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Empowering great ideas with Big Data Analytics

Big data and the analytics associated with it are reshaping our future. However, the best tools are not always affordable to the best ideas. Big data analytics, especially the best of breed ones, are expensive.

As a company that provides this type of services, we had an idea outside of the box.

What if an organization that could really benefit the human condition had access to these tools?

How can we help bring them within their budgetary reach?

Now let me point out that we are not the Gates Foundation or some other deep pockets philanthropic group. Nor are we some mega corporation will cash to burn. Our company, Millennia, is just a small IT services firm with a lot of heart and ingenuity.

So here’s a brief synopsis of what we have in mind:

• An organization with a real need to access and analyze big data to produce benefits for humanity, the planet, etc. My guideline here is we will not work for political groups, hate groups, or anything that even remotely can be discriminatory in nature to anyone.

• Determine a project scope, including the anticipated outcomes (that will change) & benefits

• Determine the costs, write the proposal, and propose it for crowd source funding

• If awarded, we will get the project up and running within a few months. There will be ongoing costs associated with the project, so the organization has to be aware of them and able to handle them.

If anyone would like to discuss this further, please hit me up.

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    Jul 10 2013: So what is the 'idea outside of the box' here? That you provide a service as a small IT company for 'humanity projects' whose organization managed to rise crowd source funding to pay you?

    The last three out of the four points in your synopsis are fundamentally for any commercial service provider, aren't they? And the first point? Isn't it 'just' a statement of your companies 'moral code' ?

    Don't get me wrong, as I like this part of your code, yet what I am missing in your idea here is the 'Empowering' factor you claim it to have.

    In short, the 'Empowering' element to get your IT company to work and analyze 'Big Data' for humanitarian projects is - as well and usual - to pay for this your service ... and, as you describe, that your company has no financial resources to 'burn cash', I would assume, that the flexibility in pricing those services is therefore limited.

    So which element in your thought is 'outside the box' really? That you wouldn't work for 'intelligence services'? Whom and how do you truly 'Empower'? My understanding of 'Empowerment' of your 'chosen' clients would be more than just to refer to 'crowed sourced funding platforms' and such alike, to get you paid ....

    Usually, humanitarian projects are chronically lacking sufficient budgets, so any Dollar spent to identify those in need would not be available for those any more and booked under generalized 'management costs'.

    'Out of the box' thinking to me would tackle this problem in this, its core and some of the following comes to my mind on this:

    Open source data analysis tools, algorithms and free 'data access' to vital sources. Smart and 'easy to use' analysis software to reduce the need of 'expert analysts'. 'Big Data Analysis @ home' modules to access distributed, free of charge computer power to get the data analyzed, based on a platform of distributed and 'free of charge' data storage on the Internet. A community of volunteers of programmers, mathematicians, etc to help non profit ...

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