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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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IBM Infosphere Streams: Redefining Real Time Analytics
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WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource introduces a breakthrough approach to data management and analytics that can detect insights from real-time data streams, resulting in rapid decision-making and minimizing missed opportunities.
Posted: 05 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

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Real-Time Analytics for the SMB
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EGUIDE: Access the following expert e-guide to uncover how you can gain immediate improvements in business performance using an integrated approach to [analytics and operational BI.] Discover tips and tricks to use to garner strategic insights as well as drive operational decision making in or near real-time.
Posted: 18 Dec 2013 | Published: 18 Dec 2013

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How Analytics Bring Organizations Closer to Their Customers
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WHITE PAPER: Access the following white paper to uncover expert insights on how to leverage business intelligence coupled with predictive analytics to take your customer relationships to the next level. Uncover the importance of customer intimacy and how you can achieve it easily and efficiently.
Posted: 17 Dec 2013 | Published: 17 Dec 2013

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Integrating and governing big data
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WHITE PAPER: This resource examines the roles that information integration and governance play in today's big data world, and offers key recommendations to help you realize the full value of your information and improve business outcomes.
Posted: 17 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

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IBM Cognos Express Workspaces
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WEBCAST: Access the following webcast to uncover an analytics solution can give you and your organization an unprecedented look at what is happening in the business over any particular timeline. Get a firsthand look at how to create workspaces in minutes and how to empower your business with timely analytics.
Posted: 17 Dec 2013 | Premiered: Dec 17, 2013

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Big Data Applied:Six Use Case Scenarios for 2014
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EBOOK: Access this extensive, expert e-book to uncover the 6 best use cases of big data for 2014. Discover what makes these use cases successful and how you can capitalize on the same basic efforts.
Posted: 16 Dec 2013 | Published: 16 Dec 2013

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Video Case Study: Baker Tilly Enhances Client Portal with Strategic Reporting
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VIDEO: This video case study reveals how Revas, the outsourcing arm of accounting and consulting firm Baker Tilly, found BI success with a strategic reporting tool, enabling the company to enhance its client portal, reduce client take on costs, and more.
Posted: 16 Dec 2013 | Premiered: 08 Aug 2013

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Drilling for Business Value - The Oil and Gas Industry using Big Data
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WHITE PAPER: This resource examines why big data is important to oil and gas companies, and how industry leaders are using it to gain a market advantage.
Posted: 13 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

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Making business intelligence and analytics deliver on their promises
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WHITE PAPER: Access the following, extensive white paper to find out if your current BI and analytics solution is mismatched. Figure out what process may be affected as a result, and what you can do to make sure that your BI and analytics solution is right for you.
Posted: 13 Dec 2013 | Published: 13 Dec 2013

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Delivering "Competitive-Advantage-Critical' Data Services
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WHITE PAPER: Transactional systems have become more important than ever, and the ability to scale is at the heart of a transactional system's value. This resource examines why transactional scalability is a must in the age of big data, and introduces a system that delivers the capabilities you need to drive success.
Posted: 12 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

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Is your database ready for the big data era?
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WHITE PAPER: This resource examines how big data is impacting the modern database, and offers advice to help you take full advantage of the big data opportunity.
Posted: 12 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

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Microsoft's Perspectives on Social, Mobile, Cloud and Big Data
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WHITE PAPER: This resource takes a closer look at the business impact of big data, and explores how the right data management strategy can help you get the most out of all of the information in your enterprise.
Posted: 12 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

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Big Data: Beyond the Hype
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WHITE PAPER: Despite what some technology vendors might have you believe, big data isn't limited to data warehouse scenarios. This resource examines the growing prevalence of big data and explains how leading organizations are using all of this information to drive business success.
Posted: 12 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

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Analytics Case Study: Baker Tilly Revas Finds Reporting Success
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CASE STUDY: This brief case study reveals how the right analytics tool allowed Revas, the outsourcing arm of accounting and consulting firm Baker Tilly, to upgrade reporting and enhance its client portal.
Posted: 12 Dec 2013 | Published: 12 Dec 2013

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Obtaining Real Business Value from Big Data
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WHITE PAPER: Many businesses mistakenly enter the world of big data through a "lab" approach in IT departments. To obtain real business value from big data, you need a strategic approach to join technology investments with business goals.
Posted: 11 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

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IBM Informix in hybrid workload environments (Bloor Research)
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper from Bloor Research examines how IBM's database Informix can be used in a hybrid transactional/analytics environment or for data warehousing applications in today's big data world.
Posted: 11 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

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Big data, big potential: Find analytics success with the right database foundation
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WHITE PAPER: In this resource, learn how the right database foundation can help your organization facilitate real-time analytics and capitalize on the full potential of big data.
Posted: 10 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

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IBM InfoSphere Data Explorer
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WHITE PAPER: This resource introduces a tool for enterprise-wide information search, navigation, and discovery, which can help your organization harness and optimize growing data volumes.
Posted: 09 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

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Jump-starting Collaboration with Social Search
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WHITE PAPER: In this resource, learn how social search tools can help you access and utilize vast amounts of human knowledge, enabling your organization to increase collaboration and accelerate innovation.
Posted: 09 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

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Scaling Strategies for Mission-Critical Discovery and Navigation Applications
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WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses scaling strategies for effectively supporting mission-critical discovery and navigation applications.
Posted: 09 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

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Video: Mike Schroeck shares takeaways from the IBM Study, “Analytics: The real-world use of big data”
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WEBCAST: Join Michael Schroeck, VP & Global Leader, IBM, in this webcast as he discusses the ins and outs of big data and analytics. Uncover what successful businesses are doing to capitalize on their big data, and access exclusive tips and tricks to make your analytics stronger.
Posted: 06 Dec 2013 | Premiered: Dec 6, 2013

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IBM Smarter Analytics: The Dawn of Big Data
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WHITE PAPER: Consult this white paper to uncover how to successfully use big data to your advantage. Discover how to apply expert techniques to help quell the complexities associated with big data and get started on the path to better analytics.
Posted: 05 Dec 2013 | Published: 05 Dec 2013

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Big Data Success Stories: Practical Approaches For Achieving Results
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CASE STUDY: This comprehensive resource collects a number of big data success stories. Read on now to discover how organizations such as Barnes & Noble, Harvard Medical School, and macys.com realized the full potential of big data and drove profitability and growth.
Posted: 05 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

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Five Questions to Ask When Evaluating Web Data Extraction Options
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WHITE PAPER: Consult this white paper to discover 5 important questions to consider when choosing a Web data extraction solution. Also discover various vendors how they compare to each other.
Posted: 22 Nov 2013 | Published: 22 Nov 2013

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Operational Insight for Running IT at the Speed of Business
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals how your organization can use IT operations analytics to solve and resolve IT issues more quickly, proactively, and effectively – allowing you to run IT at the speed of business. Read on to learn how this approach can help you manage big data, avoid costly outages, and more.
Posted: 18 Nov 2013 | Published: 29 Oct 2013

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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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