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This week, guest contributor Sean Farrington delved into the world of professional data scientists and chief data officers, looking to determine whether such roles were fact or fad. He ultimately concluded that data scientists and chief data officers are potentially very valuable to enterprises, but their value is limited if

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The past few weeks have seen Facebook under fire over the announcement that it has been running secret “mood altering” experiments on members. In summary: their technology has allowed them to alter the content displayed to members in a way that elicits a measurable emotional response. While the revelations were

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Earlier this week we featured a guest post from Jamal Khawaja, in which he outlined four key rules for knowing when your company is ready to dive into Big Data. Which do you think is this most crucial consideration? [socialpoll id=”2209441″] Sign up to our Newsletter! Poll results will be

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Follow @DataconomyMedia According to a recent survey, 67% of companies will move their data to the cloud in the next two years; 1 billion smartphones were sold in 2013, with 1/5th of global internet traffic coming from mobile; and predictions estimating big data to grow at 32.14 percent compound annual

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The hype around the term “big data” can be pernicious. The ubiquity of the term, coupled with a lack of understanding about what it actually means, often leads to overly-ambitious expectations of what big data projects can actually achieve. This week, guest contributor Jamal Khawaja aimed to clear the fog

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