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Why Big Data Matters in Human Resources

by Angela Guess Meghan Biro of Forbes reports, “Nowhere is Big Data more valuable than in Human Resources and Talent Management. For decades the gold standards in HR were the resume and personal interview. But a resume can hide a thousand faults and interviews favor those who are articulate and personable. HR and Recruitment staff often…

Data & Design: Better Together

by Angela Guess Mark Hansen of the New York Times recently wrote, “From a speedometer to a weather map to a stock chart, we routinely interpret and act on data displayed visually. With a few exceptions, data has no natural ‘look,’ no natural ‘visualization,’ and choices have to be made about how it should be…

Big Data is More Powerful with Big Intuition

by Angela Guess Tim Leberecht of Fortune recently wrote, “Big Data is big business. Sensors, GPS tracking, math modeling, and artificial intelligence offer companies real-time market insights at massive scale and open the door to unprecedented ways of monitoring, targeting, and measuring employees and customers. Analyst firm Gartner predicts that enterprises adopting Big Data technologies will ‘outperform…

Fast Reports Launches FastReport VCL 4.14 for Faster Report Generation

by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Fast Reports Inc., a major software development company specializing in report generation tools for different platforms, announced the release of FastReport VCL 4.14, an add-on component that facilitates faster generation of reports. The tool, created for developers who need ready-to-use components for fast,…

Big Data as a Service: Is the World Ready?

by Ezekiel James It’s not a huge revelation that the world of Cloud computing is rapidly evolving and taking on a wide range of shapes these days.  The as-a-service nomenclature is expanding beyond Cloud-based platforms, infrastructures, and software solutions. It now includes a variety of Web and Data Management technologies that are almost becoming too…

State-level Data Governance is “Shaky at Best”

by Angela Guess Dan Bowman of FierceHealthIT reports, “State level governance efforts for storing and exchanging citizen data–including health information–are ‘shaky at best,’ according to Chad Grant, a senior policy analyst with the National Association of State Chief Information Officers. Grant, who spoke at the Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C., on…

What the NSA Can Do With Its Big Data

by Angela Guess Sean Gallagher of Ars Technica recently opined, “Most of us are okay with what Google does with its vast supply of ‘big data,’ because we largely benefit from it—though Google does manage to make a good deal of money off of us in the process. But if I were to backspace over…

Talend and Loqate Partner to Increase the Value of Strategic Information

by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Talend, a global open source software leader, and Loqate, a, leader in international address verification, today announced a partnership to meet the evolving data quality demands of enterprise organizations. Through the partnership, Talend has integrated the Loqate Engine into its data quality solution, Talend Platform for Data Management,…