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Google Trends Adds Email Notifications
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Keeping tabs on what people are searching for just got a bit more convenient. But Google Trends is still not a serious research tool.
Can Crowdsourcing Beat Dr. House?
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Startup CrowdMed uses a mix of prediction market software, crowdsourcing, and gamification to help patients gain insight from hundreds of medical detectives.
License Plate Recognition Technology Branches Out
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
Law enforcement officials see new security and surveillance uses for license plate recognition technology.
Cloud Holdouts Face Tipping Point
Commentary  |  4/17/2014  | 
If your technology strategy doesn't emphasize a phased approach to cloud architectures during the next 18 months, it might be time to look for a new job.
Enterprise Wearables Will Avoid BYOD Pitfalls
Commentary  |  4/17/2014  | 
Wearable devices made for the enterprise will offer more immediate value than BYOD programs. Here's why.
Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems: 4 Facts
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
Microsoft tries to become a power player in the brave new world of Internet-connected sensors, using a cloud-based Internet of Things management service, Azure Intelligent Systems.
Land Rover SUV Packs Sensors, Lasers
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
Land Rover showcases its Discovery Vision Concept SUV, which builds in so many high-tech systems it can hardly be called a car.
Microsoft Reveals Big Data Strategy
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
Microsoft's new tools aim to serve all users -- not just data scientists -- extracting insight from big data sets and the Internet of Things.
Accountable Care Success Requires Strong Health IT
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
The accountable care organization model has produced mixed results to date. In ACO success stories, technologies such as analytics play a big role.
AllJoyn: A Common Language For Internet Of Things
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Open-source lingua franca aims to let IoT devices and services communicate across manufacturers and operating systems.
Georgia Solves Campaign Finance Data Challenge Via OCR
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
In a project to make financial disclosure and campaign contribution data public, Georgia turns to Captricity's hybrid system, which combines machine learning and human intelligence to digitize handwritten forms.
Hubble Turns 24: 5 Biggest Discoveries
Slideshows  |  4/15/2014  | 
The Hubble Space Telescope has helped solve huge questions about space. Coming next: Its successor will look back even further into time.
Google Has Plans For Titan Drones
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Titan Aerospace's drones are expected to help deliver Internet connectivity to remote regions.
Data Protection In Internet Of Things Era
Commentary  |  4/14/2014  | 
The Internet of Things brings an explosion of data, along with security and privacy concerns. We need IoT rules of the road.
Data Scientists Want Respect & Results
Commentary  |  4/14/2014  | 
Analytics managers from Macy's, Ford, and Google offer tips on how to integrate and inspire data scientists.
Tibco Brings Reusability To Web, Mobile Apps
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Tibco BusinessWorks 6.0 upgrade gives Web and mobile developers an old-school-meets-new-school backbone for reusing integration logic and components.
MapR Brings Spark In-Memory Analysis To Hadoop
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
MapR adds Apache Spark to its Hadoop distribution to power machine learning plus ad hoc, graph, and streaming analysis. Databricks partners on support.
Oracle Support Costs: 2 Savings Strategies
Commentary  |  4/10/2014  | 
Oracle software maintenance costs have customers turning to growing ranks of licensing consultants and third-party support providers. Here's the skinny.
Explorys Cloud Services Power Accountable Care Organizations
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Explorys uses combination of big data and specific patient data to improve care, lower costs.
Internet Of Things Goes Home
Commentary  |  4/9/2014  | 
The "connected home" is becoming a reality thanks to improved broadband networks and mobile apps. Here's a rundown of how our homes are getting smarter.
Google Glass Gets Down To Business
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
Google's new Glass At Work program aims to capitalize on the enterprise's interest in Google Glass, even if consumers are still skeptical.
MongoDB Steps Up To Enterprise Expectations
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
MongoDB, the NoSQL darling of developers, aims to improve scalability, analytics, security, and manageability in significant upgrade.
Bluetooth Wants Its Bite Of Big Data
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
Bluetooth's low-energy implementation makes the ubiquitous wireless technology ideal for the Internet of Things' data-swapping ways, says Bluetooth backer.
Teradata QueryGrid: Beyond Enterprise Data Warehouse
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
Teradata adds unified fabric access to myriad databases and Hadoop, triggering multiple analysis engines with a single query. Say goodbye to yesterday's enterprise data warehouse ideas.
Twitter Beats Facebook On Ad Returns
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
Advertisers invested twice as much in Facebook ads, but Twitter ads received more clicks, a report says.
