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Some of the effects of this on the NFL will be obvious: players can improve their performance, coaches will change game plans, owners will sell new products and services, and fanatical fans will be more engaged. But these just scratch the surface.

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We Need to Learn How to Throw Away Data

Alice Bean | Posted 10.07.2014 | Science Read More: Large Hadron Collider, Science, Big Data, Big Data Technology, Decision Tree, Neural Networks, Science News
Alice Bean

As an experimental particle physicist working at the Large Hadron Collider, learning to handle large amounts of data is a necessary skill. In addition, one needs to learn how to differentiate between something that is useful and something that is not.

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Making It Personal: Why Everyone Should Care About Big Data

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living Read More: Big Data, Personal Health Care, Patient Experience, Big Data Technology, Philips Healthcare, Human Face of Big Data, Philips, Big Data Can Get Very Personal, Impactx, Health Care, Healthcare, Healthy Living News
Eric Silfen, M.D.

For most of us, the term "Big Data" sounds pretty remote from our own experience -- and not particularly relevant. An explosion of data, from millions...

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The Tao of Things

John Bates | Posted 08.17.2014 | Technology Read More: Iot, The Internet of Things, Internet of Things, Internet of Everything, Big Data, Streaming, Impactx, Big Data Technology, Technology News
John Bates

The Internet of Things, a massive ecosystem of interconnected sensors and devices, holds such great potential to change our lives that it is being referred to as technology's next generation.

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Who Should We Fear, Big Brother or Big Data?

Meryl Chertoff | Posted 07.29.2014 | Technology Read More: Online Security, Big Data, Data, Identity Theft, HuffPost Aspen Institute, Big Data Can Get Very Personal, Online Privacy, Big Data Technology, Technology News
Meryl Chertoff

There is a growing discomfort with this loss of privacy.

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Big Data Meets Fantasy Football

Jason Grill | Posted 07.27.2014 | Sports Read More: Big Data, Fantasy Football Advice, Football, Fantasy Sports, Technology News, Psychology, Big Data Technology, Sports News, Sports, Tech, Nfl, Data, Behavior, Sabermetrics, Fantasy Football, Technology, Sports News
Jason Grill

Fantasy football is right around the corner. The summer months will pass and before you know it people from across the country will be joining frien...

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Big Data vs. Relevant Data: Intelligence That Matters

Jim Yu | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business Read More: Big Data, Online Marketing, Marketing Tactics, Business News, Business Trends, Big Data Technology, Content Marketing, What-Is-Working-Small-Businesses, Business News
Jim Yu

Given the massive scale and scope of Big Data, marketers need to focus on what you might call "high-impact" data: intelligence that has the potential to drive more strategic decisions.

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Big Brother is Watching -- Do You Care?

Liz Wainger | Posted 05.05.2014 | Technology Read More: Big Data, Online Privacy, Internet Privacy, Privacy Online, Big Data Technology, Privacy, Technology News
Liz Wainger

We aren't going to put the genie back in the bottle, but as consumers of technology, we need to be informed and understand all the ramifications, positive and negative, of data sharing.

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Cloud Computing Is Here: Observations from IBM Pulse 2014

Phil Simon | Posted 04.27.2014 | Books Read More: Breaking Bad, IBM Watson, Big Data, Ibm, Anna Gunn, Natural Language Processing, Cloud Computing, Vince Gilligan, Big Data Technology, Books News
Phil Simon

I had the pleasure of attending IBM Pulse yesterday in Las Vegas. Nearly 10,000 customers partners, IBM employees, and media members arrived at the ...

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Privacy and Trust: The Keys to Effective Data Use

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 03.30.2014 | Education Read More: Online Privacy, Education, Education Reform, Big Data, Big Data Technology, Privacy, Data Privacy Day, Education News
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

This misinformation does real harm to students, parents and teachers, who stand to benefit most from the effective use of data when it's kept secure and used the right way. But you can't trust what you can't see.

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EXPLAINED: How NASA Copes With Daily Deluge Of Data

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science Read More: Nasa, Space Program, Big Data, Astronomy, Big Data NASA, Square Kilometer Array, Space, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Nasa Big Data, Big Data Technology, Spitzer Space Telescope, Science News

Every hour, NASA's missions collectively compile hundreds of terabytes of information, which, if printed out in hard copies, would take up the equiv...

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Wired Humanitarianism

Robert Muggah | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology Read More: Natural Disasters, Haiti Relief, New Technology, Big Data, Humanitarian, International Development, Philippines, Big Data Technology, Drones, Humanitarian Aid, Social Media, Disaster Relief, Armed Conflict, Aide Humanitaire, Humanitarian Crisis, Crisis, Aid Groups, Development, Haiti Aid, Technology News
Robert Muggah

The humanitarian community finds itself looking inward as it confronts twenty-first century emergencies. Some of the old guard worry that the explosive growth of relief and development organizations is diminishing their efficiency and effectiveness and in some cases politicizing aid.

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Decoding Social Influence: The Marriage of Marketing and Data Science

Olly Downs | Posted 12.08.2013 | Technology Read More: Marketing, Data Science, Digital Media Marketing, Big Data Technology, Technology News
Olly Downs

From a very early age, our decisions are subject to the influence of others. And although we all shrugged our shoulders when our mothers asked that question to prove her point, the same question is continually asked by marketers "If one customer behaves in a certain way, will others follow suit?" And more specifically "If one customer leaves, will her connections do the same?"

