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  • 5 things CIOs need to know about data lakes

    1.The concept is still quite new. The term data lake, credited to Pentaho CTO James Dixon, has been bandied about for several years. But the idea of data lakes as corporate resources is still in its infancy, according to IDC analyst Ashish Nadkarni. A data lake is defined as a massive--and relatively cheap--storage repository, such as Hadoop, that can hold all types of data until it is needed for business analytics or data mining. A data lake holds data in its rawest form, unprocessed and ungoverned.

    Written by Bob Violino01 Aug. 15 23:11
  • How Big Data analytics helps hospitals stop a killer

    Big Data. Predictive analytics. Real-time. Actionable insight. There's a buzzword smorgasbord around the use of data to derive value. It doesn't help that sometimes the benefits can be esoteric, or at least hard to visualize. But sometimes the benefits are crystal clear, as in the fight against sepsis, one of the leading killers in the US.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud19 July 15 00:51
  • Why businesses should focus on wide data, not Big Data

    In these heady days of Big Data, a lot of organisations treat data collection like a Pokémon game: Gotta catch it all. But Dane Atkinson, CEO of cross-platform marketing analytics specialist, SumAll, says most organizations need to think wide, not big, when it comes to data.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud14 March 15 02:23
  • Small Data Plays a Big Role in IT Recruiting

    Job applicant tracking systems capture massive amounts of info on candidates. But all that data doesn't help if the best candidates aren't able or willing to complete the process. Going more simple and streamlined can make it easier to find talent.

    Written by Sharon Florentine20 March 14 19:03
  • 8 Ways Big Data and Analytics Will Change Sports

    The leading minds in sports convened in Boston last week at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference to share ideas about how big data will be a game-changer for fans, players, coaches, officials and front-office personnel.

    Written by Lauren Brousell13 March 14 17:44
  • Call Centers Suffer From Big Data Overload

    Nearly half of all contact centers consistently collect and report on metrics that they never use to improve the customer experience, according to a new survey.

    Written by Stephanie Overby02 Dec. 13 15:20
  • How analytics helped Ford turn its fortunes

    Big data and analytics permeate virtually every move Ford makes, from forecasting the worldwide price of commodities to figuring out what exactly consumers want, what it will build, where it should source parts and how to power its lineup of vehicles.

    Written by Julia King02 Dec. 13 11:33
  • For CMOs Big Data Can Lead to Big Profits

    It's become a common refrain that marketers need to become more data-driven. This infographic breaks down the pressures that chief marketing officers are under and the upside to embracing big data.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud21 Nov. 13 18:32
  • Big data blues: The dangers of data mining

    Companies are taking matters into their own hands with internal controls, open privacy policies, ethical codes and greater candor over how they're collecting and parsing personal data. But many wonder whether it's enough to allay consumers' fears as techniques for manipulating data multiply.

    Written by Cindy Waxer04 Nov. 13 10:05