three steps to growing your business with data

L-Tron Data Series, Part 5: Three Steps to Growing Your Business with Data

So far, this blog series has covered everything from “big data” and where to find data, to why data is important. Today’s topic will delve into using data to proactively grow your business (although the same steps will likely be taken if you are using data to react to a workplace problem, as well).

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L-Tron Data Series, Part 2: What is Big Data?

How many times have you heard the term “big data” and wondered what makes big data different from just “data”? What is big data? What does it mean exactly? And what is it used for? What about “data mining”?

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Disney’s latest guest experience technology: Immersion or invasion?

(A 3 minute read…) Three years ago, Disney World in Orlando not only welcomed visitors to be their guest, but also began presenting them with a new way to enjoy the experience. The Magic Band Disney introduced the Magic Band, a waterproof, electronic wristband enables the park’s guests to wander through every area of every …

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IIoT: You Need More “I’s” on the Plant Floor

  The Internet of Things (IoT) sparked excitement as the next great thing in technology. Learn more about IoT here. Using sensors embedded in everything from home appliances to clothing, consumers are jazzed about what smart technology can do: changing the temperature in your home when you’re away checking your heart rate and letting you …

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Presidential election prediction: Was big data really at fault?

Big data can be a powerful predictor. Businesses use it to identify opportunities for growth in new markets. Analysts have used big data to predict everything from Oscar winners to the outcome of the recent presidential election. Data analysts were equally confident that Leonardo DiCaprio would win the Academy Award for Best Actor last year, as …

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The Feds are Putting Big Money into Big Data and Cloud Computing

Over the past year of presidential campaigning, federal spending has been the subject of major discussion and debate. While some agencies are looking at significant budget cuts, the areas of big data and cloud computing will consistently make headway in the battle of the big bucks. GovWin, which tracks government contracting opportunities, recently issued a …

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Machine Learning is Driving Healthcare Advances

When it comes to the quality of patient care, we can’t ignore any source that provides viable insights. Machine learning is one such source…and it’s driving healthcare advances by offering diagnostic help that analyzes big data. Unsure what machine learning is? Click to learn more. How machine learning is used in healthcare: Cancer Research Cancer …

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What is machine learning—and why does it matter?

I’m fascinated with the power and potential of big data. Technology has enabled us to gather vast amounts of data. Then what happens? We analyze it to see patterns and shape predictions that can help us make better business decisions. Machine learning is an essential complement to big data. This type of artificial intelligence expedites …

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Big Data for Weather Forecasting: A Change in the Tech Climate

“If you don’t like the weather, just wait ten minutes.”  Long before there were “meteorologists”, we had “weathermen”. Their job was to give us their weather forecasts. And we took their predictions with a grain of salt. Recently, Hurricane Matthew raged onto the eastern coast of the southern Atlantic states. It was initially predicted to …

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Is eBay getting inside your mind as well as your pockets?

Twenty-one years ago, shoppers discovered the thrill of the online auction when eBay was born. Since opening on Labor Day weekend in 1995, eBay has grown to become an e-commerce powerhouse that has challenged Amazon for world domination. While eBay began with people selling their own “stuff”, about 80% of what’s now sold on the …

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