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3 Ways to Get Your Data Into Shape and #infographic by @DataMentors #bigdata #data. 3 Reasons Why Big Data Is A Big Deal @teradata_apps. Your Audience Craves Data-Driven Content. MITSloan Mgmt Review sur Twitter : "3 levels of company sophistication in #data and #analytics use: The Analytics Mandate. About the Authors: David Kiron is the executive editor of MIT Sloan Management Review’s Big Ideas Initiative.

The Analytics Mandate

He can be reached at Pamela Kirk Prentice is the chief research officer at SAS Institute Inc., specializing in deriving insights from qualitative and quantitative information to help address key business issues. She can be reached at Renee Boucher Ferguson is the Data & Analytics contributing editor at MIT Sloan Management Review, researching the current and new analytical approaches that change how executives make decisions and innovate. Acknowledgments References (17) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Data Science & the Marketer + Measure What Matters - InsideCXM.

It was an accident, but the pieces I pulled together this week all focus on data and measurement.

Data Science & the Marketer + Measure What Matters - InsideCXM

It’s a critical topic to explore, one we sometimes avoid because it can also be the most difficult to understand. Today, let’s look at the data scientist role that marketers must play, and examine how to measure what really matters. There are two perspectives on this last part, one more detailed than the other, both offering key ideas to pocket. Marketers and data scientists are not the same, but both are needed for an organization to be successful. Not every organization can afford to hire data scientists, which means that the job must fall to marketers.

“Traditionally, marketers are expected to solve specific problems. Impact Customer Experience: Using Survey Comments for Quantitative Date. With today’s customers becoming more discerning than ever before, providing exceptional customer service has never been more important.

Impact Customer Experience: Using Survey Comments for Quantitative Date

Research, in fact, shows that customer experience is a high priority for consumers, with 60% often or always paying more for a better experience. I am a firm believer in quantifying the impact of customer experience efforts. Impact Customer Experience: Using Survey Comments for Quantitative Date. Impact Customer Experience: Using Survey Comments for Quantitative Date. Impact Customer Experience: Using Survey Comments for Quantitative Date. Witter / ? Insight - the Big Data Conference. Special Guest: No Doubt sponsored by Rocket SoftwareJoin us for Tuesday night's special event featuring No Doubt!

Insight - the Big Data Conference

No Doubt has won two Grammy Awards and five MTV Video Music Awards, launched international sold-out tours and were invited to perform for Paul McCartney and the President at the annual Kennedy Center Honors in 2010. Witter / ? Insight 2014 - Session Preview Tool. 8 ways to turn data into content marketing. The first time I fell in love, it was with only 500 people.

8 ways to turn data into content marketing

Those 500 people provided the insights for an infographic Cheryl Loh developed for my Harvard Business Review blog, based on a project I did with Vision Critical. From Pinterest to Purchase was shared all over the web, and still attracts a steady trickle of tweets and pins two years later. That’s what made me fall in love...with data-driven content marketing. Infographics are a huge part of this, but so are blog posts, reports, ebooks and even individual tweets sharing a key data point.

Combining content marketing, data and infographics—three of the hottest trends in marketing—will help maximize your company’s marketing reach, social media mentions and earned media. Combine content marketing, data and infographics to maximize your reach, social media mentions and earned media. How Social Data Powers Customer Experience. Webinar Registration An exclusive, live webinar from Social Media Today October 23rd at 1pm EST / 10am PST Customer experience—the sum of interactions a customer has with your brand over their entire relationship with you—is the competitive advantage in this era of social business even more than an innovative product or service.

How Social Data Powers Customer Experience

This includes researching solutions, evaluating options, and comparing prices. That’s why it’s important to harness social data and analytics. It provides a wealth of insight to help give customers the information they need through the customer lifecycle, across all touch points. Join our panel of experienced customer experience leaders and us on this live, one-hour webinar. How To Fix Your Marketing Blind Spot. Are Scientists Selfish? (Image via Shutterstock) We often hear that scientists hoard data, refusing to share information even when doing so might speed advances to patients in dire need.

Are Scientists Selfish?

(We touched on it briefly in this piece and it was a major element in a recent article in The New Yorker.) It’s not just about sharing results on the fly—once a project has been completed and findings published in a journal, most of us observers outside major institutions still can’t get access due to expensive subscriptions. The situation is made all the more unpalatable since most biomedical research is funded by taxpayer dollars. Yet the average taxpayer has little ability to see what comes of that funding. So do all these factors mean we have a community of selfish scientists? Consider the path of your typical life-science researcher, fresh out of grad school: Jane Scientist, a newly minted PhD in a sea of PhDs so vast there aren’t enough jobs for all of them.

Data Science: What Companies Need to Know. Take a look at Google, Uber, Amazon or Airbnb.

Data Science: What Companies Need to Know

All of them are utilizing big data and data scientists to derive business insights and making quantum leaps in their respective business models. The trouble with many companies today, however, is they don’t know or fully understand how data science can benefit their business. Even the definition and utilization of big data itself can be a mystery to many, because of the confusion caused in the marketplace by all the “big data solutions”. Which comes first, the chicken or the egg? A Storage Platform and an Analysis Tool. Data warehouses are a critical component for enterprises seeking to gain insights from the data they collect, but as the volume of data businesses collect continues to grow, the traditional data warehouse is increasingly becoming too expensive to maintain.

A Storage Platform and an Analysis Tool

On top of this, the majority of data being created today is unstructured data, which a traditional database is unable to collect and store unless the data is converted into a structured form. Due to this, many businesses have turned to Apache Hadoop as a long-term storage and ETL tool. While many articles have been written acknowledging Hadoop’s value as an analysis platform for Big Data, it is also worthy of consideration as a storage platform, i.e. a data hub.

Here’s why. A More Affordable Option As mentioned above, storing large amounts of data in a traditional database becomes increasingly too expensive. To reduce storage costs, many companies store only samples of their raw data based on pre-determined assumptions or priorities. Big Data Challenges and Opportunities. Check Google's Cloud Solution for Hadoop. Most of us have heard about Apache Hadoop.

Check Google's Cloud Solution for Hadoop

Most of us have heard about cloud computing, but it seems that combining the two buzz words may be what brings big data analysis into the hands of small and medium-sized businesses that don’t have the resources to build up Hadoop infrastructure on their own. Machine learning mistakes.