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Super Bowl 50 Gets Analyzed, Tableau Spooks Investors: Big Data Roundup
News  |  2/7/2016  | 
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
News  |  2/5/2016  | 
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.
SAP Uses Super Bowl 50 To Test Data Visualization, UX
News  |  2/5/2016  | 
SAP's Fan Energy Zone in San Francisco's Super Bowl 50 celebrations is a giant test case in how users create, share, and process data in real-time.
Cisco Bets Big On IoT With $1.4 B Jasper Buy
News  |  2/5/2016  | 
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
News  |  2/5/2016  | 
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
News  |  2/4/2016  | 
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.
Amazon Echo Now Plays Spotify, Orders Domino's Pizza
Commentary  |  2/4/2016  | 
Alexa's new powers mean you can't ask for a better Super Bowl party companion than the Amazon Echo. The AI-powered device now plays music from Spotify and orders you pizza from Domino's.
Salesforce Raises Prices, Enhances Mobile, Other Features
News  |  2/4/2016  | 
Online CRM vendor Salesforce has enhanced the field service and several other capabilities across its platform, reconfigured its packaging, and raised prices. It has also added Accenture as a cloud CRM customer.
12 Ways To Connect Data Analytics To Business Outcomes
Slideshows  |  2/3/2016  | 
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
Slideshows  |  2/3/2016  | 
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.
Brookhaven Lab Finds AWS Spot Instances Hit Sweet Spot
News  |  2/2/2016  | 
When Brookhaven National Lab needed compute power to meet peak demand, it turned to a new Energy Sciences Network and Amazon Spot Instances.
Hadoop At 10: Doug Cutting On Making Big Data Work
News  |  2/1/2016  | 
Doug Cutting, co-creator of Hadoop, takes time out with InformationWeek to talk about the history of the Big Data project and share his views on what's yet to come.
IBM Buys Marketing Agency To Bolster 'Strategic Imperatives'
News  |  2/1/2016  | 
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.
Flu Forecasting App Helps Your Boss, Marketers Plan Ahead
News  |  1/31/2016  | 
Sickweather has released a disease forecast API to developers. The potential market for such information includes healthcare professionals, employers, and even the advertising industry.
Free Hadoop, Spark Training; Advanced Analytics Market Grows: Big Data Roundup
News  |  1/31/2016  | 
MapR is expanding its free training on Hadoop and Spark, Gartner says the advanced analytics market is growing fast, and Microsoft gets generous with deep learning. Plus, how to stop your leaders from making decisions. All that and more in our big data roundup for the week ending January 31.
9 Ways To Tap Into Smart Data-Driven Decisions
Slideshows  |  1/28/2016  | 
Today's real-time business world requires organizations to make smarter decisions faster. The good news: The technology exists to accelerate decision-making. What's holding you back?
OPM Breach Leads To New Systems, Procedures
Commentary  |  1/28/2016  | 
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.
Microsoft Open Sources Deep Learning, AI Toolkit On GitHub
News  |  1/27/2016  | 
Previously available to academic researchers, Microsoft's Computational Network Toolkit (CNTK) now has a friendlier open source license.
Big Data Must Deliver Business Value: Informatica CEO
News  |  1/27/2016  | 
Informatica's new CEO spoke with InformationWeek about what's next for big data in the enterprise and how he plans to deliver that for customers. Here are the details.
6 Hot Programming Languages To Add To Your Tool Kit
Slideshows  |  1/27/2016  | 
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
News  |  1/26/2016  | 
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
News  |  1/25/2016  | 
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
News  |  1/25/2016  | 
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.
Cloudera Director 2.0 Debuts, Google Donates To Apache Foundation: Big Data Roundup
News  |  1/24/2016  | 
Cloudera has updated a key tool for managing big data, Google has contributed its Cloud Dataflow platform to the Apache Foundation Incubator. We have this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending January 24.
IoT Shows Its Worth To Businesses
News  |  1/23/2016  | 
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
News  |  1/23/2016  | 
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
Slideshows  |  1/22/2016  | 
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
News  |  1/22/2016  | 
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
News  |  1/21/2016  | 
Creator of the JavaScript programming language and former CEO of Firefox maker Mozilla Brendan Eich introduced the Brave browser, which he sees as a way to broker peace between advertisers and ad blockers.
IBM's Fourth-Quarter Results Hold Promise, Pitfalls
News  |  1/21/2016  | 
IBM turned in better-than-expected fourth-quarter results this week. However, the numbers still show how far Big Blue has to go to return to profit and growth. When does the Street run out of patience?
Gartner: IT Spending Will Top $3.5 Trillion In 2016
News  |  1/19/2016  | 
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
News  |  1/19/2016  | 
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
News  |  1/19/2016  | 
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
News  |  1/17/2016  | 
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.
End Of IE Support, Windows 10 For Business: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/16/2016  | 
This week brought Skype and Outlook updates, a new Windows 10 preview build, and the end of support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10.
Yahoo Releases Massive Data Set To Academic Institutions
News  |  1/15/2016  | 
The clicks and searches of 20 million anonymous Yahoo users could help researchers in a number of different academic institutions expand the boundaries of machine learning and deep learning.
6 Machine Learning, AI, Analytics Trends To Watch
Slideshows  |  1/15/2016  | 
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
Commentary  |  1/15/2016  | 
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.
Apple May Axe iAds Sales Team
News  |  1/14/2016  | 
Apple is reportedly moving to dump its in-house iAd sales team and make iAds solely a self-service platform.
Pew: Americans Would Trade Privacy For Safety
News  |  1/14/2016  | 
When it comes to coaxing personal information out of Americans, a Pew Research Center report found certain factors, like safety, lead to greater acceptance than cost savings can.
Big Data Goes Mainstream: What Now?
News  |  1/14/2016  | 
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 Buys Event Zero Tech, Boosts Skype For Business
News  |  1/13/2016  | 
Microsoft has acquired technology assets from Event Zero in an effort to improve management tools within Skype for Business.
Microsoft Rebrands, Updates R Portfolio
News  |  1/13/2016  | 
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
Slideshows  |  1/13/2016  | 
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
News  |  1/12/2016  | 
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
News  |  1/11/2016  | 
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.
Apple Acquires Feelings, Microsoft R Update, 2016 Predictions: Big Data Roundup
News  |  1/10/2016  | 
Apple is getting emotional. The company has acquired a startup that claims its facial recognition software can read your feelings. Meanwhile, Microsoft gets ready to update its R strategy, vendors offer their 2016 big data predictions, and more. Here's our big data roundup for the week ending January 10, 2016.
9 Reasons Why Personalized Marketing Still Isn't Accurate
Slideshows  |  1/8/2016  | 
Personalization efforts have served as a vanguard for big data at many organizations. But some of these programs still fall short. Here's a closer look at what's going wrong. Does your enterprise fit these profiles?
Apple Acquires Emotion Recognition Specialist Emotient
News  |  1/8/2016  | 
Following other AI and facial recognition acquisitions during the last few months, Apple has now snapped up Emotient, a San Diego-based startup that specializes in face-based emotional analysis.
Twitter's Top Data Science, Analytics, And BI Feeds
Slideshows  |  1/6/2016  | 
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.
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