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5 Companies That Are Using Big Data & Gamification To Disrupt Market Research | Greenbookblog.org

Posted by Leonard Murphy.

Lately there have been several high profile new entrants into the "insights" business, most of them (but not all) from outside of the traditional market research industry. Examples range from some major global companies to small…
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Added by Vincent Granville on December 12, 2011 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

CEO Wish List: 12 Requirements to Make Workforce Data Business Relevant

Jason Averbook, CEO of Knowledge Infusion has written many interesting and provocative blogs that challenge HR to embrace data by “doing the dirty work.” If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to the Knowledge Infusion…

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Added by Mike Kennedy on December 12, 2011 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Now that data's going really big, what's next? | Forbes

By Rajeshekara V. Maiya, Infosys.

Each year, we add two billion hexabytes (that’s two billion billion bytes) of data just in social conversation. American companies, across 15 sectors, with more than 1,000 employees each store on an average more data than the U.S. Library of Congress.

New Commerce

Move over, Information Age, the era of big data…

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 12, 2011 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Analytics: The Widening Divide | MIT

By David Kiron, Rebecca Shockley, Nina Kruschwitz, Glenn Finch and Dr. Michael Haydock

November 7, 2011

How companies are achieving competitive advantage through analytics

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 12, 2011 at 12:33am — No Comments

Only One-Third of Companies Making Effective Use of Data

HOPKINTON, Mass., Dec. 5, 2011 -- EMC Corporation today unveiled the findings of the largest-ever global survey of the data science community. Spanning the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, India and China, the EMC Data Science Study reveals and quantifies a rampant scarcity across the globe for the prerequisite skills necessary for a company to capitalize on the opportunities found at the intersection of Big Data and data analytics. Only one-third of companies are…

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Added by Titus on December 11, 2011 at 11:49pm — No Comments

Turbo Mapreduce

Turbo Mapreduce (Or How to Run Sawzall on 1 Terabyte of Text in 7 Seconds)

By Silvius Rus, on behalf of the Cluster Team at Quantcast

A few weeks ago I was talking to our CTO.  I was looking for wisdom on how to convince Java users to start programming in a new language.  We had just ported Sawzall, a highly productive mapreduce language from Google, to run on our proprietary Mapreduce cluster based loosely on Hadoop.  Even though Sawzall…

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Added by Titus on December 11, 2011 at 11:50pm — No Comments

new book "Healthcare Management Engineering: What Does This Fancy Term Really Mean? The Use of Operations Management in Healthcare Settings"

A new affordable Springer_Briefs book "Healthcare Management Engineering: What Does This Fancy Term Really Mean? The Use of Operations Management in Healthcare Settings" is now…

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Added by Alexander Kolker on December 11, 2011 at 11:48am — No Comments

Analytics used to ban texting while driving, or drunk driving, are flawed

It is certainly true that texting while driving (by young driver) is dangerous, and increases the risk of accidents. However how do we assess car crash risks?

  • Are young drivers better at multitasking, and causes mild crish when texting because they drive more slowly?
  • What about training them on minimizing risks while texting and driving, since making it illegal does not work?
  • Likewise, you can train alcoholics to drive better (since they will never stop driving…
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Added by Capri on December 9, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Zementis newsletter - December 2011



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Added by Vincent Granville on December 9, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Analytics Magazine by INFORMS - Dec Edition

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 9, 2011 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Digital Reasoning Refreshes Text Analytics

This week another analytics company raked in a fresh round of funding. This time it was entity-oriented text analytics software provider, Digital Reasoning. While the amount has not been publicly stated, the small Tennessee-based company has scored some major federal contracts since 2004—and with the new investment claims it will be…

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 9, 2011 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Data Repository for Machine Learning Projects

Welcome to the UC Irvine Machine Learning Repository!

We currently maintain 211 data sets as a service to the machine learning community. You may view all data sets through our searchable interface. Our old web site is still available, for those who prefer the…
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Added by Vincent Granville on December 9, 2011 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Curing the Big Data Storage Fetish | Forbes

Marco Pacelli, CEO, ClickFox

Marco Pacelli, CEO, ClickFox

The idea that big data is going to change business is gradually taking hold in the ranks of senior management, and budget dollars are starting to flow. But there is a massive mismatch between how money is being spent and the support needed for activities that will…

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Added by Marcel Remon on December 9, 2011 at 2:22pm — No Comments

A Credit Score That Tracks You More Closely | Wall Street Journal

By TARA SIEGEL BERNARD | New York Times – Wed, Dec 7, 2011 12:23 PM EST. 

There’s no hiding now.

Anyone who has recently applied for a mortgage knows that lenders are already looking much more closely at your financial affairs. But soon, they’ll be able to easily delve into the deepest recesses of your financial life, accessing information that never before appeared on…

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Added by Marcel Remon on December 9, 2011 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Critical Thought in Legal, Compliance and Investigative Analytics

Interesting articles from the Postmorten-ediscovery blog (http://postmodern-ediscovery.blogspot.com/):

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2011

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Added by Marcel Remon on December 9, 2011 at 2:26pm — No Comments

10 tips for working with Hadoops | Cloudera

1. Use an appropriate MapReduce language

There are many languages and frameworks that sit on top of MapReduce, so it’s worth thinking up-front which one to use for a particular problem. There is no one-size-fits-all language; each has different strengths and weaknesses.

  • JavaGood for: speed; control; binary data; working with existing Java or MapReduce libraries.…
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Added by Marcel Remon on December 9, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Full employment through inefficiency!

Posted on behalf of Joe Ferrary, Horn Group.

According to the recent landmark McKinsey Big Data study, by 2018 one in two US jobs requiring deep analytical skills will go unfilled, and there will also be an under-served demand for 1.5 million business managers and analysts “who can ask the right questions and consume the results of the analysis of big data…

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Added by Marcel Remon on December 9, 2011 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Power Real Polynomial to approximate functions: The Gradient Method

In the real world rarely a problem can be solved using just a single algorithm, more often a solution is a chain of algorithms where the output of the former is the input for the follower.

But you know that quite often machine learning algorithms return functions almost always extremely complex, and they don’t fit directly in the next step of your strategy.
In these conditions, it is really helpful the trick of the function approximation, that is, we reduce the complexity…
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Added by Cristian Mesiano on December 8, 2011 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Leveraging Visual Analysis to Detect Medical Fraud

Discovering fraudulent trends and patterns within medical data is the modern day equivalent of finding a needle in a haystack. Private medical and property/causality insurers as well as government agencies are tasked with discovering and preventing medical fraud from within millions of submitted bills daily.

With health care and medical fraud costing consumers over $100 billion dollars in the United States alone, there has never been a more important time for…

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Added by Andrew Marane on December 7, 2011 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Statistical technology used to detect new planets

This article was published in many publications / newspapers over the last few days, see e.g. http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/12/06/many-earths-out-there-nearly-all-kepler-planets-may-be-real-deal/.

What's very interesting is that planet detection is based entirely on statistical technology: the planets can't be seen no matter how powerful your…

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Added by Richard on December 6, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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