Tag Archive for Data Mining

Machine Learning Aids the Internet of Things

In a recent article, Mike Kravis explained, “In a previous post I discussed how the Internet of Things (IoT) will radically change your big data strategy. Massive amounts of data from sensors, wearable devices, and other technologies are creating new and exciting opportunities to make better business decisions in real time. However, harvesting all of…

The Data Behind the Internet of Things

Nancy Gohring of Computerworld recently wrote, “The market for connected devices like fitness wearables, smart watches and smart glasses, not to mention remote sensing devices that track the health of equipment, is expected to soar in the coming years.”

Data Mining Education Startup LearnSprout Raises $4.2M in Funding


by Angela Guess Natasha Lomas of Tech Crunch reports, “U.S. edtech startup LearnSprout has taken in more funding — announcing today a $4.2 million round which it actually closed last August. Investors in the new round are prior investor Formation 8, Samsung Ventures and former Blackboard president, Justin Tan (who also sits on its advisory board)… LearnSprout’s aim is to help schools unlock…

Asking the Right Questions of Your Big Data

February crime maps:

by Angela Guess Robert D. Behn of GovExec.com recently asked, “What kind of patterns might your organization seek to extract [from big data]? If you are looking for crime patterns in your city, you don’t start with sophisticated software. For policing, as CompStat illustrated, an excellent first-order analytical tool is dots on a map. When the…