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Big Data Week 2017

Why Data Analytics Knowledge Is the Key to Career Success

Guest post by Tiffany Rowe If you have read any type of business news in the last few years, you’ve no doubt noticed that “big data” is one of the most important trends in every industry. Every day, millions of bytes of data are collected and stored – data that has the potential to provide keen insights to make businesses run more efficiently and profitably. That is if the data is properly analysed. In fact, some experts have even deemed big data “useless” unless someone has the skills to analyse it and draw conclusions from it. So, while even just a few years ago, the field of data analytics was relatively small, today it’s been called the “sexiest” career field […] Continue Reading

Conference Session Links for Predictive World Conference

We invite you to listen to a great lineup of accomplished speakers coming from the non-profit and data science fields. The conference will be broadcasted and can be viewed online. You can register to attend the talks, with no charge. To view any of the live Predictive World Conference sessions on May 22nd – 26th from 8am-5pm CDT you’ll need to click the conference session links and follow the steps below. (**Even if you have already registered and or RSVP on PredictiveNetwork.com for any of the session you’ll need to follow the steps below.**) Steps to Follow Click the link to the conference session you wish to attend Register Name and Email Join the conference session by clicking the link on the […] Continue Reading

Digital Trends for 2017 You Need to Know About

Guest post by Tiffany Rowe Organization owners and managers around the world have seen just how much digital transformation has been reshaping so many aspects of business over recent years. Technology has, and continues to, change the way we create and sell products, run operations, recruit and manage teams, deliver customer service, and much more. These shifts aren’t stopping either, as the tech-driven world continues to evolve. If you’re keen to find out ways that your business might be affected over the coming months and years, or ways in which you can get ahead of the competition and grow your venture, it’s important to stay on top of the latest happenings. Read on for some of the key digital trends […] Continue Reading

How to Get a Data Entry Job in 5 Steps

Guest post by Gracie Meyers If you want to start building your career in the field of analysis and statistics, getting a data entry job is a nice way to begin. By doing so, you’ll be able to see how every part of this mechanism works and you’ll be able to widen your knowledge and do some work on your experience. However, you need to be prepared for the interview, and if you don’t leave anything to chance, I’m sure you’ll get this job in no time. Explore Different Pieces of Software In order to get a job in the sector of data entry specialist, you need a high school diploma or something that’s equivalent to it. However, considering the […] Continue Reading

Sensor Data Analytics Creating New Possibilities for Business

For nearly five years now, visitors staying in Walt Disney World Resort hotels in Orlando have received “Magic Bands” before their arrival. These wristbands, similar to fitness trackers, are equipped with RFID technology and sensors that allow them to serve as hotel room keys, park admission tickets, and can be used to charge meals and other purchases to the credit card on file. For those who like to plan ahead, Magic Bands also allow visitors to schedule up to three attractions in advance, and then bypass the lines. While Magic Bands help simplify a Disney vacation for visitors, the real benefit is to the resort itself. The data collected by Magic Bands can help streamline park operations while also managing […] Continue Reading

Harvesting Photons for the Highways of the Future

About six years ago, an out-of-the-box idea started making waves all over the web, and its campaign on Indiegogo.com was one of the most successful ever recorded. Not only have they gathered over $2.2 million USD from enthusiasts in all corners of this oblate spheroid we call home, but they also got $1.65 million and some change from several contracts for SBIR (Small Business Innovative Research), from the USDOT (U.S. Department of Transportation) and various personal donations from 2009 to 2015. Where did all this money go? Most of it went into empiric, trial and error, rather expensive R&D for the Solar Roadways® hexagonal panels/pavement blocks. It was a “wild idea” that had conquered Julie Brusaw, a concerned-for-the-environment private counselor […] Continue Reading

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How Can Marketing Agencies Take Advantage of Business Data?

The term “big data” is a phrase born of this century, but the concept isn’t revolutionary. Modern businesses of all sizes already generate data on a daily basis from a variety of sources, including CRM systems, ERP systems, and social media. The primary challenge for most businesses is finding a way to harvest the relevant data from this wealth of available information and using it to provide actionable insights. Marketing is one area that can dramatically benefit from big data analysis. Data-Driven Marketing can improve customer relationships, create a one-to-one conversation between buyer and seller, and drive customer engagement and sales. With data-driven marketing, marketers can deliver the best possible message to the right people at the right time. What is Data-Driven […] Continue Reading

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Career Roles In Big Data

Guest post by Imarticus Learning These days, it seems like the term ‘big data’ has become somewhat of a catchphrase for anyone working in the IT sector, or someone who is remotely interested in data science and technology. The main reason is probably the fact that big data is potent enough to create ginormous miracles on a daily basis. For instance, you’re planning a big trip to someplace very exotic, the first thing that you would do is begin to look for hotels. While you are looking for hotels, you come across an email in your Inbox, which gives you great discounts on bookings of hotels, in the very location you were looking for. This is no mere coincidence, but one […] Continue Reading