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The Presidential Debate and Big Data

So I have to admit that the “Binders full of women” comment blew right past me when I was listening to Monday night’s debate as I was driving in my car on Highway 85 on my way home.  However, by the time I got home, the Twitterverse was all lit up about that topic and I had to wonder about all of the information that Amazon must be processing to target people to buy the latest TrapperKeeper (or TrapHerKeepHer) binder for their tween children.  (more…)

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Data Mining and Analytics in the Presidential Race – Sinister or Just Sensible?

A lot of media reports have been surfacing lately about “secretive” data mining activities taking place within the presidential campaign. Many articles paint the efforts with a sinister caste, implying that underhanded invasions of privacy are taking place.

But to any seasoned data professional, data mining is a discovery tool that pulls nuggets of insight out of mountains of data. For any business that wants to get ahead in today’s hyper-competitive global economy, advanced data mining and analysis is not a luxury, it is a necessity. As USA Today’s Jack Gillum describes the Romney campaign’s data analytics: (more…)

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