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Michael Fitzgerald writes about the power of ideas and the people who bring them to bear on business, technology and culture.
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Data Fog Blinds Marketers

1/13/2014
Companies spend too much time simply getting data into a form where it can be analyzed, professor says. That doesn't leave enough time for business problems.

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Rise Of The Corporate MOOC

11/27/2013
It's not your father's corporate training. EdX wants to help companies offer their own massive open online courses to keep employees' skills updated.

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Why I Don't Want To Live In Dataland

10/11/2013
Dataland -- a place where your activities are tracked 24/7 -- is almost upon us, say some researchers. Popular myths stress the advantages of a data-driven society, but there's a dark side.

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Big Data Profile: Olly Downs, Globys

9/25/2013
Olly Downs, senior VP of data sciences at marketing analytics firm Globys, spends his days finding the delicate balance between effective and creepy when it comes to personalized marketing.

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H-1B: Ripe For Reform

4/15/2013
20% of H-1B petitions granted last year went to just four firms, all outsourcers. That's just one of several proofs that the controversial visa program is hurting U.S. tech.

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Boston, IBM Plot Smarter City

3/14/2013
Public-private partnerships aim to deliver services that cash-strapped cities can't provide on their own. In Boston, pilot projects tackle energy, traffic and more.

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IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
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