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Big Data Quotes: Decision Making and Big Intuition

“Just because you can’t measure it easily doesn’t mean it’s not important”—Jeff Hammerbacher “[Predictive policing] gives the officers more direction, instead of driving around like drone bees”–Sgt. Bryan Clenna, Seattle Police Department “One of the applications of Big Data is … Continue reading

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Big Data Quotes: What Hath the NSA Wrought?

“So what are we getting [for the NSA’s investment in Big Data]? It sounds like the same thing big enterprises everywhere get when they have open checkbooks and no sound strategy: Ballooning budgets full of overhyped PowerPoint presentations and technology … Continue reading

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Big Data Quotes: Is a Bigger NSA Better?

“The effectiveness of data-mining is proportional to the size of the sample, so the NSA must sweep broadly to learn what is normal and refine the deviations”–Wall Street Journal editorial  “Now go out and gather some data, and see what it can … Continue reading

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Big Data Quotes

“Big data is like teenage sex: everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it…”—Dan Ariely “I’m a data janitor. That’s the sexiest job … Continue reading

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Big Data Quotes of the Week, December 29, 2012

“Listening to the data is important… but so is experience and intuition. After all, what is intuition at its best but large amounts of data of all kinds filtered through a human brain rather than a math model?”–Steve Lohr, “Sure, … Continue reading

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Big Data Quotes of the Week, December 22, 2012

“With more information and today’s cutting-edge analytics, we can not only create personalized cancer treatments, but also accelerate innovation, make treatments safer, and cut costs to fashion a more efficient medical system”–Colin Hill, GNS Healthcare “For some time, people have … Continue reading

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Big Data Quotes of the Week, December 15, 2012

“We make really great devices but actually if you think of our future, it’s in answering the question of how we put it all together and how we manage the data that’s coming out of these devices and encourage the … Continue reading

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Big Data Quotes of the Week: December 8, 2012

“There are a number of new business models emerging in the big data world. In my research, I see three main approaches standing out. The first focuses on using data to create differentiated offerings. The second involves brokering this information. … Continue reading

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Big Data Quotes of the Week: December 1, 2012

“Let us cultivate the mathematical sciences with ardor, without wanting to extend them beyond their domain; and let us not imagine that one can attack history with formulas, nor give sanction to morality through theories of algebra or the integral … Continue reading

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Big Data Quotes of the Week

“Data is everywhere. It exists. We’re just pulling it into one place and our goal is to make it consumable for teachers”–Fahad Hassan, Always Prepped   “A lot of people are changing their title, but they’re not really data scientists, … Continue reading

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