Posts by Michael Goldberg:


Why Companies Should Care About XBRL Data for Financial Reporting

by   |   October 7, 2013   |   2 Comments

In 2009, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) mandated that all public companies disclose their financial statements using eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL), a standardized method for reporting financial and business data that allows for easier analysis and improved Read More…


Using Evolutionary Biology to Inform Machine Learning Algorithms

by   |   October 4, 2013   |   Leave a comment

When Lars Hård, an artificial intelligence veteran, discusses developing a recommendation engine for a consumer product like perfume, he talks about harvesting many kinds of data. Product data. Consumer search engine data. Design data having to do with colors that Read More…


Opportunities, Obstacles of Opening Analytics to Workers and Customers

by   |   October 1, 2013   |   Leave a comment

In this podcast, Michael Corcoran, chief marketing officer at Information Builders, talks about the value of analytics rising as usage spreads throughout an organization, and the challenges businesses need to overcome to achieve broad adoption of data-driven applications. Read More…


Washington State University Launches One-Year MBA with Analytics Focus

by   |   September 25, 2013   |   Leave a comment

As he was wrapping up his undergraduate degree in marketing in 2013, Brad Wilgus had one of those encounters with an academic mentor that can change the course of a young person’s career. One of his marketing professors at Washington Read More…


How Crowdsourcing Fraud Detection Can Help Reduce Tax Cheats

by   |   September 23, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Business process crowdsourcing, an alternative to outsourcing that leverages skilled professionals working virtually in a “private crowd,” is a method for detecting fraud that could help the IRS catch tax cheats and save the government money, argues Don Mackenzie of Lionbridge Technologies in this opinion article. Read More…


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Executive Survey Finds Backing for Big Data Projects Continues to Rise

by   |   September 20, 2013   |   Leave a comment

“Big Data” has achieved rapid adoption in the large corporate world. Corporate executives are driving new initiatives tied to critical business strategies and C-level executives are seen as essential sponsors. Organizations are still focusing on the “3 V’s” but are Read More…


Teradata Deepens Ties to Hadoop, Unveils In-Database R Analytics

by   |   September 19, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Teradata has been working for a couple of years now on a kind of convergence project—connecting its technology foundation, and heritage as a builder of data warehouses, with the big data trend that means analyzing more kinds of data in Read More…


A Look Inside the Hadoop Ecosystem with Hortonworks

by   |   September 17, 2013   |   Leave a comment

It’s still early days for Hadoop, but things have changed since some of the engineers who worked on the open source project established Hortonworks two years ago. For one thing, there’s a sizable and fast-growing marketplace for the software, hardware Read More…


IBM Watson Moves into Customer Service, Readies for New Use Cases

by   |   September 16, 2013   |   Leave a comment

IBM’s Watson won a kind of celebrity in 2011 when the artificial intelligence system beat two champions in the television game show Jeopardy! The performance on Jeopardy! demonstrated to the computer scientists who developed Watson that the system’s natural language Read More…


Focus On: Location Analytics

by   |   September 13, 2013   |   Leave a comment

The question of where—where are our customers, shipments, risks, opportunities and more—is becoming more important to businesses as more devices collect and emit location-based data. Projections from IDC that one billion smartphones will ship this year, and 1.7 billion more Read More…