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Capri's Blog – September 2011 Archive (4)

Three recent news articles involving big data and Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, Sybase

  1. SAP co-CEO sees big future in lots of data | ThunderFeeds

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Added by Capri on September 30, 2011 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Barriers to hiring analytic people

You hear all the time that it is very hard to find and hire a great data scientist. Yet these scientists can't find a job, and are typically unemployed for many months after graduating or after being laid off - even those with 15 years of experience and stellar degree and accomplishments. 

So what's the problem? I'm suggesting a few possibilities:

  • Candidates lack business acumen
  • Candidates have poor communication skills, are asking too much…
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Added by Capri on September 18, 2011 at 7:35pm — 10 Comments

Creativity vs. Analytics: Are These Two Skills Incompatible?

In a nutshell, are great analytic people lacking creative skills? And are great creators lacking analytic skills? How to fix this gap?

Here are a few interesting questions:

  • Should analytic people focus on measuring, and nothing else? 
  • Do analytic people lack business skills because they were odd kids in high school, because the way the school system is working in US?
  • Is it impossible to hire great analytic people combining both soft and hard skills, because…
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Added by Capri on September 18, 2011 at 7:00pm — 10 Comments

A potential new type of threat, incredibly difficult to detect, and absolutely vicious

You type in a domain name, say www.wellsfargo.com in your browser (say Chrome), and a website with broken links, broken images and badly formatted text, shows up. When you click on any link, it "redirects" you to what seems to be a true Wells Fargo page. You try with a different browser (say IE), and you experience the same problem. You visit finance.yahoo.com, and you get an 310 error message saying "recursive redirect found on the web page". You do a…

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Added by Capri on September 10, 2011 at 8:49pm — 2 Comments

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