Weekly Round-Up: Data-Driven Processes & Products, SMB Big Data, Telling Stories, and Fighting Bullying

For this week's round-up of the most interesting data articles and blog posts from around the web, we have several articles ranging in topics from using big data in small and medium sized businesses to using machine learning to combat bullying. In this week's round-up:

  • So I've got Big Data. Now What?
  • How small and mid-sized businesses can tap the power of big data
  • The key to data science? Telling stories
  • Fighting bullying with machine learning

So I've got Big Data. Now What?

This TechCrunch article delves into some of the things that data scientists can help companies do and serves as a call to action for businesses to get more data-driven in their processes and decision-making. It provides some concrete examples of what we data scientists can do for a company, some ways data is being used to drive intelligent and insightful features inside existing products, and some recommendations for how to get started down the road to managing a more data-driven organization.

How small and mid-sized businesses can tap the power of big data

This article from the Washington Post highlights some of the ways small and medium sized businesses can use data to run their organizations more efficiently and make more informed decisions. Historically, smaller companies have been hindered when it comes to leveraging the power of data due to the large investment in business intelligence systems that was required. However, new technologies are leveling the playing field and this article provides some useful tips on how smaller companies can make big data part of their arsenal.

The key to data science? Telling stories

This is a ZDNet article summarizing a talk that DJ Patil gave at Le Web about the importance of using data to tell stories. The article contains some highlights of the talk and a video of Patil's insightful presentation.

Fighting bullying with machine learning

This was an interesting summary of how an interdisciplinary team of computer scientists and psychologists at the University of Wisconsin are using machine learning to capture data about bullying so that it can be prevented. There are links to their publications and also to the code and data they are using.

That's it for this week. Make sure to come back next week when we’ll have some more interesting articles! If there's something we missed, feel free to let us know in the comments below.

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