Tag Archive for social media data

Big Data Review: What The Surveys Say

Big Data has been getting its fair share of commentary over the last couple months. Surveys from multiple sources have commented on trends and expectations. The Semantic Web Blog provides some highlights here: From Accenture Anayltics’s new Big Success With Big Data report: There remain some gaps in what constitutes Big Data for respondents to…

Apple Acquires Topsy Labs for $200M

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by Angela Guess Chris Preimesberger of eWeek reports, “Apple has long provided devices and software people use for social networking, but now it’s moving into the business of analyzing what all that chattery content entails. The company on Dec. 2 said it has acquired San Francisco-based social-media analytics provider Topsy Labs for about $200 million, according to sources…

Generating Retail Revenue with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Dylan Love of Business Insider reports, “Major retail brands are harnessing big data as a means of generating more revenue. With every consumer purchase, stores from Target to Walgreens collect a bunch of information – products commonly bought together, shipping addresses, sometimes even customers’ social media details. But the sheer volume of data presents…

Social Media, MDM, and Silver Bullets

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by Angela Guess Stephan Zoder of Informatica recently discussed the fallbacks of turning to social media data as an MDM silver bullet of sorts. He explains, “Recently I had a number of meetings with clients who are looking at social media to enrich master data in their legacy data warehouse to improve their batch and…

Using MDM to Better Utilize Social Media Data

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by Angela Guess Jakki Geiger of Informatica recently shared five ways that Informatica customers are using Master Data Management (MDM) to integrate social media data into their businesses. Here’s method number one: ” Ensuring that the Jane Doe on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn is the same Jane Doe in the CRM system. Thirteen percent of poll…