Michael Fitzgerald

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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.
Articles by Michael Fitzgerald

Data Fog Blinds Marketers

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

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

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

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

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

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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