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12 Ways To Take Advantage of Big Data To Build Your Business

By | May 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm

By now, most entrepreneurs understand the concept of big data. This vast, sometimes overwhelming collection of information encompasses numbers generated by your everyday business processes – sales statistics, email open rates, website clickthroughs, etc. – that allows you to …


Security Thought Leader on DocuSign Breach: “Yet Another Wakeup Call”

By | May 17, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Digital signature service company DocuSign announced a security breach last Monday: A database of customer’s emails had been stolen and used in a phishing campaign. But was the latest in a seemingly endless series of data breaches and hacking attempts actually that big a…



IdealSeat Can Help Baseball Fans Catch Foul Balls

By | May 10, 2017 at 10:30 am

Top of ninth: With a decisive thwap! Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run shot that sent him and his teammate Kris Bryant home, securing a triumphant Game 6 win in the 2016 World Series. Rizzo’s homer sailed over the right field wall, sealing a victory…


VoiceOps Launches to Boost Enterprise Sales by Analyzing Voice Data

By | Apr 12, 2017 at 5:50 pm

The top tech companies have heavily invested in voice UIs: Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri are now the face of voice-powered artificial intelligence. It makes sense, as I’ve written before, since voice is likely the most natural, organic and simple UI for a …


How Astronomer Is Helping to Bridge the Big Data Gap

By | Apr 5, 2017 at 9:15 am

No one is questioning the fact that data science is here in a big way, and it’s growing fast. Today, data science ninjas are perhaps the most sought after talent on the market. For those who aren’t clear on what exactly a data scientist does, data…



Founder of Civis Analytics Talks About Solving Big Problems With Big Data

By | Nov 13, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Dan Wagner is the founder and CEO of Civis Analytics, a startup that helps companies, non-profits, and campaigns leverage their data to develop smarter strategy, make better decisions, and build stronger, big data-driven organizations. Before founding Civis Analytics, Dan Wagner …


Why you should store your data in 3 separate locations

By | Oct 19, 2015 at 6:29 pm

No one can accurately predict when a disaster is going to strike, but flash floods, power surges, fires and other catastrophes can severely cripple a business for days, weeks and sometimes permanently. In fact, 25 percent of businesses never reopen after experiencing a major…


Hiring and retaining data scientists today is like rocket science

By | Oct 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Google had it right from the beginning when the tech giant took advantage of its massive asset – data. Google is in the business of data monetization and it wasn’t long until everyone else caught on to the game changing strategy. The industry we’re…


The Impact of Big Data on the Efficiency of Startups

By | May 9, 2016 at 5:00 pm

A huge number of companies are leveraging big data to improve their business. They come from multiple niches – from fashion to space exploration, and businesses are diving deep on using big data to solve problems. The expression used to be “show me the …


The True Cost of a MVP for Today’s Hottest iOS and Android Apps

By | Aug 6, 2015 at 10:00 pm

When we hear about the launch of a new company it’s almost mystical in nature. That is, one day there’s nothing and then – poof – there’s a startup opening their doors. At least that’s what the outside perspective tends to look like anyway….


Use of Big Data in the Insurance Industry

By | Aug 2, 2015 at 10:00 am

Big data is, more and more, a resource that no area of knowledge and business is leaving unattended. The subject has been previously covered here on, including the application of big data in call centers, but this article will focus on yet another…


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We Live in a World of Data: Density is Providing Access to it

By | Jul 13, 2015 at 6:24 pm

If somebody asked me to pick one word that quantifies the entirety of the world we live in right now, I would say “data”. That is, if you’re not the one innovating new solutions for collecting data then you’re probably one of the many…


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“Personal Privacy is Something we Need to Preserve”

By | Jun 3, 2015 at 11:00 am

Companies need to make money to survive, obviously, and I get asked a lot how they do that if they offer an app for free. The fact of the matter is, if you don’t pay anything for the services, the company actually monetizes the…


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Data Science, So Hot Right Now: Plotly Hauls in $5.5M

By | Jun 3, 2015 at 9:00 am

Are you ready for a shocking statistic? According to an article on Science Daily, about 90 percent of the entire world’s data was created in the last few years. The smart companies out there want to study and capture value from their own data,…