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Big Data’s Impact in the World

Big Data’s Impact in the World | visual data | Scoop.it
For those who can make sense of the explosion of data, there are job opportunities in fields as diverse as crime, retail and dating.

What is Big Data? A meme and a marketing term, for sure, but also shorthand for advancing trends in technology that open the door to a new approach to understanding the world and making decisions. There is a lot more data, all the time, growing at 50 percent a year, or more than doubling every two years, estimates IDC, a technology research firm. It’s not just more streams of data, but entirely new ones. For example, there are now countless digital sensors worldwide in industrial equipment, automobiles, electrical meters and shipping crates. They can measure and communicate location, movement, vibration, temperature, humidity, even chemical changes in the air...

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Big data equals big opportunities for businesses [Infographic]

Big data equals big opportunities for businesses [Infographic] | visual data | Scoop.it
Research from the University of Texas at Austin argues that companies are not leveraging the data to draw insights that could help improve their businesses.
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Unlocking Big Data with R

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The explosion of big data has caused far-reaching ripples in the enterprise. Organizations today are faced with unprecedented challenges in sorting, processing and analyzing their data, which has in turn given rise to a new generation of technologies.

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The Search For Analysts To Make Sense Of 'Big Data' - NPR

Businesses keep vast troves of data about things like online shopping behavior, or millions of changes in weather patterns, or trillions of financial transactions — information that goes by the generic name of big data.

Now, more companies are trying to make sense of what the data can tell them about how to do business better. That, in turn, is fueling demand for people who can make sense of the information — mathematicians — and creating something of a recruiting war...

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The Human Scale of Big Data

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The 2011 Strata Conference in New York City kicked off on Thursday with a brief introduction by O'Reilly's own Ed Dumbill. He ventures a bold assessment of the present social condition and how data science plays into it: the growth of our networks, government, and information feel as if they are slipping out of our control, evolving like a living organism. Despite this, Dumbill is optimistic, placing the hope to navigate this new "synthetic world" on the emerging role of the data scientist.

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The Potential Of Big Data

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The amount of digital data in our world has been exponentially groaning in just a few short years. This infographic done in collaboration with Get Satisfaction, looks at how big data has the potential to become the next frontier for innovation, competition and profit.

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