Sunday, March 18, 2012

Haven't read anything exciting in a while, but this article from caught my attention. It explores how physicists are using big data technologies to trace word origins and their usage over time. It is yet another exciting example of how data crunching is fast eliminating the divide between science and humanities when it comes to research. Click here for a link to the article. Go here for the scientific paper

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Big data in HR

Big data is making it's way to HR and analytics is helping companies make decisions on managing their workforce. Forbes has an article examining this facet of big data analytics.