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Achieving Obama’s Energy Reduction Goal with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Tyler Hamilton of The Energy Collective reports, “President Barack Obama set a new goal for America during his State of the Union address this week. He challenged states and municipalities, homeowners and businesses, to do more with less when it comes to energy consumption. ‘Let’s cut in half the energy wasted by…

Beating out the Competition with Master Data

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by Angela Guess Ravi Shankar, VP of Product Marketing at Informatica recently wrote an article for Forbes on why retailers need to focus on mastering customer data. He writes, “Retailers today are looking for ways to offset increasing competition, pricing pressure and operating costs. As always, the focus is on the customer. According to the 2012…

MDM, Customer Data, & Cloud Apps

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by Angela Guess Jack Vaughan of Tech Target recently posed the question, “Will cloud computing application become the golden record for customer data?” He states, “It has long been thought that the place to find the most accurate information about customers is in a company’s enterprise resource planning system. But some within the IT industry say…

Better Predicting the Weather with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Steve Jones of Dow Jones Newswires reports, “As the blizzard dubbed ‘Nemo’ by The Weather Channel dumped record amounts of snow on the Northeast, the operator at the television network was dealing with a blizzard of another sort: data. Daily, 20 terabytes of temperature readings, wind speeds, barometric pressure, satellite images and…

Marketing Budgets Rise for Better DG

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by Angela Guess TMA Resources reports, “Recent research has demonstrated that marketing budgets have increased, with more organizations focusing on better data management practices and customer relationship management (CRM) analytics for personalized strategies. A study conducted by Aberdeen revealed that this year, the average marketing executive’s budget has risen by 6.3 percent in comparison to last year.…

Data Science Trends For 2013

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by Paul Williams The formalization of practices used in Data Management combined with the heightened importance of data analytics has led to the emergence of Data Science as a discipline throughout the data industry. This advent is taking place within progressive companies leveraging internal training classes, as well as at universities developing data scientists ready…

The Future of Business Intelligence

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by Jelani Harper BI is at a crossroads; its place as an integral part of Data Management is secure, with everyone from the public to the private sector incorporating data into their operational processes. Yet, as the reliance on data increases, the nature of the role that BI will play in future data integration is…

Netflix, Big Data, and Art (or a Lack Thereof)

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by Angela Guess Andrew Leonard of Salon recently voiced his concerns regarding Netflix’s use of Big Data to track user data, viewing habits, and even figure out what new shows “should” be made. Leonard writes, “I hit the pause button roughly one-third of the way through the first episode of “House of Cards,” the political…

WolframAlpha Updates Its Personal Analytics for Facebook

Back in September WolframAlpha unveiled its Personal Analytics for Facebook. With Personal Analytics, which The Semantic Web Blog covered here, you could visualize your networks, friends and social activities – and late last month it was updated to give even more insight into you and your Facebook linkages. Not in the same way that Facebook…