Posts tagged data mining
Is Big Data Good Or Evil?

With all of the lawsuits working through the courts and all of the scary possibilities being discussed in the media, it has led some people to assume that big data is inherently evil. Once you believe that big data is evil, a natural response is to try and shut down the collection and analysis of big data to the maximum extent possible. While big data certainly has risks, it would be a classic case of throwing out the baby with the bathwater if the use of big data is shut down.

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Hacked By The Internet Of Things

One of the fastest rising trends today is the Internet of Things (IOT). For those who don’t know, the Internet of Things refers to the vast network of connected devices that communicate with each other to relay information. That information is usually captured by sensors. As sensors and transmitters become cheaper, more and more everyday items are becoming part of the IOT.

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Helpful Or Creepy? Avoid Crossing The Line With Big Data

One of the most discussed concerns surrounding big data today is privacy. While many powerful analytics are possible with the detailed data that is now collected on each of us, the sensitive nature of much of that data requires rethinking data practices and applications. This can include everything from how data is stored, to the nature of privacy policies, to the legal ramifications of the storage and use of data.

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Keep Your Data Scientist... Send Me A Data Artist!

There is a lot of hype about the new position of “Data Scientist” (see January’s Fortune magazine). I am always happy for analytics professionals to get recognition and excitement about what we do and I’m not really hung up on what title is used. However, if you take the time to think about it, the roles and responsibilities of a data scientist are virtually identical to what analytics people have been doing for years - a fact that seems to get lost at times.

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