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5 Big Data Use Cases To Watch

Here's how companies are turning big data into decision-making power on customers, security, and more.

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KKring
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5/10/2014 | 1:19:08 AM
Big Data is great, but many don't know what to do with it
Big Data is great.  But so many don't know how to fully leverage it.  How does all of the data fit together?

One challenge is that most business schools, teach business in silos. Marketing, finance and operational silos. Once you get to their graduate programs, they teach in deeper versions of each silo. Business silos are great, for the efficiencies they bring. You can't get those efficiencies any other way. But business cuts across silos to get actual work done. 

What we should do is teach the collectors of data, the analyzers of data and the end users of data how it all fits together.  When you know how it all fits together, you are better able to determine how to best utilize your resources.  Without knowing how it all fits together, you are left with a disjointed series of data points that can confound people and at its worst, damage the company by making decisions based on an incomplete picture of what is going on.

https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140426140918-7115569-big-data-great-now-what-do-we-do-with-it
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5/8/2014 | 2:15:58 PM
HPCC
Jeff, very insightful Big Data article. Many uses of big data have a measurable positive impact on outcomes and productivity. Areas such as record linkage, graph analytics, deep learning and machine learning have demonstrated being critical to help fight crime, reduce fraud, waste and abuse in the tax and healthcare systems, combat identity theft and fraud, and many other aspects that help society as a whole. It is worth mentioning the HPCC Systems open source offering which provides a single platform that is easy to install, manage and code. Their built-in analytics libraries for Machine Learning and integration tools with Pentaho for great BI capabilities make it easy for users to analyze Big Data. Their free online introductory courses allow for students, academia and other developers to quickly get started. For more info visit: hpccsystems.com
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