Monday, April 30, 2012

A conversation on Big Data

Sometimes you want to hear from the companies that are actually innovating in the big data space. You want to know that they are not just talking possibilities but are talking about applications they use. Click here to hear such a converstation. The panalists include experts from leading companies like Symantec and Google and also others like Baynote, and Collective(i). The video is over an hour long but exciting, and worth listening to.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Making data human using visuals

Imagine using data visualisation tools to put data into a human context. Here is a link that explores making data human.

Answers to drowning in data

Sometimes when you get online, do you feel trapped by the feeling that you are drowing in a sea of data, trying to find that exact piece of information. I do. Is there an easy way to extract quality content opposed to what a search engine wants you to read (a click that will maximise their revenue)? Could sophisticated algorithms be the answer, with their capability to understand context and semantic relationships to match web information with specific customer information needs? Click here for a article that examines just this question.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Just read an interesting piece on reviewing if big data is a strategic fit for an organisation. Go here for more.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Data visualization

Data visualization tools are key to communicating findings, and this can be very effective when dealing with volumes and volumes of data. Forbes has a slideshow featuring some interesting data visualizations ranging from charts used by Florence Nightingale to more contemporary examples. Check them out here

Thursday, April 12, 2012

An interesting look into the job market for techies and how companies are wooing potential candidates. Read here

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Data visualization is important to managing and making sense of big data. Clickhere for a article exploring the art of data visualization.