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Get the best start for data in your business

It's not about IT buying, but about making data work for you. Learn more in the Big Data in Enterprise IT program at Strata California.

In a world where technology and business are evermore intertwined, IT leaders aspire to key roles in their organizations. Sadly, industry conferences can lag behind, assuming IT is all about making the right buying decisions.

Not so at Strata.

Turning data into focused advantage requires strategy and planning over the whole business

Turning data into focused advantage requires strategy and planning over the whole business.
Photo credit: Ian Muttoo

Our approach is to take a view of data for business that centers around the problems you need to solve. The excitement around big data isn’t really about large volumes of data, it’s about smart use of data. It’s about using data to make your products better, help you be significantly more efficient, and create new products and businesses.

Getting the most from big data and data science is a lot more than a software choice. The business aims come first, and a good understanding of the problems you want to solve. Then you need to understand the capabilities of the technology and where data science can be best applied. Finally, you need to know how to run successful data projects, and how to hire and manage data teams.

Working with analytics and BI expert Mark Madsen, I’ve compiled a day-long program at Strata called Big Data in Enterprise IT that will take you through big data strategy, the issues of managing data, and how data science can be used effectively in your organization. Read more…

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Strata Newsletter: January 25, 2012

Strata Newsletter: January 25, 2012

Hadoop World and Strata merge. Microsoft's plan for big data.

Highlights from the 1/25/12 edition of the Strata newsletter include: Hadoop World and the Strata Conference are merging, and a look at how Microsoft is putting Hadoop to work.

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Strata Newsletter: January 19, 2012

Strata Newsletter: January 19, 2012

Data scientists need agility and an entrepreneurial outlook. Plus: data news of note.

Highlights from the 1/19/12 edition of the Strata newsletter include: Strata chair Edd Dumbill explains what big data is, what it does and why it matters.

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Strata Newsletter: January 11, 2012

Strata Newsletter: January 11, 2012

Handling the "pure chaos" of business. Make way for the feedback economy.

Highlights from the 1/11/12 edition of the Strata newsletter include: Fast Company says the business world is in pure chaos, and that creates opportunities for those who can handle it. Also, the feedback economy arrives.

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BuzzData: Come for the data, stay for the community

BuzzData: Come for the data, stay for the community

A Canadian startup aspires to be the GitHub of datasets.

BuzzData looks to tap the gravitational pull of data, then keep people around through conversation and collaboration.

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The Daily Dot wants to tell the web's story with social data journalism

The Daily Dot wants to tell the web's story with social data journalism

A new media startup tries to mine the social web for stories.

The newly launched Daily Dot is trying an experiment in community journalism, where the community is the Internet. To support their goal, they’re applying the lens of data journalism to the social web.

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The Daily Dot wants to tell the web’s story with social data journalism

The Daily Dot wants to tell the web’s story with social data journalism

A new media startup tries to mine the social web for stories.

The newly launched Daily Dot is trying an experiment in community journalism, where the community is the Internet. To support their goal, they’re applying the lens of data journalism to the social web.

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T-Mobile challenges churn with data

T-Mobile challenges churn with data

T-Mobile's architecture helps it put data to use across the business.

Mobile service provider T-Mobile uses a federated architecture and virtual data zones to empower innovations in regional marketing, churn management and customer care.

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