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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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Assemble Your Information with IBM Cognos Enterprise
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WEBCAST: The following webcast depicts the best way to sift through your data to find the most relevant and actionable insight. Discover the importance of mining intelligence from data and what you can do to take advantage of this ability to help drive your business forward.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Nov 8, 2013

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IBM’s Big Data Systems—a Portfolio Approach
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WHITE PAPER: This resource introduces a portfolio approach to big data and analytics that allows your organization to leverage large data volumes and converge multiple, disparate data sources in real time.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

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Five steps to embedding business analytics into your organizational processes
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WHITE PAPER: The following white paper discusses the importance of having a complete and comprehensive view of your entire organization. Discover what can be done to ensure fluidity between all departments and how to achieve this feat through the use of business analytics.
Posted: 04 Nov 2013 | Published: 04 Nov 2013

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Big Data Discovery Experience Services - Accelerate your path to Big Data value
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BROCHURE: This brief resource introduces a big data discovery strategy that can help your organization accelerate big data opportunities. Read on to learn how you can gain actionable insights that propel your business forward.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

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The Total Economic Impact Of Business Analytics On IBM Power Systems
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ANALYST REPORT: This report from the experts at Forrester Research investigates the financial impact and potential ROI of one analytics strategy.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

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The Changing Landscape of Technology Services
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EBOOK: The convergence of Mobile, Big Data, and the Cloud is setting the stage for a new way of working, collaborating and leveraging business information.  Learn more about how you need to stay on top of all these changes in technology, because this train has already left the station.
Posted: 29 Oct 2013 | Published: 29 Oct 2013

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Discover the power of big data to uncover innovation
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VIDEO: This brief video introduces a big data discovery strategy that puts the power of big data in your hands – allowing you to affordably justify and prove your big data innovations before you put them to work.
Posted: 29 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 29 Oct 2013

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HP receives ComputerWoche’s Big Data Award
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WHITE PAPER: With so many big data options on the market today, finding the one that leads to business success is no small task. This article introduces a big data strategy recognized in a recent "Best of Big Data" competition – read on to learn more.
Posted: 29 Oct 2013 | Published: 16 Oct 2013

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Business Information University: Game Plan for Big Data Analytics Playback
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VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: In this virtual classroom, business intelligence and analytics teams, IT managers and business executives will find information and advice on best practices for exploring, modeling and visualizing sets of big data as part of successful big data analytics programs.
Posted: 29 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 06 Nov 2013

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Introduction to Oracle Fast Data
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WHITE PAPER: Access this informative resource to learn more about the proliferation of fast data technologies. Learn what they can do for you and why they're a necessity in today's big data world.
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

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Oracle Fast Data: Real-Time Strategies for Big Data and Business Analytics
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WHITE PAPER: Access this in-depth resource to gain an understanding of fast data technologies and why they are the next chapter of the big data saga. And learn of some tools from Oracle that offer you the ability to make informed decisions fast.
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The Promise of Fast Data – An Inside Look at Oracle Technology
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WHITE PAPER: With all the buzz surrounding big data, it's essential not to overlook the importance of fast data. This in-depth resource takes an inside look at the promise of fast data. Inside, learn how your business can leverage the right technologies in order to ingest and act on data in real time or near real time.
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

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Enterprise big data deployments: A cost-benefit comparison
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WHITE PAPER: This valuable resource compares the costs, benefits, and risks of two different enterprise big data deployments, providing the insight you need to drive big data success.
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

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The fast lane to insight: Accelerating analytics from the department to the enterprise
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WHITE PAPER: This resource explores the limitations and challenges of existing data warehousing tools, and introduces a data warehouse strategy that can help you accelerate analytics and drive business success.
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Leveraging Mainframe Data with Hadoop
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WEBCAST: Mainframes generate and process huge data volumes, but the costs and challenges of mainframe computing often leave this data untapped. This webcast explains how Hadoop can help you conquer the costs and challenges of big data and gain key business insights.
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Oct 28, 2013

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Getting Started with Enterprise Search
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WHITE PAPER: The following white paper addresses the major problems with the data influx and most importantly how to combat it. Discover techniques, criteria to abide by when choosing a search platform, and how it can benefit you and your organization quickly and efficiently.
Posted: 05 Nov 2013 | Published: 05 Nov 2013

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The Ins and Outs of Harnessing Hadoop
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EBOOK: Hadoop technology has made it easier for organizations to process and analyze big data from both internal and external sources – but there are limits.
Posted: 05 Nov 2013 | Published: 05 Nov 2013

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CIO Decisions E-Zine: Smart Process Apps Rev Up Business Agility
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EZINE: Is your IT organization ready to get smart? Smart process apps are becoming a tool of choice in many agile-inclined enterprises.
Posted: 05 Nov 2013 | Published: 05 Nov 2013

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How to Get the Most from SAP HANA
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EGUIDE: In this e-guide, learn how you can master SAP HANA for increased speed of development, speed of realization, flexibility, and more – for the maximum impact on your organization
Posted: 31 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

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Communications service providers can ease data storage management
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WHITE PAPER: This resource examines the challenges of growing data volumes, and introduces a storage management, backup, and recovery tool that can ease the data management burden for communications service providers.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2012

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SQL Server 2012 PolyBase for Parallel Data Warehouse
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VIDEO: This brief video introduces SQL Server 2012 PolyBase for parallel data warehouse, which combines the relational database world with the world of unstructured data and Hadoop – allowing you to improve data-fueled decision-making.
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 26 Feb 2013

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Business Information: Ring My Bell
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EZINE: A company's social consciousness, or multichannel awareness, can help it improve customer relationships and the bottom line – in this issue of Business Information.
Posted: 25 Oct 2013 | Published: 25 Oct 2013

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Oracle Analytics for CRM, Sales, Marketing, and More
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WHITE PAPER: In this resource, explore the offerings from Oracle when it comes to analytics and BI for CRM, sales, marketing, customer service, contact centers, and more. Discover the capabilities and benefits of these pre-built applications, and find out how implementing them in your organization can deliver real-time insights for better business decisions.
Posted: 23 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

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Oracle Analytics Apps for HR, Financials, ERP, and More
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WHITE PAPER: In this comprehensive guide, explore the various offerings from Oracle when it comes to BI and analytics. Read now to discover the benefits and capabilities of applications for tasks in financials, human resources, supply chain management, and many more.
Posted: 23 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

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Driving Innovation Through Analytics
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WHITE PAPER: In this informative resource, discover how augmenting transactional applications with analytics enables you to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness. Find out how you can regain competitive advantage by making better business decisions faster, thanks to analytics.
Posted: 23 Oct 2013 | Published: 22 Feb 2012

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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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