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The Empathy Problem with Mind-Boggling Big Data

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by Angela Guess Martin Harrison recently wrote for The Guardian, “It’s a little unclear whether Joseph Stalin actually said, “the death of one man is a tragedy; the death of millions is a statistic”, but it seems about right. The number of lives the Soviet dictator ended is so large that it is mind-boggling. And…

Stanford, Berkeley, & State Street Form Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

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by Angela Guess State Street recently reported, “The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) and State Street Global Exchange today announced a collaboration to establish the Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk (CDAR), a new research center focused on applying advanced data-science techniques to manage and mitigate economic and financial risk. The announcement comes as…

Big Data Requires Elastic Infrastructure

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay recently wrote for Tech Republic, “As companies struggle to make sense of their increasingly big data, they’re laboring to figure out the morass of technologies necessary to become successful. However, many will remain stymied, because they keep trying to fit a necessarily fluid process of asking questions of one’s data…

Detecting and Predicting Fraud with Machine Learning

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by Angela Guess Writing for InfoWorld, Eric Knorr recently noted, “When Amazon Web Services announced a new machine learning service for its cloud last week, it was a sort of mini-milestone. Now all four of the top clouds — Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and IBM — will offer developers the means to build machine learning into…

Data Governance for the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Ben Rossi recently wrote for Information Age, “A recent survey of information professionals, by Iron Mountain and AIIM, revealed that a third of businesses have yet to allocate content responsibility for instant messaging (39%), mobile (32%), social media (28%) and cloud-sharing (33%). But close to one in ten respondents said their organisations…

Why Your Business Needs a Big Data Strategy

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by Angela Guess David A. Kelly of Teradata recently wrote in Forbes, “Whether you fully believe the hype or not, big data will continue to have a fundamental impact on your business over the next few years. Yet jumping on the big data bandwagon can backfire in a very expensive way without a concise blueprint…

The CIO, the CMO, and NoSQL

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by Angela Guess Ian White recently wrote for IT Pro Portal, “In 2015, both the CIO and the CMO share the same fundamental challenge – effective information management… Both CMOs and CIOs need a solid foundation to work together. NoSQL databases do just that. Not having a pre-defined columnar schema allows for much more flexibility.…

ISACA is First to Combine Skills-based Cybersecurity Training With Performance-based Exams

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the organization reports, “ISACA today introduced a portfolio of new cybersecurity certifications that are the first to combine skills-based training with performance-based exams and certifications. The seven new Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) certifications help professionals build and evolve their careers in a constantly changing field and help close…

Can Berg Cure Cancer with Artificial Intelligence?

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by Angela Guess Writing for Fortune, Cyrus Sanati recently asked, “Could we be just two or three years away from curing cancer? Niven Narain, the president of Berg, a small Boston-based biotech firm, says that may very well be the case. With funding from billionaire real-estate tycoon Carl Berg as well as from Mitch Gray,…

Machine Learning Is the Next Frontier of Big Data Innovation

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by Angela Guess Andrew Brust recently wrote for ZDnet, “Machine learning is the next frontier in Big Data innovation. And the cloud is the next frontier within that frontier. Almost five years ago, Google launched its Prediction API cloud-based machine learning service. This past July, Microsoft launched its Azure Machine Learning (Azure ML) service as…