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ALSO CALLED: Datamining, Analytics, Data Dredging, Database Analytics, Datamine, Data-mining
DEFINITION: Data dredging, sometimes referred to as "data fishing" is a data mining practice in which large volumes of data are analyzed seeking any possible relationships between data. The traditional scientific method, in contrast, begins with a hypothesis and follows with an examination of the data. Sometimes conducted for unethical purposes, data dredging often circumvents traditional data mining  … 
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The Big Data Self-Service Desk
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WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn how you can connect business intelligence by leveraging deeply embedded big data. You can provide a self-service portal fueled by captured social conversations to empower users to help themselves and others, reducing the number of tickets IT sees.
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 | Published: 18 Jun 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Evaluating a Single-Vendor Versus Multivendor Approach to Modern Data Management
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WHITE PAPER: When it comes to deciding on a vendor solution for data management, you're going to end up asking the question: is a single-vendor or a multivendor solution the best option? Well, is it? Consult the following white paper to uncover the pros and cons of each choice and learn how to choose the appropriate solution for your business.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

SAP

Executive Summary: The Next Era Of Data Architecture Developing A Smart Data Management Strategy
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WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the biggest issues most companies face when it comes to technology stacks when trying to manage data. Learn what causes businesses to lose performance with stacks, what you can do to avoid stacking, and ultimately, how to develop a smart data management strategy.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

SAP

SAP Data Management for Big Data and the Internet of Things
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VIDEO: Now that initial big data systems are well defined, forward-thinking IT leaders are actively looking towards the next generation of applications to provide deeper, faster insights into their data. The following video explores the technology to help get you there.
Posted: 17 Nov 2014 | Premiered: 17 Nov 2014

SAP

Video: Tata Consultancy Services speeds operations analysis capabilities while reducing data warehousing costs.
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VIDEO: Tune into the following video case study to learn how Tata Consultancy Services sped up their operations analysis capabilities and reduced data warehousing costs by adopting SmartCloud analytics solutions. Watch now to get a firsthand look at how this technology can benefit you as well.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Premiered: 10 Nov 2014

IBM

Managed Print Services: Big Data Fuels a Better Way to Print
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains how managed print services (MPS) can enable you to harness the power of information within your printing environment. Read on to uncover the opportunities of big data and the key benefits your organization can achieve with MPS.
Posted: 06 Nov 2014 | Published: 06 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

The Paper Problem: Why Banks are Going Digital
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WEBCAST: Roughly half of all business processes involve paper in some capacity, and it often brings high costs and inefficiency. This brief video examines the value that digitizing paper-based processes can bring to your organization.
Posted: 05 Nov 2014 | Premiered: Nov 5, 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Industrial Analytics Powered by the Internet of Things
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WHITE PAPER: The following white paper based on research from Gartner, examines how industrial analytics is revolutionizing Big Data in the digital business and provides insight into the technology that can help make your future initiatives successful.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | Published: 16 Oct 2014

Datawatch Corporation

Optimizing Customer Service with Next Generation Analytics
sponsored by IBM.
WEBCAST: Join IBM in the following webcast for a look at a new generation of solutions that can apply Analytics to mine vast stores of customer data and extract a complete picture of the customer and behavior to provide contact centers and customer experience executives with the information they need to create lasting customer engagement.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Premiered: Oct 10, 2014

IBM.

Creating Confidence in Big Data Analytics
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WHITE PAPER: The following white paper discusses the current state of big data and the problems with gleaning accurate insights. Learn about the different parts needed to make your big data project run smoothly and what you need to do to ensure success in future initiatives.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Oct 2014

IBM

Making Sense of NoSQL and Big Data Amidst High Expectations
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WHITE PAPER: Unfortunately, there's a lot of hype surrounding NoSQL and Big Data and the information that's floating around in the market could be a little caustic if the wrong information is absorbed. So what's fact and what's fiction? Read the following article to find out what you need to know to make sense of these two technologies.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Oct 2014

Rackspace

Big Data, Move it up the Value Chain
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: The following article examines the challenge of moving IT up the value chain and explores how with a 3 step approach to big data, you can do so easily as well as increase operational efficiency, customer service delivery, and more.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Oct 2014

Rackspace

The Next Era Of Data Architecture Developing A Smart Data Management Strategy
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: According to Forrester, without collapsing and consolidating the expanding IT landscape of technology stacks, your business can easily end up fractured and broken across your technology silos. Look at the finding to find ways to simplify your IT landscape and free your data from infrastructure silos.
Posted: 18 Sep 2014 | Published: 18 Sep 2014

SAP America, Inc.

