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Thomas Davenport on What Businesses Need to Tackle ‘Analytics 3.0’

by   |   December 9, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Several years into the big data trend, it’s clear, says Thomas H. Davenport, that vast new datasets and technologies available to analyze them are not just for Internet startups. A recognized global expert on business analytics and knowledge management, Davenport, Read More…


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Crowdsourcing a Potential Labor Source to Support Data Projects

by   |   September 27, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Advancements in a number of technologies over the past 15 years have enabled enterprises to access and analyze data like never before. Yet one increasingly important factor in leveraging data is decidedly low-tech: People, or more specifically, a crowd of Read More…


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Universities Expanding Big Data Analytics Courses with IBM Aid

by   |   August 28, 2013   |   Leave a comment

IBM continues to add academic partnerships to its ambitious initiative to train students as big data and analytics professionals, announcing collaborations with nine universities in Europe, Asia and the United States, and grants to 14 professors at universities in North Read More…


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Texas Uses Data Visualization to Combat Medicaid Fraud

by   |   August 15, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Pinning down how much taxpayer money is lost to Medicaid fraud is difficult simply because the successful frauds go undetected. But the U.S. Government Accountability Office estimated that $32.7 billion (or 10 percent) of state Medicaid payments made in 2007 Read More…


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University of Iowa Offers New Business Analytics Major for Undergrads

by   |   August 8, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Starting this fall, undergraduate students at the University of Iowa will for the first time be offered an opportunity to major in business analytics. The university’s Tippie College of Business approved a new track to its management information systems major, Read More…


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Oracle Survey: Skills Shortage Hurts Utilities’ Smart Grid Efforts

by   |   July 25, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Oracle’s second annual study of how North American electrical utilities are leveraging smart grid data reports that there has been great progress across the industry since last year. “Utilities are accessing valuable data from a variety of sources in addition Read More…


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IBM’s Big Data University Gears Up to Meet Enterprise Demand

by   |   July 9, 2013   |   Leave a comment

In the summer of 2011, IBM launched its Big Data University, a series of free online classes and certifications for professionals and students studying technologies like Hadoop and analytics applications after seeing the response to a series of boot camps Read More…


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Study Urges Travel Industry to Embrace Big Data

by   |   June 26, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Travel companies are at “a crucial big data crossroads” as they confront the challenge of harnessing volumes of new, unstructured data to improve customer loyalty, streamline operations and boost financial performance, a new study concludes. “The industry needs to step Read More…


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University of Tenn. Puts Value on Internships, Analytics Jobs Follow

by   |   June 12, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Like many enterprises eager to turn growing volumes of customer data into actionable business knowledge, Regal Entertainment Group faced the challenge of finding data analysts to do the job. “We use analytics in almost everything we do,” says Matt Carr, Read More…


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What Enterprises Need From Data Strategists: A Recruiter’s Perspective

by   |   May 31, 2013   |   Leave a comment

It’s not just about technical expertise. Enterprises are looking for data strategists, leaders who can influence business cultures “to make things happen.” That’s the message from Justin Cerilli, a New York-based executive recruiter for Russell Reynolds Associates with specific expertise in big Read More…