Three Myths About the Digital Economy

The digital economy is bigger than you think. Much bigger. Some call it the Second Machine Age. The Germans refer to it as Industry 4.0. In Davos, the World Economic Forum has crowned it the Fourth Industrial Revolution. No one is playing down the future impact of digital. But there is a danger that many […]

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5 Steps for Turning Big Data Into Smart Data

Big Data has become one of the key buzzwords for businesses everywhere over the last few years. With data of all kinds being produced in record amounts every year, collating and analyzing this information will give businesses more insights than ever before into their customers and their industries, and perhaps even let them predict what […]

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Top 5 Data-to-Decisions Trends to Know for 2016

Apache Spark, real-time, cloud BI & analytics, IoT, and self-service were the trends to watch in 2015, and they’ll continue to make waves in 2016. Here’s a look back on the big Data-to-Decisions stories of 2015 and a look forward on the trends of consequence for 2016. [Read More]

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Machine Learning + Big Data = Predictive Analytics

Here at a16z, we treat “big data” and “machine learning” as connected activities. People have been talking about the need for more ‘analysis’ and insight in big data, which is obviously important, because we’ve been in the ‘collection’ phase with big data until now. But the innovation in the big data world that I’m most […]

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