Posts by Michael Goldberg:


Five Things to Know About IBM Watson, Where It Is and Where It’s Going

by   |   January 14, 2014   |   1 Comment

IBM’s new Watson Group launched to develop and commercialize cloud-based cognitive computing systems plans to invest $1 billion, including $100 million in venture money to cultivate an ecosystem of applications developed by third parties. Here are five things to know about Watson at this important point in its history. Read More…


How to Convert Piles of Legacy Content into Valuable Digital Assets

by   |   January 10, 2014   |   1 Comment

Organizations collect enormous volumes of content. The stream of forms and documents can be endless – publication archives, training materials, proposals, repair manuals, photographs and other images.  The problem is that it’s difficult to manage these papers, scanned images, word Read More…


Focus On: Predictive Analytics

by   |   January 9, 2014   |   Leave a comment

Long before the term “big data” hit the lexicon, analysts were using statistical models to make projections about the probability of events to come. These days are different because of organizations’ ability to collect many more data points, from many Read More…


At MetaScale, Counseling Enterprise IT on Adopting Hadoop, Big Data

by   |   January 8, 2014   |   1 Comment

It’s been almost two years since the IT leaders at Sears Holdings unveiled MetaScale, a business devoted to helping companies adopt big data analytics. And to listen to Ankur Gupta discuss the company’s experience so far is to hear that Read More…


How Big Data Can Solve Marketers’ Social Engagement Challenges

by   |   January 7, 2014   |   6 Comments

For marketers to facilitate true customer engagement requires an approach that captures both big and small customer data, and derives insights from it to automatically drive the correct action in a way that’s timely and relevant to the customer and the channel she’s using, writes Carol Wolicki of RedPoint Global. Read More…


Worcester Polytech Data Science Program to Embrace Multiple Disciplines

by   |   January 6, 2014   |   Leave a comment

A year ago, Elke Rundensteiner, a computer science professor at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, organized a meeting to discuss starting a new data science graduate school program. About 20 percent of the school’s faculty and administration showed up. The gathering Read More…


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Data Informed’s Top 10 Stories of 2013

by   |   January 3, 2014   |   Leave a comment

A graduate student’s inventive use of graphical processing units (GPUs). A former Googler’s argument for using more data and simple algorithms to make predictions. A data warehouse veteran’s take on big data project failures. The rise of Hadoop and the Read More…


Birst on Designing Data Visualization Tools Business People Can Use

by   |   January 2, 2014   |   Leave a comment

How much should a business user know about Excel pivot tables in particular, or databases in general? Not much, according to Southard Jones. Jones, the vice president of product strategy at business intelligence company Birst, says that by incorporating familiar Read More…


Establishing Data Governance Policies: Four Issues to Get Them Right

by   |   December 27, 2013   |   1 Comment

A first-rate data governance policy improves an organization’s ability to demonstrate regulatory compliance, respond to legal inquiries, reduce risk and increase data quality and business process management, writes Chris Grossman of Rand Worldwide.
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How Analyzing Big Data in the Data Center Can Boost Your Operations

by   |   December 26, 2013   |   1 Comment

As data centers become more complex, the need for real-time visibility gained through analyzing data across systems increases. Gaining control of the infrastructure environment improves system availability and energy efficiency, writes Blake Carlson of Emerson Network Power. Read More…