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NPV Considerations for Open Source Big Data Technologies

May 2, 2016 by Paul Barsch

Net Present Value (NPV) offers a compelling look at whether the present value of cash inflows expected from your proposed open source big data project exceed what’s potentially going out in terms of cash.[read more]

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How Blockchain is Challenging Finance

April 18, 2016 by Melissa Thompson

Of all the new startups during the past decade that are classed as FinTech (Financial Technology) one of the most controversial and potentially powerful is bitcoin. Growth in the use of this cyber currency has been fantastic. Bitcoin transactions per day have grown 150% during 2015. And bitcoins are circulating as never before; with a 10...[read more]

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Five Key Benefits of Retiring Legacy Applications to the Data Lake

April 6, 2016 by Sean Martin

With its promise to transform data management and analytics by providing access to all data across the enterprise, the data lake is quickly becoming more than just an industry buzzword.[read more]

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Using Big Data in the Online Lending Process

April 5, 2016 by Konstantin Rabin

Online lenders revolutionized the way of applying for and getting a loan. All these tedious KYC procedures and scoring got much simpler and enabled people to quickly receive needed money. But online lenders are mostly willing to give customers only small loans since they are less risky and don’t require thorough financial verification of a given client.[read more]

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Managing Projects in the Cloud

December 28, 2015 by Konstantin Rabin

Managing your projects the right way is certainly a key to get the most out of the resources at your disposal. Nevertheless, many organizations fail in identifying the most useful tool. In this article we will take a look at why your company should go for a cloud-based project management tool, identify the main benefits and also check one of the greatest options.[read more]

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5 Innovative and Diverse Uses of Big Data

December 22, 2015 by Daniel Matthews
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As we move into 2016, it’s worth looking at how people are using big data to do what they do. It’s exciting. From these real-life cases you can learn a lot about what big data is up to—you’re getting a peek into the workings of companies who are using this stuff in real-time, in different ways. From this peek, you can draw some conclusions about trends for 2016, about how industries are going to be using big data.[read more]

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Could Cloud Based Systems Save the World?

December 14, 2015 by Josh Rose

Big data needs big resources. Big resources have big costs - and not just financially. As technologies improve and the Earth spins faster we find ourselves using and needing more resources for the ever growing amounts of data that have now become ingrained into the everyday functioning of our lives.[read more]

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Is Big Data Winning or Losing?

December 9, 2015 by Josh Rose
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Big data is now used everywhere. AT&T has a database of 312 terabytes, the NSA use 30 million gigabytes a day and Facebook user share 30 billion pieces of content daily. There is big money and big opportunity in big data. Huge scale tools are being created all the time to benefit our existence and to make our lives easier. However these tools can sometimes be easier to cheat than other systems.[read more]

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Lookalike Audiences: How to Find and Engage Them Using Big Data

November 2, 2015 by Josh Knauer

You know your target market better than anybody. You know their age range, gender, income level, education level and just about everything else there is to know. But even armed with such targeted knowledge, you may be missing pockets of potential customers - consumers that don’t fall 100% into your “target market.”[read more]

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Wasted Breath: Data Alone Won’t Convince

October 19, 2015 by Paul Barsch

As more organizations adopt fact-based decision making, the mantra of “show me the data” is increasingly prevalent. That’s too bad though, because in trying to persuade an audience regarding your point of view (POV), you will need more than data to convince.[read more]

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The Apocalypse of Abundance: 5 Steps to End the Insanity of Information Overload

October 8, 2015 by Luca Scagliarini
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If you're like many of the people I know, the things you once enjoyed most about the Internet now make you feel overwhelmed or even left behind because you can't keep up--there's simply too much of everything.[read more]

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Leveraging Metadata for (Really) Big Data

September 23, 2015 by Don DeLoach

The word “metadata” has different meanings for different people. Most people think of this as the embodiment of big brother grabbing information about everything we do and say. More fundamentally, metadata is really data that describes other data. In essence, it allows for quicker insight or easier interpretation of the data than one might get from analyzing all of the data at an atomic level.[read more]

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Retail Revolution: Should Businesses Invest in Wearables?

September 2, 2015 by Josh Althuser

The way businesses present their products in the market usually relies to the trend showcased by the mainstream media. Different inventions were being introduced either as a means of advancing humanity or in some cases, possibly a trap – making our lives dependent to those things.[read more]

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A Closer Look at Gamification in Healthcare

August 25, 2015 by Jessica Oaks

By now it’s very apparent that technology has had a major impact on shaping the general healthcare industry. With smart devices sweeping everyday life, patients and medical staff capitalize on the benefits of connected technology in a multitude of ways. Particularly mobile technology advancements in healthcare have put the integration of gamification at the forefront.[read more]

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4 Organizations Making Meaningful Differences for Diversity in Tech

August 18, 2015 by Jonha Revesencio

Many companies will say that there is still a lot of work to be done, but the four organizations listed below are actually taking action and leading the way when it comes to diversity initiatives and opportunities for talented engineers—regardless of gender, race, or nationality.[read more]