Ty Simpson: 85% of Research Wasted – Fix?

Ty Simpson

An International Team of Experts Just Released A “Manifesto” on How to Fix Science

  • Experts have published a “manifesto” on how to improve science research in four areas: methods, reporting and dissemination, reproducibility, and evaluation and incentives.
  • With research showing that many published scientific papers fail to move science forward, this manifesto provides a much-needed blueprint for progress in science research.

The authors note in the manifesto that biomedical research is particularly flawed. They cite a “meta-research” analysis that determined that 85 percent of research efforts in that field are wasted.

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Jan 12

Stephen E. Arnold: Big Data Disconnect from Strategy

Categories: IO Impotency

Stephen E. Arnold

The Disconnect: Big Data and Business Strategy

Imagine that: Big Data may not have a direct impact on business strategy.

I read “Why Big Data and Algorithms Won’t Improve Business Strategy.” I learned that Big Data learns by playing algorithmic chess. The “moves” can be converted to patterns. The problem is that no one knows what the game is.

The write up points out: read full post.     See Also: Big Data @ Phi Beta Iota

 

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Jan 12

Stephen E. Arnold: Oracle Crashing — MarkLogic Rocking (XML Centric Does What SQL Cannot)

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Stephen E. Arnold

Et Tu, Brutus? Oracle Database on the Way Out

i read “NoSQL to Undo Oracle’s Database Reign.” The author is a person who once worked at Oracle. Like Brutus, the author knows Julius Caesar. Sorry, I meant the jet loving, top dog at Oracle.

The tussle between Oracle and MarkLogic seems likely to continue in 2017. The write up explains that Oracle has become a lot like IBM. I learned:  read full post.

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Jan 11