Data scientists are not restricted to big data jobs which means big data users have to compete harder for talent.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration needs help from private companies in making all of its data accessible to the public
Much ado is made about how big data can rev up revenues, usually in light of product innovation or creating new lines of revenue streams. Little is said of the reverse positive that can also be found through big data: sometimes the big money is in scaling back your business rather than expanding it.
Instead of just looking at climate change, for example, scientists can know see where climate change intersects, affects and is affected by other environmental conditions. It is an unprecedented view of our world and it has led to an entirely new field of study: macrosystems ecology.
A newly developed algorithm may relieve the beleaguered book publishing industry of bearing undue risks in acquiring new novels from known and unknown authors. It found, among other things such as "heavy use of conjunctions such as 'and' and 'but' and large numbers of nouns and adjectives," that the secret to commercial success is for authors "to avoid clichés and excessive use of verbs." Here is what else it found...
A hackathon data-dive by Applied Predictive Technology that was conducted free for a charter school--D.C. Prep--revealed the effectiveness of two apps. By discovering how kids learn and how well these apps match that, the school can now tweak how it teaches to turn out better trained students.
Looking to develop your big data skills or improve upon them--but not so happy about the idea of pursuing another degree? Then you may be happy to hear that MIT is offering an online big data course for tech pros. It runs from March 4 to April 1 and costs $495.
The New Year brings with it some welcome news: IT hiring will increase in both traditional and new roles. The race is on to hire more people for traditional IT roles to make up for shortfalls created in the massacre through budget cuts during the recession.
Here we are listening to some very good thinkers say that in one of the most creative endeavors known to man, i.e. marketing, imaginative humans will be replaced entirely by unimaginative, big data, number crunching machines. Pfft, I say, 'tis bologna with nary a worthy jingle to sing. Here's why...
Good news for companies having trouble finding talent.