Talking Data Podcast

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May 20, 2015  3:12 PM

Implement data-driven management strategies with care

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
Big Data, Big Data analytics, Management

Everyone wants to be data-driven these days, including the management. While most of the time this is a positive trend, it can have a darker side. In this edition of Talking Data, we discuss some of the ways businesses are bringing analytics into their management strategies, how these initiatives can work and how they can disadvantage workers when done poorly.

April 30, 2015  7:35 PM

Will DevOps and Agile methods rescue troubled NoSQL modeling?

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan
Uncategorized

In the podcast, the editors discuss the NoSQL data modeling experiences and advice of users and consultants who took part in the recent Enterprise Data World 2015 conference in Washington D.C. What are the highlights? Use Agile practices – use DevOps – embrace your inner Google.


April 27, 2015  3:39 PM

Big data ethics are about more than just privacy

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
Big Data, Big Data analytics, Data privacy

Most discussions of the ethical implications of big data center around the risks to privacy. But in this edition of Talking Data, we explore some of the other issues, which were explored in a presentation at the Brandeis Analytics 360 Symposium by professor Robert Carver.


April 21, 2015  7:24 PM

Author Judith Hurwitz discusses ‘Cognitive Computing and Big Data Analytics’

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan
Uncategorized

Technology analyst Judith Hurwitz recently penned “Cognitive Computing and Big Data Analytics,” which is an in-depth look at a many-headed emerging technology. She told us cognitive computing is, in fact, an amalgamation of many things. Individual aspects can be challenging. But, according to Hurwitz, taken as a whole, this new computing paradigm shows promise.


March 24, 2015  1:29 PM

Businesses embrace the cloud and sports analytics takes off

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
Analytics, Data Management

In this edition of Talking Data, Tech Target editor Ed Burns recaps two recent conferences he attended: the TDWI Executive Summit in Las Vegas and the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston. The first half looks at the trend of taking a cloud-first strategy to data management. In the second, Burns explains some of the new ways sports teams are using analytics to run the business side of their operations.


March 20, 2015  2:08 AM

Machine learning queues up for star turn

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan
Uncategorized

The combination of parallelism and machine learning is potent, and it has data scientists at companies like Allstate Insurance, Cisco Systems and Pandora Media in its thrall. They want to build complex machine learning models and run the models repeatedly to improve the results — and they want to do that work as quickly as possible, reporter Jack Vaughan tells podcast cohort Ed Burns in this edition of the TechTarget Talking Data podcast. They discuss this and related doings at the Strata + Hadoop World 2015 conference held recently in San Jose, Calif.recently in San Jose, Calif.


February 7, 2015  1:05 AM

A lot of cogs in cognitive computing, Watson watchers attest

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan
Uncategorized

There are a lot of moving parts and a lot of ways to view this thing called Watson. So we tried to get several perspectives on the IBM effort to bring cognitive computing to life in this episode of the Talking Data podcast. Senior SearchCIO.com News Writer Nicole Laskowski told us cognitive computing can be viewed as a way of transitioning the role of the computer so it becomes a partner to the user. SearchBusinessAnalytics.com Site Editor Ed Burns said that IBM may find easier tracking by going after here-and-now call center tasks and travel planning improvements. There is a view on the competition, a Watson user and more in this special report.


February 3, 2015  5:56 PM

Things are looking up for cloud analytics

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
Uncategorized

In this edition of Talking Data, Ed Burns sits down with special guest John Myers of Enterprise Management Associates to discuss who new report looking at the maturity of cloud-based analytics applications. Has the time come to move your analytics to the cloud? Take a listen and find out


January 7, 2015  2:10 AM

Looking back in data – Privacy, tweets and IPOs marked 2014

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan
Uncategorized

This edition of Talking Data looks at the trends of 2014 via our favorite tweets. Among the topics of discussion is the growing interest in protecting data privacy through online services.


December 8, 2014  8:33 PM

Give your predictive analytics projects a business reality check

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
Uncategorized

Predictive analytics initiatives can be great, but businesses need to stay vigilant. In order to get any value out of the project, a sharp focus on specific goals is necessary. This podcast takes a look at some recommended strategies and potential pitfalls for getting to real business value in predictive modeling


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