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Different ways Walmart uses analytics

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Different ways Walmart uses analytics

From online activity to in-store purchases and social mentions, Walmart has more customer connections than any retailer in the world. According to Daniel Thorpe, Senior Director of Analytics for Global Customer Insights, the company sees 300,000 social mentions per week. Thorpe leads a team of analysts responsible for using that data to understand customers holistically…

Military intelligence redefined using BigData Analytics

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Military intelligence redefined using BigData Analytics

In the advent of digital age, wars are becoming increasingly asymmetric. Big data yields not simply a quantitative increase in information, but a qualitative change in how we create new knowledge and understand the world. Information technologies have already begun to revolutionize commerce and science, transforming the economy and acting as enablers for other game-changing…

Big Data helps control Ebola epidemic

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Big Data helps control Ebola epidemic

“We’ve never had this large-scale, anonymised mobile phone data before as a species,” says Nuria Oliver, a scientific director at mobile phone company Telefonica. In the age of international travel it is much easier for diseases to spread abroad, particularly when they have an incubation period of up to 21 days, like Ebola. We are…

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