Analyze This! Best Practices For Big And Fast Data

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During this recorded webcast, you will hear from Judith Hurwitz, noted analyst and author of Hybrid Cloud for Dummies and Bill Schmarzo, EMC Consulting’s CTO

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Analyze This! Best Practices For Big And Fast Data

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The Question All Smart Visualizations Should Ask

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Surprisingly, it’s not, “What’s the best and most accessible way of presenting the data?”

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Visualization works best when generating situational awareness and contexts that otherwise wouldn’t exist. Like the best maps and GPS, they simultaneously provide a sense of where you are and insight into where you might want to go next. Individual epiphany defers to interpersonal interaction: Is this where we really are? Given what we see here, do we really want to go there? Visualizations support and enhance teams and teamwork.

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Nice article by Nancy Duarte!

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Precision coaching for all presenters

By Peter Watts

Nancy Duarte’s Guide to Persuasive Presentations is a concise primer to the skills of presenting, from planning your pitch through to polished delivery.

Of particular value are the sections on how to put together high quality visuals. Some of the book’s best sound-bites are found when Duarte discusses how to create slides that work for an audience, and since reading that section I’ve found myself looking out far more in my own work for the “visual cliches” that Duarte warns about.

This focus on visual layout gives the book a cross-over to the world of blogging because if you are a presenter who also blogs, you’ll find ideas about the use of layouts, diagrams, and imagery. All valuable for an appealing web-page.

This brings us neatly to the topic of social media, and another strength of the HBR Guide. The book brings…

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Analytics Is Like Driving

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When there are too many roads, when they are inconsistently paved, insufficiently identified, and inefficiently connected, you will get lost.

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However, digital analytics, says Stéphane, is about customers – all those green leaves, waving around in the air. Digital analytics is about the complexity of the public and their reactions to breezes and diseases and…well, you get the point.

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HubSpot Acqui-Hires Two More Companies

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HubSpot has acquired two companies, according to a release this morning. Chime, based in Toronto, is a Chrome app to aggregate updates from social media, email,

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Brian Halligan made no secret that HubSpot was in the market for acquisitions when I talked to him regarding the company’s latest round of funding, a $35 million round on the road to IPO.

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Google Analytics Adds 2 New Reports: Data Hub Activity & Trackbacks

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Google Analytics has revamped its social reports. The Data Hub Activity report shows a timeline of activities and offers filtering by network, while Trackbacks show you what sites link to yours, plus how much traffic those links drove to you.

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

Google Analytics has added two new reports based on the data they’ve been collecting from theirsocial data hub partners. The two new reports are Data Hub Activity and Trackbacks. Strictly speaking, neither report is new. They were available in the Network Referrals and Landing Pages reports when you clicked on a special icon that appeared if information from Data Hub partners was available.

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Coffee & Empathy: Why data without a soul is meaningless

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As we move towards a quantified society, one shaped by data, we start to dismiss things that are unquantified. Empathy, emotion and storytelling — these are as much a part of business as they are of life.

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The problem with data is that the way it is used today, it lacks empathy and emotion. Data is used like a blunt instrument, a scythe trying to cut and tailor a cashmere sweater. Some folks do a better job of making data interesting — like the fine folks at Foursquare. They use cutesy phrases to remind me of my coffee addiction and occasionally point out that Jared Kim and I arebesties when it comes to eating ramen noodles or visitingHakkasan, but they don’t really tell the whole story and they need to do more.  I will get to that in a minute.

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Sensoring the news – O’Reilly Radar

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When I went to the 2013 SXSW Interactive Festival to host a conversation with NPR’s Javaun Moradi about sensors, society and the media, I thought we would be talking…

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The sensor data helped the AP measure the effect of policy decisions that the Chinese government made, said Williams, from closing down factories to widespread shutdowns of different kinds of industries. The results from the sensor journalism project, which showed a decrease in particulates but conditions 12 to 25 times worse than New York City on certain days, were published as an interactive data visualization.

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Mobile apps now represent 84% of traffic

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Mobile apps now represent 84 per cent of traffic, up from 45 per cent in 2011, research from the Jumptap network has found.The research…

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Data from the Jumptap network also show that iPad still sits atop the tablet market with 57 per cent share, although the mobile ad platform predicts that Samsung, which has 16 per cent share, will narrow the gap this year.

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The Changing TV News Landscape | State of the Media

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CNN, which has branded itself around reporting resources and reach, cut back between 2007 and 2012 on two areas tied to that brand—in-depth story packages and live event coverage. Even so, CNN is the only one of the three big cable news channels to produce more straight reporting than commentary over all. At the other end of that spectrum lies MSNBC, where opinion fills a full 85% of the channel’s airtime

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