A Degree In Big Data — Fast Track To Career Success

A Degree In Big Data — Fast Track To Career Success

Tuition cost is on the rise in most places. Therefore, prospective students want to know if choosing a particular career path gives them significant advantage. So will a degree in Big Data mean a fast track to career success? In an article by J. Maureen Henderson (Contributor Forbes.com), we see a number of reasons why → Read More


Big Data — Big Value For Marketers

Big Data — Big Value For Marketers

Progressive marketers in the last decade or so made use of analytics tools to gain better insights into consumer behavior. However, with the breakthrough that is Big Data, new possibilities have emerged. In a report by Ann Marie Kerwin (For Adage.com), we see, among other things, the new possibilities that Big Data has opened up → Read More


Big Data Helps Colorado’s Public Schools Make Progress

Big Data Helps Colorado’s Public Schools Make Progress

Some experts believe that the future of education is in personalization — You can’t give all schools and students a blanket treatment. Programs need to be developed to suit each student and district’s peculiar needs. But how is that possible? Big Data makes it NOT just a possibility but a feasible undertaking. Michael Fitzgerald, InformationWeek, → Read More


Big Data — Effective In Making Us Less Wrong

Big Data — Effective In Making Us Less Wrong

There are always opportunities to pick from: Which would turn out to be a great winner and which would be a flop? Experts make predictions that turn out to be wrong and we can have controlled experiments with large error margins. Greg Satell, Contributor at Forbes.com, looks at the inadequacies of previous ways of picking → Read More


Nugget Of “Big Data” Truth From Amazon’s CTO

Nugget Of “Big Data” Truth From Amazon’s CTO

If you are looking for examples of businesses that have created real value from Big Data, Amazon would definitely make the top list. So for those who would like to learn a thing or two about how to succeed with this technology, Amazon’s CTO (Chief Technology Officer), Werner Vogels, sheds light on a number of → Read More


Big Data — Behind The Big Success That’s Netflix?

Big Data — Behind The Big Success That’s Netflix?

Many people are turning to Netflix for their entertainment needs. You get recommendations that you really like. They make shows that people really love. What’s behind this success? Among a host of other things, Derrick Harris (Gigaom.com) believes that Big Data is playing a critical part in a movement that is dealing traditional TV entertainment → Read More


Big Data — Not Only Possibilities; Demands Responsibility

Big Data — Not Only Possibilities; Demands Responsibility

The possibilities of Big Data are seemingly endless. “What can it do for us?” is no longer the right question. What can’t it do for us? But with these boundless possibilities comes big responsibility. Michal Kosinski (Researcher at Cambridge University’s Psychometrics Centre. He co-authored the study on private traits with David Stillwell), draws attention to → Read More


Big Data — Smart Grid NOT Yet Living Up To Expectations

Big Data — Smart Grid NOT Yet Living Up To Expectations

One of the examples always cited when talking about the benefits of Big Data is the smart grid. However, it is disappointing to know that utility companies are NOT yet taking the right steps to make us all enjoy the full benefits of a smart grid. What are they missing? John Foley (Oracle), in a → Read More



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