Imagine a word cloud to represent discussions about how to make data useful in business right now. Based on what I saw at Strata in late February in Santa Clara, you would see “big” in letters about 4 inches high and the word “data” in regular 12 point type. As my pals at Gawker say, “Thatz Not Okay.”
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Intel cultural anthropologist Genevieve Bell discusses the era of big data, how society has just begun to be able to harness it, and how it can be a benefit problem-solving.
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LucidWorks CTO Grant Ingersoll made his case at Structure:Data on Thursday for why companies tackling big problems related to large sets of data should give search another look.
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In his talk at Structure: Data, Quid's Sean Gourley talked about the meaningful differences between "data science" and "data intelligence." While one is concerned with correlations, the other is concerned about solving problems.
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The hype around "big data" in Silicon Valley has left many people confused with what "big data" actually means. There are numerous news stories and articles which catalogue the disasters facing many large enterprises when it comes to analyzing large data sets. Most companies aren't sure what they're looking for or are confused with how to make sense of disparate data -- I...
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Rufus Pollock, Founder and Co-Director of the Open Knowledge Foundation, discusses why current hype around big data misses the point, and why the real revolution is small data, loosely joined• More from the Guardian on big data• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianThere is a lot of talk about "big data" at the moment. For example, this is Big Data...
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Data from studies can be helpful in solving problems, if you’re aware of pitfalls.
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The following is excerpted from "Too Big to Ignore: The Business Case for Big Data" (John Wiley & Sons, now available). Unstructured data is more prevalent and bigger than ever. This does not change the fact that relatively few organizations have done very much with it. For the most part, organizations lamentably have turned a deaf ear to this kind of information -- and...
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Over 80,000 data scientists from all over the world have now participated in Kaggle's data competitions - games where scientists compete for cash prizes to solve business problems for major companies. Kaggle competitions have helped improve premium pricing for Allstate, improve hospital pricing for GE, find talent for Facebook, and map the universe's dark matter for NASA....
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We’ve heard a lot about big data recently. Some say it’s the greatest thing ever; others want us to focus on so-called small data. Whatever side of the debate you’re on, you can’t ignore the need to do something with this data. The International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts the volume of data will grow by 40 percent over the next seven years. That’s a lot of data to...
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