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Apache Spark Updates, Executive Data Strategies: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/29/2015  | 
In our big data roundup for the week of Nov. 27, we've got updates on Apache Spark and its ecosystem, a reality check on the practical use of artificial intelligence today and more.
Big Data & The Law Of Diminishing Returns
News  |  11/27/2015  | 
Right now, big data looks like it holds all the answers for any questions a person or company might have. However, in reality, big data eventually has to succumb to the law of diminishing returns. Here's what several experts see as the gap between promise and reality.
Data, Lawyers, And IT: How They’re Connected
Commentary  |  11/27/2015  | 
Modern data-related technologies are changing the way law firms do business. IT executives across all industries will benefit from understanding how these data tools and practices are being applied to legal cases so that you can be ready if you're ever called upon by your organization's legal team. We break it down for you here.
Cyberwar Part 3: Marketing Data Collection Threatens All
Commentary  |  11/27/2015  | 
Marketers are after every scrap of customer data they can get, in hopes of increasing their company's sales. Do you know they may be putting you at risk in the process? In the last of our three-part series on cyberwar, learn what IT needs to know about potential security threats rising from companies' marketing habits.
8 Ways You're Failing At Data Science
Slideshows  |  11/26/2015  | 
Data scientists and the Wizard of Oz have something in common: Few people really know what they do behind the curtain, which makes it hard to tell good from bad data science. These tips can help you discern the difference.
HP Reports Mixed Q4, Its Final Quarter Before Company Splits
News  |  11/25/2015  | 
HP reported mixed results in its final quarter as a single company this week with revenue declines, but promises of more focused efforts in the future as HP Enterprise and HP Inc. pursue separate paths.
IBM, Databricks Advance Apache Spark
News  |  11/25/2015  | 
Apache Spark hit two more incremental milestones as the IBM SystemML machine learning engine for Spark was accepted to the Apache Incubator program and Databricks unveiled a preview of its SaaS edition of Spark 1.6.
McGraw-Hill Education Shows How Small Data Trumps Big
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
McGraw-Hill Education's chief digital officer has driven the company's effort to leverage small data to improve student outcomes, teacher insights, and curriculum improvements. Here's why small is better than big.
Artificial Intelligence: 10 Things To Know
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
Andrew Moore, Dean of Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science, talks about artificial intelligence, robotics, and the future of education.
AccuWeather Storms Into Enterprise With Predictive Analytics
News  |  11/23/2015  | 
AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions' new D3 analytics business unit is predicting more than just the weather. It's capitalizing on what has become one of the company's fastest-growing businesses, predictive analytics-as-a-service, to help clients make business decisions. AccuWeather's chief commercial officer shared the details.
8 Hot Tech Jobs Getting Big Salary Bumps In 2016
Slideshows  |  11/23/2015  | 
Engineering jobs to mobile app developer positions are expected to post some of the largest salary gains in 2016, and some tech-related creative careers are not too far behind. Here's a look at eight of those hot jobs.
Data Skills Pay Off, Nate Silver Strikes Again: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/22/2015  | 
Our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 22 spotlights a hiring algorithm that's smarter than hiring managers, identifies which big data skills are worth the most in today's job market, explores whether Donald Trump has a chance to win the US presidential elections, and much more.
Satya Nadella Talks Security, Dynamics AX Updated: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  11/21/2015  | 
This week Satya Nadella discussed enterprise security, Microsoft joined forces with HP Enterprise, and Dynamics AX was updated for cloud, machine learning, and Power BI.
Machines Beat Humans At Hiring Best Employees
News  |  11/20/2015  | 
The use of hiring analytics leads to better outcomes for companies, according to a National Bureau of Economic Research study.
IBM Aims To Bring Sports Venues Into The Digital Age
News  |  11/19/2015  | 
IBM has announced a consortium of architects, telecoms, and digital designers to bring immersive digital experiences to sporting and entertainment venues. Big Blue also launched a consulting service covering sports, entertainment, and experience.
Salesforce Posts Big Q3 Revenue Growth
News  |  11/19/2015  | 
Cloud-based enterprise software provider Salesforce reported strong revenue growth for the third quarter and raised its revenue guidance for the full year. Here are the details.
