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August 2013 Blog Posts (38)

Will Data Science Forever Change Branding Strategies? Here is a Glimpse of The Future Company

Know the numbers, know your business! 

Numbers are the fundamental language of business. The bottom-line on the income statement is a number. The business plan is expressed specifically as numbers on the operating budget, numbers that may derive largely from statistical projections of revenues and costs.…


Added by Tullio Siragusa on August 15, 2013 at 6:18am — No Comments

Probably Predictive

There’s been a great deal of discussion over the past several weeks regarding data mining and predictive models.  Terms like “meta data” and “algorithm” are fast moving from the domain of IT practitioners and into the realm of water cooler discussion.  This might be a good opportunity to briefly review some of these concepts in order to better understand data mining practices and standards.

First, some terms.  

Meta Data - refers…


Added by James Sullivan on August 15, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Weekly Digest - August 19

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Added by Vincent Granville on August 14, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Batch vs. Real Time Data Processing

Batch data processing is an efficient way of processing high volumes of data is where a group of transactions is collected over a period of time. Data is collected, entered, processed and then the batch…


Added by Michael Walker on August 13, 2013 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

PJM market data used to reveal demand response market insights


check out the demand response market profile at PJM 

demand response wholesale market

Added by Parag Patil on August 12, 2013 at 11:04am — No Comments

Big Data’s Missing Component: Data Suction Appliance


Fari Payandeh

Fari Payandeh

Aug 12, 2013

May I say at the outset that I know the phrase “Data Suction Appliance” sounds awkward at its best and downright awful at its worst. Honestly, I don’t feel that bad! These are some of the…


Added by Fari Payandeh on August 11, 2013 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

A new type of weapons-grade secure email

With email encryption being targeted by the government as if it was criminal activity (read the story about the Lavabit platform shut down by the government because it was used by Edward Snowden in the recent NSA leak), this could be a great opportunity for mathematicians and data scientists:…


Added by Vincent Granville on August 10, 2013 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

Measuring Risk

Most companies work regularly to reduce risk without truly understanding exactly what risk really is, or how much it should be reduced.  Some managers will tell you that risk exists, but they won’t be able to tell you where or to what extent.  Others can identify where a risk might lie, but can not tell you the impact to the company should the identified risky event occur.

Most technology managers tend to talk about risk in terms of security and disaster…


Added by James Sullivan on August 9, 2013 at 9:02am — No Comments

60+ R resources

And other great resources and articles from top news outlets:


Added by Vincent Granville on August 7, 2013 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Agile Data Quality Best Practices

How enterprises can accelerate the creation of new data quality solutions while aligning with business goals.

Article originally published on by Philip Russom, TDWI…


Added by Vincent Granville on August 7, 2013 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Hadoop: What It Is And Why It’s Such A Big Deal

Guest blog post by Francesca Krihely.

Here’s a prediction and a challenge, rolled into one. Whatever the level of your present understanding of Hadoop, in short, you’re going to hear a lot more about Hadoop in…


Added by Vincent Granville on August 7, 2013 at 8:03pm — 1 Comment

HR Technology Trends for 2014

When so many thought leaders gather in one place, there is sure to be some highly insightful conversations and more importantly, some solid conclusions reached about the current climate of HR.  Industry experts recently gathered in Chicago for the SHRM Annual Conference to discuss HR technology trends, among other topics.  Their conclusions about the top 10 HR technology trends for 2014 give us a clear glimpse into what HR leaders are talking about and will continue to talk about during the…


Added by Bridget Mead on August 5, 2013 at 8:51am — No Comments

Important message to Gmail users

If you have a Gmail account (and most of us do), you might have noticed a new feature that Google is slowly deploying across all users. Not everybody is impacted yet, though more and more users are every day, and it is still possible to reverse back to the old Gmail if you don't like it.

Google, in the new Gmail version,…


Added by Vincent Granville on August 4, 2013 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Big Data: Understand the customer course on the net before he buys


Marketing is being redefined by the changing habits of consumers, by the limitless choice for placing ads and the access to customers through a variety of channels. As a result, many companies are changing their plan of action and the allocation of their budgets for the different channels, including the web, campaigns, including mobile, social media, etc.

Recent studies which have analyzed the course of online shoppers, indicate that traditional marketing campaigns…


Added by Michel Bruley on August 1, 2013 at 11:44pm — No Comments

Natural Language Processing (handling unstructrued data)

Unless you are in voice recognition, machine learning, or artificial intelligence already Natural Language Processing (NLP) is not a mainstream technology many of us are familiar with.

See my post How to build better systems – What is Natural Language Processing? at:

Applied Enterprise Architecture: or…


Added by James Parnitzke on August 1, 2013 at 10:15am — No Comments

How To Avoid The Big Data Quicksand

These are not ordinary times for CIO's. The news about Netflix's Big Data success, and Big Data's involvement in predicting the last election results might have created a buzz among the IT workers, but it was the NSA's surveillance news that established a beachhead for Big Data in the public arena. Business managers might become nervous about what the competition is…


Added by Fari Payandeh on August 1, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

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