3 Big Data Milestones
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3 Big Data Milestones

gilpress - May 22, 2013

If you were asked to name the top three events in the history of the IT industry, which ones would you choose? Here’s my list: (more…)

The Big Data Debate: Correlation vs. Causation
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The Big Data Debate: Correlation vs. Causation

gilpress - May 2, 2013

In the first quarter of 2013, the stock of big data has experienced sudden declines followed by sporadic bouts of enthusiasm. The volatility—a new big data “V”—continues…

Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think
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Analytics
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Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think

gilpress - March 19, 2013

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier, authors of the just-published Big Data: A Revolution that Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think, reacted sharply when I asked them…

Revolution Analytics CEO: Big Data Is a New Management Discipline
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Analytics
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Revolution Analytics CEO: Big Data Is a New Management Discipline

gilpress - March 1, 2013

Dave Rich has an interesting theory explaining the rapidly growing interest and investment in big data and specifically, in predictive analytics, over the last few years. “When…

The First Data Scientist on the Evolution of Data Science
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The First Data Scientist on the Evolution of Data Science

gilpress - February 18, 2013

Norman Nie was not surprised by the accurate predictions of the presidential election results from Nate Silver and others. “A lot of it,” he told me recently,…

Mok Oh’s New Big Data Venture
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Mok Oh’s New Big Data Venture

gilpress - February 10, 2013

Where’s the value in big data? Marcel Proust believed he could regain time lost through his writing, using art to overcome the corroding power of time. Mok Oh believes…

Big Data
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Embracing Chaos: Big Data Could Define A New Steady State for IT

gilpress - December 6, 2012

In his new book, Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the bestselling author of The Black Swan, calls “antifragile” things that not only gain from chaos…

Big Data
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Infochimps’ New CEO on What’s Next in Big Data

gilpress - September 21, 2012

Jim Kaskade’s crystal ball shared with him recently a list of upcoming big data acquisitions: EMC will buy MapR, Oracle will buy Cloudera, and Teradata will buy Hortonworks. Kaskade, the newly-appointed CEO of Infochimps,…

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The Big Data Meme: 5 Scenarios for IT

gilpress - August 13, 2012

In the New York Times, Steve Lohr surveys the rise of big data as a term and as a marketing tool, from "the confines of technology" to the…

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The Big Data Interview: Sanjay Mirchandani, CIO

gilpress - July 31, 2012

Sanjay Mirchandani believes IT has to take the lead in adding value to the business in the form of big data “addictive analytics.” Mirchandani is Chief Information…