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Big Data Success: Decrease Expenses, Create New Revenue Streams

  NewVantage Partners 2017 Big Data Survey: A strong plurality of executives, 48.4%, report that their firms have realized measurable benefits as a result of Big Data initiatives.  A remarkable 80.7% of executives characterize their Big Data investments as successful, … Continue reading

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Pressed Data: Best of 2016

  In Pressed Data, my Forbes.com column, I try to chronicle the evolution of digital technologies, their business impact, and the people behind the innovations, business models, and new ideas. In 2016, I covered artificial intelligence—the 60-year-old new new thing, … Continue reading

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McKinsey Updates Estimates of Big Data Potential Value

Source: McKinsey, 2011 [In 2011], we estimated the potential for big data and analytics to create value in five specific domains. Revisiting them today shows uneven progress and a great deal of that value still on the table (exhibit). The … Continue reading

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Who needs economists when ‘the data speak for themselves’?

The Economist: Machine learning is still new enough for the backlash to be largely restricted to academic eye-rolling. But some familiar themes are emerging in this latest craze. In principle, these new techniques should protect economists from their own sloppy … Continue reading

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Internet of Things: To Fog or to Cloud?

BI Intelligence: Cloud computing, usually just called “the cloud,” involves delivering data, applications, photos, videos, and more over the Internet to data centers. The Internet of Things, meanwhile, is the term for the connection of devices (other than the standard ones such as computers … Continue reading

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China: Increasing Investments in AI, Big Data and Digital Health

Gartner: Despite the slowdown in GDP growth to 6.9 percent in 2015, China is still making aggressive investments to drive the adoption of high technology by local enterprises and organizations, according to Gartner, Inc… The massive consumer base and the … Continue reading

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