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Three kinds of big data

Looking ahead at big data's role in enterprise business intelligence, civil engineering, and customer relationship optimization.

In the past couple of years, marketers and pundits have spent a lot of time labeling everything “big data.” The reasoning goes something like this: Everything is on the Internet. The Internet has a lot of data. Therefore, everything is big data. When you…
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Why data visualization matters

Why data visualization matters

The best data visualizations expose something new.

Effective data visualizations go beyond aesthetics; they also allow organizations to make quick and correct decisions from massive amounts of information.

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Top Stories: November 28-December 2, 2011

Top Stories: November 28-December 2, 2011

Info overload vs. consumption, how big data is shaping business, and why we need the "paperless book."

This week on O'Reilly: Author Clay Johnson explained why information consumption, not overload, is what needs to be managed. Also, Alistair Croll looked at the relationship between business intelligence and big data, and Todd Sattersten made a case for the paperless book.

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Building data science teams

Building data science teams

Data science teams need people with the skills and curiosity to ask the big questions.

A data science team needs people with the right skills and perspectives, and it also requires strong tools, processes, and interaction between the team and the rest of the company.

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