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Category: 'Big Data' Blog Posts

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Digital Workplaces Need a Balance of Aptitudes

by Carol Rozwell  |  November 4, 2015

At some point in my childhood I needed glasses. When I got that first pair of spectacles, I began to notice all the other people in my milieu who also...

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What Happened to the Netflix Prize?

by Martin Kihn  |  November 3, 2015

You remember it: the highly publicized competition in which no less than the world as we know it was challenged to beat Netflix's incumbent recommendation engine by -- well, I...

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Analytics: Machines Flourish, People Flounder

by Robert Hetu  |  November 2, 2015

The promise of big data is that when advanced analytics are applied to it we can learn new and different things that will allow business to progress. The problem is...

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Gold Coast Symposium Recap

by Nick Heudecker  |  October 30, 2015

Gartner’s CIO and IT Leader Symposium in Gold Coast is (probably) the third largest Symposium behind Orlando and Barcelona. This means I had fewer 1:1s with attendees, but they were...

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Do You, oh CIO, CMO, LoB, CDO, Not Fear These Questions?

by Michael Maoz  |  October 29, 2015

Why should we trust you? When were you there for us? Can you tell us the last time you mattered in our lives? How much profit have you made from...

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What Marketers Should Know About Big Data

by Martin Kihn  |  October 27, 2015

There’s a quote near the top of Philipp Janert’s instant classic Data Analysis Using Open Source Tools: [I]t seems that for many people in the tech field, ‘data’ has become...

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Our Digital Future: What's Really Behind REI's #OptOutside

by Jack Santos  |  October 27, 2015

REI took a bold move yesterday. They announced they are closing their stores on Black Friday - the biggest shopping day of the year - to let their employees play...

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Retailers Increasing Predictive Analytics Capabilities

by Robert Hetu  |  October 22, 2015

My 2012 research about changing the face and use of analytics in retail reported that less than 15% of large retailers were using predictive analytics. Hopefully we are seeing growth...

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A Day In the Life of An Analyst at BI Summit, Munich - Day 2

by Alan Duncan  |  October 19, 2015

First up, I'm delighted to report that the FitBit thing is working...! There's a combination of stimuli - showing how much I'm walking, how much I'm drinking, and the calorie counting function...

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A Day In the Life of an Analyst at Gartner BI Summit, Munich - Day 1

by Alan Duncan  |  October 15, 2015

Taking a prompt from my esteemed colleague Andrew White and his epic blog notes from the Gartner Symposium in Orlando, I thought it was time to put fingers to the...

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