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Latency, The Silent Killer Of Competitiveness

Latency, The Silent Killer Of Competitiveness

 Whether it’s the inability to “connect the dots” before the 9-11 attacks on the United States or…
A Brush With Genius: Analytics Help Detect Art Fraud

A Brush With Genius: Analytics Help Detect Art Fraud

Vincent van Gogh, Wheatfield with a Reaper, 1889 Image credit: MicheleLovesArt/Flickr When those…

Data Analytics Can Help Feed Planet

Millions of people living today in the Horn of East Africa are currently at risk from a devastating drought. Tens of thousands of refugees have already migrated to other parts of the region. While the ongoing military conflict complicates…
Data: The Most Precious Commodity

Data: The Most Precious Commodity

When you type “data is like oil” into Google you get 522 million results; while doing so in Bing yields a mere 270 million links. Do the same search substituting “gold” for “oil” and you…
Political Gamesmanship: Massachusetts Aims To Be First in Big Data

Political Gamesmanship: Massachusetts Aims To Be First in Big Data

A savvy politician will latch on to a good idea when it means long-term investments and jobs for his or her constituents. That’s what Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick
A Nose for News: Analytics-Inspired Journalism

A Nose for News: Analytics-Inspired Journalism

Most of what passes for news follows the well-trod path of he-said/she-said journalism. A reporter gets an assignment, interviews as many people as possible, then fills the story
Small Business: Seeding Growth With Analytics

Small Business: Seeding Growth With Analytics

Not that long ago, business intelligence systems were out of reach for most small-to-medium-sized companies (SMEs). For most SMEs analyzing data was not as critical as simply processing it through business applications. From a proprietor’s perspective, any data analysis…

Bay State Bets on Big Data

A savvy politician will latch on to a good idea when it means long-term investments and jobs for his or her constituents. That’s what Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has done by announcing the creation of the Massachusetts Big…
Worry More About Data Security

Worry More About Data Security

To expect data security to be perfect is not realistic. Inevitably, mistakes will happen and data will be lost. But such a realistic view does not mean glossing over those mistakes. If anything, realism compels us to take ever…