Normally when most people think of Nashville, Tennessee, country music stars immediately come to mind. OK, the image of country music stars comes to everyone's minds. But now Nashville has set its sights on its next claim to fame and that is not in music and entertainment but in healthcare data.
You might have seen last week's Spotlight tipping you off to POLITICO's "Outside In: Big Data Event" so that you could attend or at least watch the livestream. But in case you missed it, here are a few of the highlights.
Data scientists say they are drowning in data--but the biggest problem isn't the volume of it, it is the variety of that data that makes life so challenging.
Human intuition and big data analytics can--and should--work hand-in-hand to help guide decisions.
Francesco Bolivi shares his insights on how to assemble, organize and manage a data analytics operation to get true business value from the effort.
The top news stories for May 13, 2014.
Gartner has published its 2013 market share analysis for business intelligence and analytics software. The bottom line won't surprise anyone: spending on these categories rose by a healthy 8 percent last year.
The rate of change in the business world is increasing. This is not news. A corollary is that it won't be enough to "do big data". You're going to have to do it quickly, and agility needs to be a defining characteristic of your overall analytics program.
Big data is both a blessing and a curse in terms of security. Cybercriminals can hide within big data and they can use big data to aid their efforts in myriad ways. But, big data tools also present a formidable defense when they're used correctly. A new report from Gartner gives some good advice on how to do that.
The top news stories for March 31, 2014.