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An astrophysicist schools us on where to find data scientists

It’s hard to find qualified data scientists. Where are they hiding? We found one and asked her.

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Business perspective

Big Data is where—and how—business meets IT

HP’s own analytics transformation illustrates the challenges and rewards of a new kind of business–IT partnership.

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Enterprise 20/20

High-tech industry: The future of farming

Sensor, Big Data, and robotics technology will transform perhaps the world’s oldest industry.

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Union Pacific’s CIO wants Big Data to get bigger

Lynden Tennison and his team are using numerous technologies and processes to help curb train derailments—and bring even more IT value to the largest U.S. railroad.

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CIO insight

Big Data at the Game Show Network Games

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At the Game Show Network Games, GSN “chief data monger” Portman Wills discusses how he uses Big Data to deliver immediate business value.

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This tool evaluates the correlation between IT attributes and business success and, based on how your answers compare with average scores, will advise you where to invest in IT.

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Q: Is Big Data a big problem for enterprises?

A: Enterprise clients collect massive amounts of data and often do not use all forms of data, like social and sensor data. Unfortunately, the majority of enterprises are not properly equipped to analyze all forms of data on an industrialized scale and ultimately use it to their advantage. Additionally, enterprises often do not make data available to a broader employee base to enable them to make data-driven and agile decisions. Enterprises are drowning in data, and their ability to gain control of it and use it to their advantage depends on how quickly they can become data driven and agile.

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