3 Trends Driving Big Data Breakthroughs: A CIO's View
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
GE Water & Power CIO says data blending, scalable storage and processing, and a maturing Internet of things are shaping big data progress.
5 Steps To Become A Digital Business
Commentary  |  4/7/2014  | 
Here's how to become the type of organization that lives in your customers' digital world.
Hadoop Jobs: Where To Find Them
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
One in three IT jobs requiring Hadoop skills is based in California, but other regions should see big-data-related hiring increases in the next few years, says Dice.com.
TellSpec Brings Big Data To Dinner
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
Handheld scanner uses spectroscopy, cloud-based algorithms, and mobile app to deliver nutritional facts -- and red flags -- about the foods we eat.
Enterprise Project Managers Must Get More Agile
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
More than half of PMOs now take a DevOps approach, according to the 2014 InformationWeek Project Management Survey. But just 10% use metrics to decide when to kill projects.
Best of Interop 2014 Product Award Winners
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
The Best of Interop awards recognize innovation in nine categories, including networking, storage, cloud, and security.
Chief Digital Officer: Where CIO & CMO Meet
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
Marketing and IT don't need to conflict. Extreme Networks CMO explains how the two can leverage each other's strengths to build a better digital business.
Pivotal Subscription Points To Real Value In Big Data
Commentary  |  4/3/2014  | 
Pivotal deal offers five analytical options and, in a swipe at Cloudera and Hortonworks, unlimited Hadoop storage without charges by the terabyte.
Oracle Becomes 'Kinder, Gentler,' President Hurd Claims
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Oracle president Mark Hurd says new account teams with single-contact accountability are improving customer satisfaction, but he has no kind words for SAP.
InformationWeek Elite 100: Winning Digital Strategies
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Forget "disruption." The most innovative companies in our annual ranking go digital in two main ways.
Pfizer Connects Dots To Deliver Better Treatments
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
The pharmaceutical company, No. 1 in the InformationWeek Elite 100 ranking, uses big data to tailor treatments to specific patient populations.
20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2014
Slideshows  |  4/2/2014  | 
We've singled out 20 InformationWeek Elite 100 winners whose IT projects have transformed their businesses. Use them to inspire creativity and advance your plans.
Merck Optimizes Manufacturing With Big Data Analytics
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Pharmaceutical firm uses Hadoop to crunch huge amounts of data so it can develop vaccines faster. One of eight profiles of InformationWeek Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
PG&E Delivers On Promise Of Smart Meters
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Pacific Gas & Electric analyzes new information from meters to better cope with times of peak energy usage. One of eight profiles of InformationWeek Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
Top 10 Signs Your Company Isn't InformationWeek Elite 100 Material
Commentary  |  4/2/2014  | 
Gunning for InformationWeek's elite list of innovative companies? Better hope you don't meet any of these criteria.
Google+ Adds Page View Count
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
Wondering how many people have seen your Google+ content? Now you can find out. Here's what you need to know about the new feature.
NFL CIO: Football's Digital Transformation
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
NFL tech leader Michelle McKenna-Doyle tells InformationWeek conference attendees about new digital fan experiences, injury-prevention tools, and an Internet-of-shoulder-pads.
Oracle MySQL 5.7 Release Boosts Performance, Scalability
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
MySQL 5.7 release exploits latest hardware, introduces beta MySQL Fabric to manage high availability, database sharding.
Doctors Are Drowning In Data
Commentary  |  4/1/2014  | 
Technology isn't enough to improve healthcare. Doctors must be able to distinguish between valuable data and information overload.
Dealing With Information Chaos: 4 Questions To Ask
Commentary  |  4/1/2014  | 
The information landscape has never been so chaotic -- creating huge challenges for business, but golden opportunities, too.
Big Data In The Home
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
Home security, energy management, and health monitoring tools will bring the Internet of Things to the connected home.
IBM Preps SoftLayer Cloud Datacenter In Hong Kong
News  |  3/31/2014  | 
Hong Kong SoftLayer facility will open April 14 and offer Watson, BlueMix, and other cloud services.
Big Data Vendors: WebScaleSQL Is No Threat
News  |  3/31/2014  | 
From Couchbase to MongoDB, NoSQL, and NewSQL, companies say the new MySQL variant created by Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter won't have broad appeal.
How To Delete Facebook, Google, Twitter Search Data
News  |  3/31/2014  | 
Social networks make millions off your data, but they don't need to know everything. Here's how to clear your search history from three top sites.
Big Data Forces IT & Business To Get In Sync
Commentary  |  3/31/2014  | 
Data that benefits the company will slip through the cracks if IT and business groups don't bury the hatchet.
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