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Big Data Becoming Big Business

Big Data Becoming Big Business

From social media to manufacturing to higher education, organizations in virtually every industry are trying to take advantage of  Big Data, the accumulation of massive databases (including detailed data on consumers collected via the Web).  Over at TechCrunch, Tim Gasper points out that the Chief Information Officers in organizations throughout the economy are projected to […]

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Technology and Open Source Innovation

Technology and Open Source Innovation

Here is an interesting TED talk by Massimo Banzi of Arduino about how technology (including 3D printing) has the potential to dramatically expand the possibilities of open source innovation through out the economy.  Worth watching!

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Digital Learning Badges:  Universal Workforce Credentials?

Digital Learning Badges: Universal Workforce Credentials?

Last month, Mozilla launched a new platform to share digital learning badges across the web.  The idea being to make it easier for people to accumulate and share on-line proof of skills and competencies: Here’s what they had to say about it: More and more people are looking at badges to show skills and achievements […]

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The Data Analytics Revolution

The Data Analytics Revolution

BusinessWeek has an interesting report on how data analytics are revolutionizing organizational decision making.  It all started with Google: The big bang in data analytics occurred in 2006 with the release of an open-source system called Hadoop. The technology was created by a software consultant named Doug Cutting, who had been examining a series of […]

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