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Getting Started with Big Data? Here are Your Tips for Success [SLIDESHARE]

September 30, 2014 by Rick Delgado

Big data tips.

If one thing has become clear in the past few years of big data hype, it's that getting started with big data is more complicated than implementing Hadoop, and the concept of big data requires more company buy-in than an investment in a piece of technology.[read more]

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5 Big Data Hadoop Use Cases for Retail

September 30, 2014 by Sameer Nori

Hadoop for retail.

How does Apache Hadoop help retailers? Apache Hadoop is not just a data storage and processing framework - it is an transformational platform, especially for retailers who want to analyze customer data and improve revenues and the general customer experience.[read more]

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How Big Data Is Shaping the Future of Email Marketing

September 29, 2014 by Anand Srinivasan

Email marketing.

Despite the numerous eulogies written for email as a communication medium, they still remain one of the most preferred tools among retail marketers. With big data, email marketing can get a lot more personalized. One interesting evolution that the use of big data in email marketing will bring about is the gross reduction in what I call "legal spam."[read more]

Transforming Data Into Action [PART 1]

September 29, 2014 by Michael Fauscette

Finding the action.

Businesses do certainly need to become more data driven and in fact the business model for the Information Age is something we've referred to as "sense and respond." Moving from the old "make - sell" business model to the new sense and respond model requires data across all your business functions.[read more]

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Big Data Helps Mobile Gaming Companies

September 28, 2014 by Jessica Oaks

Big data and gaming.

Big data helps gaming companies like Zynga update their games, decide which features should be maintained and which should be improved, and deliver personalized user experiences. If today's mobile processor technology enables console-like graphics on tablets and smartphones, it must also be recognized that today's cloud-based video games enable real-time development and unparalleled personalization.[read more]

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Gaining an ‘Unfair Advantage’ with Predictive Analytics

September 25, 2014 by Kristen Paral

Predictive analytics.

Predicting the future is no longer just science fiction. Data tools today are smarter, faster and more intuitive than ever before, and data scientists are making what was once viewed as futuristic capability a reality in today’s organization.[read more]

The Internet Needs a Bill of Rights Before It's Too Late

September 25, 2014 by Tracey Wallace

Digital marketing and advertising ecosystem.

The Internet is our greatest shared resource, and recently, it's status as a forever renewable resource has been called into question. To thank for that? Lawmakers and lobbyists looking to make a quick buck or two off of a service we have all come to know as "utility."[read more]

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Is Big Data the Silver Bullet for Advanced Supply Chain Analytics?

September 25, 2014 by Ray Major

Analytics.

Leveraging “Big Data” is coming up more and more as a “must have” in conversations I’m having with clients and prospects, not only in the food and beverage industry, but in other industries that have supply chain applications as an integral part of their operations.[read more]

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Big Data Privacy Is About You, Me, Them, and Us

September 24, 2014 by Tamara Dull

The Big Data MOPS Series.

Today, we live in an always-on digital world. We work online. We socialize online. We shop online. We bank online. We support causes online. Not to mention, we drive on toll roads with our EZPasses, go to Disney World with our MagicBands, and check our personal stats with our Fitbits. We are living in a big data world.[read more]

Big Data, Big Payoff? Why Your Company Needs Data Literate Employees, Now

September 24, 2014 by Rishi Shah

Employees.

Big data profitability depends on your employee's data literacy. Big data won't go away anytime soon, and neither will humans. In the end, it is humans who need to set up data collection and visualization systems, ask questions of the data, and take meaningful action on that information. Your big data platform is just a tool.[read more]

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Robot HR: How HR is Contributing to Unemployment

September 23, 2014 by Shawn Gordon

Did human eyes ever see your resume?

We have all these tech companies screaming for more H1B visas and in reality, there is probably plenty of talent right here in the US, but HR is standing in the way of the two active parties in many cases, or lawyers in the way in others. There has to be a better way to connect interested companies with willing talent.[read more]

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CAPEX Deferred Eventually Makes the Company Sick

September 22, 2014 by Paul Barsch
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Risky Business column.

Instead of investments in IT, machinery, buildings and more, CEOs and CFOs are content to predominantly spend cash on stock buy-backs and/or dividends. Deferring CAPEX spend, or “sweating the assets” will work for a little while, but it’s not a strategy for long-term success.[read more]

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Big World, Big Data: The Modern Day Impact on Traditional Industries

September 22, 2014 by Monte Zweben
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Big data.

While Big Data has the power to change the world, you have the opportunity to use it to change your own operations. Incremental, data-driven change may not get the headlines, but it could get your business to the head of its field.[read more]

Why Are Organizations Still Struggling with Their Data?

September 20, 2014 by Lyndsay Wise
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Struggling with data.

The data infrastructure exists to support Big Data, operational data streams, data quality practices, and the list goes on. Best practices exist for organizations to follow to achieve a strong information management framework and tie data to business processes enabling decision makers the ability to take actions on the insights they’ve gleaned.[read more]

How to Achieve Big Success from Big Data [INFOGRAPHIC]

September 19, 2014 by Mark van Rijmenam
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Big success from big data.

A new study revealed that companies with Big Data experience are satisfied with business outcomes and that Big Data is revolutionizing the way companies do business. In fact, 92% of the companies surveyed are fully satisfied with the business outcomes of their Big Data initiatives.[read more]