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US Open tennis data turned into music--and infographics!

IBM and the U.S. Open have provided a perfect example of how analytics, cloud computing, mobile and social technologies can be combined to engage fans in a rich sporting experience.

Hilary Mason's big data idea service

If you already possess analytical and data science skills, then you are in a good position to take advantage of the coming hiring boom, or to launch a consultancy yourself.

Why big data scientists must have exceptional social instincts

Nearly every organization around the globe is in hot pursuit of data scientists. But among this relatively rare and very desirable bunch, what traits and skills are most desirable? 

Lockheed Martin's defense of tradecraft and keeping humans in the big data loop

Big data analytics, for all their spectacular achievements, are still in their infancy and nowhere near sophisticated enough to replace human analysts on an appreciable scale. That's a fact that Lockheed Martin, a major defense contractor, keeps dead center in its sights despite their naming their marquee product "LM Wisdom."

States use big data to measure dollar value of college degrees

States in the U.S. are releasing data from public universities and community colleges on average graduate earnings by college major to help students and parents choose degrees that will provide the best employment opportunities and the highest incomes. But will this tactic backfire?

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.

Big data, the death of jobs, and the need for public policy in change management

For the first time, jobs at every level are potentially at stake and subject to elimination thanks to big data and automation. Most likely new jobs will arise as they have in the past as mankind progressed. But there is no guarantee of that this time around.

Big data changes sports on the field, at practice and in the classroom

An interesting  post  in USA Today by former San Francisco 49ers running back Roger Craig gives us an inside look at how sports has changed courtesy of big data and what we can expect next. Fans and athletes, are you ready?

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.

SAP is winning games from basketball to the World Cup and more

One of the hottest uses for big data and analytics is in sports and SAP is certainly making big headway in that sector. Just recently, SAP HANA was credited for its essential role in winning games in sports ranging from basketball and football to the 2014 World Cup and women's tennis.