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Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Think of electricity and automobiles, the Internet more recently and now big data. Let me briefly summarize the report’s key findings.

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Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is a particularly interesting project because economic data in emerging markets is often not as reliable as the data in more advanced markets.

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The Data Bubble redux

Doc Searls

one of the new data exchanges. “It is a sea change in the way the industry works,” says Omar Tawakol, CEO of BlueKai. The tide turned today.

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New Tools Beget Revolutions: Big Data and the 21st Century Information-based Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While a number of transformative technologies were discussed, big data was the most prominent.    .

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Big Data Takes Center Stage

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cloud computing is now going through a similar period of serious evaluation and development.  So is big data.  .

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Cognitive Systems and Big-Data-driven Applications

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The need for such systems is a result of the explosive growth of data all around us.  This is what data science is all about. 

New and Improved Data Visualization Tool: Maps for Media Funding

Beth Kanter

Subject Area: View the distribution of a specific organization’s funding by subject areas, including an “and/or” search function.

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Big Data, Complex Systems and Quantum Mechanics

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Big Data is one of the hottest topics out there.  Big data is a foundational element in IT’s quartet of Next Big Things : Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud.  But, as the real world keeps reminding us, it is possible to make bad predictions and decisions even if you use tons of big data to make them.  Let me explain.  .

Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For several years now, big data has been one of the hottest topics in the IT industry.  But, what do we mean by big data

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The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Datafication is a fairly new concept associated with our recent data revolution.  They can tell you if you’re likely to get diabetes.”  .

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The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

Search the relationship networks in your organization to find future creative leaders. Source : IBM Creative Leadership Report.

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Many of the previously distributed servers were consolidated in data centers.  . The total number of users rose to 100s of millions.  .

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Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd

Beth Kanter

We spent a fair amount of time framing and reframing the problem and ended up with a question that focused on data collection.

Data Science and the Changing Nature of Research and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The emergence of data science is closely intertwined with the explosive growth of big data over the past several years. 

Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Data Centers → Cloud. Data Analysis → Data Science, Cognitive, AI.

How to evaluate social and informal learning

Jay Cross

Profiles enable members of the community to search for answers to questions, to expertise, and to the wisdom of experience. Network analysis.

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The social matrix, the Internet of all things, big data and advanced analytics, and realizing anything as a services are the report’s top four trends. 

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Information, Money and Related Subjects

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Smart mobile devices, broadband wireless networks, cloud-based services and big data are now ushering the next major phase in the evolution of money and payments.  The relationship between information and money is now closer than ever.  Our Web searches  and sites visited, including our likes and dislikes and purchase histories. 

Using Cartoons To Make Sense of Your Data

Beth Kanter

Using Cartoons to Make Sense of Your Data by Rob Cottingham. Add Information is Beautiful and Sketchnote Army to your information diet.

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Learning Analytics: Big Data Applied to Training, Teaching, and Learning

Beth Kanter

The technology trend that caught my eye was “Learning Analytics,” which is big data applied to the field of education.

The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Smart mobile devices, broadband wireless networks, cloud-based services and big data are now ushering the next major phase in the evolution of FS. 

Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Customers are taking advantage of all the information they can now access to search for the best possible values.

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The Digital Transformation of the Customer Experience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Customers are taking advantage of all the information they can now access to search for the best possible values.  .

International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth Kanter

Social Media Data and Public Policy. Social Media generates a lot of data or what some have called “ ambient social data.”

Social Media, Networks, and Data in Patient Healthcare Networks

Beth Kanter

This post summarizes some of the insights related to the effective use of networks and data in healthcare information and patient advocacy.

Attention Data Nerds: Nonprofits Miss Out on the Power of LinkedIn: Learn How to Tap It

Beth Kanter

It’s a no- to low-cost database that is a rich source of information about potential major donors, board members, employees, and strategic allies. LinkedIn lets you search for the people who are passionate about your cause.  It’s as easy to use as filling out a form. Find out how easy it is. Sometimes it is better to go in cold.

Blockchains: the Promise of More Frictionless, Trusted Economies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Internet is basically a general purpose data network that supports a remarkable variety of applications. Why do firms exist? 

The 6 capabilities that drive future business value from Staggeringly Enormous Data

Ross Dawson

Sis of the most critical capabilities for creating business value from Big Data are: Consistently capturing relevant data.

[liveblog][act-tiac] A federal portal in the age of search?

David Weinberger

Federal Citizen Information Center, GSA., is going to talk about “In a world where everyone can search and has apps, is a web portal relevant?,” Omitting key information. Now people arrive through search. Someone has a general idea, but not informed enough to search. 3. ” she asks.

Capturing all your browsing data: the difference between Amazon’s Silk and Opera Mobile

Ross Dawson

People who cringe at the privacy and data-mining implications of the Facebook Timeline ought to be just floored by the magnitude of Amazon’s opportunity here. As well as searches, it contains destinations – news pages, social networking pages and emails. And the funny thing is, it isn’t going to do anything evil with it.

Too Much Information or a Skills Gap

Tony Karrer

Too Much Information) (found via Stephen Downes ). Information Overload and Learning.” Wesley points us to a post by Kevin Washburn “TMI!

The Prosperity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Thousands of new information goods and services are introduced each year.  Don’t we have access to more information than ever before?”.

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Data Dashboard - download for android tablet or iOS - build their own applications, eg. turns a perfect event into time- and space- independent mode - make optimal use of current technology for recording, storage, distribution, etc - provide added value: replay, searching, browsing, etc. LabVIEW Web Services - eg. Technology''s role.

The Data Bubble

Doc Searls

It gets worse: In between the Internet user and the advertiser, the Journal identified more than 100 middlemen—tracking companies, data brokers and advertising networks—competing to meet the growing demand for data on individual behavior and interests.The data on Ms. one of the new data exchanges. The tide turned today.

Technology and the Future of Media

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Three major processes are part of the media value chain:  . Unilateral.  Distributed.  As always, disruptive innovations have unintended consequences. 

Shaping the Future of the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Fundamentally, the Internet is a general purpose data network supporting a remarkable variety of applications. Actionable Data.

Liberating Nonprofit Data for Greater Impact

Beth Kanter

Liberating 990 Data by Beth Simone Noveck. Yet this data could be made far more useful than it is today. When the  U.S.

Cloud Computing and the Changing Role of the CIO

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Who is ultimately responsible for the security of the data in question?  CIOs are indeed embracing cloud, but they are being cautious. 

Data Science: from Half-Baked Ideas to Data-Driven Insights

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a Big Data  presentation last year, MIT professor Erik Brynjolfsson  pointed out that throughout history new tools beget revolutions.  These digital tools are enabling us to collect massive amounts of information on who we are, what we do and how we interact as individuals, communities and institutions. Everyone is guessing.

Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

The World Wide Web is changing how many of us do our work as we become more connected to information and each other. Informal Learning Blog.