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4 Big Data Essentials For Startups
News  |  11/24/2014  | 
Data-driven insights aren't just for behemoth enterprises. Here's what startups need to know before embarking on a big-data strategy.
Web Search, Transformed: Looking Out For You
Commentary  |  11/24/2014  | 
Microsoft Bing director and author Stefan Weitz discusses how sensors, wearables, and big data are changing search.
Ghostery Makes Privacy Marketable
News  |  11/24/2014  | 
Service that blocks Web tracking code turns out to be good for business, too.
Google Contributor: Pay To Block Ads
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
Google launched a new service that blocks ads on some websites in exchange for a nominal monthly subscription.
Marketers Should Look Beyond Facebook, Twitter
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
Build social engagement around your own website, Forrester recommends.
Silverton Banks On Analytics For Turnaround
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Oregon healthcare organization Silverton Health hopes sophisticated analytics can help it fight rising tide of patients who don't pay their bills.
Tweets Tell Whether You Have A Job
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Twitter data mining could provide governments with an alternative means of measuring unemployment, researchers say.
Does Big Data Need A 'LinkedIn For Analytics'?
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
A social media approach to analytics could help enterprises get more value from their big data systems, says Teradata exec.
Finding CIO/CFO Common Ground
Commentary  |  11/20/2014  | 
Success awaits CIOs and CFOs who reach a level of competence in each other's roles.
How Amazon Kinesis Adds Speed, Resilience To Analytics
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
Three Kinesis users explain how they use AWS's real-time, streaming data capture and analytics service to support their businesses.
Magpi Mobile Data Tool Aids Ebola Fight
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Magpi helps healthcare workers collect and process critical information efficiently and reliably as they treat Ebola patients.
Tech Heavyweights Push For Surveillance Reform
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
AOL, Apple, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo ask the US Senate to limit mass surveillance.
Facebook's Enterprise Ambition: 3 Big Hurdles
Commentary  |  11/18/2014  | 
Even with 1.3 billion users, Facebook's rumored move into enterprise software faces steep obstacles. Can Facebook transform its reputation from data hog to data guardian?
Internet Of Things 'Overhyped,' Say IT Execs
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
IT executives expect the IoT to impact their businesses, although they're not sure how, finds CompTIA survey.
HP Taps Vertica For SQL On Hadoop
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
HP brings fast, familiar SQL querying to Hadoop using Vertica database. Here's how it stands out from other big data analysis options.
IT's 10 Fastest-Growing Paychecks
Slideshows  |  11/17/2014  | 
Check out the IT roles that will see the biggest salary increases in 2015. Can you guess the top three?
Americans Doubt They Can Protect Their Privacy
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
A Pew Research Center study finds broad concern about government and corporate data gathering, along with a desire for more government regulation of data gathering.
Rosetta Mission: Debugging A Comet Landing
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
European Space Agency made history with a robotic comet landing. Now can it debug a critical glitch before the lander floats away?
House Lawmaker Investigates 'Truthy' Twitter Monitoring
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
Rep. Lamar Smith wants National Science Foundation to explain why it funded the project and whether it targeted conservative speech.
NASA Explores New World Of Open Data
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
NASA has been publishing a lot of data for a long time, but getting it into standard machine-readable formats is still a herculean task.
SAP IoT Apps Tap Sensor Data
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
SAP's new IoT family captures data from sensors, including Samsung smartphones and wearables, to power Internet-of-Things, industry-specific apps.
Hortonworks Filing Promises Hot Hadoop IPO
News  |  11/10/2014  | 
Hortonworks, the Hadoop-distributor spinout of Yahoo!, files with the SEC to launch an initial public offering of stock in 2015.
Cloudera Boosts Hadoop App Development On Impala
News  |  11/10/2014  | 
Cloudera Impala database for Hadoop joins Apache Spark in an accelerator program aimed at breeding big data applications.
Our Robot-Filled Future: Not All Scary
Commentary  |  11/10/2014  | 
Artificial intelligence is not the danger, says one futurist. Rather, it will save us from danger -- and a dreary existence.
Big Data Survey: Trouble Brewing For IT
News  |  11/10/2014  | 
Just 30% of respondents say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?
Data Breaches: 8 Tips For Board-Level Discussions
Commentary  |  11/10/2014  | 
Recent high-profile breaches put you in the board's spotlight on security. Here's how to shine.
