Data analytics must provide knowledge before reducing costs

Data analytics must provide knowledge before reducing costs

Data analytics must provide knowledge before reducing costs | EHRintelligence.com. The byproduct of that is that we often see a five-fold explosion for every data point that someone has in the organization.  We’ll often talk to CIOs, and they might say that they have a petabyte of information.  But when you drill down a little further, it turns out that in terms of unique information, they might only have about 200 terabytes.  And that bloats up to a petabyte because they copy…

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Google, others take on human trafficking using big data tools

Google, others take on human trafficking using big data tools

  Google, others take on human trafficking using big data tools. Data analysis, image recognition and mapping programs are helping anti-trafficking nonprofits not only locate victims in real time, but predict their victimizers’ next moves. Going into 2014, the companies and their partners are exploring how to share information to develop global prevention strategies based on traffickers’ behaviors. Palantir’s software, which sifts volumes of unrelated data for meaningful connections, is key to many of those efforts, including speedy response to…

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Survey: 95% of Healthcare CEOs Are Exploring Big Data Strategies and Solutions

Survey: 95% of Healthcare CEOs Are Exploring Big Data Strategies and Solutions

  Survey: 95% of Healthcare CEOs Are Exploring Big Data Strategies and Solutions. Other key findings include: 89 percent of healthcare CEOs are planning to improve their ability to innovate. 94% plan to alter their customer growth and retention strategies, while 84% plan to alter their channels to market. Few have embarked on these changes, though, let alone completed them. More than four-fifths of healthcare CEOs identified technological advances such as the digital economy, social media, mobile devices and big…

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What Is Hadoop Exactly? A Cynic’s Theory

What Is Hadoop Exactly? A Cynic’s Theory

  What Is Hadoop Exactly? A Cynic’s Theory. The thing about Hadoop, per se, is that it’s not a packaged solution by any means. Rather, it’s a complex collection of modules that enable high-quality programmers to leverage massive parallel processing algorithms to do very specific things. But there’s no fancy user interface, and the manuals are brutal.Add to that challenge this critical hurdle: you also need business people who have at least a general understanding of what it can do….

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Open Source Vendors Blaze a Trail in Advanced Analytics – Enterprise Apps Today

Open Source Vendors Blaze a Trail in Advanced Analytics – Enterprise Apps Today

  Open Source Vendors Blaze a Trail in Advanced Analytics – Enterprise Apps Today. Until now, Gartner’s review has tended to focus on the traditional query and reporting capabilities of the various BI vendors. But as data visualization, predictive and prescriptive analysis have risen in popularity and sophistication, there has been a tendency for organizations to deploy multiple tools, for example a full-fledged business intelligence platform from an established vendor supplemented by analytics tools from a startup. Gartner defines advanced analytics…

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European-Hospital: In the era of Big Data radiology is left behind

European-Hospital: In the era of Big Data radiology is left behind

  European-Hospital: In the era of Big Data radiology is left behind. During a single-shot thoracic scan that takes a few seconds, the CT captures images that can be converted to quantifiable data for lung nodules, breast masses and calcifications, cardiac chamber size, aortic size, coronary artery calcifications, rib fractures, liver texture, lung texture, bone mineral density, loss of height of vertebral bodies, renal function and renal volume. In an ideal world, the raw data set from this scan would…

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