Mind-Boggling Big Data Statistics – Fact or Fiction?!


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Every statistic about Big Data is mind-boggling but many of them seem to be without cited sources and are used over and over again as they take on a life and an accepted truth of their own on the internet. We’ve made some comparisons between a September 2015 blog by Forbes and more recent statistics…. Read more »

Data Scientist Fun Facts for 2017


In 2015 67% of data scientists were happy or very happy in their job. What has happened in the last two years? 88% of all data scientists are now happy or very happy in their job. Interested in why this increase, or whether you should pursue a career in this area? CrowdFlower gives us lots… Read more »

Best Job in America: Data Scientist!


Data Scientists and the Metaverse

A recent Glassdoor report ranks the 50 best jobs in America by job satisfaction, salary and number of openings on their website. Three of the top five jobs are in the data analytics field: #1 is Data Scientist, #3 is Data Engineer and #5 is Analytics Manager. Why are these positions in such demand, how… Read more »

Predictive Policing in Chicago – Success or Failure?


“If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible “carnage” going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!” @realDonaldTrump tweeted on January 24, 2017.   Can predictive policing save lives in Chicago?   Los Angeles implemented a predictive policing program in 2008 using analytical techniques to determine… Read more »