A2's Latest Content on Big Data
posted in September 2014
26 items
When Analytics Mean Hard Dollar Benefits
James M. Connolly  
9/30/2014   11 comments
Marketing may be the star in big data analytics, but other departments can play pretty strong supporting roles.
HR in an Analytics, Data Recruiting Conundrum
Beth Schultz  
9/30/2014   19 comments
The LinkedIn-style sourcing that's served human resources so well for so many positions is falling short for data analytics, big data, and data science hiring, one recruiter says.
Let Training Foster Analytics Understanding
James M. Connolly  
9/29/2014   15 comments
An MIT program profiled by InformationWeek is an example of what corporate managers need to gain an understanding and acceptance of big data analytics.
Big Data the JPL Way
Daniel D. Gutierrez  
9/29/2014   10 comments
Big data at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena certainly has the necessary three "V's" of volume, variety, and velocity, in a big way.
Give the Analytics Buildup Its Due
Beth Schultz  
9/25/2014   12 comments
The analytics mandate may lead to some companies acting without enough thought.
Big Data Gets Screen Time in Fall TV Kickoff
Beth Schultz  
9/24/2014   24 comments
TV scriptwriters are fascinated by this thing called "big data."
The Cloud & Other Forces -- Climate Change, or Just the Weather?
Leo Sadovy  
9/23/2014   Post a comment
Assessing major IT and business trends from a "what's in it for me?" perspective.
Rogue Analytics: The Thing That Wouldn't Leave
James M. Connolly  
9/23/2014   8 comments
It's time to put the brakes on rogue IT and get central IT and business unit analytics groups working together.
Big-Data Watch: Civil Liberty Infringements
Beth Schultz  
9/23/2014   6 comments
A new report from public policy advisory firm Robinson & Yu aims to open discussions about what happens when big data intersects with civil liberty.
Data Inspires Art
Beth Schultz  
9/22/2014   18 comments
Artists are finding inspiration in data.
7 Benefits From Using Marketing Analytics
John Balla  
9/18/2014   3 comments
In a new report, TDWI highlights the seven benefits of using marketing analytics.
Common Sense Has to Rule on Big-Data Bias
James M. Connolly  
9/18/2014   12 comments
The Federal Trade Commission's discussion of exclusionary and biased big-data initiatives can serve as a call for data scientists and their clients to ask hard questions of their data.
It's Your Data -- Own It & Earn From It
Beth Schultz  
9/17/2014   11 comments
Nell Merlino, an advocate for women's economic empowerment, is throwing her weight behind an organization aimed at enabling personal data independence.
Medical Calculators Bring Data Science to Treatment
James M. Connolly  
9/16/2014   20 comments
Healthcare professionals have dragged their medical calculators out of the back office to patient-facing positions.
What Age Has Dawned for Analytics?
Pierre DeBois  
9/16/2014   12 comments
Is there a movement towards consolidation among analytic vendors, or is this a time of second-coming growth of analytics?
Disruptive Discussions: Internet of Things
Kent Sanders  
9/11/2014   6 comments
Don't make the mistake of thinking that the IoT is just for home automation; think about the business potential.
Fitting Big Data Into an RFP-Driven World
James M. Connolly  
9/10/2014   13 comments
The old-line RFP model requires shoehorning an unstructured concept into a structured process.
7 Tips for Keeping Your Analytics Talent Happy
Beth Schultz  
9/10/2014   12 comments
Analytics talent could be even harder to retain than to find in the first place.
 Big Data, Big Innovation: Enabling Competitive Differentiation Through Business Analytics
Digital Audio  
9/9/2014   70 comments
Tune in Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 3:00 p.m. ET, as we talk with Evan Stubbs, chief analytics officer for SAS Australia/New Zealand, about big data, big innovation, and enabling competitive differentiation through business analytics.
Big Data: The World Beyond BI
James M. Connolly  
9/9/2014   7 comments
It's time to rethink our approach to data-related terminology and view big data as a giant leap beyond BI.
Lenovo CAO Sees Cloud Analytics as No-Brainer
Beth Schultz  
9/9/2014   13 comments
Anthony Volpe, Lenovo's chief corporate analytics officer, tells us why cloud was a no-brainer decision for him.
Fill the Other Analytics Talent Gap
James M. Connolly  
9/5/2014   7 comments
While companies deal with the data scientist shortage, they shouldn't forget the need to educate the average business manager about using data analytics to solve business problems.
Southwest Flies With Mu Sigma Learning Program
Beth Schultz  
9/3/2014   Post a comment
Teaching companies like Southwest Airlines about analytics at scale is a goal of one decision sciences firm's decision to offer an advanced education program for clients.
Space: Next Big Data Frontier?
Kevin Casey  
9/3/2014   3 comments
Relaxed regulations and greater affordability soon could fill the skies with satellites put there to collect images and other data for businesses hoping to get a leg up on the competition.
Making Analytics a Corporate Strategic Role
Mary E. Shacklett  
9/2/2014   1 comment
CXOs have to fix the disconnects between themselves and big data, one analytics consultant advises.
A2 Twofer: Big-Data Innovation & Decoding Employee Data
Beth Schultz  
9/1/2014   Post a comment
Join us for an e-chat on big-data innovation on Tuesday, Sept. 2, and a video chat on the decoded company and improved employee productivity on Thursday, Sept. 4.