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Jelani Harper

Editorial consultant, IT market

Jelani Harper is an editorial consultant servicing the information technology market, specializing in data-driven applications focused on semantic technologies, data governance and analytics, e-mail dmusings@hotmail.com.

Articles by Jelani Harper

In financial services, the dangers associated with monetizing big data are nearly as great as the rewards. The promises of machine learning, data science and Hadoop are tempered by the realities of regulatory penalties, operational efficiency and profit margins that must quickly justify any such expenditure. Posted July 03, 2017

A review of the past three presidential elections indicates the power of social media in contemporary American politics. Abundant social media channels function as among the most consistently revealing sources of big data analytics and are the vehicle through which the political—and democratic—process manifests in the country today. Posted May 31, 2017

Regardless of what else cognitive computing may achieve, it is already considerably impacting the business user's data-driven practices. Posted April 29, 2017

The transformative effect of data visualizations on the analytics landscape is beyond dispute, but the outcome is more controversial. Posted March 31, 2017

"Big data shattered the paradigm where organizations would only use methods designed for a single relational database. They suddenly needed unstructured data analysis for big data, along with relational methods to find the proverbial needle in the haystack and a linked data approach to connect things and see how they relate." Posted March 01, 2017

Historically, the federal government has been regulated by a series of carefully constructed checks and balances exemplified by the executive, judicial and legislative branches. That triad was designed to circumscribe individual authority, implement a degree of transparency and order and preserve the democratic process upon which the country is based. Posted January 30, 2017

Today, organizations enhance big data's value while maximizing its monetization with the emergence of a new affiliation of technologies. Posted December 30, 2016

The ontology empowers users to ask questions, answer them and prepare models on the fly for extremely nuanced subsets of patient classifications. Posted October 30, 2016

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