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Pitching data science budget

Pitching Your 2018 Data Science Budget

Last week we offered some suggestions on how to attack your data management initiatives in 2018 according to your organization’s level of data expertise.  This week we follow up with some tips on how to pitch those new data science technologies and initiatives to increase...

How Big Data Helps Detect Hacking

Cyberattacks have become increasingly damaging and visible in recent years, in part because of numerous, high-profile instances of hacking affecting everything from your personal files to global election outcomes.   And, in fact, hacking is no longer just about unauthorized access to, or loss of data. As...

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Biometrics and Big Data: Facial Recognition

A key feature of big data is its lack of structure - we’re talking about the stuff that doesn’t fit neatly into excel columns or that is easily described on first glance using numbers or other descriptors.  This includes things such as images, satellite data...

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The Difference Between an Actuary and a Data Scientist

The hot new thing, data science, isn’t so new after all. Since the advent of modern actuarial science in the late 1980s, insurance companies have relied on actuaries to use math and statistics to anticipate the future.   "A data scientist is a statistician who lives in...

Are you taking the right approach to big data staffing?

The big data and predictive analytics landscape continues to shift rapidly as old practices are phased out and new technologies enter the mainstream on a virtually constant basis.  As these changes continue to play out, business and IT managers face immense challenges when it comes...

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The Sad Future of the Corporate IT Department

People in the tech world love to speculate on the future structure of the corporate IT department. While we cannot know precisely how this change will manifest, there are undeniable trends towards a more engaged and decentralized IT presence in organizations. This may...