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Business Intelligence Analyst or Data Scientist? What’s the Difference?

Bill Schmarzo

Bill Schmarzo

Chief Technology Officer, Global Services Big Data Practice

Business AnalystI am a huge Thomas Davenport fan. His book “Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning” was the first book to make organizations aware of the business potential of analytics, even prior to the craziness brought on by Big Data. I happened upon a recent article of his titled “Looking Outward with Big Data: A Q&A with Tom Davenport” and one item from that article really jumped out at me:

“Initially, I didn’t see much of a distinction [between business analytics and big data], and I thought that I could kind of rest on my laurels and not write a book about big data—because the fact is that the analytical tools and approaches used are not all that different for big data. But when I started talking to companies and data scientists, I realized that there really were some fairly substantial differences—some that have yet to be fully articulated and some that are already in evidence.”

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Digital Crystal Ball Reveals Tomorrow’s Economic Gains

Over the previous generation, successive waves of new information technology – from the introduction of personal computers to the Internet to wireless broadband and diverse mobile devices – have enabled dramatic gains in workplace productivity. Today, in a period of widespread economic uncertainty and diminished expectations of the future, skeptics wonder if the tech-driven productivity gains of recent decades have run their course.

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How Data Analytics Saved $300M in Health Care Costs

Delia Vetter

Delia Vetter

Senior Director, Benefits & Programs
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How can employers mitigate the escalating costs of health care while providing a benefits program that meets the needs of their employees? By becoming data rich and making data analytics meaningful to their workforce.

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Techonomy Conference to Showcase Human Face of Big Data

Carter Wilkie

Carter Wilkie

Senior Director, Executive & Internal Communications

The 2012 Techonomy conference in Tucson from Nov. 11 to 13 promises to be one of the more interesting executive-level technology conferences of the year. One of the most interesting angles or themes at this year’s conference is how innovators around the globe are actually using Big Data and applying data science to solve global problems and increase the value that their enterprises create.

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