Category Archives: Business Impact

NewVantage Partners Survey: Big Data Now Mainstream, Term Still Widely Disliked

For the third year in a row, NewVantage Partners has conducted a survey of Fortune 1000 senior business and technology executives regarding their companies’ investments in big data. This annual survey (see my summary of the 2013 report here) provides … Continue reading

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The Where, Why, and How of Big Data Initiatives (Infographic)

Courtesy of: The Emerging Big Returns on Big Data, A TCS 2013 Global Trend Study

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Big Business Doing Big Data (Video)

Paul Barth, managing partner at NewVantage Partners, on the results of a survey of large companies and their big data activities, at The Economist‘s Information Summit on June 4th 2013 in San Francisco.

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The Real World of Big Data (Infographic)

Click image to see a larger versionThe Real World of Big Data via Wikibon Infographics

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Big Data: A Revolution that Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier, authors of the just-published Big Data: A Revolution that Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think,  reacted sharply when I asked them if they are cheerleaders for big data, as one reviewer implied. ”We … Continue reading

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Kenneth Cukier Interviewed at Strata 2013 (Video)

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The Evolution of Big Data in U.S. Corporations

  Source: The Wall Street Journal, March 11, 2013

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The Big Data Interview: Sanjay Mirchandani, CIO, EMC

If data sits on a desk somewhere and is not being used, it’s an opportunity wasted Sanjay Mirchandani believes IT has to take the lead in adding value to the business in the form of big data “addictive analytics.” Mirchandani … Continue reading

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Big Data Quotes of the Week

“In traditional biology research, people ask a key question, or run a trial. They make clinical and molecular measurements to address that question. They use some statistics or computation. Then they validate what they’ve found in another, more advanced trial. … Continue reading

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Big Data Quotes of the Week

“The world is one big data problem. There’s a bit of arrogance in that, and a bit of truth as well.”–Andrew McAfee “…one of the most exciting parts of the LinkedIn platform and the LinkedIn ecosystem is that the more … Continue reading

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