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Big Data Cancer Platform COTA Secures $3.7M

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by Angela Guess Fred Pennic of HIT Consultant reports, “The promise of value-based care and big data insights in healthcare are undeniable. But few have found a way to integrate it in a real-life setting and obtain the consensus of payers, providers, patients, technology partners etc. COTA, which today closed $3.7M in Series A funding…

Big Data at Work In Chicago

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by Angela Guess Russel Cooke of Diginomica reports, “Business Insider might think it has found the 18 most innovative cities in the world but Chicago is by far the largest American city to announce plans aimed at exploiting the benefits of big data. Although in pilot phase today on Michigan Avenue, the city plans to…

Big Data May Be Sexy, But It’s Not Mainstream Yet

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by Angela Guess H.O. Maycotte of Forbes recently wrote, “There’s a lot of hype around big data and its potential uses. After all, the technology alone is awe-inspiring, taking us all out of spreadsheets and applying, at scale, what we know humans understand best: visuals. The need for these big data visualizations has spawned off…

10 Things to Know About Big Data

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by Angela Guess Conner Forrest of Tech Republic recently put together a list of ten characteristics of Big Data. He writes, “(1) Big data is a big market. A recent IDC report forecast that the big data market will see a compound annual growth rate of 27% and will reach $32.4 billion in 2017. The…

Predicting Crime with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Mark Gibbs of Network World recently wrote, “Crime has patterns just like everything else humans do when we’re viewed as a large enough group. Thus, while individual behavior can be hard to predict, determining the average behavior of a population and then matching individuals to that template to determine “fit” can be…

The Leap from Big Data Tools to Insights

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by Angela Guess Steve Lohr of the New York Times wrote over the weekend, “Big-data management promises a significant shift in the way decisions are made across the economy. Abundant new sources of data from the web, sensors and smartphones, mined for patterns and insights by smart software, will mean that more and more decisions…

Media Companies Stand to Make Big Bucks on Big Data

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by Angela Guess Charles Kim of Bain recently wrote for Forbes, “Executives in nearly every industry are looking for ways to reap value from analytics, but media companies may have better opportunities than most. Every song listened to, every minute of video viewed, every online page that is clicked contributes to the mountains of data…

Big Data Is Making You Healthier

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by Angela Guess James O’Brien of Mashable recently wrote, “[B]ig data is changing the scale and scope of how doctors care for patients and how caregivers and insurance companies address community-wide health issues. Consider the statistics already in play. A recent McKinsey & Company report traced the expansion of computer-based information systems, and the electronic…

Democratizing Big Data

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by Jelani Harper The benefits of Big Data are apparent: improved analytics based on real-time input of a variety of geospatial, weather, customer, competitor, and industry-specific information. It highly influences business and operations processes in close to real time, especially with predictive analytics and operational intelligence options. Yet, current adoption rates prove that inhibitors of…

The Big Data Recipe: Innovation, Optimization, and Disruption

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by Angela Guess Jason Bloomberg of Wired recently wrote, “The recipe for successful innovation: begin with a good measure of disruption. Add a heaping helping of talent, and don’t forget to mix in plenty of creativity. Finally, a pinch of intuition. Stir and bake. Recipe for innovation? Perhaps. But successful innovation? That’s another story… At…