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Business Intelligence – The emergence of new data types and diagnostic capabilities requires a shift to more flexible and open infrastructures. However, this doesn’t lessen the centrality of properly defining and addressing business decision problems.


GOOD DATA
Can Big Data Be Good?
Takeout: Cities like Manhattan are leading the charge in leveraging new data sources and overlays to improve the lives of ordinary people.
Source: BBC


TRACKING PRIVACY
Website To Let Shoppers Opt Out Of Location Tracking
Takeout: Evaluate the representativeness of mobile and Wi-Fi tracking data as opt out services become available providing consumers greater privacy.
Source: Research Live

BIG MDM
Master Data Management Strategies For Big Data
Takeout: Integrate Big Data and Master Data Management activities to benefit analysis and meta data efforts.
Source: Dataversity

OPEN DATA
What Executives Should Know About Open Data
Takeout: Tap the growing availability of Open Data to generate insights beyond what’s possible with proprietary data alone.
Source: McKinsey & Company

FLEXIBLE INFRASTRUCTURES
Big Data Poses An Integrator’s Dilemma For Enterprise IT
Takeout: Prepare for evolving data integration needs through flexible infrastructures and citizen developer empowerment.
Source: Wired

DATA SYNERGIES
Two Days, One Great Mashup
Takeout: Use mashups to combine disparate data sets, creating synergies not possible from the individual pieces alone.
Source: Data.gov

AFFORDABLE SENSORY
RFID Trends Beyond Retail
Takeout: Watch for the importance of RFID to continue to expand beyond retail as chips and readers become more sensitive and cost effective.
Source: RFID 24-7

INTEGRATION RETHOUGHT
The New Focus On Data Integration
Takeout: Rethink your data integration framework as data volume, variety, and velocity increase.
Source: Actian Corporation

OMNICHANNEL ANALYTICS
Omnichannel Retailing And Data Analytics: Leveling The Playing Field
Takeout: Align touchpoint activities for a seamless consumer experience through omnichannel analytics.
Source: MIT Sloan Management Review

SHOPPER MONITORING
Attention, Shoppers: Store Is Tracking Your Cell
Takeout: Monitor shopper behavior with mobile and Wi-Fi technologies.
Source: The New York Times

IMPROVED EXPERIENCES
The Compelling Case For RFID
Takeout: Leverage RFID not only to better manage inventory but also to improve the customer experience.
Source: Kurt Salmon

ACCEPTABLE IMPERFECTION
Is Data Quality Overrated?
Takeout: Accept imperfect data if good enough to make impactful decisions.
Source: InformationWeek

MOBILE COGNIZANCE
How Wireless Carriers Are Monetizing Your Movements
Takeout: Build cognition of where consumers live, work, and play through mobile data.
Source: MIT Technology Review

BIG ISSUES
Selecting Big Data Sources For Predictive Analytics
Takeout: Begin your Big Data efforts by properly defining the business issue you want to address and reviewing available information already in hand.
Source: SmartData Collective

IOT VALUE
Data Mashups Will Make The Internet Of Things Useful
Takeout: Expect mashups to transform the value of the Internet Of Things as open standards evolve.
Source: Electronic Design

MASHUP PRIVACY
Privacy Policy-Driven Mashups
Takeout: Watch for web applications and policies aimed at overcoming personal privacy issues related to mashups.
Source: Columbia University Fu Foundation School Of Engineering And Applied Science

TRANSPARENT AUTHENTICITY
Customer Analytics: How To Derive Valuable Insights From Big Data
Takeout: Increase the value of transactional data through supplemental intelligence, but do so transparently and authentically to maintain consumer trust.
Source: The Atlantic

TRANSACTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
The Power Of Transactional Data
Takeout: Transactional data continue to provide significant insight into current and potential future behavior of consumers.
Source: Target Marketing Group and Infogroup

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