Skillsoft Blog

Skillsoft Delivers: Big Data Initiative Shows Improved Learning Engagement

By John Ambrose

Back in April, we announced how we are working with IBM to bring big data-enabled adaptive learning to life. Our joint effort is powered by the combination of data from our 19 million users across 60,000 learning assets with IBM Research’s big data and analytics capabilities.Read more

Mobile Commerce, Payments, NFC/RFID and Big Data

By the Mind Commerce Staff

There was an explosion in mobile payment service launches, joint ventures, and partnerships in the 2011-2012 period, along with announcements of new initiatives that would run into 2013 and beyond.  Merchants are starting to appreciate the benefits that mobile payments can bring, with major chains including Starbucks and McDonald’s launching services on a national basis.Read more

Transform the Value of Your Data

Big data is becoming one of the
most important technology trends, with the potential to dramatically change the
way organizations do business.  If you need to develop or manage big data
solutions, you’ll appreciate how expert authors of Big Data for
Dummies
, Judith Hurwitz and Marcia Kaufman, define and explain this
new and often confusing concept.Read more

Developing talent for Big Data and Big Analytics

By Jim Zimmermann

A recent McKinsey Global Institute study titled “Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity” defines Big Data as “datasets whose size is beyond the ability of typical database software tools to capture, store, manage, and analyze.”  Big Analytics is the process of analyzing Big Data to derive value for the business.Read more