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Table of Contents: July/August 2017

Dark dataFeatures

Shedding light on dark analytics

New business asset: Leveraging advanced technologies to explore unstructured and “dark” data reveals hidden insights.
By Nitin Mittal

Dark data: Two sides of same coin

Lost opportunity and security risk: Dark data can be tapped to generate more opportunities or remain in the dark, forever.
By Ganesh Moorthy

Surviving global terror

How businesses can use analytics to better track risks and mitigate the cost of damage, disruption and cyber attacks.
By Virág Fórizs and Shane Latchman

Agriculture analytics: Farmland value

Along with increased productivity and profits, data analytics can produce more precise, stable and higher agriculture land values.
By Joseph Byrum

Soft skills: Data storytelling

No more ‘criticism sandwiches’: New framework for garnering feedback and connecting with the people who matter most.
By Esther Choy

The universe of health data things

IoT and health apps: monetizing the value of ‘data as data’ via real-time biometrics and associated mobile phone apps.
By Aaron Lai

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