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IBM Watson Food Truck Rolls into SXSW

by   |    March 7, 2014

Today, tens of thousands of music fans, film buffs and technologists converge in Austin, Texas, for the annual South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival. This year’s event brings together an eclectic group of musicians, filmmakers and speakers, from Lady Read More…

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7 Great Visualizations from History

by   |    February 28, 2014

Visualizations have always been about using data to tell a story. The great ones build narrative connections among data points in new ways, reframing the world—often a familiar piece of the world—so that viewers see important issues in a fresh Read More…

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Leveraging Regulatory Data to Improve the Customer Experience

by   |    February 25, 2014

Companies often struggle to derive customer insights from a varied mix of data types. One feedback channel growing in importance is regulatory data. An analysis of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau complaints data, combined with social media, provides a valuable window into customer experience and market trends, writes Steven J. Ramirez of Beyond the Arc. Read More…

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How GIS and Analytics Can Improve the U.S. Health Care System

by   |    February 14, 2014

Geographic information systems and analytics can help the health care industry make better decisions, writes Stephen A. McElroy of American Sentinel University. By using location as a logical nexus, GIS allows executives and managers to evaluate the interplay of factors that affect health care delivery and the operations of providers. Read More…