Peeple App: Creepy Yet Potentially Uplifting
A new "Yelp for people" app is potentially the biggest disaster on the Internet. It could ruin reputations, cost people their jobs, and destroy relationships. It could become a platform for hatred and cyber-bullying. Or, it could be all smiles and happy dances. You decide.
Big Data Fails: How to Avoid Them
What are the key factors that ensure the success of a big data project, and what are the factors that can contribute to failure? EMC's Global Services Big Data chief shares his perspective, gained from working with customers in the field.
10 Government Innovations Your Business Can Use
Government and innovation are not words we often use in the same sentence. Yet, government scientists and engineers are working hard to develop many cool things. Is your business looking in the right places for products and services? These innovations could offer you a new place to start.
Telecommuting: 3 Myths Busted, 3 Benefits Revealed
Telecommuting is growing, but despite a plethora of research there's no clear consensus about whether or not it's successful. A large-scale review of the data reveals what we know and what we misunderstand about the benefits of telecommuting.
Linux Foundation: Open Source Code Worth $5B
In an effort to place a more definitive financial value on open source code, the Linux Foundation has released a report that estimates the development costs of its Collaborative Projects.
Google, NASA Bet On Quantum Computing
Organizations such as NASA and Google continue to invest in quantum computing even while questions are asked about whether it exists. Can a company called D-Wave deliver?
IBM Wants To Bring More IT To Big Data
With its new emphasis on cloud and analytics, IBM doesn't have time to wait around for data scientists to get their PhDs. Now Big Blue wants to train more IT pros to analyze big data.
NASA Discovers 'Flowing' Water on Mars
David Bowie's famous question -- "Is there life on Mars?" -- remains unanswered, but NASA says it has found the key to life flowing across the planet's surface.
GE: IoT Makes Power Plants $50M More Valuable
GE preps general availability of its Predix analytics platform, says managing utility output with Internet of Things data will increase an electric plant's value by $50 million over its lifespan.
Blue Cross CIO: Big Data Can Fix Healthcare Quality, Costs
The Axis big data initiative at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association incorporates more than $350 billion in annual claims, 36 million provider records, and more than 700,000 BCBS patient reviews, all with the goal of helping healthcare consumers make informed decisions. BCBSA CIO Doug Porter takes us through the project.
MapR Drafts JSON To Work With Hadoop
Adding JSON to MapR-DB bolsters the trend of moving Hadoop from ETL to real-time analytics. This means vendors are placing their products and services one step ahead of what their enterprise customers.
8 Epic Software Fails: From Volkswagen To IRS
While Volkswagen's recent software scandal raises serious ethical concerns, it's certainly not the only remarkable software failure this year. Here's a rundown of what can happen when good software goes bad. As we head into fourth quarter 2015, we can't help but wonder what's next.
Where Cars Fit In The Future
Cities are crowded, and in the years ahead, the transportation industry will have to adapt as more markets have less room for private cars.