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Go Big with Data

My current focus is directing and managing strategic and operational aspects of Pragmatic Works, a data services organization focused on democratizing analytics and data related technologies. I built the organization from the ground up (with my co-founders) to include industry leading processes, attract and retain top industry resources and execute powerhouse partnerships with firms like Microsoft and HP to deliver the highest quality solutions in the most innovative ways.

The “Perfectly Optimized” Page – #infographics

The “Perfectly Optimized” Page infographic states that there is no such thing as a “Perfect Page”. But don’t be discouraged! Moz.com presents 3 key points to be followed to increase user happiness and outreach.

One important takeaway from this post should be that modern on-page SEO is about juggling competing… Read more

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Posted in Go Big with Data on 24 February 2014

Accenture and DataStax Establish Big Data Alliance #bigdata

Accenture and DataStax have signed an alliance agreement, formalizing their longstanding collaboration in helping clients manage and drive insights from big data seamlessly and rapidly across the enterprise. The two companies will continue to work closely providing clients with real-time, open source-based big data capabilities that enable businesses to detect… Read more

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Posted in Go Big with Data on 24 February 2014

Modern Retail Architectures Built with Hadoop | Hortonworks

We’ve probably all heard the famous quote by John Wanamaker, the father of modern advertising: “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don’t know which half.”

Wanamaker would love Apache Hadoop for retail applications, because it diminishes (or eliminates) the dilemma he described.

When… Read more

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Posted in Go Big with Data on 24 February 2014

R skills attract the highest salaries #r #getpaid4stats

Two recent salary surveys have shown that R language skills attract median salaries in excess of $110,000 in the United States.

In the 2014 Dice Tech Salary Survey of over 17,000 technology professionals, the highest-paid IT skill was R programming. While big-data skills in general featured strongly in the top… Read more

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Posted in Go Big with Data on 24 February 2014

Deep learning might make your Netflix recommendations a lot better

Streaming video giant Netflix is experimenting with the advanced artificial intelligence method commonly known as deep learning, it explained on its tech blog Monday. The authors didn’t get into how it might use the technology (other than “to improve our product”) but the chances are it’s eyeing deep learning as… Read more

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Posted in Go Big with Data on 23 February 2014

AzureCAT Chalk Talks at Strata 2014 #azure #Azurecat #strata

This week the AzureCAT team is excited to make our first team appearance at the Strata conference. For those of you unfamiliar with the AzureCAT team, we are an international group of about 70 Azure and data geeks nestled in the heart of the Cloud and Enterprise division at Microsoft.… Read more

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Posted in Go Big with Data on 23 February 2014

Star Performers Need Extra Affirmation After a Setback

There are two major reasons baseball has been such a boon to statisticians trying to measure human performance. First, sample size: the United States alone fields 30 major league teams — each with a 40-man roster — that play 162 regular-season games. Every game comprises hundreds of plays. Second, because… Read more

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Posted in Go Big with Data on 23 February 2014

@RedHat and @Hortonworks fuse Hadoop and cloud in new partnership

A Strategic alliance between the biggest Linux vendor and the leader in fully opensource hadoop is a killer combo. Read more about it and how it will impact your business here!

 

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Posted in Go Big with Data on 23 February 2014

@Microsoft #PowerBI powers its way to GA

Excel- and cloud-based BI suite finally comes out of preview. Woot! – check out all the details here

from ZDNet | Big On Data Blog RSS http://ift.tt/1fZkz84

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Posted in Go Big with Data on 22 February 2014

1983 Toyota #FJ40 Rust Removal

The first step in treating rust is keeping it from forming, which means keeping your truck’s metal painted, plated, or otherwise protected so oxidation can’t get a foothold. If it’s already too late and you see those tell-tale bubbles under the paint or surface rust spreading across a panel or… Read more

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Posted in Go Big with Data on 22 February 2014

One Awesome #FJ40

Well, Kem’s cruiser was actually just a bit faded but pretty much in great shape.  He had hired someone else to do some work on the truck and they had it for five years!!!. Damn, I thought I was slow.  We took some starter photos and then got started on… Read more

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Posted in Go Big with Data on 22 February 2014

1976 FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser (Frame Off Restoration) #landcruiser

Here is a cool looking 1964 FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser in good original condition…a road warrior that has a great vibe to it….perfect for a semi or full restoration…this rig is currently available on eBay

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Posted in Go Big with Data on 22 February 2014

1977 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser – #4wd #fj40

The Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser has been out of production for 26 years, but you wouldn’t know it when talking with the “FJ40 Faithful.” They’re as devoted to their vehicles now as they were when the last one rolled off the assembly line in 1983. Maybe even more so, now… Read more

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Posted in Go Big with Data on 21 February 2014

1977 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 – #landcruiser

Tom Campbell is a wildlife cinematographer by trade and his incredible ’77 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 was built to assist him in his profession as well as serve as a dependable method of conveyance for off-time activities like camping. The ’yota has been totally restored and retains many of its… Read more

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Posted in Go Big with Data on 21 February 2014

Toyota Land Cruiser Fj40 Diesel Engine Swap – #dieselisbetter

Toyota Land Cruiser Specialists (TLC) has taken its restoration business a step further and started offering its own line of FJ40 Land Cruiser-based vehicles called the Icon. Recently, one of the Icons received an optional 2.8L International diesel engine that combines great fuel economy and torque wrapped in a classic… Read more

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Posted in Go Big with Data on 21 February 2014

Spreadsheet controls in #Office 2013

Now available are Audit and Control Management Server (ACM), and Discovery and Risk Assessment, which are both designed to help you manage the use of spreadsheets and Access databases. Now there are 5 features designed to help you manage the use of Excel spreadsheets and Access databases:  We talked about… Read more

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Posted in Go Big with Data on 21 February 2014

McIntosh MT5 #stayclassysandiego

Making or assembling electronics in America may be the next big trend in tech, but it’s nothing new for McIntosh. The iconic audiophile brand has been producing some of the best audio equipment money can buy for decades from their Binghamton, NY factory, and if their recent record-setting spree of… Read more

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Posted in Go Big with Data on 20 February 2014

101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die #whiskey

In his new book “101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die” whisky expert Ian Buxton poses the fun challenge of learning about whisky by drinking a lot of whisky. Having the enviable job of working in the whisky industry for over two decades, as a consultant, Marketing Director of a… Read more

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Posted in Go Big with Data on 20 February 2014

Review: 2013 Land Rover LR4 Overland Journal Edition

The guys at Overland Journal know how to adventure, and adventure well. Their magazines can be found both on coffee tables and in some of the most rugged vehicles around. Case in point, on our shoot last week of Sportsmobile we found a few editions in the back seat —… Read more

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Posted in Go Big with Data on 20 February 2014

Free Mathematics Books – No really .. you want these!

Here is an alphabetical list of online mathematics books, textbooks, monographs, lecture notes, and other mathematics related documents freely available on the web. I tried to select only the works in book formats, “real” books that are mainly in PDF format, so many well-known html-based mathematics web pages and online… Read more

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Posted in Go Big with Data on 19 February 2014

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