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Bernard Marr's Blog – June 2015 Archive (6)

Why So Many ‘Fake’ Data Scientists?

Have you noticed how many people are suddenly calling themselves data scientists? Your neighbour, that gal you met at a cocktail party — even your accountant has had his business cards changed!

 

There are so many people out there that suddenly call themselves ‘data scientists’ because it is the latest fad.…

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Added by Bernard Marr on June 28, 2015 at 6:00am — 35 Comments

How Much Do Data Scientists Really Earn?

Last year, there was much made of an unconfirmed report that a developer at Google was making $3 million a year. It made many people speculate that the high demand for data scientists coupled with the low supply was creating a salary bubble.…

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Added by Bernard Marr on June 28, 2015 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Big Data: The Amazing Numbers in 2015

Big data is growing — in fact, the sector is growing so fast and we are producing data so voraciously, that no one can afford to ignore it as a “fad” any more.

And, it’s going to affect all companies, large and small, across all segments of the market — from healthcare to public safety, and retail to wholesale.…

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Added by Bernard Marr on June 20, 2015 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Types Of Performance Metrics Everyone Must Differentiate

There are leading and lagging indicators in business. It is important that managers understand the difference between them and ensure they have both types of metrics to get an accurate picture of performance. However, there are also some important issues to watch out for.

All performance measures are, by definition, backward looking. They tell us what has already happened. Current trends are on merging the data and information from backward looking metrics or performance indicators…

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Added by Bernard Marr on June 20, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Quantified Workplace: Big Data or Big Brother?

Companies have more data on staff than ever before in history and big data analytics is making its way into HR practices fast. Analyzing staff performance is nothing new, but the extent to which we can now collect and analyze such data is going beyond all norms.

Sociometric Solutions puts sensors into employee name badges that can detect social dynamics in the workplace. The sensors report on how employees move around the workplace, with whom they speak, and even the tone of voice…

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Added by Bernard Marr on June 12, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Big Data In The Amazing World of Gaming

Big Data is big in gaming. Take Zynga, the company behind Farmville, Words with friends, and Zynga Poker. Zynga positions itself as a maker of “social” games, which are generally played on social media platforms (rather than game consoles like Nintendo, Xbox or PlayStation) and take advantage of the connectivity with other users that those platforms offer.…

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Added by Bernard Marr on June 12, 2015 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

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