Analytics

For Best Data Analytics, Collaboration is Key

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A new report from research firm IDC suggests that “Big Data” projects yield best results when a company’s IT, analytics, and line of business (LOB) units collaborate tightly together. Seems obvious, right? Except that, as interest in analytics increases among companies, there’s the perception that employees tasked with data crunching can (and should) do their jobs without the involvement of other business units; the rise of powerful “self-service” business-intelligence tools has only emphasized that theme. With many companies’ personnel resources… continue…

Employers Can’t Find Enough Scala Talent

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Some have wondered whether the recent release of Java 8 could be bad news for Scala, which gained fans with its functional programming capabilities on the Java Virtual Machine. Scala’s creator Martin Odersky doesn’t believe it. He’s said the release will bring the Scala and Java communities closer together. And Typesafe, the company Odersky created to support and promote Scala, is touting it as good news for all. Click here to find Scala jobs. “Typesafe is excited to see Java… continue…

Google’s Century-Long Survey Offers Management Tips

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Google wants to conduct a century-long survey of its employees. That’s an ambitious goal, to put it mildly—most companies don’t think much beyond the next few quarters, if that. But Google feels that, if it can run twice-annual surveys of 4,000 employees through 2114 or so, it can gain some profound insights into the long-term effects of corporate decision-making. Click here to find more HR jobs. “We ask about traits that are static, like personality; characteristics that change, like attitudes… continue…

The Next Big Data Arena: Fraud Prevention

In the wake of some high-profile data breaches, tech vendors are heavily promoting anti-fraud analytics. continue…

IBM Denies Giving Client Data to NSA

In a blog posting, IBM insists that it hasn’t been involved in PRISM or other surveillance efforts. continue…

Goldman Sachs Ambivalent on Bitcoin

In a new report, the investment firm suggests that Bitcoin “likely can’t work as a currency.” continue…

‘Moneyball’ and the Limits of Data

The right combination of data analytics has helped win many a championship; but an over-reliance on “Big Data” can also lead to disaster. continue…

Oracle Buys Yet Another Marketing Analytics Firm

Acquiring BlueKai could help Oracle better compete against Salesforce. continue…

Intel’s Data Platform Expands Its Analytics Reach

The analytics toolkit is very much a sequel to Intel’s Hadoop distribution, which it released last year. continue…

Shocker: Internet of Things Poised to Grow Bigger

Manufacturers will produce roughly 6.18 billion Internet-enabled devices this year, according to a new report. continue…