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Beyond Moneyball: How Big Data is Changing Baseball

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by Angela Guess Rick Delgado of Sport Techie recently wrote, “The amount of data being generated today is mind-blowing. In fact, one baseball game is close to generating up to 1TB of data. This is all possible thanks to new technologies dedicated to data generation, which include high-speed video equipment and even doppler radar. The technology…

The Big Data Skills Gap is Real (Seriously)

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by Angela Guess James Bessen of the Harvard Business Review recently wrote, “Every year, the Manpower Group, a human resources consultancy, conducts a worldwide ‘Talent Shortage Survey.’ Last year, 35% of 38,000 employers reported difficulty filling jobs due to lack of available talent; in the U.S., 39% of employers did. But the idea of a…

The Big Data Behind March Madness

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by Angela Guess Alexis C. Madrigal of The Atlantic recently wrote, “The person who wins your office March Madness pool may not be able to tell Kansas star Joel Embiid of Kansas from Arizona star Nick Johnson by looking at them—but he or she might know each player’s effective field-goal percentage. In fact, the casual fan…

Report: ISACA’s Risk/Reward Barometer for the Internet of Things in 2013

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by Angela Guess ISACA has published it 2013 IT Risk/Reward Barometer report, which can be downloaded here. According to the report, “The world is increasingly being populated by connected devices that collect and share information over the Internet. This Internet of Things offers business and consumers powerful benefits, but it also raises concerns about data privacy…

Big Data, Sports, and the Love of the Game

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by Angela Guess Joel Warner of Slate Magazine recently wrote, “Data analysis is a fact of life in pro and college sports. Teams have statistics gurus on the payroll, fans track every player movement, and corporate owners collect data on the optimal stadium experience. More than ever before, we know which variables matter in determining who wins and who…

Happy Thanksgiving from DATAVERSITY!

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by Angela Guess The team at DATAVERSITY would like to wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are taking the day off to spend time with our friends and families, and we hope that you are doing the same. But if you find yourself with a little downtime while the turkey cooks, as you sit…

The NBA Brings Big Data to Its Content Marketing

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by Angela Guess Christopher Heine of AdWeek recently wrote, “Who knew that when Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul passes the ball to a teammate within five feet of the basket, there’s an 89 percent chance it will result in a score? And while fans know that San Antonio’s Tony Parker is a great…