Tag Archive for Target

Semantic Tech Lends A Hand To Thanksgiving Holiday Sales

by Jennifer Zaino Retailers are pushing holiday shopping deals earlier and earlier each year, but for many consumers the Thanksgiving weekend still signals the official start of the gift-buying season. With that in mind, we present some thoughts on how the use of semantic technology may impact your holiday shopping this year. Pinterest has gained…

In Pursuit of True Data Security

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by Angela Guess Ashwin Bolar of Business2Community recently wrote, “A year after Google allegedly offered $1 billion, Facebook forked out $19 billion to snap up the mobile communications service, WhatsApp. But WhatsApp brings its own gold to the table in the form of massive swathes of user information. The acquisition happened under a blanket of promises to…

Earning Consumer Trust in a Big Data World

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by Angela Guess Katrina Lerman of Communispace recently wrote for Venture Beat, “By now, you’ve probably heard about the father who found out his daughter was pregnant when Target sent her coupons for diapers.  Or the dad who opened his mailbox to find direct mail from OfficeMax addressed to “Mike Seay, Daughter Killed in Car Crash, or Current Business.” In…

How Companies Should Be Protecting Your Data

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by Angela Guess Amrita Jayakumar of The Washington Post recently wrote, “Last week, Target was under the spotlight yet again when the retailer’s chief financial officer John Mulligan testified at a Senate hearing on ways to protect consumer data. At the hearing, the company came under fire from senators for ignoring several warning signs that could…

Machine Learning Predictive Analytics Take On Hacks, APM And More

by Jennifer Zaino Last week the world learned that the hacks at Target hit more customers than originally thought – somewhere in the 100 million vicinity – and that Neiman Marcus also saw customer credit card information spirited away by data thieves. They’re not the first big-name outfits to suffer a security setback, could they…

Avoiding Big Data Traps

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by Angela Guess Ikhlaq Sidhu, Chief Scientist at the Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership recently wrote, “By now it’s well known that Target Corporation (Target) ‘knew a teen girl was pregnant before her father did.’ Not only was the story told many times over in the New York Times, but it also became one…

Data Job of the Day: Manager, BI & Analytics – Testing

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by Angela Guess Target is looking for a Manager of Business Intelligence and Analytics – Testing in Minneapolis, MN. According to the post, “Within a team or department, contributes to BI and analytics strategies and leads team members. Responsible for project, process and program management, consulting and process improvement, data analysis, managing team and talent,…

Semantic Tech Checks In As The Holiday Shopping Begins

    With Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday behind us, and Cyber-Monday right in front of us, it is clear the holiday season is in full force. Apparently, retailers – both online and real-world – are doing pretty well as a group when it comes to sales racked up. Reports have it…

Data Job of the Day: Lead Technical Architect

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by Angela Guess Target is looking for a Lead Technical Architect in Minneapolis, MN. The post states, “As a Lead Technical Architect Consultant, you’ll take the lead as you: Initiate and drive large strategic technology shifts that have long-lasting impacts on Target. Translate and communicate business needs and architecture concepts to executive leadership within Target…