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24 May 2013 12 Predictive Analytics Screw-Ups [31993]
ComputerWorld, July 24th, 2013

"We asked experts at three consulting firms -- Elder Research, Abbott Analytics and Prediction Impact -- to describe the most egregious business and technical mistakes they're run across based on their experiences in the field. Here is their list of 12 sure-fire ways to fail..."

  • Begin without the end in mind
  • Define the project around a foundation that your data can't support
  • Don't proceed until your data is the best it can be
  • When reviewing data quality, don't bother to take out the garbage
  • Use data from the future to predict the future
  • Don't just proceed, but rush the process because you know your data is perfect
  • Start big, with a high-profile project that will rock their world
  • Ignore the subject matter experts when building your model
  • Just assume that the keepers of the data will be fully on board and cooperative
  • If you build it they will come: Don't worry about how to serve it up
  • If the results look obvious, throw out the model
  • Don't define clearly and precisely within the business context what the models are supposed to be doing

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07 Jul 2013 10 Things Really Amazing Employees Do [31717]
Inc., June 24th, 2013

"As a longtime employer of dozens, I was always grateful to have good employees," writes Kevin Daum in an article for "Inc."

"It takes a lot to recruit and maintain top talent. Every once in a while special employees come along that just really seem to get it. They drive the entire company forward in ways that were unimaginable. Advancement and reward is never an issue for these rock stars because they understand the power of cause and effect, and only a worthy company can retain them and afford them.

Here are 10 things amazing employees seem to do effortlessly. Here's how to help your great employees be even more amazing..."

  • Enthusiastically Learn All Aspects of Business
  • Steward the Company
  • Generate Viable Opportunities
  • Resolve Issues Before They Are Issues
  • Tell It Like It Is
  • Demonstrate High Standards, With Low Maintenance
  • Grow Themselves, and Others
  • Research, Apply, and Refine
  • Stimulate Happiness
  • Facilitate Amazing Bosses

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24 May 2013 10 Things Really Amazing Employees Do [31644]
Inc., June 24th, 2013

"As a longtime employer of dozens, I was always grateful to have good employees. It takes a lot to recruit and maintain top talent. Every once in a while special employees come along that just really seem to get it. They drive the entire company forward in ways that were unimaginable. Advancement and reward is never an issue for these rock stars because they understand the power of cause and effect, and only a worthy company can retain them and afford them.

Here are 10 things amazing employees seem to do effortlessly. Here's how to help your great employees be even more amazing..."

  • Enthusiastically Learn All Aspects of Business
  • Steward the Company
  • Generate Viable Opportunities
  • Resolve Issues Before They Are Issues
  • Tell It Like It Is
  • Demonstrate High Standards, With Low Maintenance
  • Grow Themselves, and Others
  • Research, Apply, and Refine
  • Stimulate Happiness
  • Facilitate Amazing Bosses

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29 Apr 2013 10 Awesome Ways to Celebrate International Star Wars Day [30880]
IT World, April 29th, 2013

"May has come, so it's time for some 'Star Wars' fun. If you're not familiar, May 4 of each year is celebrated as International Star Wars Day (Get it: 'May the fourth be with you'?) With 'Star Wars' enthusiasts excited about the upcoming release of more 'Star Wars' movies, there are more ways than ever to celebrate this holiday.

  • Get ready for more "Star Wars" movies
  • "Vader" someone
  • Follow your favorite "Star Wars" characters on Twitter
  • Arts & crafts: Make lightsabers or a Death Star piñata
  • Trick your phone out with "Star Wars" stuff
  • Rock a "Star Wars" bow tie
  • Get your loved one some "Star Wars" jewelry or clothing
  • "Star Wars" decals
  • Get down to Disney World
  • Book your trip to Star Wars Celebration Europe

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22 Apr 2013 Going Underground: Will Data Centers Become Data Bunkers? [30500]
GCN, April 1st, 2013

"Hong Kong is one of the most vertical cities in the world. Like many cities, when it ran out of space, it simply built up instead of out. But Hong Kong has almost reached its upper-limit for going skyward. And as a financial capital of the world with an incredibly dense population, space is at a premium. That means that large dedicated computing areas, like data centers, have to compete for space with everything else, even though they are in great demand.

The solution for Hong Kong might be to stop building skyward and to start looking under its feet. Data Center Knowledge recently reported that Hong Kong may dig out rock caves under the city and build new data centers down there. Apparently putting a data center in a deep cave isn't such a bad idea because the naturally cooler below-ground air could help maintain temperatures..."
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