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Content tagged with Big Data Analytics posted in January 2013
United Healthcare's Humedica Buy Signals Analytics' Clout
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
Humedica would give Optum, United's health services arm, new power in the growing health data mining market.
Bill Gates Touts Analytics To Solve Global Problems
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
In his foundation's annual letter, Microsoft co-founder says analytics are helping developing countries tackle health and education problems, urges setting clear goals.
Are Big Companies Ready For Cloud ERP?
Commentary  |  1/30/2013  | 
Any ERP change is high risk, but CIOs will look closely at cloud options.
Why CMO Tech Spending Is Good For IT
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
As CMOs increase their tech spending, it's up to IT to get wise to marketing’s ways.
IBM's Watson Finds Home At Rensselaer Poly Tech
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
IBM's cognitive computer will let university do advanced computing research and expose students to big data analytics disciplines.
How Big Data Could Help Tame Cancer
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
U.K. cancer scientists say a huge DNA database could help prolong the lives of some patients.
Are Universal Social Engagement Standards Possible?
Commentary  |  1/28/2013  | 
Business needs a better barometer of audience interaction in social media.
Vague Goals Seed Big Data Failures
Commentary  |  1/28/2013  | 
IT staff survey finds big data projects are plagued by unclear business objectives and unrealistic expectations that Hadoop will solve all problems.
Big Data Profile: Ford Motor Company's Michael Cavaretta
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
Ford predictive analytics group lead Michael Cavaretta talks big data, machine learning and what he looks for in new hires.
Video Surveillance Feeds Big Data
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
For tasks including security and retail optimization, video increasingly meets data analytics. It's one more pressure on enterprise storage needs.
Big Data Perceptions: Good, Bad And Ugly
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
Depending on the source, big data is still the next big thing, seriously overhyped, or simply too confusing to fathom.
7 Top Business Intelligence Trends For 2013
Commentary  |  1/25/2013  | 
Short list of BI hot buttons includes dashboards, self-service, mobile, in-memory, cloud, collaboration and, of course, big data.
Higher Ed Puts Analytics To The Test
News  |  1/24/2013  | 
Can data analysis keep students on track and improve college retention rates?
France Considers Tax On Data Mining
News  |  1/23/2013  | 
Europeans, tired of U.S. tech companies profiting off their personal data without paying local taxes, look for new ways to generate income from Amazon, Google and the like.
3 Tips For Getting Started With Big Data
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
Don't dive in head first, says Fed-focused data analytics and cloud provider.
Big Data Budgets: Marketers Plan Spending Spree
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
Social media-generated data is a major reason companies will spend big on data-oriented analytics projects and people in 2013, a new survey says.
Cisco Futurists Plan For Internet Of Everything
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
Cisco foresees connected devices, pervasive sensing and big data will drive need for data scientists to bring order to information overload.
Payers Lure Providers With Big Data
News  |  1/18/2013  | 
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association affiliate's acquisition of Intelimedix is latest attempt to offer actionable clinical information for quality improvement.
Big Data Profile: Booz Allen Hamilton's Josh Sullivan
News  |  1/17/2013  | 
Dr. Josh Sullivan, VP at consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, talks hiring challenges, big data consortiums, and more.
'Data Animators' Bring Big Data To Life
News  |  1/17/2013  | 
Data scientists who visualize massive amounts of information and make it accessible to everyone are actually 'animators,' says one analytics expert.
Optum, Mayo Join Forces To Exploit Big Data
News  |  1/16/2013  | 
New research center, Optum Labs, will use claims and clinical data to answer pressing healthcare questions; other industry participants welcome.
IBM, Universities Team Up To Build Data Scientists
News  |  1/15/2013  | 
Big Blue program aims to prepare students for a workplace increasingly driven by data.
Big Data: Stop Focusing On Size
News  |  1/14/2013  | 
It's not the size of your data, it's what you do with it, says IBM analytics executive.
Can't Hire Big Data Staff? Try Enterprise Crowdsourcing
News  |  1/14/2013  | 
For organizations launching a big data platform, paying remote workers by task is one way to reduce expenses.
Big Data Master Plan: Time To Start
News  |  1/10/2013  | 
Every big data initiative should start with a master plan, says Information Builders CMO.
BI Services Market Predicted To Double By 2016
News  |  1/10/2013  | 
CIOs will increasingly draw on BI, analytics outsourcing firms to help deliver timely business insights to users, says U.K. technology research firm.
How A Boutique Law Firm Handles Big Data
News  |  1/9/2013  | 
Like other small and midsize businesses, boutique law firm Thomas Horstemeyer capitalizes on its agility to stay ahead of rapidly growing data requirements.
How To Fill Big Data Talent Gaps Fast
Commentary  |  1/9/2013  | 
Consider training current employees or recruiting from our list of analytics master's degree programs.
Google Big Data Tools Vs. The Flu Bug
News  |  1/8/2013  | 
Google Flu Trends mines aggregated search queries to estimate flu activity across much of the world.
Analytics Vendors Must Make Prediction Easier, Forrester Says
News  |  1/8/2013  | 
Forrester Wave report urges SAP, IBM and eight other vendors to come up with advanced analytics software that's less daunting to business users.
AgilOne's Cloud Service: Predictive Analytics On A Budget
News  |  1/7/2013  | 
AgilOne targets retailers lacking the technical infrastructure or personnel to develop a predictive customer model in-house.
Big Data Analytics Master's Degrees: 20 Top Programs
Slideshows  |  1/7/2013  | 
These one-year and two-year graduate programs are just what's needed to close the big-data talent gap. Read on to find a school that fits your ambitions and background.
Your Smartphone As Big Data Analytics Tool
News  |  1/7/2013  | 
Startup Euclid uses smartphone Wi-Fi signals to monitor customer movements and collect data for brick-and-mortar retailers.
Smile, Shoppers! Big Data Analytics Software Watches You
News  |  1/7/2013  | 
Immersive Labs' Cara face-detection software will detect shoppers' age, gender and other data that marketers love.
FDA Hops On Big Data Bandwagon
News  |  1/4/2013  | 
Dynamics Research Corp wins five-year, $50 million federal contract to help bolster food and drug safety, scientific collaboration.
Reading This Column Will Cost You 0.4 Micromort
Commentary  |  1/4/2013  | 
It pays to assess risk properly in making IT and other big decisions. Here's what not to do.
Big Data 101: New Vendor-Neutral Guide
News  |  1/3/2013  | 
Open Data Center Alliance offers a big data primer for enterprises -- and sounds a call to action for standards-based big data technologies.
Why You'll Need A Big Data Ethics Expert
Commentary  |  1/3/2013  | 
The looming issue in big data isn't technology but the privacy and ethics decisions associated with how, when and if results should be provided.
Big Data Profile: Mike Capone, ADP
News  |  1/2/2013  | 
We sat down with Mike Capone, senior VP and CIO at HR software provider ADP, to discuss career decisions, analytics trends and more.
Big Data Apps: The Next Big Thing?
News  |  1/2/2013  | 
Apps, recommendations, and 'data equity' could help shape big data in 2013 and beyond.
'The Hobbit' Creates Big Data Challenge For Moviemaker
News  |  1/2/2013  | 
Emerging video technologies create data-driven challenges for entertainment industry.

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