Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Qualitative Data More Important Than General Big Data

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by Angela Guess Katherine Noyes recently wrote for ComputerWorld, “What’s commonly referred to as big data — all those vast ‘lakes’ of numerical measures captured by the enterprise resource planning (ERP), consumer relationship management (CRM) and other business systems so enthusiastically mined by today’s analytics tools — actually amounts to only 10 percent of the…

Big Data Management Courses at Universities: Data Science and Analytics

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by Jelani Harper Traditional university level tracks to careers in Data Management have pertained to Computer Science, Information Management, and Computer Engineering. However, the growing prominence of Big Data in operations and analytics has resulted in an increasing number of collegiate programs expressly designed to account for Big Data. The majority of these programs pertain…

Accenture Launches Advanced Analytics Applications for the Telecom Industry

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Accenture is launching five advanced analytics applications for the telecommunications industry, equipping users with customized analytics insights that can empower them to make smarter, data-driven decisions. Developed through the Accenture Analytics Applications Platform – a scalable platform that develops industry- and function-specific advanced analytics…

Book Review: Actionable Intelligence

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by Angela Guess IEDP.com recently wrote, “In his book, Actionable Intelligence, Keith Carter, who helped establish the global intelligence operations for Estée Lauder and is now Visiting Senior Fellow at NUS Business School in Singapore, offers a framework for gathering the right data — more is not merrier in this case — and for transforming…

The Issues Around Using Big Data to Track Employee Performance

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by Angela Guess Joe Sherwood of SAP recently wrote in Forbes, “The recent leak that exposed the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) for their global surveillance practices (i.e., collecting and storing phone and email records en masse) sparked quite a controversy regarding the invasion of privacy.  It became quickly apparent that people were uncomfortable with…

The Reality of Natural Language Processing

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by Jelani Harper Natural Language Processing (NLP) may seem the least notable of Semantic technologies and their applications, particularly when considering the hype surrounding graph databases, Cognitive Computing, and the Internet of Things. Nonetheless, Markets and Markets reports that the NLP market is projected to grow to $13.4 billion–with a CAGR of 18.4 percent—in the next…

13 Big Data Startups to Watch

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by Angela Guess Bob Brown recently wrote for Network World, “Investors are piling oodles of funds into startups focused on helping businesses quickly and cheaply sort through enormous data collections of both the structured and unstructured variety. Most of the newcomers not surprisingly have a cloud element to their offerings, leading to every sort of…

The Convergence of DCIM and Big Data

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by Angela Guess Yevgeniy Sverdlik recently wrote for Data Center Knowledge, “After a couple of years of DCIM [data center infrastructure management] buzz, the hype has died down, and while analysts are forecasting healthy growth for the DCIM software market overall, they expect most of that growth to happen among a handful of the biggest…