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Precision medicine heralds a new age in healthcare. A time when we move away from standardized treatments to personalized regimens, based in large part on DNA. But now along comes a new idea that may further personalize healthcare – DNA-based personality tests.
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The Internet is 3 billion users and 4 Terabit/s strong (yet only half of the world's population is online and the swarm of IoT devices have yet to connect). As an old song once said: "We ain't seen nothing yet!"
The scary thing is that there's so much more real-time traffic to come on every Internet exchange since the majority of humans have yet to come online and neither has the billions of devices in the IoT.  
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Hmm...well over half the world's population lives in poverty...in some cases dire...and lacks food and water...
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Banks are such traditionalists but that could be their undoing. Now is the time to be bold. The motto of this age is "disrupt or be disrupted." Fortunately, banks are beginning to wake up to that. Here's my story on that.
As things were going, banks had roughly the shelf-life of a new car. They might have made it to 10 years and +100,000 miles--maybe.  While the very big question of whether or not they can innovate fast enough to survive still looms, they are beginning to figure out some things at least. 
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A proposal has been before Congress for years to allow the IRS to auto-fill tax forms for taxpayers who can then approve the filling or make changes to it and click submit. But lobbyists for tax preparers kill the proposal repeatedly in order to protect their business and profits. Here's the story.
It's tax day! Yeah, I know, I don't like paying taxes either but here we are and those returns have to be filed. But once you've done that, you can look at the following data on the relationships between accountants, taxpayers, legislators, and lobbyists surrounding tax day. More data is always better right?
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Are you looking for a female speaker for your next conference, or for an expert source on analytics who is also a woman? Or maybe you're looking to hire women who are experts in the field to diversify and turbo-charge your big data team. Here's a guide to 262 leading women in analytics by +Meta Brown 
Looking for a female speaker for your next conference, or for an expert source on analytics who is also a woman? Meta Brown published a booklet today on 262 women who have literally written the book on any analytics related topic you can think of.
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Here's one way healthcare providers can use big data to get paid faster! 
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The big data deluge from wearables, smart fabrics, and 3D printers is coming to healthcare. Here's what needs to happen to make that data truly usable. 
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Privacy issues in big data often put companies and consumers in adversarial positions. It doesn't have to be that way. Here's a better way. 
Privacy issues in big data often put companies and consumers in adversarial positions. It doesn't have to be that way.
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IoT is all about the data. Mobile is at the foundation of that. Here's how IT can begin to prepare for the avalanche of data and the looming mobile tidal wave. 
If you thought handling BYOD was hard, wait until you see what managing mobile devices for the Internet of Things entails.
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Open Humans recently launched so that ordinary people, diseased and disease-free, could push their data to an open database and join specific research projects where it can be easily used by medical researchers, free of the normal privacy regulations such as HIPAA. 
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The Pandora's box that the Indiana "freedom of religion/ anti-gay" law opened. Soon, total strangers will be able to target you based on which sports team you're a fan of, whether you favor gun restrictions or open carry, your religion, political affiliation, and just about on anything you may believe, like or oppose. "In a world totally deprived of privacy, there is little to no protection from those that vehemently disagree on basically anything." 
Once big data becomes fully consumerized, it will be possible for anyone to identify anyone based on anything from religious affiliation, sexual preference, political association, even something as trivial as rival sport team fanhood, which can then be used by individuals to discriminate against entire groups of people.
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Here's how healthcare providers can use big data to get paid faster! My latest post in nuviun. 
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Author of Data Divination: Big Data Strategies. I find it easier to list the publications I don't write for than to list the ones that I do. Also, I produced an award-winning paper-making documentary and picked up a couple writing awards along the way too.
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