Tablet devices to make up 50pc of PC market in 2014

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Next year tablet-styled devices will out-ship almost all other PC form factors combined, making up almost 50pc of the total PC market of desktops, notebooks and tablets.

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

Tablet shipments accounted for 40pc of PC shipments in the third quarter, less than half a million units behind total notebook shipments.

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Arm yourself: The API wars are coming

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The arms merchants of the cloud and a new wave of developers armed with APIs are going to cause massive technology disruption.

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

Disruptive Applications

As APIs proliferate, a radical new business model for building applications is emerging. One where companies and developers choose micro features via public and private APIs that can be integrated and discarded with relative ease.

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40 Things you Loved (or at least liked) that the Internet Killed

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This millennial inbound marketer counts down the ways the internet has changed life as we know it.

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

Remember when your friends had stacks of VHS’s or DVD’s sitting around the house? It seems less and less common as consumers are relying on digital warehouses like Netflix

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STEM Roundup: Fastest-Growing Jobs Are in STEM

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A new survey finds that engineers, software developers and data scientists are in high demand.

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

Telecom giant AT&T will donate $1.6 million for New York City schools to fund computer coding classes and internships for about 1,200 students at a dozen city schools, the New York Daily News reported. AT&T’s contribution to the Fund for Public Schools builds on the city’s recent efforts to promote software-engineering education in city schools. It will also support new enrichment programs, paid summer internships and other academic activities such as digital boot camps. Bloomberg said AT&T’s gift is the latest development in the city’s effort to remake public education to better prepare students for the global, digital economy of the future.

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Lessons for Big Data From President Obama’s Healthcare Implementation – Robert Plant | Big Data Republic

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Three big data lessons for CEOs from HealthCare.gov’s bumpy start.

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

There are two takeaway findings from this. Developers need to clearly understand when formality is more important than speed and code reuse. Second, quality assurance teams need to understand their role and the level of outcome required, potently through the use of strict, independent validation and verification third parties and adherence to the SEI Capability Maturity Model.

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Define roles clearly because big data success requires it

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For your data science team to function effectively, you must have all roles clearly defined and governed.

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

The biggest problem with under-managing roles on a data science team (or any team for that matter) is how quickly the group dynamic breaks down and takes your productivity with it. Social psychologists have studied this for some time now. The group as a whole has a basic dependency for the all the people in that group to understand what their role is. Until that’s reconciled, the group will have a difficult time functioning.

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An S.O.S. From Sales Ops to Company Leadership

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It’s well past time for Sales Ops to be given the resources and the influence needed to deliver commercial success. No group is better positioned.

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

As a leader, you’re wondering what’s keeping you from getting more from this group.  The most frequent obstacles can all be removed.

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On being a mom and a mathematician: interview by Lillian Pierce

As a Mathematician/Economist and a Single Mom of two wonderful (now grown) boys, LOVE IT!!!

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This is a guest post by Lillian Pierce, who is currently a faculty member of the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics in Bonn, and will next year join the faculty at Duke University.

I’m a mathematician. I also happen to be a mother. I turned in my Ph.D. thesis one week before the due date of my first child, and defended it five weeks after she was born. Two and a half years into my postdoc years, I had my second child.

Now after a few years of practice, I can pretty much handle daily life as a young academic and a parent, at least most of the time, but it still seems like a startlingly strenuous existence compared to what I remember of life as just a young academic, not a parent.

Last year I was asked by the Association for Women in Mathematics to write a piece for the…

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Data Science and Data Scientists: What’s in a Name?

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The similarities and differences between data science, business intelligence and data analysis, which often seem to be confused with (or considered synonymous with) with data science

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

This history of the term data science shows us that it typically referred to a combination of the usage of statistics, computers, and data along with some domain (i.e., business or a specific discipline) knowledge. This leads to what I think works well as a definition of data science (drawing heavily from the mission statement of International Association for Statistical Computing):

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The State of Location Analytics: Ventana Research

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Mark Smith, CEO and chief research officer of Ventana Research, shares insights from the report, Ventana Research Business Trends in Location Analytics Benchmark Research September 2013.

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

The number one reason driving change to adopt location analytics is a new initiative to provide better information for making decisions in over half, 51 percent, of organizations

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