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Technology changes from one day to the next. Because of this, businesses have a difficult time keeping up with the latest devices. A great way to overcome this issue is to implement a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy. Let's dive in and take a close look at the top seven workers who benefit the most from BOYD. CEOs: CEOs are often known for demanding the latest technological devices. Since many companies can't keep up with their demands, by allowing them to bring their own devices to work, the CEOs get to enjoy the benefit of using devices that they prefer working with. Whether it be an Android tablet or the newest iPad, CEOs seem to be much more productive when they get their way. Millennials: Young workers, also commonly referred to as the Millennials, want to work with devices that they are familiar with using, which tends to be today's hottest gadgets. To ac... (more)

Creating an Effective BYOD Policy

Employees like the ability to choose.  Whether it be choosing the hours they work or whether or not they can telecommute to work, choosing makes them feel empowered, which tends to boost their job satisfaction. Another area in which they enjoy being given choice is how they can communicate and collaborate.  To accommodate this choice, businesses will do well to implement a bring your own device (BYOD) policy.  This policy will allow workers to choose whatever mobile device they prefer to carry out many of their work-related functions.  One downside to BYOD is that CIOs have to f... (more)

'Big Data Mistakes' and 'What Not to Do' By @Qubole | @BigDataExpo [#BigData]

The phenomena of Big Data continues to grow as companies of all sizes start to realize the potential ROI that comes from the correct use of massive amounts of data. MIT found that firms who can leverage Big Data can achieve 5-6 percent greater productivity and profitability than their competitors. Knowing the most common mistakes made when handling Big Data will help your organization achieve its goals. 1. Lacking a business cause: At the end of the day, every organization has bills to pay and salaries to fulfill. IT leaders are not immune to making the mistake of trying to appl... (more)

The Impact of Big Data on Higher Education By @GilAllouche | @CloudExpo [#BigData]

Where’s Big Data’s next big splash going to be? We’ve already seen it make waves in the healthcare industry as it combats death. It’s taken athletics to the next level by monitoring millions of movements during an NBA game and helping professional rugby players avoid potential injuries. It’s entered the military, art and music industries too. It seems to be everywhere. Still, there are plenty of inroads to be made by Big Data into numerous different sectors, one of which is higher education. Perhaps one of the most important parts of the future of our country, or any country for... (more)

Big Data and Politics: Influencing Both Sides of the Aisle

Data has always had a place in politics. Politicians have relied on polls, voter interests and demographics for years. In 2008, the Obama campaign was recognized for its data-driven campaign, but it wasn’t until the 2012 election, when the tools became available, that big data was used to target voters and win a presidential election using methods that had never been used before. Much like businesses, political parties have collected a lot of data over the years, but that data has been siloed into various categories: donations, website visits, social media comments. While each o... (more)