CloudHealth Automates Amazon Cloud Management
News  |  11/7/2014  | 
Automated Tasks enables IT to define a cloud management task, set policies around it, and implement the task programmatically.
Cascading Backer Boosts Hadoop App Performance Management
News  |  11/6/2014  | 
Concurrent, the firm behind Cascading app development, adds Hive and MapReduce support to its Driven performance-management system.
Truthy Project Not Orwellian, IT Groups Tell Congress
News  |  11/6/2014  | 
Indiana University research on Internet memes is not a threat to free speech, computing researchers tell lawmakers threatening to defund the project.
The Huge Internet Change You Probably Missed
Commentary  |  11/6/2014  | 
Global networks have subtly morphed from vertical to horizontal architectures, with east-west traffic now dominating north-south. The impact on industry will be profound -- are your providers ready?
Medical Imaging: Where's The Software?
News  |  11/6/2014  | 
Analysis software for routine clinical use is almost non-existent -- yet is vitally important to help improve diagnoses.
Microsoft Bolsters Azure SQL Database Services
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
Microsoft brings on-premises database capabilities to Azure SQL DB as it claims market share gains for SQL Server 2014.
Dell Bolsters Analytics Software, Taps Microsoft Azure ML
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
Dell extends its big data analysis capabilities, adding natural-language processing and integrating Microsoft Azure Machine Learning services.
Google Cloud Cuts Prices Again, Adds Services
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
Google continues to advance its cloud business with better virtualization, flexibility, speed, and affordability, but won't catch up to giant Amazon Web Services anytime soon.
Workday Streamlines Mobile Apps, Unveils Big Data Plans
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
Workday streamlines smartphone and tablet experience, unveils plans for prescriptive-analytic "Insight" applications in 2015.
'Blur' Protects Against Online Tracking
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
New tool blocks companies from tracking you online, lets you mask sensitive information such as email, phone number, and credit card information.
GE CEO Talks Economy, CIOs & Tech
Commentary  |  11/4/2014  | 
GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt shares three quick insights and explains why he sees no chance of the CIO's role diminishing.
Hadoop 'No Longer Optional,' Says Forrester
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
Forrester says economics will make Hadoop "mandatory," predicts new roles, new software sources, and an end to skills shortage by 2015.
Actian Brings Graph Analysis To Big Data
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
Actian adds in-memory, parallel processing engine for graph analysis based on SPARQL. Can it compete with popular alternatives?
Oracle Stokes 'Hostile' Customer Relations, Study Says
News  |  11/3/2014  | 
Campaign for Clear Licensing survey finds 92% of customers say Oracle does not clearly communicate licensing changes.
Big Data Software For Mainstream Users
News  |  10/31/2014  | 
Not everyone needs to be a data scientist, Red Lambda argues.
Microsoft Band Wearable: 9 Key Issues
News  |  10/31/2014  | 
Microsoft has packed its wearable Band with advanced sensors, cloud-powered health insights, and an affordable price. Is Microsoft ahead of the curve in this new mobile market?
Cleveland Clinic Taps IBM's Watson To Fight Cancer
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
Cleveland Clinic will use IBM's Watson supercomputer to research cancer and treat patients.
Royal Caribbean Cruises CIO: IT Career Tips For Beginners
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
Bill Martin, CIO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, shares his advice for young people pursuing IT careers.
Innovation 'Doesn't Just Happen'
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
Fidelity Labs VP Hadley Stern on the steps companies can take to light the innovation fire.
Ad Clicks To Protest Online Tracking Surveillance?
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
AdNauseam, an extension for the Firefox version of AdBlock Plus, clicks on blocked ads to throw bad data in path of online tracking.
Twitter, IBM Partner On Social Insight For Business
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
Twitter data will be made available through IBM's cloud and enhanced with its analytics to support enterprise apps and business decisions.
Verizon Wireless Embroiled In Tracking Controversy
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
Verizon Wireless is in hot water with security and privacy advocates regarding unique identifier headers that function as what one EFF expert calls "perma-cookies."
NoSQL Database Choices: Weather Co. CIO's Advice
Commentary  |  10/29/2014  | 
The Weather Company CIO Bryson Koehler sorts out the traits of MongoDB, Riak, and Cassandra. Best of all, he says, 'NoSQL doesn't lock you in.'
Real-Time Analytics Can Help Stop Ebola
Commentary  |  10/29/2014  | 
Data analytics can improve disease-related processes to mitigate human suffering and ensure that future outbreaks are managed more effectively.
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