Unstructured Data News, Articles, & Education

The Value of Structuring Our Data

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by Angela Guess Claire Topalian recently wrote for the Huffington Post, “The mess of unstructured data is one issue worth resolving, but there’s another side to the information mess that is worth talking about: the opportunities we leave behind when we avoid structuring our data. For companies in particular, the growth potential that lies within…

Using PDF to Address Healthcare’s Unstructured Data Challenge

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by Angela Guess Bruno Lowagie recently wrote in Image & Data Manager, “A typical healthcare office handles tens of thousands of documents for patient records, legal, finance, billing processes. In pharma and biotech, a typical FDA drug review process, involves multiple stages of trials, testing, applications, marketing and manufacturing for the new drug – all…

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…

9 MDM Trends to Follow

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by Angela Guess Joe Panettieri reports for Information Management, “Even as the Master Data Management (MDM) market matures, major industry shifts continue to unfold. Those shifts could redefine how organizations tackle data governance, customer service, supply chain management and other key business issues. Here are nine MDM trends customers must navigate, according to Aaron Zornes,…

(Unstructured) Big Data: Context is King

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by Bryan Bell Structured and unstructured content require a separate approach to manage and extract business value. The large amounts of structured data requires a high performance computing solution. The unstructured data requires a solution with a similar ability to scale, but for the solution to be effective, it must possess a unique ability to…

How IBM is Tackling Beijing’s Smog Problem with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Gwynn Guilford of Quartz recently wrote, “Of China’s major cities, Beijing’s pollution problem is probably the worst, causing thousands of premature deaths every year. Its residents are fed up. The growing outrage has forced leaders to declare a ‘war on pollution,’ including the goal of slashing Beijing’s PM2.5— the concentration of the particles that pose the greatest risk to…

Get To Know Your Big Content

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by Jennifer Zaino There’s Big Data, and then there’s Big Content – aka, the unstructured side of Big Data. The world of Big Content includes fast growing material such as audio, video, and social media postings. This includes approximately 1.15 billion active Facebook users, 359 million Google Plus users, and 215 million Twitter users, among…

7 Emerging Data Trends

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by Angela Guess Mervyn Mooi of IT Web recently shared his list of seven emerging data trends for 2014. First on his list is self-service BI and visual discovery: “These are not new trends, the two have been working together for some time now to improve the rate at which non-analytics business people can gain access…

IBM Using Big Data to Predict Outbreaks

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by Angela Guess Dean Takahashi of Venture Beat reports, “IBM has teamed up with university researchers to use big data and analytics to predict the outbreak of deadly diseases such as dengue fever and malaria. The research is aimed at understanding the spread of diseases in real-time in order to better deploy public health resources, said James Kaufman,…