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Curated collection of links on topics like Apps, Social-media, Curation, Gamification, Data visualization, Cloud, Big Data, BI, Agile & Lean Startups, Design thinking, User Experience, Creativity & Innovation
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Top 14 Benefits of Business Intelligence (Part Two) | SmartData Collective

Top 14 Benefits of Business Intelligence (Part Two) | SmartData Collective | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
The first of half of this investigation into the benefits of Business Intelligence (BI) – Yellowfin: Top 14 Benefits of Business Intelligence (Part One) – introduced you to the concept of BI and the first seven benefits as devised by the team at...
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Sharin’ the Love: HunchWorks, UX and Big Data - Adaptive Path

Sharin’ the Love: HunchWorks, UX and Big Data - Adaptive Path | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it

The aim of HunchWorks is to leverage these enormous sets of data to create an early detection system for emerging global crises, so we can take action to mitigate them before they happen. Adaptive Path has been focusing on the user experience aspects of working with the HunchWorks system, most notably the messy, squishy issues of trust and community. Even the most powerful “big data” system will fail if it isn't powered by a dedicated community of users, and these were the gnarly bits we aimed to unsnarl in our work.

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Infographic: The State of OpenStack Adoption - ReadWriteCloud

Infographic: The State of OpenStack Adoption - ReadWriteCloud | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
There are a lot of reasons to adopt OpenStack, and the learning curve can be steep, based on 772 surveys gathered by Zenoss at the OpenStack Conference earlier ...
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Entities, Relationships, and Semantics: Strata NY Panel on the State of Structured Search | SmartData Collective

Entities, Relationships, and Semantics: Strata NY Panel on the State of Structured Search | SmartData Collective | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it

The four panelists are people I’ve had the pleasure to work with over the years: Andrew Hogue (Google), Breck Baldwin (Alias-i), Evan Sandhaus (New York Times), Wlodek Zadrozny (IBM Research). They work on some of the world’s largest structured search problems — from offering users structured search on Google’s web corpus to building a computing system that defeated Jeopardy! champions in an extreme test of natural language understanding.

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Storytelling is an Art | L&S Unscripted

Storytelling is an Art | L&S Unscripted | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
We hear stories every day. We tell stories every day. But how much thought do we put into those stories?
As a person whose career is based on communication, storytelling is part of what I do, day in and day out. Last week at the Health Care Social Media Summit hosted by Mayo and Ragan Communications, Justina Chen, a corporate speechwriter for Microsoft, encouraged me to take my storytelling to the next level.

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Part II - Advanced Analytics: Where Do You Start? - Blog: Wayne Eckerson - BeyeNETWORK

Part II - Advanced Analytics: Where Do You Start? - Blog: Wayne Eckerson - BeyeNETWORK | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Your first question might be: Where do we start? Or, more specifically, where does it make sense to apply analytics in our organization?
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Microsoft Analysis Services – Business Intelligence Semantic Model (BISM)

Microsoft Analysis Services – Business Intelligence Semantic Model (BISM) | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it

The purpose of this article is to elaborate on the BI Semantic Model. Very simply put, the BI Semantic Model is a relational (tables and relationships) model with BI artifacts such as hierarchies and KPIs. It unifies the capabilities of SMDL models with many of the sophisticated BI semantics from the UDM. 

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Essential Tools For A Data Scientist | The Data Scientist

We know that the need for data scientists is strong. But what exactly do you need to become a data scientist? When I look back over all the years I’ve been working in the sciences, the tools I have needed have varied depending on the data size.

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What is Content Curation?

What is Content Curation? | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Content is the currency of the social web. It’s what people search for. What makes them click, share, comment, subscribe, donate, follow or buy from you.
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Overcoming the human objections to BI - The Business Intelligence Guy

Like every other new concept, there are various hesitations and concerns with accepting BI. Computers were initially considered alien. Resistance to computers and atomization were widespread.
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Top 14 Benefits of Business Intelligence (Part One) | SmartData Collective

Top 14 Benefits of Business Intelligence (Part One) | SmartData Collective | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Deploying and managing a BI program is a sizeable task that requires a substantial commitment, both in terms of time and money. So why would you bother with the inevitable headaches and hassles that even the smoothest implementations will bring?