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Channeling Data: Using It to Create Powerful Marketing Strategies

Joseph Parker | Posted 11.24.2013 | Business Read More: What Is Big Data, Big Data, Big Data Technology, Human Face of Big Data, Business News
Joseph Parker

Ask yourself what's stopping you from succeeding now. What do you need to know about your customers or your company to improve your business?

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Why Keeping Your IT Team Focused on Fire-Fighting is Hurting the Business

Ian McVey | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology Read More: Big Data, Big Data Technology, Business Technology, Analytics, The Cloud, Information Technology, Technology News
Ian McVey

Most IT teams today know that a good amount of their time is going to be spent doing routine maintenance and fire fighting tasks. Network data demands...

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Making Big Data Small (and Accessible): Interview With SiSense CEO Amit Bendov

James Grundvig | Posted 06.18.2013 | Technology Read More: Business Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, Startups, Venture Capital, Technology, Big Data Technology, Techcrunch, Technology News
James Grundvig

Two weeks after the GigaOm Conference on Structure Data in New York, Gerstein Fisher held its annual Real Talk series. The subject of the investment management firm's lecture followed GigaOm's footsteps, as if by design.

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In Big Data, We Hope and Distrust

Robert Hall | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology Read More: Relationships, Big Data, Decline of Relationships, Data, Information Technology, Technology, Business, Social Issues, Big Data Technology, Technology News
Robert Hall

"In God we trust. All others must bring data." -- W. Edwards Deming, statistician, quality guru Big data helped reelect a pesident, find Osama bin La...

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You Can't Live on Big Data Alone

Catherine Becker | Posted 05.25.2013 | Business Read More: Advertising Week, Banner Ads, Big Data, Advertising Week Europe, Data Analysis, Data, Big Data Technology, Business News
Catherine Becker

No one can survive on Big Data alone -- the real value of big data will only ever be unlocked if you have intelligent people to help comprehend it in more real terms.

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Big Data Under Attack

Tom Silva | Posted 05.20.2013 | Technology Read More: People's Liberation Army Unit 61398, Mandiant, Data Collection, Big Data, Cyber War US and China, Cyber War, Brian Greenberg, Chinese Hackers, Cloud Storage, Big Data Technology, Hackers, Technology News
Tom Silva

Like hanging on to clothes that don't fit, most of America's premier companies are starting to do essentially the same thing with data. The reason? They recognize the opportunity cost of not collecting data.

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Future Science: Using 3-D Worlds To Visualize Data

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 02.20.2013 | Technology Read More: Google Glass, National Science Foundation, Cave2, Big Data, University of Illinois at Chicago, Data, Jason Leigh, Ray Bradbury, Cave Automatic Virtual Environment, Big Data Technology, Technology News

CHICAGO -- Take a walk through a human brain? Fly over the surface of Mars? Computer scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago are pushing s...

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Big Data Gets Personal in U.S. Cities

Ben Hecht | Posted 04.10.2013 | TED Weekends Read More: City Governments, Big Data Can Get Very Personal, Deb Roy, TED Talks, Big Data, Big Data Technology, Local Government, TED Weekends News
Ben Hecht

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoBig and open data is not just about tracking consumer habits and improving organizational effectiveness. Though certainly these things are important, we cannot miss the opportunity to harness this movement to move the needle on social problems that have long seemed intractable.

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Better Car Insurance Through Data

Phil Simon | Posted 04.09.2013 | Books Read More: Big Data, Texting While Driving, Big Data Technology, Car Insurance, Too Big to Ignore, Car Insurance Tickets, Too Big to Ignore Book, Books News
Phil Simon

Big Data is changing car insurance and, as we'll see, other industries as well. The revolution is just getting started.

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Aristotle Lives in the Era of Big Data: Interview With Infochimps CEO Jim Kaskade and CTO Flip Kromer

James Grundvig | Posted 01.16.2013 | Technology Read More: Big Data, The Cloud, Cloud Computing, Big Data Technology, Mobile Apps, Unstructured Data, Hadoop, Technology News
James Grundvig

Making data fertile, accessible, and actionable is making it useful and seamless, to be seen in real-time. That's no easy task. Pulling unstructured data, is a steep challenge for new and legacy enterprises.

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Smartcampaign: It's the Data, Stupid!

Karthika Muthukumaraswamy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology Read More: Mitt Romney, Campaign, Big Data, Technology, Big Data Technology, 2012 Election, Barack Obama, Campaign Data, Technology News
Karthika Muthukumaraswamy

In addition to the $2 billion spent this election cycle, the Barack Obama and Mitt Romney campaigns have also been feverishly crunching numbers that have nothing to do with dollars. There's another entity that's proving just as big in this presidential election: big data.

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What Does Big Data Mean for This Election?

Keya Dannenbaum | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics Read More: Communications Technology, Alistair Croll, Big Data, Big Data Technology, Barack Obama, Politics News
Keya Dannenbaum

If 2012 is the year of the big data, and data is power, and this power is wielded with such dramatic asymmetry, how is our electoral and governance process still one that can be legitimately described as by the people, of the people and for the people?

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