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Data Digest: Data Analytics Keeps Gamers Engaged, IoT's Future, and Open Data in the Enterprise

How enterprises are benefiting from public, non-personal government "open data", plus how to improve video game UI and IoT's future according to GE Capital's CIO.

Using Data Analytics to Make the Perfect Game
(Source: Forbes)

Video games are unique business, despite what they may seem, so gaming enterprises must develop data analytics of their own if they wish to make better games. is performing data analytics on a large scale to improve a game’s design as well as their users’ experience and engagement.

How Open Data’s Feedback Loop is Rapidly Changing Enterprises
(Source: Information Age)

Since the UK government launched the Open Data Institute -- which makes non-personal government data public open data -- many enterprises have followed their lead and publicized much of their data as well. Enterprises receive open data, internalize it, and then publicize their own open data, creating a data loop that is leading to rapid developments in all types of businesses and industries.

The Future of IoT According to GE Capital’s CIO
(Source: Forbes)

GE is a major player in just about every field of electronics, but as the future approaches, the company is shifting its focus to electronics connected to the IoT. GE Capital’s CIO Jim Fowler has held several IT positions throughout GE, and discusses the future of IoT and talent development in this revealing interview.

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Quint Turner is an editorial intern at TDWI and an undergraduate English student at Skidmore College. Follow his blog at

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