Category Archives: Business Impact

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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Big Data Analytics in the New IBM CEO Study

The new Global IBM CEO Study found that almost one-quarter of CEOs say their organizations operate below par in terms of driving value from data. A consumer products CEO from North America summarized the feeling of frustration brought about by the explosion in … Continue reading

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Big Data Quotes of the Week

“I asked Hammond to predict what percentage of news would be written by computers in 15 years. At first he tried to duck the question, but with some prodding he sighed and gave in: ‘More than 90 percent.’” Steven Levy … Continue reading

Posted in A/B testing, Automated journalism, Big Data Analytics, Business Impact, Data Science, Domain Expertise, GE, Narrative science, parse.ly, Quotes, WePay | Leave a comment

New Research Reports on Big Data

Two new research reports on big data flash out its early impact on enterprise IT.

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Big Data and the Demise of Analog Retail

News today that the CEO of Best Buy has abruptly stepped down. According to the Wall Street Journal he did do apparently because of his “personal conduct.” But the recently announced $1.7 billion quartely loss is still the news that matters … Continue reading

Posted in Business Impact, eCommerce, Retail | 1 Comment

Big Data Bytes: “Information technology has entered a big-data era”

“From social media to medical revolutions anchored in metadata analyses, wherein astronomical feats of data crunching enable heretofore unimaginable services and businesses, we are on the cusp of unimaginable new markets.”–Mark Mills and Julio Ottino, “The Coming Tech-Led Boom,”  The … Continue reading

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Big Data Redraws the IT Landscape

What if current buyers of enterprise IT became the most important IT suppliers? Consider this scenario: By the end of this decade, a number of established and emerging enterprises will become big data-driven entities, expanding beyond their narrowly defined “industries” … Continue reading

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Big Data Bytes of the Week: The End of Big Data?

The end of Big Data? Based on his discussions with CIOs, reports Derrick Harris at GigaOm, Opera Solutions’ CEO Arnab Gupta “thinks the analytics market will crest around the end of next year as CIOs face enormous data spikes.”  Is … Continue reading

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The 7 Cs of the Cloud: A Big Data Taxonomy

What’s the new landscape of the information business as Cloud Computing and the Big Data Wave usher in the Age of Big Cloud Data (ABCD)?

Posted in Business Impact, Cloud Computing, Data Discovery, Frameworks, Information Business, Information Economy | 4 Comments

Crowdsourcing and Big Data

The Wikipedia article on Big Data says it “requires exceptional technologies to efficiently process large quantities of data within tolerable elapsed times.” The examples given (Hadoop, MapReduce, Cloud Computing, etc.) do not include one very exceptional technology, the human brain, … Continue reading

Posted in Appswell, Business Impact, Crowdsourcing, Data Scientists, Innocentive, Kaggle, uTest | 8 Comments