Thursday, July 19, 2012

Data and analysis, the job engine of the future?

The growth of cloud computing and storage capacity has given rise to new capabilities in data analytics. This article in Forbes explores world-wide job growth in these areas.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Big Data on Campus

A article examines the how big data is being used by higher learning institutions to shape how students choose courses and classes. It sounded a bit too Orwellian for my taste. It is worth reading as a futuristic look into how big data and analytics shape our choices. Click here for the link.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

I came across an academic paper written a couple of years back. It uses machine learning algorithms to analyse consumer credit risk and predict the probability of default. This paper has come from MIT Sloan School of Management. The learning I take away from it are the possibilities that are opened up by practical application of tools used in big data analytics to broad issues like credit risk that have a bearing on the economy at large. Click here for the link.