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Data science achieves the ultimate ROI: a craft beer

Digital marketing agency Havas Helia has created 0101, a beer that was crafted based on data.

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Who will unlock the giant data bottleneck in healthcare?

Healthcare faces a giant bottleneck when it comes to harnessing the power of data. New solutions are emerging from unusual places.

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Walgreens CIO starts with the customer and works backward

Having already produced a successful mobile application, Walgreens CIO Abhi Dhar is implementing Hadoop to lower the cost of storing and processing the large amounts of data that app is generating.

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Snowden leaks furor still spilling over into courts

Nearly three years after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden first leaked details about massive domestic spying, his revelations have prompted a broader discourse, especially among legal scholars, over the potentially invasive nature...

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Big data's big role in humanitarian aid

Mission-based organizations, including those helping the recent wave of Syrian refugees, are using big data to improve their response efforts.

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Disconnect between CIOs and LOB managers weakens data quality

Despite the promise of big data, most analytics projects suffer from bad data syndrome, the result of tension between CIOs and line of business managers.

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Open source Java projects: Apache Phoenix

If you have strong SQL programming skills and would like to be able to use them with a powerful NoSQL database, Phoenix could be the database you've been looking for!

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IBM doubles down on data with four new cloud tools

Data is what makes today's business world go 'round, and IBM on Thursday launched a suite of new tools designed to help companies make the most of what they've got.

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Big data projects on the rise (but data use could be better)

Companies putting big data initiatives in place report positive results, but most also say their business could improve by making better use of that data.

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This online tool can show you how much Trump dominates election coverage

OpenText's Election Tracker '16 is an interactive online tool that lets anyone view findings about about U.S. presidential election coverage.

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Study: Untamed analytics will take your business on a wild ride

The potential business benefits of data analytics are great, but the predictive models can also “go awry” and produce unintended consequences if underlying assumptions are faulty or outdated. Companies need a governance strategy to...

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5 reasons you need to hire a Chief Privacy Officer

Businesses are increasingly relying on data, but they're overlooking another key aspect of data: privacy. In order to keep up with the growing regulations surrounding data privacy, it may be time to hire a Chief Privacy Officer.

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Concentric use of information

Big data as it relates to person, place and population can reveal new and exciting insights for health care.

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Apache Hadoop turns 10

On the 10-year-anniversary of the birth of the Apache Hadoop project, co-creator Doug Cutting reflects on Hadoop's beginnings and where its future.

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Marketing tech firm wins $56 million in VC funding

Even as investors get more selective about where they put their money in the hot but increasingly fragmented marketing technology industry, big data marketing applications specialist BloomReach has won their confidence.

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13 frameworks for mastering machine learning

Venturing into machine learning? These tools do the heavy lifting for you

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Hiring a data scientist? You're doing it all wrong

Businesses and technology leaders have learned a lot about the importance of data and the need for data scientists, but do they understand what the role of a data scientist should entail?

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TD Ameritrade’s big data push 1 yr. later: Benefits coming from all corners

Data quality is improving, personalization capabilities are emerging, and the pace of innovation is on the rise

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