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Does Privacy Exist Anymore?

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by Angela Guess Steven Norton of The Wall Street Journal recently wrote, “Richard Clarke, former senior White House cybersecurity adviser and current chairman and chief executive of cybersecurity service provider Good Harbor Security Risk Management LLC, writes in the WSJ’s 125th anniversary issue about the future of privacy… ‘Will enough people object to stop the insatiable demands…

Predictive Analytics Takes on Twitter

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by Jelani Harper A recent post from Sendhil Mullainathan of The New York Times states, “Consider these two tweets by Al Gore, both promoting the same article… Can you guess which one was retweeted more often? Three computer scientists, Chenhao Tan, Lillian Lee and Bo Pang, have built an algorithm that also makes these guesses,…

Keyrus Group Further Pursues Big Data Analytics

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by Jelani Harper An announcement from The Keyrus Group reveals that, “The Keyrus Group, an international player in performance management consulting and Business Intelligence, Big Data & Analytics solutions, has made a strategic investment in the BIPB Group, a major provider of Big Data & Analytics with offices in London, New York, Paris, Dubai and…

Analytics Helps Banks Put Customers First

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by Jelani Harper An interview with Group Vice President and Manager of Analytical Modeling at Sun Trust Bank Dudley Gwaltney states, “The banking industry faces a commoditization of its services under consumer pressure for convenience, but many changes have proven to be fruitful for banks themselves as services are automated and delivered across multiple channels.…

Twitter Refines its Analytics Approach

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by Jelani Harper Jonathan Vanian of Gigaom reported that, “Twitter has unveiled its new real-time analytics orchestration system, dubbed TSAR (TimeSeries AggregatoR) that will help ease the burden of its engineers. The framework was designed for the purpose of aggregating and automating all the data gathering and calculations of its various analytic systems like Hadoop and Storm…

Liberating Corporate Data for Mobile, PC Users

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by Jelani Harper An article from PCWorld’s Galen Gruman asks, “What good is access to corporate data if you can’t actually work on it? That’s a question I pose to mobile security vendors several times a month as they pitch the same bad idea over and over again: systems that provide read-only access to corporate…

Perfecting Marketing with Social Media Data

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by Jelani Harper Matthew Sweezey’s recent article on ClickZ explains that, “At the height of print publications, 50 million people read a newspaper every Sunday. Yesterday, more than 340 million people were on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. It’s a fairly safe bet that businesses can reach more people, faster, easier, and for less money, with…

Zendesk Insights Provides Big Data Analytics

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by Jelani Harper According to Ron Miller of TechCrunch, “Last month, I wrote an article called Actually, Every Company Is A Big Data Company in which I postulated that simply by the act of collecting data as an artifact of doing business, every company is in the Big Data business. Zendesk is putting this idea into practice,…

Guess Who’s Shopping Online?

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by Jelani Harper You might be surprised at the customer base contributing to ecommerce these days. Cooper Smith of Business Insider wrote, “In the first quarter of 2014, 198 million U.S. consumers bought something online, according to comScore’s quarterly State Of Retail report. That translates to 78% of the U.S. population age 15 and above. But who…

MIT Researchers Win INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section Practice Award

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by Angela Guess Leslie Sheppard of MIT News reports, “MIT’s Kris Johnson, Alex Lee, and David Simchi-Levi — along with online retailer Rue La La — have received the 2014 INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section Practice Award for a project that is expected to increase Rue La La’s revenues. The award for the analytics-based pricing-optimization application…