 

Well, here are 14 pretty good reasons. A well-executed and maintained BI environment will:
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Mapping the world of cultural metadata standards

Mapping the world of cultural metadata standards | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it

Metadata is a the glue that makes information useful. It is data about data. It could be a title, location, and camera settings for a photo; the history of a painting; the materials in a museum object; the authors of a journal article; or the time, date, and location of photo of a butterfly for a citizen science project. “Tags” added to blog posts, photos, or tweets are all a form of metadata, allowing others to quickly hone in on related items.

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SaveUp makes paying your debts addictive and fun | VentureBeat

SaveUp makes paying your debts addictive and fun | VentureBeat | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
It can be pretty hard to get people to do what is in their best interest, and nowhere is this more apparent than when it comes to managing personal finances.
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Why hunchworks?

Why hunchworks? | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it

Establishing in-country innovation labs would be an important first step in building out local networks and correctly contextualizing data. But labs alone would not be enough. We were still faced with the problem of how to grow an informal human sensor network around the labs as a mechanism for local government, other UN agencies, community groups, academia and citizenry to contribute meaningful information and analysis.

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Google+ introduces pages for businesses and brands | VentureBeat

Google+ introduces pages for businesses and brands | VentureBeat | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Google+ has finally introduced features for businesses and brands. The long-awaited Google+ pages (sound familiar, Facebook?) will let non-individual entities reach out to consumers.
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GOOD Video: Mix and Match Textbooks to Make One Tailored to Your Needs - Education - GOOD

GOOD Video: Mix and Match Textbooks to Make One Tailored to Your Needs - Education - GOOD | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
In part 4 of the Future Learning series, learn about Connexions, which allows students to pick and choose information to create their own textbook.
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Part III - The Human Side of Analytics - Blog: Wayne Eckerson - BeyeNETWORK

Part III - The Human Side of Analytics - Blog: Wayne Eckerson - BeyeNETWORK | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
business intelligence, data warehousing, data management, analytics, claudia imhoff, bill inmon, data quality, data integration, knowledge management, crm, data marts, data mining, business performance management, bpm, data modeling, meta data, enterprise...
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TechCrunch | Discovery by design

TechCrunch | Discovery by design | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Apple has done the one thing it must do to stand up to Google and the loss of Jobs: go to the Cloud. Take the Beta designation — all Google products were beta until Google Apps went after enterprise sales.
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Part 1 - What is Analytics and Why Should You Care? - Blog: Wayne Eckerson - BeyeNETWORK

Part 1 - What is Analytics and Why Should You Care? - Blog: Wayne Eckerson - BeyeNETWORK | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
One of the hottest technology topics today is analytics. The problem with analytics is that few people agree what it is. This often happens with commonly used terms because everyone attaches a slightly meaning to them based on their needs and perspectives.
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NoSQL Hadoop, Big Data, HDFS, Hive, Pig & more - Dr. David DeWitt

NoSQL Hadoop, Big Data, HDFS, Hive, Pig & more - Dr. David DeWitt | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it

Focussed presentation on Big Data by Dr. David DeWitt on why it matter, how Hadoop works in comparison to other alternatives and compared Hadoop and Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW).

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How Music Traveled: An Interactive Infographic @PSFK

How Music Traveled: An Interactive Infographic @PSFK | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
How did musical styles and trends circulate between 1800 and today?
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Components of Business Intelligence (BI) - The Business Intelligence Guy

Components of Business Intelligence (BI) - The Business Intelligence Guy | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Business intelligence (BI) is a business management term which refers to applications and technologies which are used to gather, provide access to, and analyze data and information about company operations.
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Why Trading Time For Money is the Best Way to Make Money

Why Trading Time For Money is the Best Way to Make Money | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
It's time to hear the truth. If you want to stop trading time for money, then you need to go about it the right way. Read this to find out how...
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