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The Business of Data

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by Jelani Harper A health insurance company leverages its massive amounts of data to customize customer service for patients by conducting product assessments and medication reconciliations. An exceedingly large and well-known power supply company makes substantial additions to the Internet of Things by manufacturing jet engines and windmills and monitoring the output of their data…

Distinguishing Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Science

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by Jelani Harper Continuing developments in the fields of Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Data Science are making it increasingly necessary for organizations to become cognizant of the distinctions between these terms, as they relate to the value they can produce for the enterprise. The latest developments to influence these various aspects of the enterprise include:…

Google’s Ngram Reader: Big Data Observes, and Makes, History

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by Clark Humphrey When Big Data makes the news these days, it’s often in scare stories about threats to personal privacy or about thefts of customer records from major retailers. But occasionally, we get to hear stories about a more positive side of data; stories in which massive database analysis provide insights into people and…

Emerging Analytics Applications

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by Jelani Harper The ability for the enterprise to continue to make data-based decisions is becoming increasingly reliant on analytics. At present there are four principle categories of analytics, including: Descriptive: Descriptive Analytics are historically based and utilize technologies found in conventional Business Intelligence platforms such as reporting and dashboards. Diagnostic: Diagnostic Analytics are more…

The Vital Intersection Between Science and Technology

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by Jelani Harper One of the most critical factors in effecting a viable treatment for debilitating, genetic-related diseases such as cancer is time. It takes copious amounts of time to sift through the particulars of genome sequencing to identify a driver mutation cell. It takes a substantial amount of time to identify all of the…

The Missing Descriptive Component

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by Michael Brackett Thoroughly understanding an organization’s data is a primary consideration for developing a high quality data resource and using that data resource to support the current and future business information demand of the organization.  A thorough understanding includes the data description, data structure, and data integrity components of the data resource.  The problem…

IBM Accelerates Big Data

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by Jelani Harper In mid-February, IBM unveiled technology that can substantially increase Internet speeds. It can do so while maintaining the existing infrastructure that enterprises already have, while consuming minimal amounts of power that are conducive to both enterprise costs and to the environment. IBM’s analog-to-digital (ADC) converter is generating a significant amount of interest…

The Internet of Things: Its Impact on the Enterprise

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by Jennifer Zaino It’s hard not to bump into the Internet of Things (IoT) these days. The last few months alone have seen a flurry of activity. That list includes Google’s $3.2 billion purchase of Learning Thermostat maker Nest in a big play to advance its connected device efforts; as well as, IBM and AT&T…