There is a nearly endless supply of open data ready for businesses and nonprofits to use. The challenge is that creating something useful with that data is not always easy. Open data comes in a variety of formats and doesn’t always make sense, especially when you’re trying to analyze data in a historical context.Read more
Most organizations are replete with data and data sources. What to do with that data for better business outcomes is not simply a question of database management, but one of strategy, enrichment, visualization, analysis, and taking action.Read more
Open data is justifying all its hype by making local governance easier, more accessible, and transparent for the daily lives of small town and big city residents alike.Read more
Location intelligence (LI) is becoming increasingly vital to a wide variety of industries, but it can still be hard to find conferences and events where you can get smart on this growing sector.Read more
Earth Day, an annual event rallying support for environmental protection, will take place this Saturday, and marks the event’s forty-seventh anniversary. A growing environmentally-conscious consumerism among millennials has helped support green initiatives as more and more businesses “go green.”Read more
As massive amounts of data are stockpiled in databases and CRM platforms, executives are turning to data analysts to make sense of it all. But why are so many businesses still struggling to turn location data into profitable outcomes?Read more
The debut of Apple’s iPhone in 2007 ushered in a location data revolution. The exponential rise in mobile devices, crowdsourcing applications, and smart gadgets connected within the Internet of Things over the last decade, however, has generated an unprecedented amount of location data leading to what some are calling Location Data 2.0.Read more
On April 3, 2017, the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting 2018 applications for H-1B Visas. The H-1B program permits U.S. employers to temporarily hire foreign workers with specialized skills each year. In January, however, members of the House of Representatives introduced H.R.670: High-Skilled Integrity and Fairness Act of 2017, a bill proposing significant changes to the current H-1B application process.Read more
Data-tracking devices, from wearables to time and task management applications, have become a quotidian and normalized aspect of most Western societies. From Fitbits to sleep trackers – a question like, “How many steps have you taken today?” – is regularly asked by employers and friends over drinks at Friday happy hour.Read more
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