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The Immediate Future of Data Management

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by Jelani Harper Trends in the Data Management space tend to emerge rapidly and mature slowly. Those that will most impact the way that Data Management is conducted throughout the coming months are explored below. These capabilities for managing data effectively represent the maturation of a number of different technologies, platforms, and capabilities that will…

In Defense of Data Science

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports, “When Hilary Mason talks about data, it’s a good idea to listen. She was chief data scientist at Bit.ly, data scientist in residence at venture capital firm Accel Partners, and is now founder and CEO of research company Fast Forward Labs. More than that, she has been…

Companies Are Embracing Analytics but Still Wary of Big Data

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by Angela Guess Erika Morphy of CMS Wire reports, “Advanced analytics is becoming an enterprise essential. But most companies appear content to stick with the benefits of the ‘small data.’ the technology generates rather than make the necessary investments to capitalize on big data. That’s true even though a majority agree that big data is…

Data Predictions for 2015

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by Angela Guess Neil Biehn of BetaNews recently shared his data predictions for 2015. He writes, “In 2015, we’ll see the buzz term “big data” significantly erode and begin to vanish. In contrast, we’ll see increased focus on the hidden assets found in data using predictive and prescriptive analytics. It’s these analytics that provide actual…

The IT Job Skills You’ll Need in 2015

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by Angela Guess Erin Carson of Tech Republic recently put together a list of five IT job skills that will be important in 2015. One of those skills is database management: “There’s a lot of hype about data, but it can be a powerful thing when effectively used. ‘Companies realize there’s a lot of power…

Innovative Business Solutions Using Big Data Analytics

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by Angela Guess Glenn Finch of IBM recently wrote for Forbes, “When it comes to big data, organizations are feeling the need for speed. Using the cloud as a platform for innovation, companies are rolling out big data and analytics technologies not simply to transform how they engage with customers, but to change how their…

Do You Need to Go Back to School to Keep Up With Big Data?

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by Angela Guess Ben Rossi of Information Age recently wrote, “The struggle to keep up with advances in big data, among other increasingly relevant technologies, has left many professionals seeking new resources to maintain an edge. This ‘back to school’ trend can be seen at all levels, from junior IT employees to CIOs, but nowhere…

How To Really Hear The Voice of the Customer

There’s a whole lot of customer information out there, including the verbatim comments companies record as part of customer call center surveys or other voice-based interactions. At Verizon Wireless, for example, more than 190 million customers call in daily, weekly and monthly, and sound bites from them during after-call surveys, each a few seconds long,…