The LHC is making news this morning by setting a record of particle acceleration long held by Fermilab in Chicago. This
article marks the actual news bulletin issued by CERN, but this
article is more fun since it shows you some of the sensory evidence.
I thought it interesting to compare what an equivalent… Continue
Added by Theodore Omtzigt on November 30, 2009 at 6:37am —
Center taps into skills of more than 400 local employees, with plans for an additional 100 analytics specialists.
November 10, 2009: 12:01 AM ET
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the opening of the sixth in a network of analytics solution centers - this one dedicated to helping federal agencies and other public sector organizations extract actionable insights from their data.
The new IBM Analytics Solution Center in… Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on November 29, 2009 at 12:15am —
Our good folks at the national labs have been developing cloud computing for two decades, so what they are doing now is possibly an indication of what we'll be doing with the cloud a decade from now. Researchers at IBM Almaden have been working on the largest brain simulation
to date; 1.6 billion neurons with 9 trillion connections. The scale of this endeavor still dwarfs the capacity and capability… Continue
Added by Theodore Omtzigt on November 28, 2009 at 11:57am —
An occasional series in which a review of recent posts on SmartData Collective reveals the following nuggets:
News reaches us from Italy that there is a solution to this problem. Rather than subjecting each and every customer to the risk rating process, Credito Emiliano, a regional bank in Northern Italy, simply accepts a fairly durable commodity as collateral: parmesan cheese. According to Bloomberg, Credito Emiliano keeps cheese worth about 132 million Euros… Continue
Added by Brian Roger on November 27, 2009 at 11:28am —
According to several traffic measurement companies (Quantcast, etc.), Twitter's traffic is exploding, followed by LinkedIn, Facebook and other networks. Once you factor in and remove spammers, growth numbers look much more modest.
From our experience, we see very strong growth on Twitter, but after removing spammers, the growth is close to 0. LinkedIn shows a strong growth too, smaller than Twitter, but after removing spammers, LinkedIn growth appears much stronger than… Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on November 26, 2009 at 6:31pm —
GERMANY— Data protection officials in Germany are warning website owners that the use of Google Analytics to track people’s online behaviour is against the law, reports national newspaper Die Zeit.
Google’s web analytics tool can be used for free by any website, and according to research agency Xamit it is used by around 13% of German sites. But because web users are not given the chance to opt out of having their activity tracked, the federal data protection commissioner, together… Continue
Added by Amy on November 26, 2009 at 1:59pm —
Manthan Systems secures Series B financing from Fidelity International, IDG Ventures and DFJ ePlanet Ventures
19 - November - 2009, Bangalore | India
Manthan plans to use funding to target leadership position in Retail Business Intelligence & Analytics
Manthan Systems, a leading provider of Business Intelligence and Analytical solutions for the retail and consumer packaged goods industries today announced that it has secured Series B funding. The investment,… Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on November 26, 2009 at 10:49am —
Twitter is a PR / Word-Of-Mouth Advertising type of company, when it comes to how they could make money.
One thing that they must have been thinking about for a long time is this very simple concept: sell paid tweets on Twitter. This might be the holy grail for Twitter. How would this work? Each paid tweet would show up with a little logo, so that the user knows it's paid content. Paid tweets would be created by advertisers on their Twitter or Feed Burner account, and would then be… Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on November 24, 2009 at 9:56pm —
Why did Twitter receive so much VC funding (more than $100 million), yet they barely make any money. Continue
I believe that Twitter could be the new Google and the new source of information, in 5 to 10 years. Twitter could become the largest repository of news and content. The feature introduced this month - list management - is…
Added by Vincent Granville on November 22, 2009 at 12:00pm —
At the 2009 Americas Summit in San Francisco, I had the distinct pleasure of joining Drs. Kaplan and Norton on the Strategy Leaders Roundtable to close out the conference.
See the full video on the Execution Premium Community, where the conversation continues...
