How Many Data Scientists are out there?

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Editor’s note: This post by Gregory Piatetsky first appeared at KDnuggets.com. It it he dives into a key question regarding the possible shortage of data scientists. -bg Many people have read the McKinsey report on Big Data (May 2011) which predicted  The United States alone faces a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with analytical expertise and 1.5 million managers and […]

Top LinkedIn Groups in 2014 for Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science

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Editor’s note: This post by Gregory Piatetsky first appeared at KDnuggets.com.  It it he analyzes the Top 30 LinkedIn Groups for Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science. Overall activity drops about 25%, but  membership growth accelerates in Q4 2013. Gregory identifies 4 group quadrants and find which groups are fastest growing and most active.-bg We update our analysis of […]

Metrics and Big Data: How to measure the value of big data for your business

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With the herald of innovative, personal, smart and targeted marketing, ‘big data’ offers enticing and varied advantages for businesses. The ability uncover and harness data, to tackle and tame the informational chaos presented, is increasingly expected of most organisations. But how do you know how useful and profitable data will be for your business uniquely? […]

Big Data = Dropping the Big One?

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Editor’s note: This article was first published on Analyst One, a site focused on analysts and topics of interest to the analytical community.-bg Eminent network scientist Laszlo Barabasi recently penned an op-ed calling on fellow scientists to spearhead the ethical use of big data. Comparing big data to the atom bomb, Barabasi persuasively argued that the technology […]

Therapy for IT Insanity: ‘Big Data’ Deemed Mission Critical

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A new study concludes that 70 percent of Federal IT executives deem “Big Data,” as a transformative lynchpin for mission critical work.  Published by MeriTalk, an online government IT resource, and sponsored by EMC Corporation, a leading provider of IT storage hardware solutions, “The Smarter Uncle Sam: The Big Data Forecast” the study’s results are […]

Ayasdi: Automatic Insight Discovery

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Ayasdi is consistently innovating and garners industry recognition for this fact. Fast company named them to their top 10 Big Data innovators, for example. Here is what they had to say: For using a visual approach to take the guesswork out of big data. Instead of mining petabytes of info to solve a problem, customers of […]