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Best Business Intelligence Dashboard Apps for Small Businesses

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by Angela Guess Christophe Primault recently wrote for SmallBizTrends, “The modern business is bursting at the seams with data, but making sense of it all can feel like the job of a master mathematician. Because there’s now so much data available, business intelligence applications have become a vital part of a small business’s arsenal of…

Rethinking the Big Data Supply Chain

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor H.O. Maycotte recently wrote, “The idea of data as a business asset has been central to much of the thinking and writing about big data that’s emerged over the last few years. But what value does big data really hold for business? Data in and of itself is really of…

Disney, Cognitive Computing, and the Science of Magic

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by Angela Guess David Brond recently wrote for RPI News, “An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is collaborating with Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development, Inc., part of the theme park design and development arm of The Walt Disney Company. Together, they are exploring how the cognitive computing technology being developed at…

Is Artificial Intelligence Ready for Business Applications?

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by Angela Guess Writing for the Harvard Business Review, Brad Power recently commented, “Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an idea that has oscillated through many hype cycles over many years, as scientists and sci-fi visionaries have declared the imminent arrival of thinking machines. But it seems we’re now at an actual tipping point. AI, expert systems,…

Infographic: How Startups Can Successfully Leverage Big Data

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by Angela Guess Bluenose has created an infographic on how startups can successfully leverage Big Data for business insights and improved profits. Bluenose reports that 73% of startups say their collection of data has significantly increased, but only 35% of startups have even considered utilizing Big Data or Big Data solutions. The infographic lays out…

Tamr to Provide Free, Standalone Version of Tamr Catalog Tool

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article out of the company, Tamr has announced “that it will offer a free, standalone version of its Tamr Catalog tool for cataloging enterprise metadata. Tamr Catalog helps enterprises overcome the biggest obstacle to business analytics: finding the data. The company is making the Tamr Catalog tool available…

Machine Learning, Virtual Assistants, and the Value of Chit Chat

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by Angela Guess Writing for TechRadar, Mary Branscombe recently noted, “Machine learning is improving everything from image and speech recognition to predicting when machinery will fail. It’s what makes Cortana smart enough to crack jokes and predict sports matches, as well as tell you when to leave early for your meeting because the traffic is…

The Internet of Things and the Virtual You

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by Angela Guess Jenny Lee and Hans Tung recently wrote for Fortune, “For years people have been claiming that search is dead, but we still find ourselves on Google looking for a restaurant, searching for the best ski equipment or researching a new company. However, the promise of IoT means never having to search again.…

Current Options for Real-Time Data Analytics

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by Angela Guess Writing for Search Data Center, Alan R. Earls recently said, “You can never have enough data and process it too quickly. That’s the essence of the drive toward real-time data analytics and the use of event processing and event-driven architecture. The data center is experiencing a mass amount of data and some…