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Content tagged with Big Data Analytics posted in August 2013
Pearson Expands Online Adaptive Learning To Science, Business
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
Pearson will use Knewton's big-data technology to power its online tutoring service for college biology, anatomy/physiology, chemistry, physics, finance and accounting students.
Where Do Data Scientists Come From?
News  |  8/27/2013  | 
Data experts aren't uniformly distributed around the globe. Prepare to be surprised at some of the best countries and cities for data expertise.
Big Data Profile: Michael Rappa, Institute For Advanced Analytics
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
Creator of the nation's first master of science in analytics degree, Michael Rappa foresaw today's overwhelming need for data scientists.
Big Data: A Practical Definition
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
Today's hazy definitions don't clearly illustrate big data's benefits, says one Hortonworks exec. Here's a pragmatic alternative.
Big Data Analysis Vs. Government Spending
News  |  8/21/2013  | 
Big data analysis has the potential to save government agencies 14% of their annual budgets, says poll, but few government IT managers are confident of success.
Big Data Planning: Start Slow, Let It Grow
Commentary  |  8/20/2013  | 
Don't begin with an end in mind. Allow yourself to be surprised by what big data reveals.
Why Physicians Don't Like Big Data
Commentary  |  8/20/2013  | 
It limits their options. That's not always bad.
Big Data's New Fan: Your CFO
News  |  8/19/2013  | 
While CEOs and CIOs fight over big data security and control issues, CFOs are making analysis plans.
Don't Be Blinded By Big Data
News  |  8/16/2013  | 
Making decisions based on flashy macro trends while ignoring "little data" fundamentals is a recipe for failure.
3 Basics For Managing Social Business Data
News  |  8/14/2013  | 
Social data management gets messier as more departments get involved. Clean up your management approach with this advice.
Homeland Security Picks Cloud For Training
News  |  8/12/2013  | 
Department of Homeland Security will use one cloud-based enterprise talent management system for all eight of its agencies to efficiently identify training needs.
3 Key Skills Of Successful Data Scientists
News  |  8/12/2013  | 
Big data pros need a variety of skills, but these three attributes matter most, says FICO's chief analytics officer.
Big Data Hiring: Unorthodox Advice
Commentary  |  8/9/2013  | 
Music majors, physicists and business domain experts bring fresh perspectives to an effective data science team, says Booz Allen Hamilton analytics expert.
DataMarket Aims To Be A Google For Numbers
News  |  8/8/2013  | 
Boston startup uses visualization algorithms to take data in disparate formats and let it be displayed together.
Big Data: Avoid 'Wanna V' Confusion
Commentary  |  8/7/2013  | 
The three V's -- volume, velocity and variety -- do a fine job of defining big data. Don't be misled by the "wanna-V's:" variability, veracity, validity and value.
4 Biggest Big Data Myths
Commentary  |  8/7/2013  | 
Big data will never eliminate uncertainty or answer all your questions. But treat it as a fad at your own peril.
Healthcare Analytics Sought For Population Health Management
News  |  8/6/2013  | 
Hospitals have keen interest in analytics for population health management, but tech is still in early stages, according to new survey.
Big Data Debate: Will HBase Dominate NoSQL?
News  |  8/5/2013  | 
HBase offers both scalability and the economy of sharing the same infrastructure as Hadoop, but will its flaws hold it back? NoSQL experts square off.


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