Using Twitter Sentiment for Market Decisions

Using Twitter Sentiment for Market Decisions

This is a repost from TradeTheSentiment.com In October 2014, I successfully defended my dissertation titled “Analysis of Twitter Messages for Sentiment and Insight for use in Stock Market Decision Making.” This dissertation was the final step in earning more D.Sc. in Information Systems. In my dissertation, I reported on my research into using natural language […]

Foto Friday – Another Sunrise on Isle of Palms

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This is another sunrise on Isle of Palms taken on our trip in November.  Captured with Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 17-40 L handheld.

IBM’s Four Ways to Innovate using Big Data

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I just read through “Four Ways to Innovate Using Big Data and Analytics” over on Forbes. It’s a good read…you should jump over and read it yourself. If you don’t have the time (or just don’t want to), I give my thoughts on these ‘four ways” below. The ‘four ways’ are: The payback on big data […]

Building the Agile Data Center

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The modern data center is a complex environment with many different systems and many different objectives. The data center exists to provide an organization with the networking, storage, processing and connectivity features needed to operate in the fast paced, data-driven world we live in today. Over the years, many data centers have become the dumping […]

The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making – A Book Synopsis

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One of the books that I use in my various consulting projects and academic work is titled “The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making” by Scott Plous.  This particular book might seem like a very academic book, but in reality it is very accessible and easy for anyone to read and understand. I’ve had this particular […]

Foto Friday – Soldiers Cemetery at Bonaventure Cemetery – Savannah GA

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I took this at Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah Georgia. Captured with Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 17-40 L.

Demystifying IT

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In a recent “Movers and Shakers” article by Martha Heller titled “The Power of Metaphor“, Malini Balakrishnan, CIO of Building Materials Holdings Corporation (BMC) claimed that one of the most important roles that a CIO has today is helping the organization uunderstandwhat role the IT group plays. Balakrishnan is quoted as saying: “As CIOs, we […]

The Role of the CEO – Driving Corporate Culture

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I’m sure there are many definitions of a CEO out there. Plenty of people will say the CEO should be a leader, manager, communicator and facilitator.  Other’s might say that the CEO is the person most focused on strategy and the ‘future’ of the business. Investopedia defines the CEO as: The highest ranking executive in […]

Woe the CIO!(?)

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Talk to some CIO’s today and you’ll hear nothing but a pity party about how their role is no longer seen as ‘valuable’ to the organization. These CIO’s will point to the growing role of marketing and the CMO in selecting and managing technology systems and solutions.  These CIO’s will talk about the ‘good old […]

The Sidelined CIO

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The 2014 CIO State of the CIO Survey has some interesting data related to the role of the CIO. One of the interesting pieces of that survey relates to the idea that CIO’s are feeling as though they are being pushed aside. Nearly 30 percent of CIO’s reportedly feel ‘sidelined in their businesses as they […]