big data

Analytics, Big Data And A Shocking Waste Problem

It’s a shocking fact that in the 21st century more than three quarters of a billion people do not have access to enough food to keep themselves healthy, while 30% of the food produced around the world goes to waste. It’s partly a problem of logistics – it’s expensive ...

6. Only big companies need big data.

A decade ago, I thought I understood big data. I had worked in information technology for more than a decade and had run a department that handled docs for some of Boston’s more infamous litigation. I remember having to order new drives and storage appliances to handle the gigabytes ...

A Search Engine That Never Saw The Light Of The Day

Search engines have been one of my most favorite tools since the first day I got to use a computer with an internet connection. It widens our mental horizons and makes resources readily available to us with a single click. It was all nice at first, searching for things and ...

3 Ways Big Data Can Help Small Businesses With Shipping Strategies

Heightened consumer shipping expectations mean small businesses must elevate their strategies in order to compete. Big data - while often reserved for larger companies -- is being recognized by small businesses as a resource to match customer demand, and compete with retail giants. Big data can be analyzed to reveal ...

No, Big Data Should Not Replace Thinking

Especially the strategic kind. But I'm getting ahead of myself, putting the conclusion horse in front of the post cart. Who decided strategy was a fixed, once and for all, proposition? Well, whoever that was, I will plead being a woman and an Italian to boot for not reading it. ...

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Change Enterprise IT

Above: A.I. will help in the enterprise sooner than you think. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Vladitto It’s been a busy summer in the artificial intelligence (A.I.) space, but the most interesting A.I. opportunities might not be coming from the biggest names. You may have heard about ...

How Big Data And Analytics Helped Deliver Olympic Top Performance

Across all sports, athletes and coaches are increasingly working with big data and analytics to squeeze every last insight out of every drop of data available. Nowhere is this more true than at the highest levels. The prospect of Olympic medals and success on the international stage mean at elite ...

How To Go From Awful To Awesome In Presenting Data Analytics

You’ve been asked by your boss to provide a recommendation about a problem or significant issue facing the company. Whether it’s continuing to buy banner ads on a particular web site or determining the optimal maintenance schedule for protecting equipment from failure, such business decisions require in-depth data ...

Competitive Intelligence: Turning Data Into Actionable Insights

Co-authored by Ed Shapiro and Don Rupprecht The advances in analytics and eruption of data are pushing back the borders of business intelligence. Your business can pinpoint opportunities, target investment, and anticipate and respond to customer demand with a speed and precision that would have been unimaginable even five years ...

The Big Deal About Big Data For Small Business

We know that “big data” is a big buzzword for big business. However, with all of the data sources that entrepreneurs have available, what are the promises -- and potential pitfalls -- for small business owners? To come up with a strategy and process for small business owners to make ...

Big Data Versus Cancer

Scientists develop a catalog of 1000 tumors with their alterations and drug sensitivities There are thousands of scientific papers dedicated to a particular type of tumor, a particular gene, a type of specific molecular lesion or the effect of a particular drug. However, there are very few examples of publications that ...

How Big Data Will Save The American Shopping Mall

It goes without saying that retail is in a state of flux. We’ve all heard the depressing industry chatter that accuses the Internet of killing offline retail. They’ll cite examples of once popular - but now vanishing - anchor stores like Sears and JCPenney, and the rise of ...