Cloudera Releases Navigator Optimizer Suite In Beta
News  |  11/19/2015  | 
Along with the 5.5 version of its Enterprise big data platform, Cloudera is rolling out a beta version of its Navigation Optimizer data management suite to existing customers.
Microsoft Dynamics AX Upgrade Integrates Power BI, Machine Learning
News  |  11/19/2015  | 
The next generation of Microsoft's Dynamics AX, redesigned for cloud and upgraded with Power BI, Azure Machine Learning, and Cortana, is available for public preview.
Nate Silver Predicts 2016 Presidential Race At Salesforce World Tour
News  |  11/18/2015  | 
Nate Silver, the world's most famous statistician, offered his perspectives on the news media, political polling, and what will happen in the 2016 US presidential election during a presentation at the Salesforce World Tour in New York today. Here's what he said.
Salesforce Adds New Predictive Analytics To Marketing Cloud
News  |  11/18/2015  | 
Salesforce is rolling out new features to its Marketing Cloud this week, leveraging machine learning and data science to add real-time predictive customer scoring and audience segmentation. Here are the details.
IBM Watson Trend App: Big Data Meets Holiday Shopping
News  |  11/18/2015  | 
The IBM Watson Trend app aims to use big data to ease your holiday shopping. Available today online and in the Apple App Store, Big Blue's goal is to eventually to develop the app's capabilities to provide trend insights for enterprises as well as consumers.
Insider Threats: 10 Ways To Protect Your Data
Slideshows  |  11/18/2015  | 
While IT focuses on outside threats, danger lurks from within -- your employees. Whether intentional or unintentional, data breaches resulting from workers mishandling data can be prevented. Here's a look at 10 ways it can be done effectively.
Comic: Internet Of Annoying Things
Commentary  |  11/17/2015  | 
By the time the hype dies down, maybe the Internet of Things will be a reality.
Google Voice Search Now Groks Meaning Behind Queries
Commentary  |  11/17/2015  | 
An update to Google voice search improves its ability to understand complex inquiries.
FTC Scrutinizes Cross-Device Tracking, Possible Privacy Issues
News  |  11/17/2015  | 
The Federal Trade Commission is examining how marketers are using technology like audio beacons to track people across multiple devices.
Data Science Skills To Boost Your Salary
Slideshows  |  11/17/2015  | 
Are you a data scientist wondering how your compensation stacks up to your peers? Or are you considering a career shift to data science? Here's a look at how much you can expect to earn.
HP Enterprise Embraces Docker, Containers
News  |  11/16/2015  | 
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has aligned its offerings from application development to deployment to monitoring and management with Docker container technology.
Intel Chief Data Scientist Shares Secrets To Successful Projects
News  |  11/16/2015  | 
Before joining Intel, the company's first-ever Chief Data Scientist created models to predict the stock market, improve glaucoma diagnostics, and include unstructured data in healthcare applications. Here's what Bob Rogers is doing now at Intel and his advice for fellow and future data scientists.
IBM Datapalooza, Oracle Updates BI Platform: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/15/2015  | 
IBM continued with its Datapalooza roadshow, Oracle released a new version of its BI software with enhanced visualization capabilities, and Informatica rolled out its Big Data Management platform. All that and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 15.
Informatica Big Data Management Platform Aims For Next-Level Integration
News  |  11/13/2015  | 
The Informatica Big Data Management package is the company's answer to helping customers get real value out of their investments in big data infrastructure. Here are the details.
Facebook Sees Surge In Government Requests For User Data
Commentary  |  11/12/2015  | 
Facebook's latest Global Government Requests Report shows that worldwide government requests for data and the number of pieces of content restricted continue to rise.
6 Ways Big Data Is Driving Personalized Medicine Revolution
Slideshows  |  11/12/2015  | 
Researchers are poised to make huge advances in medicine, particularly in how we treat cancer and arthritis. See how big data and IT are contributing.
IBM Datapalooza Takes Aim At Data Scientist Shortage
News  |  11/12/2015  | 
IBM's quest to create 1 million new data scientists goes forward with a three-day training event and a test bed for taking its show on the road in 2016.
