Links for April 7 2013

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Technology is king, so why are so many IT departments playing backseat roles? — Tech News and Analysis Quote: As employees feel increasingly entitled to take tech into their own hands via BYOD, the cloud and SaaS, IT is finding itself sidelined. The answer is for IT to redefine itself. Welcome to IT as a … Read more

Links for March 24 2013

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“Steering your car via the gas tank”, when cost trumps strategy Quote: …the budget is not a strategy, it is not a means of leadership, and it is simply an allocation of resources that should support rather than set the direction of where we need to go. Data science is not enough. We need data … Read more

Context and Data

A few weeks ago I wrote about Big Data and Small Business. From that post, I wrote: As its defined, big data might be too big for small business, but the concepts behind big data – identifying, collecting, analyzing and using data – aren’t too big. Anyone can use do four steps regardless of business size and … Read more

Links for March 3 2013

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Can evil data scientists fool us all with the world’s best spam? — Tech News and Analysis Quote: Just when you thought spam was under control, a new breed of spammers is taking up new methods to infiltrate our inboxes, search results and social media feeds. Data science could make them very effective. 3 Trends … Read more

Links for October 7 2012

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Managing Expectations is an Art — Gene De Libero – Digital Marketing Strategist and Technologist Quote: I learned early in my career that setting and managing expectations [especially my own] was a skill I’d have to master if I wanted to succeed. It never mattered who the audience was – parents, the boss, a business … Read more

Links for September 2 2012

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“We want to test bold, new ideas that always work.” – Chief Marketing Technologist Quote: Failure is an inherent part of real experimentation. “We have an idea. Let’s try it. Works? Great. Doesn’t work? Good to know, let’s try something different.” You do your best to construct your hypotheses with reason and logic, but also … Read more