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  • Announcing my new book Data Divination: Big Data Strategies

    Data Divination: Big Data Strategies was written to focus entirely on strategy from how to accurately calculate ROI, present a winning business case and empower your workforce from the CEO down, to developing overall and project-specific strategies that actually work.

The FDA's big data hunt for drug problems in your medical records

Mini-Sentinel is a government project that proactively seeks evidence of adverse events that can be linked to drugs on the market in an effort to find and stop problems as fast as possible. It's a big data project on a specific mission and it's hunting through huge databases of medical records--and yours is probably in there somewhere.

Spotlight: Chinese military members caught hacking US companies

A grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania indicted five members of the Chinese military on charges of hacking and economic espionage.

Ways to win with analytics

An infographic built from a recent Lavastorm Analytics' survey will give you a good glimpse of what is going on in the analytics community.

Big data moving slowly ahead in human resources

While big data was introduced to the general public on the heels of the Snowden revelations with alarm and warning sirens, big data projects in the private sector have become so commonplace that they no longer see much fanfare. One of the quietest fronts is in human resources.

Turing Test reversal: 12 out of 13 human judges guessed wrong

On this, the 100th anniversary of Turing's birth, researchers put a test before human judges to see if they could tell whether they were conversing with another human or a machine.

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