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Dan Gray

Dan has worked in online media and marketing across a variety of industries, from data science to interactive entertainment, building online communities around technology interests and innovative startups.

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Data Ownership In The Cloud With increasing performance and range of offering, more and more enterprises are opting to take their services into the cloud. At the same time the Wall Street Journal finds that CIO preoccupation with cyber security is dropping as a recent Gartner study finds. There are other

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Preventive Medicine, a medical journal, has published an article suggesting that tweets indicating certain risky actions are very good proxies for existing statistics on HIV outbreaks. When comparing the location data of the tweets with existing statistics researchers from UCLA and Virginia Tech found a high correlation. Over 550 million tweets

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BAE Systems, the large British defence conglomerate, will start to sell its TeraStar big data platform in the private sector. TeraStar was originally developed as a cost effective tool to manage the government’s size, weight and capacity requirements. It claims to boast heightened security and ease of use due to

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A recent study by SAS on Adoption and Employments trends of Big Data Analytics found that Small and medium-sized (SMEs) businesses in the UK are largely unaware of the opportunity that Big Data presents. SMEs were generally found to be intimidated by the costs and complexities of dealing with large

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To follow-up on the 3 reasons why companies fail at big data, Harvard Business Review recently published an article on a very similar topic: How to get over your Big Data inaction. Phil Simon, the author, has his doubts that Gartner’s survey reveals accurate data about the percentage of companies

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Using data from interviews with over 178 000 Americans, North Dakota wins the prize as America’s happiest state. Scores evaluating peoples’ sense of purpose, social well-being and financial and physical factors played a role in determining which states are happiest. But who knows, maybe North Dakota is America’s happiest state

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DataIQ has released the list of their top 50 influencers and important people in the Big Data field for 2014. Topping the list: Viviane Reding! (the European Commissioner for Justice). 2014 is anticipated to be a year with numerous changes in European Data Protection Law, including the probable introduction of an

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Below we present a list of top 10 Big Data Twitter influencers : 1.Hilary Mason : Data Scientist in Residence at Accel, Scientist Emeritus atbitly, co-founder of HackNY, co-host of DataGotham, and member of NYCResistor.   http://www.hilarymason.com/about/ @hmason, 12.3K  tweets, 39.K followers. 2. Mike Gualtieri : Analyst at Forrester. Involved with

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