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Can Big Data Fight Fake News?

The concept of fake news has received a lot of media attention over the past year. The internet is a fantastic tool for acquiring information, however not all the information you can find on the internet can be trusted. In that sense, fake…

Getting Started with Analytics: 5 Basic Steps

You can get started with your big data analytics project by following the five basic steps. Step 1: Focus on the business problems you are trying to solve. Work with your business users to articulate the business opportunities.  •…

The Big Picture of Big Data [Infographic]

There are many sources that predict exponential data growth toward 2020 and beyond. Yet they are all in broad agreement that the size of the digital universe will double every two years at least, a 50-fold growth from 2010 to 2020. Where…

What Is Big Data?

So when I met this Mr. Know It All consultant, I asked him ‘What is Big Data?’. He looked at me as if I just landed from Mars and went on to explain why Big Data is the next ‘in thing’ and why everyone should know about Big Data but never…

Analytic Profiles: Key to Data Monetization

Organizations new to selling data need to be concerned with privacy and Personally Identifiable Information (PII), data quality and accuracy, data transmission reliability, pricing, packaging, marketing, sales, support, etc. Companies such…

How to call B.S. on Big Data: A practical guide

Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you,” the Oxford philosophy professor John Alexander Smith told his students, in 1914, “save only this: if you work hard and intelligently,…

Big Data IoT Transforming The Industry

Google Books defines Big Data as, “A blanket term for any collection of datasets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications.” The IoT and its…