Plan for Big Data Like It’s 2000

Thomas Davenport, April 24, 2014 Comments

Remember 2000? Everybody was very happy with the fact that Y2K had passed without nary a glitch, and the e-commerce revolution was in full flower. Most of the attention went to e-commerce startups, but IT-oriented people my age and older also recall that many larger firms were attempting to embrace e-commerce. While I was only on the fringes of that movement, in many cases a consultant or academic lik...

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Demand For Data Skills: Is Higher Education Missing The Mark?

Editorial, April 23, 2014 Comments

Demand for the deep resources of big data and the data scientists to make sense of it isn’t new. See this IBM infographic on the subject, a portion of which is seen above.

Whether it’s healthcare, manufacturing, or even the U.S .government, big data is helping organizations identify meaningful insights and solve complex problems.

This has led to a great demand for big data ...

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Potholes and Big Data: Crowdsourcing Our Way to Better Government

Phil Simon, April 22, 2014 Comments

Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Netflix are probably the sexiest examples of organizations using Big Data (re: petabytes of largely unstructured information) in amazing ways. It’s folly to think, however, that Big Data can’t be used in more prosaic, practical ways. Big Data is transforming many industries and functions within organizations with relatively limited budgets.

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Problems For Big Data

Big Data Virtualization Trends

Marissa Tejada, April 17, 2014 Comments

Big data virtualization is changing the way corporate data is stored, analyzed and processed. In the end, midsize companies can utilize data that can be applied to their market to help them make smarter business decisions.

Business View

Data virtualization is data integration that gives its users a business view of data. It is a unique solution because it implements a virtual data inte...

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Big Data Trends

How Big Data Is Saving Bankers’ Bonuses

Ben Rossi, April 15, 2014 Comments

This year will see the enforcement of the EU’s clampdown on bankers’ bonuses, which requires banks to restrict bonuses to 100% of salary. This has already had a major impact on the market with the likes of HSBC and Goldman Sachs finding ways to circumvent the cap entirely by offering shares and other non-salary rewards.

All of this comes after a tough couple of years for the banks ...

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Big Data And Bankers

Big Data And Open Data: What's What And Why Does It Matter?

Joel Gurin, April 15, 2014 Comments

Big data and the new phenomenon open data are closely related but they're not the same. Open data brings a perspective that can make big data more useful, more democratic, and less threatening.

While big data is defined by size, open data is defined by its use. Big data is the term used to describe very large, complex, rapidly-changing datasets. But those judgments are subjective and dependent...

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Does It Matter?

Plan Like It's 2000

Comments Thomas Davenport, April 24, 2014

Data Skill Demand

Comments Editorial, April 23, 2014

Potholes and Big Data

Comments Phil Simon, April 22, 2014

Virtualization Trends

Comments Marissa Tejada, April 17, 2014

White Papers

  • Big Data Innovation, Issue 3

    George Hill, Friday, July 19, 2013   // Comments

    Welcome to issue 3 of Big Data Innovation.

    In this issue:


    - Gil Press looks at the History of Big Data
    - Data has gone beyond data scientists, who can you find in today’s data team?
    - We talk to Chris Gobby about his experiences as the head of m-data at EE
    - Big Data can be Chaotic, Patr...

  • Big Data Innovation, Issue 2

    George Hill, Wednesday, May 08, 2013   // Comments

    We tackle some of the key ideas and innovations currently affecting those working in big data and analytics in the second issue of Big Data Innovation. 

    In this issue:


    - Chris Towers looks at what effect quantum computing will have on Big Data in the future
    - Randy Bean and Paul Barth share the resul...

  • Big Data Innovation Magazine

    George Hill, Thursday, December 20, 2012   // Comments

    Welcome to this issue of Big Data Innovation.

    As we approach the holidays I thought I would create a present for all of you making big data and analytics one of the most exciting industries to be involved with.

    We hope you enjoy the content of this issue, we have a fantastic interview with Ashok Srivastava follo...

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