How Robots, Analytics Can Work Side-By-Side
News  |  11/12/2015  | 
Retailers can now count the products on their shelves with the help of a roving robot from Simbe Robotics. The use-cases for automating such drudgery, and tying the findings to an analytics application, have relevance for IT executives across a range of industries.
OpenText Unveils Analytics, Cloud Updates To Suites
News  |  11/11/2015  | 
OpenText will update its enterprise information management software suites to embed analytics capabilities, and to be deployed in the cloud. Executives said these new capabilities will equip customers to compete in the cloud era.
Cloud Vs. On-Premises: 6 Benefits Of Keeping Data Private
Slideshows  |  11/11/2015  | 
We can think of at least six reasons why you would want to store your data in a privately controlled data center rather than use a public cloud service. Let’s gain an understanding of the on-premises vs. cloud debate, and see why some tech leaders advocate a hybrid model where both coexist.
10 Skills CIOs Need To Survive, Thrive In 2016
Slideshows  |  11/11/2015  | 
CIOs need to shift perspectives and skill sets for the business transformation underway. So, what's the profile of the successful CIO in 2016?
Comic: Big Data's Big Problem
Commentary  |  11/10/2015  | 
If good data is going in and bad results are coming out, then maybe your algorithms are garbage.
Gartner: 21 Billion IoT Devices To Invade By 2020
News  |  11/10/2015  | 
Gartner indicates the market for Internet of Things devices is poised to explode and will reach nearly 21 billion connected devices by 2020.
Google Open Sources Machine Learning Library TensorFlow
News  |  11/9/2015  | 
With TensorFlow now open sourced by Google, companies and the research community can implement machine learning systems more easily and more efficiently.
FCC Refuses To Force Google, Facebook To Stop Tracking You
Commentary  |  11/9/2015  | 
The FCC's dismissal of Consumer Watchdog's petition to require companies including Google, Facebook, Netflix, and LinkedIn to honor "Do not track" requests was a blow to privacy advocates. But it was the smart call.
Amex Travel Dumps On-Premises For Cloud Apps
News  |  11/9/2015  | 
American Express Global Business Travel was saddled with 16 different legacy on-premises ERP systems. Rather than update, the $1.5 billion company ripped them out and replaced them all with simple cloud apps.
Microsoft Analytics, Intel IoT, Spokeo Vs. Robins: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/8/2015  | 
Microsoft updated its CRM and SQL offerings, and Intel showcased its IoT efforts. Meanwhile, the US Supreme Court is weighing questions about the liability companies have in ensuring the accuracy of consumer data. Learn about this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 6.
Toyota Creates $1 Billion AI, Robotics Institute In US
News  |  11/6/2015  | 
Toyota will invest $1 billion to create an AI and robotics research institute headed by former DARPA project manager and MIT professor Gill Pratt. Its mission will extend beyond self-driving cars.
Firefox 42 Blocks Tracking Ads, Enhances Private Browsing
Commentary  |  11/4/2015  | 
Mozilla's Firefox 42 includes advanced protection against tracking ads, analytics trackers, and social share buttons.
Intel Primes The Internet Of Things Pump
News  |  11/4/2015  | 
Intel has enhanced its Internet of Things platform, including new forms of silicon for "smart" things, partnering with other companies to put it to use.
Google Taps AI For Smart Reply
News  |  11/4/2015  | 
An early prototype of Smart Reply, which uses machine learning to generate email auto-responses, had a tendency to say "I love you." The company's engineers tamed its neural network to make it less fawning and more useful for writing coherent replies to incoming Gmail messages.
Elite 100 2016: Call For Entries
Commentary  |  11/4/2015  | 
Find out how to nominate your company to the InformationWeek Elite 100 2016, and learn all about what you can look forward to if you make the final cut.
Improving Customer Experiences: 10 Ways IT Can Help
Slideshows  |  11/4/2015  | 
The customer experience, also known as CX, is nothing new. But Forrester Research says 2016 will be the year that companies need to either embrace CX and make it central to all operations or get left behind. Here's what IT leaders need to do to survive.
Cognitive Computing Powers 6 Smart Deployments
Slideshows  |  11/3/2015  | 
Cognitive computing, which enabled IBM Watson to win Jeopardy!, is helping professionals get expert assistance and make faster, more intelligent decisions based on highly complex big data.
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