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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…

The Missing Step Before Advanced Analytics: Knowing Your Data IQ

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by Jeff Brown Without quality data your analytics outcomes have lower IQ. There’s no question about it: Data-driven decision making is the common element of successful businesses. Companies that collect and exploit customer information are rocketing ahead of the competition, leaving less tech savvy companies in the dust. It’s no wonder why advanced analytics have…

Don’t Confuse Business Intelligence with Data Science

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by Angela Guess Kate Kaye recently wrote for AdAge, “It wasn’t long after the ink dried on the Verizon acquisition of AOL before Seth Demsey formed a plan to make the companies’ technology work together. ‘I had a team of engineers in my office the day the deal closed,’ said the AOL Platforms chief technology…

Accenture and Duke University Collaborate on Analytics Research

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article out of the company, “Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Duke University have formed an alliance focused on jointly developing new advanced analytics solutions to address real-world, client-specific business challenges. The Accenture and Duke University Analytics Research Program, which will have an initial focus on health management research, aims…

Content Intelligence and Information Governance

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by Ann Kelly We’ve all seen the news headlines where organizations are fined for deleting information too soon or for not preserving content as in the case of a litigation hold. If these organizations knew about and used the principals of Content Intelligence with respect to their information governance it may have saved them time,…

How to Choose a Business Intelligence Dashboard

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by Angela Guess IT Business Edge recently wrote, “As far as business buzzwords go, the terms Big Data, data visualization, data structure, predictive analytics and business intelligence all get thrown around with the frequency of a used car salesman putting together his best customer pitch. In fact, when it comes to acquiring a business intelligence…

What’s the Difference Between Predictive Analytics and Data Science?

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by Angela Guess Steve Miller recently wrote for Information Management, “My company, Inquidia Consulting, is currently engaged in/completing several predictive analytics and data science projects. While we distinguish PA from DS, there’s often not a hard dividing line between the two with our customers. Indeed, though we demur, some now consider data science to be…

Spur HealthCare Advances by Speeding Up and Enhancing Biological Big Data Analysis

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by Jennifer Zaino Biological data is easy and even cheap to generate, but analyzing such Big Data it to advance the study of gene functions and genes’ potential impact on diseases can be very challenging and time-consuming. That’s particularly true for genomics and transcriptomics data that is generated by next-generation, high-throughput DNA sequencing equipment. “Analyzing…