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Students Use Big Data To Pinpoint City Block Hit By Crime Every 3 Hours - Forbes

Students Use Big Data To Pinpoint City Block Hit By Crime Every 3 Hours - Forbes | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
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However, what appears to be a completely positive picture at the aggregate level turns out to be slightly less so when put under the lens of big data analytics.
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Strategy and Information Analysis
A collection of items for strategists and problems-solvers who aim to be well-informed about global affairs and perspectives; capable of developing and evaluating new knowledge; generating and analyzing courses of action; and who are interested in expressing clearly reasoned opinions and communicating effectively in writing, oral presentation, and visual display.
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Hyperpartisan Facebook Pages Are Publishing False And Misleading Information At An Alarming Rate

Hyperpartisan Facebook Pages Are Publishing False And Misleading Information At An Alarming Rate | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
A BuzzFeed News analysis found that three big right-wing Facebook pages published false or misleading information 38% of the tim
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The State of Information Visualization, 2017

The State of Information Visualization, 2017 | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
The Data Science Roundup - Robert Kosara writes a brilliant post every year on the advances in data visualization over the prior year. This year's post focuse
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You Don’t Need Big Data — You Need the Right Data

But the reality is that our relentless focus on the importance of big data is often misleading. Yes, in some situations, deriving value from data requires having an immense amount of that data. But the key for innovators across industries is that the size of the data isn’t the most critical factor — having the right data is.

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How to Conduct Competitive Research

How to Conduct Competitive Research | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
Understanding the competition is a crucial business activity for any entrepreneur or business executive. Some companies hire professionals to track competitors and assess the competitive landscape on a regular basis. But it doesn't always have to be a complicated, time-consuming, and expensive process -- particularly given the new wealth of data that can be assembled using the Internet. By investing even a small amount of time, businesses of any size can develop a framework for making competitive assessments, gather intelligence on business rivals, and understand how to position their own brand, products, and company in the marketplace. Not only can you learn best practices from competitors, but you can also learn to avoid the mistakes they make.

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20 Competitor Analysis Tools, Tips, and Guides to Up Your Game

20 Competitor Analysis Tools, Tips, and Guides to Up Your Game | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it

It’s not necessarily that this is an insanely hard job. But there’s so much that you could possibly do and measure and look at, that just jumping in on a whim will definitely lead to overwhelm.   You need a plan. That includes knowing what you’re looking at and why, and having a process for monitoring and analyzing their content. That way you know your focus and won’t get distracted by all those other things you could look at. Here are some of my favorite resources and tools for getting the job done:


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Want to know what tools SEO's use?

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Webcast: Social Media Intelligence - 10 Essential Hacks for CI/MI Professionals

Webcast: Social Media Intelligence - 10 Essential Hacks for CI/MI Professionals | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it

The truth is: Social media platforms are simply not designed to find that information easily. They are designed to collect behavioural data of their users; true. They are designed to sell advertising; true. But even searching for your own posts can become a nightmare.  So is searching for competitor/market information worth the effort?  “True”, says Amir Fleischman, “you only need to know some essential tools and techniques. Sometimes it is even more like hacking existing functions by using them differently as they are supposed to be used.”


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Indicators of Compromise and where to find them

Indicators of Compromise and where to find them | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
Cisco Blog > Security Indicators of Compromise ('IOC') are used to suggest a system has been affected by some form of malware. An Indicator of Compromise can be anything from a file name to the behavior observed while malware is actively running on an infected system.
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instaGrok.com - Study search engine

instaGrok.com - Study search engine | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
Interactive visual interface allows the user to quickly grasp important concepts, key facts and relationships.

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Fantastic - Shows search results as a concept map.

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This seems interesting but I couldn't check it out without paying for a class subscription!
 
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Did your boss make a stupid decision, or do you lack data?

Did your boss make a stupid decision, or do you lack data? | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it

Of course, sometimes your instinct is right and it really is a bad decision, one that ignores inconvenient facts or expert advice in favor of the decision-maker’s internal beliefs. Some leaders believe themselves infallible, and some people won’t accept that they can’t get what they want until every possible approach — including the ridiculous — has failed. But a lot of decisions that might seem downright crazy to you make more sense than you suspect. Most of the time, when you don’t understand why a decision was made, it means that you don’t really understand the decision-maker’s goals or overall mandate. If you take a step back, you might be able to make sense of the situation.


