Business analytics: how to make sense of big data

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Discussion:  Three questions are posed to Keith Collins, CTO of SAS Institutes, in this interview.  He highlights that the most pressing question on the mind of many businesses is how to harness and make sense of the massive amounts of data that is now available on the internet.  Collins also notes that business analyses and high… Read more »

Online gamers crack AIDS enzyme puzzle

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 Discussion:  Players of an online game, Foldit, have channeled their virtual talent into actual talent by unfolding an enzyme that had puzzled scientists for over a decade.  The structure of the specific enzyme that gamers recently unfolded is found in AIDS-like viruses.  Now that the puzzle of the AIDS enzyme is solved, scientists can devise better and… Read more »

Map of the Day: Scientific Collaboration Around the World

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Discussion: Impressed with the Facebook map made by intern Paul Butler depicting friendships connecting users across the world, research analyst Olivier Beauchesne at Science-Metrix created a similar map showing scientific collaborations around the globe. Source: theatlantic.com Date: January 27, 2011 Link: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/01/map-of-the-day-scientific-collaboration-around-the-world/70343/

Wikipedia Entry – Knowledge Management Systems

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          Description:  Link to Wikipedia for Knowledge Management definition & clarification.  What are the pros & cons associated with implementing KM systems?  What recommendations do you have for management to increase KM implementation success?  Employees must be given incentive for their knowledge to participate in KM.  KM systems will break down… Read more »