Added by Joey Fitts on November 21, 2009 at 2:33am —
Appirio, a company that helps enterprise customers leverage PaaS cloud platforms such as Salesforce.com and Google Apps, put a nice interactive navigator on their website. The Appirio cloud computing ecosystem map
aims to provide more clarity in the fast evolving cloud services market. It tries to help enterprise decision makers to accelerate their adoption of the cloud by trying to provide a standard taxonomy.…
Added by Theodore Omtzigt on November 20, 2009 at 11:18am —
A big FMCG company sells "paper napkins" of various sizes and pack size ( say pack of 10 or a pack of 20) through retail outlets in eastern India/ western India/ southern India / northern India. Paper napkin of a particular size and pack size form a distinct item and is labeled with a Universal Product Code (UPC). They aggregate the units sold across all retail outlets in a weekly basis and collect that data. We have 2 years data from them for each of the geographical… Continue
Added by Partha Sarathi Ghosh on November 18, 2009 at 1:30am —
Everywhere you turn these days, you are bound to be faced with one of these three subjects: Smart Grid, Predictive Analytics, and Cloud Computing. This is no coincidence! With the advent of smart meters and sensors, the Smart Grid is becoming more and more part of our daily life. In the past, we would only realize how important energy was when the lights went off, in the future, we will be able to adjust our behavior to utilize energy in a smarter, more efficiently and less costly… Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on November 17, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Bunea-Bontaş, Cristina Aurora, Petre, Mihaela Cosmina and Culiţă, Gica (2009):
The starting point for risk management and hedging lies in understanding a corporation’s exposure to different risks. Hedging is vital for corporate risk management, involving reducing the exposure of the company to particular risks. Hedge effectiveness testing permits firms to assess if they match the timing of the gains and losses of hedged items and their hedging derivatives. In… Continue
Added by John A Morrison on November 14, 2009 at 12:54pm —
Charles A.E. Goodhart Dimitri Tsomocos
12 November 2009
Liquidity and default are inseparable. Liquidity problems fuel defaults and vice versa. This column discusses the shortcomings of current regulatory proposals to address liquidity and default. It says that regulators must address “systemic markets”, not just systemic institutions, and need informative measures of financial stability.…
Added by John A Morrison on November 14, 2009 at 12:03pm —
Dr. Maximilian J. B. Hall
Professor of Banking and Financial Regulation,
Department of Economics,
Since the enactment of the new Banking Act in February 2009, with a new 'Special
Resolution Regime' at its heart, the debate about how to reform the UK's financial
regulatory and supervisory framework has intensified. A major catalyst for this was the
publication of Lord Turner's 'Review' in March 2009, which was… Continue
Added by John A Morrison on November 14, 2009 at 11:51am —
The easiest part of the interview process is the Thank You letter. Yet it has once again been the kiss of death for one of our job candidates. This is the second time in 3 months that one of our job candidates has been burned because of spelling errors on a Thank You letter. With the job market being as bad as it is, you would think that job candidates would go the extra mile and make sure that they are doing everything that they can to cover their bases.
It is important to have… Continue
Added by Jeff LeFevre on November 13, 2009 at 11:44am —
CARY, NC (Oct. 26, 2009) – Recognizing the growing need and challenges businesses face driving operational analytics across enterprises, SAS and Teradata are planning to establish a centralized “think tank” where customers can discuss analytic best practices with domain and subject-matter experts, and quickly test or implement innovative models that uncover unique insights for optimizing business operations. The Business Analytics Innovation Center will combine the strengths of SAS, the leader… Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on November 12, 2009 at 10:42pm —
Four short links: 12 November 2009
CRM on Rails, Data Mining on Hadoop, Disappointing Keynotes, The Teapot Effect
by Nat Torkington | @gnat | comments: 1
1. Fat Free CRM -- open source (Affero GPL) Ruby on Rails CRM system.
2. Bixo -- open source data mining toolkit that runs as a series of pipes on top of Hadoop. Built on Cascading workflow system for Hadoop that hides MapReduce. (via kdnuggets)
3. Andy Kessler's Keynote at Defrag Stank (Pete Warden) -- I'm sorry… Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on November 12, 2009 at 10:40pm —
Is the economic crisis over? What is the sentiment of people regarding US Economy and the future? These are some of the questions that many people ask these days and the signs are somewhat mixed. Dow Jones is close to the 10000 mark and some US Economy Indices show that the worse is behind. But do people feel the same?
To answer these questions 10000 Tweets containing the word economy were… Continue
Added by Themos Kalafatis on November 11, 2009 at 2:21am —