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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…

Why and How Your HR Department Should Be Using Big Data

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by Angela Guess Scott Beagrie recently wrote for HR Magazine, “Just like any other function in the organisation, HR is finding itself increasingly under pressure to make use of big data and analytics. A 2015 research report from Bersin by Deloitte says that HR needs to harness what it calls ‘out-of-the-box’ predictive analytics technologies to…

Balancing Agility and Bureaucracy with Data Governance

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by Angela Guess Writing for SiliconAngle, Terry Fields reports, “The current data management industry is being disrupted as a result of governance and compliance, according to Rob Karel, VP of Product Strategy at Informatica Corp. ‘Both bureaucracy and agility play a significant role when it comes to targeting contextual value within the customer’s data,’ Karel…

Machine Learning as a Living System

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by Angela Guess Nicole Hemsoth recently wrote for The Platform, “It may seem a bit odd to take machine learning systems guidance from the point of view of a UC Berkeley professor who specializes in gamma ray bursts and black holes, but when it comes to applied scientific algorithms across massive, shifting datasets, Dr. Joshua…

The Benefits of the Data Lake

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by Angela Guess Terry Fields recently opined for SiliconAngle, “Progressing into the ‘total customer experience,’ one of EMC’s key initiatives is the ‘Business Data Lake.’ The idea is to have data scientists pull from a single, organized source as opposed to various chaotic sources. Having multiple data warehouses, for instance, allows for ‘ponds,’ which are…

Forrester Report Shows Companies with CDOs Fair Better

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by Angela Guess Thomas Claburn reports for InformationWeek, “Companies with strong revenue growth are more likely to have a chief data officer (CDO) than organizations with less impressive financial performance. According to a report from research firm Forrester, 54% of companies with 10% year-over-year revenue growth or more have CDOs, while 33% of companies with…

Outdoing the Competition with a Big Data Marketing Strategy

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by Angela Guess Sean Mallon recently wrote for Smart Data Collective, “Few businesses rely on big data when it comes to their marketing. But those who do rely on it to outsmart, outmatch, and outdo their competitors. Big data can transform any marketing strategy. It pinpoints customers needs, wants, and desires. Marketing before the invention…

Researchers Turning to NVIDIA for GPU-Powered Deep Learning

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by Angela Guess Writing for Datanami, Alex Woodie recently noted, “Companies across nearly all industries are exploring how to use GPU-powered deep learning to extract insights from big data… Ever since computer scientist Geoff Hinton decided to try training a neural network on a GPU and essentially invented the field of deep neural networks several…