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New Juniper Research Report on Mobile Data

by Angela Guess According to Juniper Research, “A new report from Juniper Research forecasts that almost 50% of data traffic generated by mobile phones, tablets and other 3G/4G connected devices, will be offloaded to Wi-Fi and Small Cell networks this year. This is equivalent to 10 billion movie downloads or 9,000 petabytes (PB) per year being offloaded…

The Spies of Silicon Valley?

by Angela Guess Michael Hirsh of Quartz recently wrote, “Some of America’s biggest social media and tech companies have been denying in recent days that they were aware of the National Security Agency’s recently-exposed ‘PRISM’ and telephone monitoring programs. But these denials obscure a larger truth: The government’s massive data collection and surveillance system was…

The Data Governance Lessons Coming Out of the US Data Surveillance Program

by Angela Guess Justin Kern of Information Management recently reported, “In the background of ongoing revelations and fallout from a federal contractor leaking what are reportedly U.S. government scans of loads of private citizen phone data are enterprise lessons on approaching advanced analytics, big data and public information projects, according to industry experts. The personal data privacy…

Big Data v. Mother Nature

by Angela Guess Chris Morris of CNBC reports, “Just a few years ago, meteorologists regularly shared an inside joke about forecasts: Anything beyond three days is a guess. But on the heels of this week’s disastrous tornadoes in Moore, Okla., and last October’s Hurricane Sandy, it has never been more critical to be able to forecast long range…

Banks Cashing In With Data Mining

by Angela Guess Mindy Powers recently wrote an article for Forbes stating, “Across industries, organizations are collecting and using large sets of data to get a leg up on the competition. One industry that has been particularly aggressive at harnessing the power of data is the banking business. And it’s no wonder. In 2009, the…

IBM Unveils Watson Engagement Advisor

by Angela Guess IBM recently announced, “Ushering in a new era of cognitive computing systems, IBM today unveiled the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, a technology breakthrough that allows brands to crunch big data in record time to transform the way they engage clients in key functions such as customer service, marketing and sales. Now businesses…

Federal Open Data Policy Will Require Excellent Data Management

by Angela Guess Wyatt Kash of Information Week reports, “The CIOs of federal agencies are assessing the full scope of a White House executive order, introduced May 9, that requires agencies to make government data available in open, machine-readable formats. One likely outcome is that federal IT teams will have to give data sets the…

Not Just Data, But a Story

by Angela Guess Kristian J. Hammond of the Harvard Business Review recently wrote, “Evidence-based decision-making (aka Big Data) is not just the latest fad, it’s the future of how we are going to guide and grow business. But let’s be very clear: There is a huge distinction to be made between ‘evidence’ and ‘data.’ The…

The Proof of Value in Big Data

by Angela Guess Paul Thorley of CIO.com reports, “Capgemini’s 2012 global survey on big data, commissioned by the Economic Intelligence Unit, covered 607 executives around the world (25 per cent in the Asia-Pacific region), and found that the majority of respondents (54 per cent) say that management decisions based purely on intuition or experience are…

Your GPA Matters Less Than Your Big Data to Employers

by Angela Guess Max Nisen of Business Insider reports, “Increasingly, recruiters and managers are going beyond the resume and evaluations and turning to Big Data. That means a lot of old practices for evaluating people and stereotypes about who succeeds are falling apart. Google, known for rigor in evaluating people, has devalued SAT scores and college…