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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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Security First Insurance Handles Disaster Recovery with State-of-the-Art Technology for Business Insights
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CASE STUDY: To ensure your organization is effectively accessing your unstructured data check out this exclusive case study. Learn more about the challenges faced by organizations looking to leverage technology to access their content and receive recommendations for overcoming them.
Posted: 20 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

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Transforming big data into insights with IBM System z: An independent consultant’s perspective
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WEBCAST: Join us as Mike Ferguson, an independent consultant and analyst, reviews business and technical requirements for organizations embarking on big data and business analytics solutions. He will also discuss key IBM solutions for System z.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Premiered: Mar 17, 2015

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Case Study: IBM Blue Insight: Turning big data into actionable business insight - fast and at low cost
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CASE STUDY: This case study reveals how IBM's analytics accelerator delivers the timely big data insights that your organization is looking for.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 17 Mar 2015

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Case study: Petrol accelerates its analytics queries and increases retail sales
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CASE STUDY: This case study reveals how the right appliance enabled leading oil supplier Petrol d.d. to dramatically decrease analytics query times – allowing the company to effectively use historical and transactional data to increase retail sales.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 17 Mar 2015

IBM

Big & Fast Data: The rise of insight-driven business
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RESEARCH CONTENT: This report from Capgemini and EMC, which surveyed more than 1,000 C-suite and senior decision makers around the world, looks at enterprise readiness for big data.
Posted: 16 Mar 2015 | Published: 16 Mar 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Bringing Content Owners and Solutions Providers Together at MESA
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WEBCAST: View this webcast to explore the modern challenges in the industry and how to attain full visibility of your data and assets to get a better grip on managing them. View now to learn more.
Posted: 06 Mar 2015 | Premiered: Apr 15, 2014

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Running an Effective Predictive Analytics Program
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EGUIDE: Access this expert eGuide to discover the true ROI of predicative analytics.
Posted: 27 Feb 2015 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

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Performing a Data Mining Tool Evaluation
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about the Cross-Industry Standard Process for Data Mining (CRISP-DM), and how you can use its six phases as a guideline to evaluate your data mining tool, ensuring the best results.
Posted: 24 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2014

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Improve Your Business Performance with Advanced Analytics
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a predictive analytics software program that analyzes social media, survey research, and market research data to provide you with a detailed picture of customers. Read on to learn about the entire software portfolio.
Posted: 24 Feb 2015 | Published: 24 Feb 2015

IBM

Riding the Third Wave: The IoT's Impact on Businesses in Asia
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way organizations do business. Additionally, this paper examines how IT leaders can prepare their data centers to ensure survivability and ultimately capitalize on the IoT movement.
Posted: 23 Feb 2015 | Published: 23 Feb 2015

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How Michigan State University Calculates Likelihood of Philanthropic Engagement
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CASE STUDY: This case study describes how MSU leveraged business intelligence and predictive analytics to gain deep insight into an individual alum's potential to give.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

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A Checklist for Developing a Mature Big Data Environment for Real-Time Insights
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the importance of maturing your big data environment from collection-based to a more effective real-time analytics platform. Learn about the technology to consider, strategies, to use, and much more.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 20 Feb 2015

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Understanding, Planning and Deploying Hadoop in the Enterprise
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WEBCAST: This webcast examines how businesses can leverage Hadoop to help mine and manage actionable insights from ever-growing data sources. It also explores what it takes to make sure that when launching Hadoop, your project fires without a hitch.
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 | Premiered: Feb 18, 2015

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Turning Value from Big Data Made Easy with Apache Hadoop
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses Apache Hadoop and its capabilities of helping turn value from big data. This paper also introduces a high-speed data loading and change data capture system that aims to accelerate the adoption of Hadoop by reducing the complexity of moving big data to and from the technology platform.
Posted: 16 Feb 2015 | Published: 16 Feb 2015

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3 Big Data Myths, Busted
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WHITE PAPER: Any business today can talk about the big benefits of big data, but why is it that so many of them fail to actually realize these benefits themselves? Because they are thinking about it all wrong. This white paper covers the top 3 big data myths and offers insight into how to overcome much of the damage caused by these bits of false information.
Posted: 13 Feb 2015 | Published: 13 Feb 2015

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Preconfigured Platforms for Big Data Analytics: Scalable, Reliable and Easy
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WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the growing need for better big data analytics technology and offers insight into a ready-made platform for big data that intends to solve many of the issues with traditional deployment options.
Posted: 04 Feb 2015 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

Cray and Intel

How to use predictive analytics to keep big data projects viable
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WHITE PAPER: Consult the following white paper to uncover a highly scalable big data analytics solution that can scale linearly easily to handle volumes up to and beyond 1TB.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 05 Dec 2014

IBM

Solve your toughest data challenges with data mining
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WHITE PAPER: Imagine if you could lower your marketing costs by 30%, or reduce delinquent loan repayments by 20% by anticipating your customers' behavior and taking action. Results like these are possible with data mining. Access the following white paper to find out how including how you can attain these benefits as well.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 03 Dec 2014

IBM

Managed Services: Big Data Fuels a Better Way to Print
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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

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Go Paperless: Increase Efficiency By Digitizing Your Bank's Records
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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

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IBM Big Data Solutions: Enables NCSU help businesses unlock value from Big Data
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VIDEO: Tune into the following video to hear from Dr. Michael Kowolenko, Principal Research Scholar, as he shares how North Carolina State University is helping businesses make better decisions and gain deeper insight into big data using IBM InfoSphere.
Posted: 29 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 29 Oct 2014

IBM

Enabling the Internet of Things For Smarter Environments
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WHITE PAPER: Driven by the ongoing rapid growth in low-cost, web-enabled smart sensors and mobile broadband communications, the emerging Internet of Things promises to transform our personal and working lives. But what does it take to truly tap into the potential of the data surrounding the IoT? Read the following white paper to find out more.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Oct 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

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IBM DB2 BLU Acceleration vs. SAP HANA vs. Oracle Exadata
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WHITE PAPER: Consult the following white paper to get a firsthand look at how IBM BD2 BLU Acceleration, SAP HANA, and Oracle Exadata compare when it comes to handling big data. Learn about what they bring to the table and how to ultimately choose the right solution for your business.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Oct 2014

IBM

Fact or Fiction: The Truth about Big Data Revealed
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WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth white paper, view the waves big data is making for organizations and why it's necessary to have an analytics strategy in place. Discover the common muths about big data and see which hold water and which get thoroughly debunked. Read on to learn how to craft your big-data strategy and how PaaS can help you along your journey.
Posted: 05 Feb 2015 | Published: 08 Oct 2014

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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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