Resources

Big Data / Business Analytics popular sites

  • Smart Data Collective 
    The moderated business community for business intelligence, predictive analytics, and data professionals.
  • Data Science Central 
    Data Science Central is the industry's online resource for big data practitioners.
  • Datanami 
    Datanami is a news portal dedicated to providing insight, analysis and up-to-the-minute information about emerging trends and solutions in big data.                                                        
  • GigaOM 
    Gigaom began as a blog and has grown into one of the most credible and insightful voices at the intersection of business and technology.                                             
  • KDnuggets
    Community resource for data mining and analytics software, jobs, consulting, courses, education, news, companies, and more.                                                    

Interesting popular press articles and reports

  • The age of analytics: Competing in a data-driven world
    McKinsey Global Institute - December 2016
    Big data's potential just keeps growing.  Taking full advantage means companies must incorporate analytics into their strategic vision and use it to make better, faster decisions.
  • Big Data: The Next Frontier for Innovation, Competition, and Productivity
    McKinsey Global Institute -  May 2011
    The amount of data in our world has been exploding, and analyzing large data sets—so-called big data—will become a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of productivity growth, innovation, and consumer surplus...
  • The Age of Big Data
    The New York Times -  Feb 2012
    For those who can make sense of the explosion of data, there are job opportunities in fields as diverse as crime, retail and dating.
  • Crunching the Numbers
    The Economist -  May 2012
    If so, Watson will be following other computers designed to deal with big data. Across a slew of new firms in Silicon Valley and in big banks across the world, a range of new ...
  • Big Data Hype (and Reality)
    Harvard Business Review -  Oct 2012
    The potential of big data has been receiving tremendous attention lately, and not just on HBR's site. With interest in the topic growing exponentially, it has been the focus of ...
  • How Obama's Team Used Big Data to Rally Voters  – Part 1
    MIT Technology Review -  Dec 2012
    How President Obama's campaign used big data to rally individual voters. ... Wagner, then 24, was soon in Des Moines, handling data entry for the state voter file that guided Obama to ...
  • The Hidden Biases in Big Data
    Harvard Business Review -  Apr 2013
    The potential of big data has been receiving tremendous attention lately, and not just on HBR's site. With interest in the topic growing exponentially, it has been the focus of ...
  • Steamrolled by Big Data
    The New Yorker -  Apr 2013
    Five years ago, few people had heard the phrase "Big Data." Now ... As Alexei Efros, one of the leaders in applying Big Data to machine vision, put it, Big Data is "a fickle, coy mistress," ...
  • Big Data: The Management Revolution
    Harvard Business Review -  Oct 2012
    They can target more-effective interventions in areas that so far have been dominated by gut and intuition rather than by data and rigor. The differences between big data and analytics are a matter of ...
  • Eight (No, Nine!) Problems With Big Data
    The New York Times -  Apr 2014
    BIG data is suddenly everywhere. Everyone seems to be collecting it, analyzing it, making money from it and celebrating (or fearing) its powers. Whether we're talking about analyzing ...
  • Is the Rise of Big Data
    Foreign Affairs -  May/June 2013
    Everyone knows that the Internet has changed how businesses operate, governments function, and people live. But a new, less visible technological trend is just as transformative: "big data." Big data ...