A2's Latest Content on Big Data
posted in August 2012
34 items
Education & Analytics Make for Hot Topical Duo
Beth Schultz  
8/31/2012   11 comments
From our own Point/Counterpoint debate to news about the American Public University Systems, education-related analytics topics are bubbling up.
Big-Data, Politics & 'Beautiful Catastrophes'
Noreen Seebacher  
8/31/2012   18 comments
Big-data is changing the way presidential elections are conducted. But is that a change for the better?
Insurers to Apply Big-Data Beyond Risk Management
Beth Schultz  
8/30/2012   13 comments
Insurers recognize big-data's value potential across all business lines, not just for risk operations, survey shows.
The Advanced Analytics Degree: Worth Its Weight in Debt
Point / Counterpoint  
8/30/2012   21 comments
If you do your due diligence, getting an advanced analytics degree can prove well worth your time and money.
The Freshness Factor: Avoiding Stale Data
Noreen Seebacher  
8/30/2012   25 comments
Data has to be fresh to be relevant. But how long before it grows stale?
Rise Up, O Data Dictator!
Beth Schultz  
8/29/2012   18 comments
As data analytics grows ever more important for the enterprise, somebody needs to be dictating how to achieve a single source of truth and strong business processes around it.
People Are Cloudy About Cloud Data Security, Survey Shows
Noreen Seebacher  
8/29/2012   10 comments
There are some interesting tidbits buried among the obvious in Trend Micro's annual global cloud security survey.
Giving Your Data Away
Noreen Seebacher  
8/28/2012   10 comments
Gartner analysts suggest that open data -- freely accessible to anyone -- could be the biggest data goldmine in the world.
3 Big-Data Myths & an E-Chat
Noreen Seebacher  
8/27/2012   6 comments
Hyoun Park, a principal analyst at Nucleus Research, will share insights on ROI and analytics during an AllAnalytics.com e-chat this Wednesday.
Big-Data Fluffs Up the Cloud
Noreen Seebacher  
8/24/2012   11 comments
The cloud is proving a perfect home for ever-growing stashes of big-data.
Looking for Talent With Data Insight
Noreen Seebacher  
8/23/2012   32 comments
Data professionals are in short supply. How can businesses that need them find them?
Big-Data: A Love-Fear Relationship
Noreen Seebacher  
8/22/2012   14 comments
More surveys show businesses are embracing big-data, despite their unresolved concerns.
Big-Data, Big Politics
Ellis Booker  
8/22/2012   15 comments
With unprecedented amounts of public data at their disposal, the presidential campaigns have a massive analysis job at hand.
Solutions to Top Analytics Challenges for Executives
Anna Brown  
8/21/2012   1 comment
Watch any of these three 15-minute Webcasts for solutions to common big-data problems.
‘Best of’ Customer Intelligence Insights From HBR
Anne-Lindsay Beall  
8/20/2012   1 comment
Harvard Business Review is hosting the Customer Intelligence Insight Center, with advice on things like cutting-edge tools and technologies and big-data challenges.
Big Brother Grows Even Bigger
Noreen Seebacher  
8/20/2012   20 comments
In a column for the Guardian, Naomi Wolf warns, "The capacity is being built to identify, track, and document any citizen constantly and continuously."
Why Twain's 'A Man With a Watch' Observation Applies to Big-Data
Thomas Redman  
8/20/2012   3 comments
Sometimes a well-constructed small sample experiment yields more relevant results than what's pulled out of big-data.
Big-Data Disaster, Averted
Marco Vriens  
8/16/2012   18 comments
How Marco's firm helped a client sort through a big-data morass.
New Travel Site Hops on Big-Data Bandwagon
Noreen Seebacher  
8/16/2012   12 comments
Soon-to-launch Hopper plans to use big-data to revolutionize travel planning.
E-Chat This Morning! Data Analytics for Information Security
Beth Schultz  
8/16/2012   9 comments
Join AllAnalytics.com in conversation with Steve Durbin, global EVP with the Information Security Forum, in an e-chat this morning.
eBay Analytics Platform Architect Gets His Superpowers On
Beth Schultz  
8/15/2012   8 comments
Magnacomm, a.k.a. eBay's John Scheibmeir, becomes the latest analytics professional to join the League of Analytics Superheroes.
What Data Brokers Know Can Hurt You
Noreen Seebacher  
8/15/2012   10 comments
From the Big Three consumer reporting agencies to numerous smaller ones, it pays to see what data brokers know about you.
ChexSystems, Debit Bureaus & Tangled Data Brokers
Noreen Seebacher  
8/14/2012   5 comments
There's a lot of personal data out there, including yours. Here is how to access one piece of it from a place called ChexSystems.
Conquering Klout Anxiety
Noreen Seebacher  
8/13/2012   17 comments
Klout is supposed to measure your social influence, but all it does for me is increase my anxiety level.
What Data Brokers Know vs. What They Tell You
Beth Schultz  
8/10/2012   22 comments
Data brokers are coming under increased scrutiny to be more transparent about the consumer data they amass.
Garbage in, Garbage out: What It Means for Big-Data Quality
Thomas Redman  
8/10/2012   5 comments
The distribution of errors resulting from poor quality big-data inputs will vary from the random to the extreme.
How to Align the Stars in Your Big-Data Universe
Beth Schultz  
8/8/2012   12 comments
Particle physicists have learned a thing or two over the years about how to work well with big-data.
Behind the Big-Data Hype
Beth Schultz  
8/7/2012   10 comments
A new Gartner report plots big-data technologies along its hype cycle.
Relationship Analytics: An Emerging Branch of Big-Data
John W. Verity  
8/7/2012   26 comments
Graphs are hot these days – and big.
Shh! Data Scientists Are Really Plumbers!
Beth Schultz  
8/3/2012   12 comments
Data scientists are getting lots of glory, but it's not all glamorous work.
Settling the Big-Data Whirlwind
Beth Schultz  
8/2/2012   Post a comment
A new big-data resource site from SAS provides a single source of truth for big-data information.
E-Chat Thursday: Tom Davenport on How Big-Data Is Different
Beth Schultz  
8/1/2012   3 comments
Discussions points for a Thursday 2:00 p.m. ET e-chat include the three ways big-data-savvy companies stand out and other critical big-data differentiators.
Rethinking Retargeting
Noreen Seebacher  
8/1/2012   18 comments
Retargeting can be an effective way to follow potential customers. Or it can just annoy people.
Big-Data Analytics Stakes a Claim in Securing the Enterprise
Nancy Mogire  
8/1/2012   13 comments
A data-driven approach provides increased ability to anticipate and block threats based on timely, accurate information about good and bad defenses.