"I recently sat down with author and thought-leader Thomas Davenport to chat about the future of working with data and other topics from his latest book, Keeping Up with the Quants.
During a Google+ Hangout, Michael Koploy of Software Advice discussed how both businesses and quantitative analysts could become better at utilizing analytics"
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"Hangout with author and thought-leader Thomas Davenport Recap: The Future of Working with Data" #Analytics #PredictiveAnalytics
"At Hotels.com, we’re using data from across our business, website and apps to better understand what our customers want from us and how we can improve the experience that we deliver to them. So, how are we doing this? ..."
"As big data descends upon corporations around the world, mid-level managers must pick up the pace and improve their analytical skills to successfully adapt to the new data environment and the opportunities it's creating, according to a recent survey by the American Management Association."
"Big data analytics projects are driven by business. Whether it involves marketing, finance, sales or engineering, the vision and subject-matter expertise always comes from business leaders. This was a recurring theme this week at The Data Warehouse Institute World Conference in San Diego."
"When a phrase enters the tech industry lexicon in a big way, and has a good way of crystallizing a seemingly overarching trend, it’s usually not long before the very same phrase becomes a victim of its own overuse and is dismissed as “all hype.”
"With a tsunami of new digital technologies all converging simultaneously — social, mobile, cloud, analytics and embedded devices — there has been, once again, a cry for corporate IT to radically change to enable the digital transformation of businesses. But here is the daunting and exciting thing: we're only at the very beginning of the next digital wave.Technology innovation is not slowing down or leveling off, but ramping up — and businesses will soon face a barrage of new digital possibilities. There is no time for complacency. Kim Stevenson, Intel's CIO, summarizes the challenge well..."
"Big Data is a meaningless term that attempts to describe what we've spent years doing: putting data to work. Forget all the Big Data numbers you've seen. The reality is that no one has a clue how much Big Data adoption there is, because few actually know what Big Data means."
"The Big Data Catch-22 — Getting a Handle on #BigData When Implementing a Business #Analytics Strategy"
"Big Data — everyone seems to have it and everyone wants to do something with it — and why not? The power of information lies in the ability to analyze and use it to your advantage. While Big Data analytics is one of the hottest trends at the moment, it’s also one of the most difficult to deploy. It’s not as simple as just putting together a business intelligence strategy."
"The data to measure the happiness of a city is already all around us, in the tweets we send on an hourly basis to the profiles we share on Facebook. And increasingly that data is being captured and analysed to gauge the health and happiness of a nation.
"As society becomes increasingly data driven, it's critical to remember big data isn't a magical tool for predicting the future."
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