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Weekly Recap: Unusual applications of big data, habits of data-driven organizations, and more…

EducationSummary: In this week’s article roundup, we learn about some unique uses of big data, what it means to be a “data-driven” organization, ways mobile apps are improving business, and more.

The 7 most unusual applications of big data you’ve ever seen
The possibilities of using big data are endless. It’s a good time to find the big data applications in your business. To give you a few ideas, here are 7 unique ways big data is driving business.

Making sense of the internet of things
As a term, the internet of things (IoT) is talked about with increasing regularity, but often with little insight. What does it mean for business? For one, the internet of things will generate massive amounts of data. Do you have systems in place to handle this data?

5 habits of data driven organizations
Being “data-driven” has little correlation to size or geography and only a marginal correlation to industry. Data-driven companies range from small health care firms to large banks and even include mid-sized non-profits. It all boils down to how you handle the data you have.

10 ways mobile apps are bringing breakthrough tech to business
The best mobile apps are giving companies unprecedented efficiency, convenience, and the ability to deliver a top-notch customer experience. How can mobile apps boost your bottom line?