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Big Data is enjoying a big moment in the sun. But who stands to benefit most from this technology — and how?

Big Data - Big Money or Big Losses?

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Originally posted on HBR Blog Network – Harvard Business Review:

"What held them back from applying was not a mistaken perception about themselves, but a mistaken perception about the hiring process. This is critical, because it suggests that if the HP finding speaks to a larger trend, women don’t need to try and find that elusive quality, “confidence,” they just need better information about how hiring processes really work."

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The necessity of quality road lighting for road safety purposes is well understood by road safety professionals, but delivering quality lighting can be both a major asset and a major cost.

By using the Odyssey Energy (NZ) Lux Mapping System, the maximum safety benefit from quality lighting can be achieved, while at the same time reducing the overall cost and environmental impact.

Austraffic is the sole licensee of Odyssey Energy’s Lux Mapping System in Australia.

The Lux Mapping system greatly improves the manner in which local authorities, contractors and regulators are able to assess the efficiency of street lighting installations using GPS based technology.

Advantages

• Robust – highly effective solution for road lighting asset management and assessment

• High speed - quick and efficient evaluation of road lighting

• Mapping - data integration to GIS applications

• In-traffic survey - speed of the survey vehicle is limited only by the traffic flow

• High data resolution - frequency of the survey points is no greater than 4m

• Repeatability – accurately compare data before and after improvements and audit new installations

Austraffic is the industry leader in traffic and transport studies. We have skilled representatives in every state with the knowledge, equipment and resources to successfully deliver the results you need.

We can make sure your lighting is effective, suitable, being properly maintained and that it is optimal for its location.

Good road lighting will reduce environmental impacts, reduce costs for councils and deliver a better community outcome.

For more information, or to contact Austraffic, go to www.austraffic.com.au

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Originally posted on Will Work For Adventure:
I only got into road cycling last June when I decided to train for a triathlon, and there were a number of things that caught me by surprise. I realized that I had…

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Big Data's Big Meaning for Marketing "Big data this, big data that. Hardly a day goes by when we’re not bombarded with messages about the big data platforms and technologies that will solve all our marketing problems. Let’s be honest though: these tools and technologies alone simply won’t solve the big data challenge. But the effect of all that media and market hype? A lot of confusion and mistrust on the part of marketing leaders about what big data really is, what it can do, and how it should be incorporated into business strategy. And that’s holding a lot of firms back from maximizing the power of the data at their disposal."
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Originally posted on HBR Blog Network – Harvard Business Review:
Most managers take it for granted that the world has become much more volatile and complex and that we need to constantly adapt.  The days when we could simply plan…

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Originally posted on HBR Blog Network – Harvard Business Review:

"Studies show that when it comes to goals, the more specific you are about what you’re trying to achieve, the better your chances of success. Having each step mapped out in advance will also minimize complex thinking later in the day and make procrastination less likely."

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Originally posted on HBR Blog Network – Harvard Business Review:

"It is important to remember that in start-ups and small companies, the employees are often taking on as much risk as management by signing up to be part of the team, whether it be personal, financial or career-related. By committing to share somewhat sensitive information from time to time, it lets the rest of the team know that the leaders trust, respect and view them as equally important to the overall success of the company. This transparency breeds loyalty to the company’s success throughout the organization. Employees in transparent cultures worry less about trying to position themselves as part of the inner circle, freeing them up to tackle the challenges facing the company."

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Originally posted on HBR Blog Network – Harvard Business Review:
During last fall’s America’s Cup, Oracle Team USA staged the greatest comeback in modern sports history. On September 18, Skipper Jimmy Spithill’s crew was behind 8-1 in the best of…

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Originally posted on HBR Blog Network – Harvard Business Review:
How much time does your organization squander? My colleagues and I gathered data about time use at one large company and found that people there spent 300,000 hours a year just…

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