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When Data Hoarding Makes Sense - InformationWeek

When Data Hoarding Makes Sense - InformationWeek | big data | Scoop.it
To hoard or not to hoard? EMC's Bill Schmarzo defends the practice of saving all the data you can, even when its value is uncertain.

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Beyond Big - The Analytically Powered Organization

Beyond Big - The Analytically Powered Organization | big data | Scoop.it

Roundtable Discussion

Key points

Getting the right people together with the right technology poses a major challenge.Collaboration among those with different skillsets is crucial—alignment around clear goals can incent this collaboration.Executive sponsorship is essential.Because they were born from data, Internet businesses have a built-in advantage when it comes to employing it.Big data and analytics will continue to evolve, but they are here to stay.


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Big Data Analytics Revolutionizing The Way Retailers Think - Bidness Etc

Big Data Analytics Revolutionizing The Way Retailers Think - Bidness Etc | big data | Scoop.it
Bidness Etc Big Data Analytics Revolutionizing The Way Retailers Think Bidness Etc The idea of data analytics in the retail industry was formed by Amazon.com, Inc.'s (AMZN), which got access to consumers' data about two decades ago and then began...

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Using Big Data to Make Better Pricing Decisions

Using Big Data to Make Better Pricing Decisions | big data | Scoop.it
Harnessing the flood of data available from customer interactions allows companies to price appropriately — and reap the rewards.

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Luca Naso's curator insight, June 20, 2014 11:00 AM

All companies saw a profit-margin lift of between 3 and 8 percent from setting prices at much more granular product levels.

 

According to McKinsey, up to 30% of companies still fail to deliver the best price.

 

Four steps to turn data into profits:

1. Listen to the data
2. Automate
3. Build skills and confidence
4. Actively manage performance

 

 

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Digital Marketing Budgets Continue to Rise Infographic

Digital Marketing Budgets Continue to Rise Infographic | big data | Scoop.it
The share of budget allocated for digital marketing is growing by leaps and bounds.

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Big Brother? Chicago to measure pedestrians' movements

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Big Brother? Chicago to measure pedestrians' movements
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By year's end, Chicago could have as many as 50 sensors attached to downtown light poles collecting data on everything from the humidity to air quality to the noise level.

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The Guide to Measuring Customer Loyalty Effectively

The Guide to Measuring Customer Loyalty Effectively | big data | Scoop.it

Regardless of how your customer loyalty program is structured, measuring its impact is crucial to help determine what’s working and what needs improvement.


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How one hackathon visualized 'invisible data' on the worldwide women's ... - Washington Post (blog)

How one hackathon visualized 'invisible data' on the worldwide women's ... - Washington Post (blog) | big data | Scoop.it
How one hackathon visualized 'invisible data' on the worldwide women's ...
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Jon Schwabish, the data visualization expert behind HelpMeViz, met Derek Schwabe of Bread for the World at a data visualization conference in January.

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Google Just Made Big Data Expertise Much Tougher to Fake

Google Just Made Big Data Expertise Much Tougher to Fake | big data | Scoop.it
Now that Google has rendered Hadoop passé by putting forth its Cloud Dataflow service, data analysis “experts” will have to work harder

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4 Ways Big Data Can Drive Your Sales to the Next Level

4 Ways Big Data Can Drive Your Sales to the Next Level | big data | Scoop.it

One of the most well known examples of how Big Data can drive sales is that of Amazon. They have perfected the analysis of all their data in order to increase their sales. But also smaller companies as well as offline companies can use Big Data to drive their sales to the next level.


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Luca Naso's curator insight, May 13, 2014 9:54 AM

1. Finding new markets and leads

2. Driving repeat sales

3. Reduced prospect research time

4. Predict future sales

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HFactory Studio Now Available For Public Download

HFactory Studio Now Available For Public Download | big data | Scoop.it
Ubeeko,an expert in applied Hadoop solutions, announces its HFactory Studio integrated development environment, which is now available for public download.

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Chicago To Begin Tracking EVERYONE In New Permanent “Big Data” Program

Chicago To Begin Tracking EVERYONE In New Permanent “Big Data” Program | big data | Scoop.it
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has quietly given approval for a massive new. and permanent, data collection program  that will keep track of just about everyone who enters the city.

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Visualizations Make Big Data Meaningful

Visualizations Make Big Data Meaningful | big data | Scoop.it
New techniques are designed to translate "invisible numbers" into visible images.

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Athanasios Triantafyllakis's curator insight, June 9, 2014 3:18 AM

Being able to see a single graphic that represents a complicated thing makes people's cognitive load a little easier.