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10 Ways to Search Google for Information That 96% of People Don’t Know About

10 Ways to Search Google for Information That 96% of People Don’t Know About | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
Woah, now this is seriously useful stuff.
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5 Steps for Turning Big Data into Smart Data

5 Steps for Turning Big Data into Smart Data | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
Without structure, big data can prove too unruly to be usable. These steps can help you turn it into smart data anyone on your team can use.
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How hackers can switch on your webcam and control your computer

How hackers can switch on your webcam and control your computer | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
The 14-year-old couldn't believe his eyes. The virtual currency he'd worked so hard to amass in the online role-playing game Runescape had vanished. He'd lost the equivalent of $700 in the blink of an eye, after investing his pocket money into the game's economy for months.
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8 big data predictions for 2017 | Networks Asia

8 big data predictions for 2017 | Networks Asia | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
Skills requirements will shift and M&A activity will increase                           
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The Cognitive Bias Podcast by David Dylan Thomas on iTunes

The Cognitive Bias Podcast by David Dylan Thomas on iTunes | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
Download past episodes or subscribe to future episodes of The Cognitive Bias Podcast by David Dylan Thomas for free.
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Thinking in Scenarios Improves Forecasts

Thinking in Scenarios Improves Forecasts | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it

In my recent paper published in the Journal of Financial Economics, Can analysts assess fundamental risk and valuation uncertainty? An empirical analysis of scenario-based value estimates, my co-authors and I find that there is a better way to present a fuller picture of future possibilities by putting multiple scenarios on the table, instead of limiting predictions to a single-point outcome.  We used the setting of equity research to demonstrate this. We find that scenario-based forecasting helps analysts improve the overall risk picture surrounding the firms in their coverage as well as enhancing their forecast accuracy and reducing their optimistic biases.


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The HUMINT Side of Competitive Intelligence

The HUMINT Side of Competitive Intelligence | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
The acquisition of the information in the realm of competitive intelligence is often acquired from publicly available resources. Often, many individuals believe that competitive intelligence is collected solely from journals, articles, employment notices, internet pages, and other written publications which may provide data points for analysis. What many fail to realize, is that although collection from written publications may occur, this collection may only equal 10%-20% of the information which exists. The other 80%-90% is acquired through spoken communication. From interviews, lectures, webinars, and even conversations at the local coffee shop. Yes, the local coffee shop near the company headquarters is a prime collection opportunity for the HUMINT Competitive Intelligence collector. Whether the information is derived from written publication or HUMINT collection, the data points or information acquired is only one piece of the larger puzzle.

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10 Tips on How to Research Your Competition

10 Tips on How to Research Your Competition | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
Keeping tabs on your competition is a great strategy for growing your business. Follow these tips, from fellow small business owners, on which tools are best and how to get started.

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15 data and analytics trends that will dominate 2017

15 data and analytics trends that will dominate 2017 | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it

Along with social, mobile and cloud, analytics and associated data technologies have earned a place as one of the core disruptors of the digital age. 2016 saw big data technologies increasingly leveraged to power business intelligence. Here's what 2017 holds in store for the data and analytics space. John Schroeder, executive chairman and founder of MapR Technologies, predicts the following six trends will dominate data and analytics in 2017:


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21st Century Skills Have Always Been “Needed” Skills, But Now We Need Them More Than Ever @ajjuliani

21st Century Skills Have Always Been “Needed” Skills, But Now We Need Them More Than Ever @ajjuliani | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it

"Seth Godin recently wrote an article, “Let’s Stop Calling Them Soft Skills“, in which he describes five categories of skills that we all look for in colleagues, employees, and students–yet, don’t seem to value over other content and standardized skills. What I love about Seth’s view is that it is one outside of education. He has created businesses, written books, designed products, and even started his own aMBA school. 


Seth believes these so-called “soft skills” are more important now than ever before.These skills shared above are important. They’ve always been important. However, maybe now more than ever before. In a world that is quickly changing, we need to continue refocus our why on giving students the skills and knowledge to actively learn and pursue their interests, passions, and dreams.


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What is malware?

What is malware? | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
Malware is a portmanteau word meaning malicious software. The term was first coined in 1990 by security researcher Yisrael Radai. However, malware has existed since the 1970s.
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15 Tools For Competitor Analysis

15 Tools For Competitor Analysis | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
This post contains 15 tools for competitor analysis, which help you learn more about your competitors and do better competitive analysis.
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12 Cognitive Biases Explained - How to Think Better and More Logically Removing Bias

We are going to be explaining 12 cognitive biases in this video and presenting them in a format that you can easily understand to help you make bette
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Russian hacking code detected in Vermont electrical system

Russian hacking code detected in Vermont electrical system | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
In a frightening new development, the Russian hackers believed to have interfered in the 2016 presidential election also reportedly penetrated a Vermont utility.
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7 Open Source Big Data Business Intelligence Tools - Datamation

7 Open Source Big Data Business Intelligence Tools - Datamation | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
A lineup of open source business intelligence tools that are leading the way in today's Big Data market.
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