-out rate. Program retention and attrition. It's easy to get lost in the expanding world of numbers and figures.

Do Social Networks Save Your Life?

Amine Chouaieb | Posted 03.20.2013 | Technology
Amine Chouaieb

We all know the role that social networks play in the decentralization and the transmission of information and in particular, societal events, illustr...

California Attorney General Releases Guidelines for Mobile App Privacy

Christina Gagnier | Posted 03.13.2013 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

California's Attorney General Kamala Harris released new guidelines targeted at mobile application developers to ensure consumer awareness of privacy and data practices. This trajectory could be influential in creating federal policy around privacy, data and consumer notice.

5 Things Small Businesses Should Keep in Mind When Developing a Website

Drew Hendricks | Posted 03.10.2013 | Small Business
Drew Hendricks

Making the transition to online business is sometimes difficult and can leave small business owners with a ton of questions. However, as 78 percent of North Americans are Internet users, the investment is likely to be a worthwhile one -- as long as a few simple things are kept in mind.

The Most Powerful Facebook Mobile Ad Feature Most Marketers Don't Know About Yet

Rob Leathern | Posted 03.05.2013 | Business
Rob Leathern

The Facebook Custom Audiences plus mobile combination will no doubt be a very important way for many marketers to start communicating their their existing customers on mobile in 2013.

Obama Poll Watch -- December, 2012

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama is currently enjoying not only a vacation with his family in Hawai'i, but also a "second honeymoon" with the public at large. If history is any guide, the fiscal cliff deal could create another wave of approval on top of the "second honeymoon."

Fix Africa's Statistics

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 02.17.2013 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Fueled by its many natural resources, Africa is growing fast, is finally beginning to reduce poverty and seems headed for success. Or so we think, for there are major problems with its data, problems that call for urgent, game-changing action.