The “What” and The “How” of Big Data

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Here’s a discussion on big data and analytics and their potential application within the social sector. Sunand Menon walks through the landscape, adding further comment on analysis (the skills we’re using to make sense of data) and analytics (the tools being developed to help that work.) This kind of exploration is important given that the word “data” is sometimes used, …

From Raw Data To Informed Decisions: What We Can Learn From The Financial Sector

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The complexity of the “data” question is evident to the point of new cliché. Regardless of whether it is cliché or not, we have to deal with it. After any given round of wrestling with the question, we can often sense ways forward that are simple, powerful, and counterintuitive. That’s a small consolation en route to the next hard part: …