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The 30 Most Influential People To Follow In The #hrtech World

February 23, 2016 by Hagi Trinh

Subscribing to too many sources trying to catch the most accurate, useful content out there? Actually there are people already doing that for you. They are the influencers and thought leaders in the industry. They’re experienced in processing a bunch of info and highlighting the best. And… they tweet about it. We’ve kept an eye on them for a while, especially those having as many high-quality, insightful tweets as the number of their followers.[read more]

Change Your Business One Metric At A Time

January 23, 2016 by Bill Franks

Change is hard for most organizations and individuals. Change that goes against historical cultural norms is even harder. In today’s fast moving business world, organizations have to change at a more rapid pace than ever before. Within the company I work for, we are going through a lot of change right now and I see it at many clients I meet with as well. While it may be difficult, change is possible. In many cases, taking a measured, steady approach to change can be more successful than pushing for massive, immediate change.[read more]

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Business Intelligence: How to Make Your Workplace Perform Smarter

January 6, 2016 by Ryan Kh

There are many more ways to improve your business; the main thing is to make sure that you have something that you can easily sell. If you do then, seriously consider looking at how you advertise your product. It’s up to you how successful you can be![read more]

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Big Data in the Sports Industry

December 23, 2015 by Trisha Miller

Professional athletes everywhere are being asked to wear tech that will track their every move and download patterns of their stats. Will this help to improve the game or could the usage of big data destroy sports as we know it?[read more]

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Big Data Helps Alleviate Aviation Risk Management Problems

December 23, 2015 by Sarah Smith

Today, an increasing number of commercial airlines employ Big Data and real time analysis to help alleviate problems in many traditional areas of aviation risk management. Modern aviation safety management systems suggestion here can benefit from the creative use of these high tech tools in a variety of ways. Passengers have already begun to see the benefits.[read more]

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Variety Is the Spice of Data Science

December 4, 2015 by Henrik Nordmark

In many ways, data scientists are like dogs. I don’t mean they are hairy (although beards feature a lot amongst the men). I mean that as with dogs there are scores of different types, with vastly different attributes and specialisations all belonging to the same ‘family.’ Just like a Terrier and a Rottweiler vary massively from each other so too does the ‘Bayesian statistics’ data scientist vary from the ‘machine learning’ data scientist.[read more]

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Control Business Costs with Workforce Analytics

November 16, 2015 by Sarah Smith

When something goes wrong in a company, the availability of analytics data should motivate employers to resolve quickly worker claims and take steps to address problems identified or predicted by their software.[read more]

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Finding the Best Big Data Talent Through Crowdsourcing

September 9, 2015 by Jonathan Buckley

Businesses have been eager to use big data as a way to grow their companies, reach more customers, and make their operations more efficient, but utilizing big data analytics takes having the right talent at hand. Data scientists can be highly valuable members of any workforce, but at the moment, the demand for them is far outpacing their numbers.[read more]

Why Analytics Professionals Are Destined for Leadership

September 2, 2015 by Linda Burtch

From the phenomenal increase in the number of calls that analytics professionals are getting from recruiters, to the fact that nearly every quantitative team is planning to hire this year, it is overwhelmingly clear that there has never been a better time to be a Quant.[read more]

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As the Internet of Things Mobilizes, Safeguarding the Cloud Is Our Prerogative

August 6, 2015 by Daniel Matthews

Where we drive with big data now will determine our destination on the Internet of Things superhighway. Securing data on the cloud is imperative--here is a rundown on doing just that.[read more]

5 Ways That Qantas Is Using Data to Delight Customers and Build Loyalty

June 18, 2015 by Trips Reddy

While many retail, sports, manufacturing, healthcare and entertainment companies are already using data to improve customer experiences, the airline industry hasn’t caught up yet. But a handful of airlines are trying to change both this. By using a customer data platform like Umbel to merge web, mobile and social data from multiple sources, and training their staff to use this data better, airlines like Southwest, United and Qantas are using actionable data insights to deliver personalized customer experiences that delight flyers and build loyalty.[read more]

When Big Hearts Meet Big Data: 6 Nonprofits Using Data to Change the World

June 12, 2015 by Sima Thakkar
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When people think of big data, they often think of machines, robots and things that might be generally impersonal. But when you couple data with an altruistic mission, the results can be astounding. As we sink deeper into the digital era, nonprofits are now presented with new opportunities. For example, 56% of people donated to an organization because they read a story via social media. Fundraising sites such as DonorsChoose.org, Causes.com and Network for Good allow organizations to raise money with a simple click of a button.[read more]

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Expert Speak: 6 Highlights and Lessons from the 2015 CDO Summit

May 8, 2015 by Trips Reddy

The 2015 CDO Summit.

The CDO Summit 2015 (at the Thomson Reuters office in New York City) hosted Chief Digital Officers, Chief Data Officers and other C-suite digital leaders from a range of industries including retail, finance, healthcare and technology. Organized by the CDO Club, a packed day of sessions, panels and knowledge-sharing highlighted original research, the CDO jobs landscape and the challenges faced by CDOs as they focus on digital transformation at their companies.[read more]

When the Right People Correlate the Right Information, Expect a Masterpiece

April 15, 2015 by Mike Urbonas

Arthur Aufderheide.

Organizations with genuine passion for its mission have a substantial innate advantage when developing and/or utilizing BI technology. They will uncover more/better/faster new data correlations revealing new business answers drawn from new big data, information management, data analytics and other technologies. This is because they will relentlessly ask more new, piercing questions about their business.[read more]

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Problems with the Language of Probability

April 6, 2015 by Paul Barsch

Risky Business column.

Using probabilistic terminology to communicate the “likelihood” of an event occurring to those untrained in understanding such terms, can in some instances lead to the ruin of careers, companies and in worst cases—loss of life.[read more]