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Predictive Analytics and Big Data in Real World

In 2012, national retailer Target sent some customers pregnancy coupons and one of the recipients was an 18 year old teenage girl. Her father received the coupons and arguably was angered. He contacted Target’s management and rebuked them for sending the money saving offers to his daughter especially when she…

Should I pursue an MBA?

A friend of mine sent me a link to an MBA and asked me whether it would be worthwhile for her to pursue it. We went back and forth with series of questions until I could say anything about the degree being fit for her. Since this was about fourth…

Emotional Intelligence in Leadership Careers

Ever notice how when kids misbehave, the first thing people wonder is how or what the parents are teaching them? The same thing applies in career life which is why it is crucial to follow the right leader. As adults, our traits are molded by those whose lead we follow…

Big Data Implementation

So you have a fairly decent idea about what Big Data is but that’s pretty much where the story stops. The technological shift is so curved that the most common challenge is figuring out how to go about with the implementation. This post is meant to give you food for…

What Big Data Is and What It Isn’t

Want to know what is Big Data? Consider this: since the beginning of time until 1993 the amount of digitized data humans created was about 5 Exabytes (5 billion Gigabytes), in 2010 we created 5 Exabytes in just two days, and in 2013 we are creating that same size in…

Threat of Hackers in Healthcare

When Captain Zap hacked AT&T, millions of Americans saved money on their long distance phone call bills. Captain Zap successfully penetrated the AT&T network and went on to be part of the hacking hall of fame. His case is famous because AT&T didn’t even know about the hack until after…

Extensionless URL Rewrite in ASP.NET

URL rewriting is on the most powerful and important feature one can implement when developing websites. Among many benefits the most obvious ones are security and easy to follow paths. Rewriting rules hide the querystring variables being passed and make it easier for search engines and visitors to understand and…

Image displays in Firefox but not in IE

You have created a jpg image which looks really pretty in Firefox but the Internet Explorer shows a big fat “x”. This boggled my mind for some time until I decided to look into it in detail. Lest you from keep guessing, the issue was CMYK format instead of RGB.…