Create Greater Efficiency and IT Visibility with Wire Data Analytics
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SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Amid all of the disruption from cloud computing, virtualization, and mobility in the past decade, wire data has been a constant. By mining this data, one can gain complete cross-tier insight to drive greater efficiency and IT visibility. Click here to download a virtual appliance for wire data analytics.
Posted: 11 Sep 2014 | Premiered: 11 Sep 2014

ExtraHop

A Computer Weekly buyer's guide to public open data
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: The 11-page buyer's buyers guide looks at the latest the in the publication and use of open data by government and the private sector.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Decision Management: Reaping the Rewards, Skirting the Pitfalls
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EBOOK: In this expert handbook, learn why combining business rules and predictive analytics to create decision management systems is becoming common, according to Mike Gualtieri, a principal analyst at Forrester Research Inc. Discover the critical first step of decision management, what it involves, and how it can benefit your organization.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 08 Sep 2014

eBizQ

Gain Insights Into Customers
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to discover how you can get greater insights into your customers and consumer pool in order to create a consistent experience for your customers and drive sales and business value. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 26 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

The Next Wave of Data Management : Is Big Data The New Normal?
sponsored by Talend
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper reviews the business drivers that are impacting the new wave of data management, highlights the new tools companies have for consideration in their next generation data architecture, and finally outlines a total data management blueprint for consideration in your big data strategy.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 28 Jul 2014

Talend

SAS Visual Analytics
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the need for visual analytics when it comes to getting more out of your data. Learn how data visualization can allow workers to identify patterns and relationships in data that were not evident, enable self-service BI and reporting, improve productivity, and much more.
Posted: 15 Jul 2014 | Published: 15 Jul 2014

SAS

Trends in Enterprise Hadoop Deployments
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: The following IDC white paper explores the current state and need of analytics in the marketplace today. Learn how technologies such as Hadoop are facilitating change and how you need to address you infrastructure to enable the new, but necessary way of thinking.
Posted: 15 Jul 2014 | Published: 15 Jul 2014

Red Hat

Data visualization - making big data approachable and valuable
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the importance of data visualization in big data management strategies. Learn how to use visualization to make big data more approachable in respect to how end users can interoperate data, distinguish patterns, and more.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 09 Jul 2014

SAS

CW Europe – August Edition
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: The hype around data mining may have receded, but it remains a critical discipline for the data scientist. This issue of CW Europe looks at what exactly data mining is, how and when it is used – and why it should not be mistaken for business analytics.
Posted: 07 Aug 2014 | Published: 07 Aug 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Extending Security Intelligence with Big Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a security solution that applies big data capabilities to help organizations to keep pace with today's advanced threats and prevent attacks before they happen.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Creating smarter campaigns with the IBM Advanced Analytics platform
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper details how a business can vastly improve the effectiveness of their marketing campaigns by implementing and integrating advanced analytics into their operations. Learn how by using this technology, you can visualize data better, dig deeper into patterns, and deliver far superior campaigns.
Posted: 17 Jul 2014 | Published: 17 Jul 2014

IBM

High Performance Analytics Benchmark Results
sponsored by MicroStrategy Incorporated
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the current market need for higher performance analytics and introduces an all-inclusive analytics solution that can handle complex environments, big data growth, and scalability. Read on to learn how you can gain better actionable insights, save capital, and more.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 25 Jun 2014

MicroStrategy Incorporated
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DATA MINING DEFINITION (continued): …  techniques and may lead to premature conclusions. Data dredging is sometimes described as "seeking more information from a data set than it actually contains." Data dredging sometimes results in relationships between variables announced as significant when, in fact, the data require more study before such an association can legitimately be determined. Many variables may be related through chance alone; others may be related through some unknown factor. To make a valid assessment of the relationship between any two variables, further study is required in which isolated variables are contrasted … 
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