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7 Habits of Highly Successful Big Data Pioneers

The Big Data age is dawning. Just like every major emerging opportunity that presents an unprecedented competitive advantage across sectors, we might not know the ultimate outcome with this journey at this stage. But everyone wants to know: who will race to the finish line and come out on top? Whether you're the turtle or the hare, it's important to observe and manage the signs presented to you on the road to victory. Here's a collection of differentiators that will lead to…


Added by Radhika Subramanian on June 4, 2013 at 11:02am — No Comments

Your Big Data Journey - How would you rate your organization's success with data?

We’re all trying to keep up with the beast that is Big Data, but how do you measure your success? The trends around Big Data are moving fast, and companies are trying their hardest to keep apace of innovation and how to best find insight in their data.

In order to gauge where you and your company stand in the Big Data journey, we have developed a…


Added by Radhika Subramanian on March 26, 2013 at 7:21pm — No Comments

Guest Post: Big Data in Banking

John Gower is an analyst for NerdWallet, a website analyzing data from thousands of financial institutions to help consumers find the best cd rates, checking accounts, credit cards and more. He wrote a great article for our blog about Big Data in Banking. 

Read his blog here:

Here's an…


Added by Radhika Subramanian on March 22, 2013 at 7:47am — No Comments

What’s next for Big Data?

If Big Data is the way of the future, who is driving that future, how are they doing it and what can today's businesses do to be a part of this next wave?

In an effort to collaboratively explore this opportunity, I began a LinkedIn group dedicated to the discussion around Big Data’s future. The group is a growing community of analysts, developers, vendors, journalists and…


Added by Radhika Subramanian on February 8, 2013 at 11:33am — No Comments

Four Takeaways From the Big Data Paradigm Shift White Paper

The Big Data Analytics revolution is underway. This revolution is an historic and game-changing expansion of the role that information plays in business, government and consumer realms. To harness the power of this data revolution, a paradigm shift is required. Organizations must be able to do more than query their Big Data stores; search is no longer enough. We announced the…


Added by Radhika Subramanian on January 31, 2013 at 9:15am — No Comments

The Risks and Limitations of Visualization

Today’s need to leverage unprecedented amounts of available information has resulted in a flood of tools, services and models claiming to surface insights from Big Data. One model in particular, visualization, has received a lot of attention lately because of its abilities to organize and present information. However, visualization is actually one of the biggest barriers to insight because it places the burden of discovery on the user, and any tool that places the burden on the…


Added by Radhika Subramanian on January 25, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Data: You love it, or you hate it. You ignore it, or you embrace it.

Your relationship with data and your attitude towards it will be one of the biggest predictors of the health of your business in 2013 and beyond. Why? Because the data revolution is upon us, and organizations are reaching the limit of possible improvements based on older methods. The transformational change occurring in organizations today is dependent upon adopting insight from data for visibility and profit improvement.

Some business sectors have a natural affinity for data.…


Added by Radhika Subramanian on January 17, 2013 at 9:31am — No Comments

Big Data Flying Lessons: Analyzing the Friendly Skies

Have you ever wondered about the logistics of what it takes to pull off transporting you and your bags from your home to your destination and back again? Have you ever imagined what it might be like to work for the airlines and be in charge of scheduling flights? Believe it or not, the computational complexity of airline travel planning is some of the most complicated in the world. Every traveler understands the criticality of time in the airline business. And if your business is…


Added by Radhika Subramanian on January 10, 2013 at 8:07am — No Comments

What Question Should I Ask? The Case Against Search for Big Data Analytics

When it comes to Big Data, one of the largest data sets in the world is the Internet. Thanks to Google, the Internet is essentially indexed as though it were a massive database. Consequently, the world’s 1.9 billion Internet users are conditioned to search, relying on Google or other search engines to find the answers they are looking for. The problem with the Google approach to Big Data is: What if you don’t know what question to ask?

That is the real challenge [and…


Added by Radhika Subramanian on December 20, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Three Misconceptions About Barriers to Big Data Analytics

The data tsunami is upon us – most organizations are drowning in it. The presidential election delivered on the promise of Big Data through Nate Silver’s masterful use of predictive analytics, namely that ‘there is gold in them hills’ of data. Analytics can convert this raw data into gold. But does every organization need a Nate Silver to find that gold?

That’s the…


Added by Radhika Subramanian on November 15, 2012 at 8:21am — No Comments

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