Editor’s Choices for Week Ending Apr 13, 2012

Editor’s Choices for Week Ending Apr 13, 2012

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Article of the Week
Dataminr builds a Twitter-powered early warning system  (Gigaom)
Big Idea: Dataminr developed technology to access Twitter feeds and analyze information in near-real time, providing an “early warning system” for commercial and government customers on breaking news, critical information, or emerging events.

Article of the Week

 

Prepared Minds 

 

Dataminr builds a Twitter-powered early warning system

By Ryan Kim

Big Idea: Dataminr developed technology to access Twitter feeds and analyze information in near-real time, providing an “early warning system” for commercial and government customers on breaking news, critical information, or emerging events.

GigaOm

April 9, 2012

Editor’s Choice Articles
Big Data, Big Promises (Forbes)
Big Idea: The CEO of Birst, a SaaS analytics company, predicts big things from big data, though it may take a bit longer to realize a return on investment.

How the cloud could bring big data to your local deli (Gigaom)
Big Idea: Big Data isn’t just for big companies. The economics of the cloud is making analytics available to small- and medium-sized business who hope to reap the same rewards as their larger competitors.

Using Business Analytics to Ask the Big Questions of Big Data (Tibco)
Big Idea: Focus on essential data by asking the question “I wish I knew…” to derive maximum value from analytics efforts.

Target variables matter but so do decisions (JT on EDM)
Big Idea: Effective predictive models require the selection of an appropriate target variable – but how to pick the right one?  James Taylor describes a great approach to developing the business understanding necessary for target variable selection.

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