big data

  • Lies, Damn Lies And The Myth Of Following The Data

    Lies, Damn Lies And The Myth Of Following The Data

    We are told to follow the data and the truth will be revealed, but data tells many tales and it depends on the data and how you interpret it. It makes me wonder if anything is definitive if you can present two similar sets of data and draw wildly different conclusions, depending on your emphasis. That’s because data is a tool in the hands of humans and we can interpret it as we choose. Read More

  • Mo’ Data Mo’ Problems

    Mo’ Data Mo’ Problems

    The most exciting promise of Big Data—and if you hate that term, you’re not alone, but I think we’re stuck with it now—is this: the data collection happening on an increasingly gargantuan scale, parsed by modern data-processing and pattern-recognition algorithms, will unearth powerful new insights into our world and, especially, human behavior. Unfortunately this is… Read More

  • DataFox Brings Private Company Analysis And One-Pagers To Mobile

    DataFox Brings Private Company Analysis And One-Pagers To Mobile

    DataFox, the online research platform that allows anyone to track information about private tech companies, has now brought its service to mobile in the form of a new iOS application. The free app provides DataFox subscribers with access to over 500,000 company one-pager’s, private and public lists, and an events stream detailing recent news on companies tracked, like new hires… Read More

  • Healthcare’s Big Data Opportunity

    Healthcare’s Big Data Opportunity

    The hospitals where my grandchildren are born will be unrecognizable to what we know today – safer, cleaner and more efficient. And what is considered world class in 2014 will tomorrow be viewed with the same disdain we reserve for medical practice in the Dark Ages. Read More

  • Searching For Truths In Big, Enormous, Massive Data

    Searching For Truths In Big, Enormous, Massive Data

    We have so much data, mountains and mountains of data. In fact, there’s so much, the name ‘Big Data’ doesn’t even do it justice. Maybe we should call it humongous data or at least enormous data. Yet for all this data, it seems we are lost in those piles of data, no closer to the answers that are supposed to solve our most fundamental business and social… Read More

  • Tidemark’s Latest Release Uses Big Data To Help Finance Look Forward Instead Of Back

    Tidemark’s Latest Release Uses Big Data To Help Finance Look Forward Instead Of Back

    Tidemark announced the latest update to its cloud financial planning platform today, one that mixes big data from internal and external sources to give customers a way to predict what’s going to happen next, rather than simply report on what’s happened. Tidemark CEO Christian Gheorghe says today, too many companies are looking at their financials and not seeing the whole… Read More

  • Clustree Automagically Matches Internal Talent With Job Positions

    Clustree Automagically Matches Internal Talent With Job Positions

    Meet Clustree, a French startup that uses big data to find the right person for the right position within big companies. Clustree will help both good employees who feel stuck in their jobs and HR departments who might not think to check their own companies for the perfect candidate. “Clustree is a SaaS platform for talent management,” founder and CEO Bénédicte de Raphélis… Read More

  • Using Big Data To Fight Pandemics

    Using Big Data To Fight Pandemics

    Last year, I gave a talk at WIRED 2013​ on how anonymous and aggregated mobile phone data can be used to understand and combat the spread of infectious diseases. I described a study that we carried out in my research team a few years ago, where we analyzed aggregated and anonymized mobile data from Mexico during the H1N1 flu outbreak in the spring of 2009. Read More

  • Twitter Partners With IBM To Bring Social Data To The Enterprise

    Twitter Partners With IBM To Bring Social Data To The Enterprise

    Twitter and IBM announced a significant partnership today that will involve Twitter sharing its data with IBM for integration into IBM’s enterprise solutions, including the Watson cloud platform. The deal means IBM will gain access to the Twitter “firehose,” allowing businesses to incorporate insights gained from the social network into their decision-making… Read More