Super Bowl 50 Gets Analyzed, Tableau Spooks Investors: Big Data Roundup
Data analysts got to work on Super Bowl 50, Tableau Software's earnings spooked investors on Wall Street, and OpenText released a tool for measuring sentiment about the US presidential elections. These are some of the stories you'll find in our big data roundup for the week ending February 7.
IBM Aims To Make Enterprises Agile With Cloud Data Services
IBM says its new "Open for data" slogan encompasses a slew of new cloud data services and analytics offerings designed to make it easy for enterprises to quickly get started with big data in the cloud, even if their workloads require secure on-premises implementations.
Cisco Bets Big On IoT With $1.4 B Jasper Buy
Cisco is acquiring Jasper Technologies, developer of an Internet of Things cloud platform, for $1.4 billion. The move further pushes Cisco toward its transformation into a software company.
IBM Watson, Heart Association Take On Cardio Health
IBM, the American Heart Association, and Welltok have teamed to deliver a workplace health solution. Without preventative strategies, by 2030 cardiovascular diseases may cost companies $106 billion in lost productivity alone.
Google Taps AI Chief To Head Up Search
With its longtime search executive Amit Singhal retiring, Google has named AI chief John Giannandrea to head its search business -- yet another sign of Google's focus on artificial intelligence.
12 Ways To Connect Data Analytics To Business Outcomes
Even though more organizations are attempting to become data-driven, many of them still aren't able to link data analytics to business outcomes. Some of the challenges are obvious. Others aren't. Here are our tips for avoiding the common pitfalls.
Hadoop At 10: Milestones And Momentum
Hadoop, an open source framework for wrangling unstructured data and analytics, celebrated its 10th birthday in January. Here's a look at the milestones, players, and events that marked the growth of this groundbreaking technology.
IBM Buys Marketing Agency To Bolster 'Strategic Imperatives'
IBM has been very picky about which firms it buys and why. So far, its acquisitions have been very point specific, usually to obtain some technological expertise that complements its Strategic Imperatives, which represent 35% of Big Blue's sales.
OPM Breach Leads To New Systems, Procedures
The Obama Administration announced changes to the Office of Personnel Management designed to ameliorate the flawed systems and processes that led to a massive data breach in late 2014. The plans -- and the steps taken to get there -- hold lessons for any IT organization.
6 Hot Programming Languages To Add To Your Tool Kit
Are you looking to tune up your software development or DevOps career with up-and-coming languages? Are you a hiring manager hoping to round out the tool set of your in-house team? Here are six languages to consider adding to your repertoire.
Wanted: IT Heroes For 2016 InformationWeek Awards
The submission period is now open for four new awards that will be presented during the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference in May. We need your help now to find the best candidates for each category.
Big Data Benchmark Showdown: Talend Vs. Informatica
Talend has acknowledged Informatica's objections to a recent big data integration benchmark test. The company has issued an invitation to Informatica to participate in creating a new benchmark test. Will Informatica agree to the challenge?
Edge Analytics An Antidote To IoT Data Deluge
As more organizations embrace the IoT, some may find themselves overwhelmed by the volume of data generated. Edge analytics can reduce the need to store and process it all at a central location. Here are the details.
IoT Shows Its Worth To Businesses
The Internet of Things (IoT) can be used for a diverse set of tasks, including opening up new business models. A recent Forrester report explores how businesses are embracing IoT.
SAP's Q4, Full Year Results Lifted By Cloud
ERP software giant SAP reported revenue growth for its Q4 and full fiscal year, along with strong growth of its cloud business. But the strength of the cloud business weighed on profits, which declined for both the quarter and the year.
8 Ways To Monetize Data
Data may be a company's most valuable asset, but few are maximizing its economic benefit. Here eight ways that organizations are deriving real, bottom-line value from their data.
Encryption Vs. Privacy Battles Rage From Davos To US
The debate over efforts to protect users' privacy and encryption versus governments' efforts to fight terrorism was a major focus at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week. Meanwhile, battles over the same issue are emerging in the US from New York to California on the legislative level.
Brave Browser Aims To End Ad-Blocking War
Gartner: IT Spending Will Top $3.5 Trillion In 2016
In a new report, Gartner finds that worldwide IT spending will top $3.5 trillion in 2016. However, spending on devices and telecom services are still expected to decline as major players in the world economy struggle with growth headwinds.
CIOs Must Drive Technology Change For Business: IDC Study
How do CIOs view their role within their organizations? Are they the chief innovation officers that they should be? A new study by IDC looks at how these executives see themselves and how others within their organizations view them.
AI, Machine Learning Rising In The Enterprise
AI and machine learning are graduating from science fiction to reality. It's estimated that about half of large enterprises are currently experimenting with AI projects. Several vendors, including Facebook, Google, IBM, and Microsoft, have donated machine learning development projects to open source.
Microsoft R Updates, IBM's Fraud-Detection Analytics Buy: Big Data Roundup
In our big data roundup for the past week, we've got news from Microsoft about what it's been doing with statistical modeling language R, IBM's acquisition of a real-time fraud analytics company, Baidu's donation of some machine learning efforts to open source, and a management shakeup at Apache Spark company Databricks.
6 Machine Learning, AI, Analytics Trends To Watch
Big data and analytics are set for a big 2016, as more devices and types of software are connected and exchange information. Here are some considerations for businesses as they look to maximize the value of all this data.
When To Upgrade PCs: 4 Tips For A Smart IT Strategy
Figuring out a corporate-wide PC upgrade timetable has never been easy for enterprise IT managers. These days, cloud-based applications and evolving Bring Your Own Device policies are among the factors complicating your decision-making process. Here are four tips to help you determine the best PC refresh strategy for your enterprise users.
Big Data Goes Mainstream: What Now?
Now that big data initiatives are going mainstream in Fortune 1000 companies, CIOs and other C-level executives are targeting the next frontier -- how to transform all that information into products and services -- according to a new report.
Microsoft Rebrands, Updates R Portfolio
Microsoft acquired Revolution Analytics and its distribution of the open source R statistical modeling language almost a year ago. Today the company showed that R continues to be a cornerstone of its advanced analytics strategy. Here are details on the updates.
CIOs Detail Hiring Plans For First Half Of 2016
A recent survey delves into the IT positions that CIOs say are in demand for the first half of the year, and finds the major cities that are most likely to win with these expansion plans.
Big Data Moves From Hype To Reality, CompTIA Finds
Organizations are moving past the hype and into actual value when it comes to big data and analytics implementation, according to a new survey by CompTIA. But challenges remain, including a skills gap and the struggle to wrangle the growing quantity of data generated.
Avnet CIO: Put Business At The Center Of IT
As an IT and electronics distributor, Avnet is in a unique position to view the trends driving the technology industry. It's also in the position of implementing those trends itself, including cloud computing and customer self-service. Here's how CIO Steve Phillips aligns IT with business at Avnet.
Twitter's Top Data Science, Analytics, And BI Feeds
Twitter is a veritable playground for data scientists looking to scrape and analyze public data. But it's also a great place to learn about what data scientists, business intelligence practitioners, and analytics experts are thinking. Here are 11 of our favorites on Twitter.