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Challenges of Big Data in Education

January 26, 2017 by Sarah Smith
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How can educators use effectively use big data, and what can be accomplished with it? What are the downsides and challenges of big data, if any?[read more]

How the Hilton, Hyatt and Marriott can leverage data to compete with Airbnb

January 24, 2017 by Eran Levy

Data is everywhere and it seems everyone these days is on a quest for data. Information is power and is treated as a valuable resource by most digitally-aware companies. According to Jaron Lanier, information is more important than physical labor.Data is what allowed Google to launch Google Flight and become a dominant player in the...[read more]

How To Create A 360-Degree Customer View Using Data

January 19, 2017 by Mark Ross-Smith

How valuable would it be to know everything about your customer’s interactions with your competition? Creating a 360-degree customer view is considered the holy grail of customer intelligence, and you can create it, today.Would you like to know how much they’re spending, when they’re spending, why they’re buying with the competition and...[read more]

Data Philanthropy and Mutual Benefits of the Spirit of Giving

December 16, 2016 by Eran Levy

‘Tis the season to be jolly – and to be generous with your data. So says Global Pulse, the United Nations initiative on big data. As a network of innovation labs, the UN’s Global Pulse campaigns for data philanthropy. What does this mean and how can your business adopt a spirit of giving when it comes to data?Data philanthropy is an...[read more]

Why Does Data Decay so Fast?

December 14, 2016 by Martin Doyle

People change jobs, get promoted and move home. Companies go out of business, expand and relocate. Every one of these changes contributes to data decay. It’s been said that business databases degrade by around 30% per year, but why?[read more]

Buyers Beware: Data Visualization is Not Data Analytics

December 13, 2016 by Eran Levy

The term Business Intelligence solution can be a deceiving one. Many software solutions that call themselves BI can actually only offer you half of what you need.Here it’s important to make the distinction between two types of business analysis and intelligence tools: end-to-end solutions and ones that are merely front-end. An end-to-end...[read more]

The Alibaba, Amazon, and eBay Way to Black Friday Success

November 23, 2016 by Eran Levy

On Black Friday in 2015, online shoppers spent an estimated $2.7 billion. So, when do you think the big E-guys start to prepare for Black Friday? Here’s one hint: e-commerce sales on Thanksgiving Day, 2015, already totaled $1.73 billion (Adobe Digital Index figures.) Here’s another hint. The National Retail Federation recently stated...[read more]

Shedding Light on Dark Data: How to Get Started

November 17, 2016 by Tom Anderson

Move over Big Data. There’s a new buzzword: dark data.It’s actually not so new—Gartner coined the term a couple years back—but dark data is finally starting to catch on in market research circles and it represents a huge untapped opportunity for insights!Gartner defined dark data as “the information assets organizations collect, process...[read more]

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Want to Fully Leverage Data? Change the Way You Operate

November 9, 2016 by Rado Kotorov

We’re on the edge of a paradigm shift in the way organizations operate–and rightfully so. New technologies are developed daily and will only contribute to even larger volumes of information. To take advantage of the value data holds, enterprises need different skill-sets, decision-making structures and a new lens for evaluating business challenges.[read more]

Expanding the Data Stream

November 7, 2016 by Ron Bisio

A skillful blend of people and technology can provide valuable data for GIS[read more]

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How will Analytics and the Internet of Things Influence Marketing in Coming Years?

October 24, 2016 by Philip Piletic

The Internet of Things (IoT) is defined as the increased interconnectivity between all devices capable of using wireless communication technology. It's estimated that by the year 2020, there will be between 50 and 75 billion devices connected to the internet worldwide. Where there's connectivity, there's information. And smart people know how to turn information into profit.[read more]

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The True Vision of Big Data in Healthcare

October 19, 2016 by Jared Jaureguy
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From the impact of wearable technology to the potential for boosting cancer research, there’s been a lot of buzz about big data in the healthcare space. However, the true vision of big data in healthcare lies not in individual data collection or disparate applications, but in the potential of combining healthcare data to create new...[read more]

Companies encountering a data engineering talent vacuum

September 29, 2016 by CIO Dive

This post originally appears on our sister publication, CIO Dive. Our mission is to provide busy professionals like you with a bird's-eye-view of the Information Technology industry in 60 seconds. To subscribe to our daily newsletter click here.Dive Brief:Demand for data engineers is growing faster than demand for data scientists,...[read more]

BI Meets Machine Learning and the Internet of Me

September 27, 2016 by Eran Levy

The Internet of Things Gets Hyper-PersonalWith any new technology, the hype tends to reach unbearable volumes far before anyone can point to tangible business benefits. But when it comes to the IoT, it is quickly becoming a force that affects our everyday lives – albeit we might not be completely aware of it. I am referring to a...[read more]

Leveraging the Power of Big Data in Community Pharmacies

September 16, 2016 by Andrew Armstrong
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The community pharmacy is responsible for assisting local residents with their health and well-being. Facing increasing competition from online service providers, learn how local pharmacies are leveraging the power of Big Data to better understand their customer's needs, improve customer loyalty, and manage product inventory more efficiently.[read more]