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Data Digest: Analytics and Hep-C, Teamwork Key to Big Data, and IoT Open to All

Articles of interest to business intelligence and data warehouse professionals today include a big data analytics healthcare case study in Michigan, the importance of cross-department cooperation in maximizing big data's benefits, and using IoT in any industry.

Interdisciplinary Teamwork the Key to Unlocking Big Data
(Source: Information Week)

Big data is being implemented everywhere, with most enterprises sharing data across departments to improve efficiency. However, that is all most enterprises do across departments. Big data requires interdisciplinary teamwork to get the most out of analytics, an enterprise practice that has not been widely adopted yet.


IoT Market Available to Any Industry
(Source: Tech Spot)

IoT can connect everything if the technology is built for it. That’s why the “industry” of IoT is really the entirety of the manufacturing industry. Any enterprise making something can connect to the IoT with their products and effectively double their business.


Identifying High-Risk Patients with Predictive Analytics
(Source: Health IT Analytics)

Predictive analytics run on clinical results revealed the patients at the highest risk of developing complications from hepatitis-C. The University of Michigan’s predictive analytics algorithm was more successful than past industry efforts in part because it had more data to work with, likely thanks to efficient big data warehousing.

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

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