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Wearable Devices: Keep Data Privacy In Check
Commentary  |  8/18/2014  | 
Consumers, businesses, and manufacturers can all help ensure that the privacy rights of those using wearables are respected and enforced.
Internet Of Things: Limitless Dumb Possibilities
News  |  8/18/2014  | 
Many of the "improvements" to ordinary household objects promised by SmartThings, a software company just acquired by Samsung, are already available elsewhere or seem like overkill.
Indiana Analysis, Open Data Efforts Use SAP Hana
News  |  8/15/2014  | 
After pilot involving infant mortality data, Indiana adopts SAP Hana in-memory database as foundation of new management reporting system, plans open data website for citizens.
Facebook Will Track Shopping Habits
News  |  8/15/2014  | 
Facebook plans to track your actions between devices and share with advertisers when an ad leads to a purchase. Here's why one expert says you shouldn't worry.
Philadelphia Boosts Digital Connections With Citizens
News  |  8/14/2014  | 
Philadelphia taps Salesforce and Unisys to ensure its "Philly 311" cloud and mobile program stays on top of all nonemergency requests from potholes to noise complaints.
Cisco To Cut 6,000 Jobs
News  |  8/14/2014  | 
Cisco's Q4 earnings beat analyst estimates, but company plans to lay off 8% of its workforce.
Amazon Local Register: Friend Or Foe?
Commentary  |  8/13/2014  | 
Mobile payment service prompts concerns about ulterior motives.
Splunk App For Stream Adds Real-Time Wire Data
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
New app provides greater machine data visibility to Splunk deployments, but users should expect increasing overlap between platforms as big data analysis becomes more complex.
The Quantified Self On Steroids
Commentary  |  8/13/2014  | 
An IT director changes his life by monitoring data from wearables and sensors, walking the line between self-discovery and tech obsession.
Dell Pushes Power With New Workstations
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
Dell bolsters its workstation comeback with new tower and rack systems that are among the first to feature fast DDR4 RAM.
CenturyLink Courts Developers With Container Management
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
CenturyLink takes open source route with its Panamax system for Docker management in a bid for developers building complex cloud apps.
When Data Joins The Dark Side
News  |  8/11/2014  | 
A big data stockpile may contain dark data -- unstructured, unclassified information that you can't put to good use. Maybe it's time to find it.
Internet Of Things: Batteries Not Required
News  |  8/11/2014  | 
University of Washington researchers have devised a battery-free way to connect low-powered devices and sensors to the Internet.
IT Salary Survey 2014: BI/Analytics
Steal Our Slides  |  8/11/2014  | 
Intelligence/analytics and data integration/warehousing professionals at the staff and managerial level are in demand, feel challenged, and are generally secure and optimistic about their careers. So why is compensation stagnant?
5 Priorities For Chief Data Officers
News  |  8/8/2014  | 
IBM says 25% of Fortune 500 firms now employ CDOs, yet many don't know how to structure the role. Research reveals five imperatives.
IBM Chip Mimics The Brain
News  |  8/8/2014  | 
SyNAPSE chip aspires to be as powerful as the human brain without using much power.
NoSQL, NewSQL, or RDBMS: How To Choose
Commentary  |  8/8/2014  | 
When should you choose a NoSQL or NewSQL option versus a conventional relational database management system? Here are 10 telltale traits that will help you make the right choice.
Tibco Sale Rumors Reemerge
News  |  8/7/2014  | 
Tibco Software seeks a buyer, The Wall Street Journal reports, rekindling speculation about the integration and analytics vendor's future.
8 Reasons Big Data Projects Fail
Commentary  |  8/7/2014  | 
Most companies remain on the big data sidelines too long, then fail. An iterative, start-small approach can help you avoid common pitfalls.
Flash Fails 5 Ways, Says Alibaba
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
R&D manager at Alibaba's cloud service discusses how to streamline hardware and software to make more efficient use of flash.
What Does Big Data Mean For Banks?
Commentary  |  8/6/2014  | 
Traditional data management strategies and storage technologies are holding back big data projects. Try this new approach.
Eavesdropping On A New Level
Slideshows  |  8/5/2014  | 
MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe research team demonstrate how to capture sound using video images of objects. Yes, plants will parrot what you say with more fidelity than parrots, under the right conditions.
Introverts Can Be Great Data Analysts
Commentary  |  8/5/2014  | 
Are you an introvert in a world that favors extroverts? This dynamic creates a challenging cultural pressure for analytics professionals.
Splunk Cuts Cloud Prices, Guarantees Uptime
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
Splunk slashes cost of big data analysis platform by 33% while adding 100% uptime guarantee. Customer MindTouch says it's no gimmick.
Future ALS, Cardiac Treatments From Existing Products
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
Researchers tap big data analytics and Internet of Things technologies to improve healthcare for people with neurodegenerative and cardiac diseases.
Statistics: Exciting Career For Young Professionals?
Commentary  |  8/4/2014  | 
Professional organization campaigns to boost the image of statisticians and draw more young people into the field.
Milliman Strives For ROI With Azure System
News  |  8/4/2014  | 
Milliman, one of the world's largest actuarial firms, extols the benefits of SaaS to its insurance users.
Tyranny Of The Beep: Taming The @#$! Sensors
Commentary  |  8/4/2014  | 
The Internet of Things could spark an explosion in senseless computing.
4 IT Outsourcing Trends To Watch
Commentary  |  8/4/2014  | 
How cloud is competing head-to-head with outsourcing more, and other developments to keep an eye on.
Tesla Cars: 8 Hot Technologies
Slideshows  |  7/31/2014  | 
Tesla Motors' electric vehicles pack plenty of technology breakthroughs. Explore the most innovative features found in these computers on wheels.
Smarter Cars: 9 Tech Trends
Slideshows  |  7/30/2014  | 
Can your car wake you up if you get sleepy behind the wheel? Or recommend a good Mexican restaurant? These nine technologies will soon change the way we think about cars.
Cloudify Aims To Automate Cloud Troubleshooting
News  |  7/30/2014  | 
Cloudify 3.0 gets feedback loop, combines cloud orchestration and monitoring.
HP Warns Of IoT Security Risks
News  |  7/29/2014  | 
Many Internet of Things devices communicate insecurely, warns HP's Fortify unit.
Pivotal, Hortonworks Collaborate On Hadoop Management
News  |  7/28/2014  | 
Pivotal pledges collaboration on Apache Ambari, Hortonwork's favored tools for managing and monitoring Hadoop.
Deep Data Trumps Big Data
News  |  7/28/2014  | 
Finding smaller, more relevant morsels of information is the key to unlocking big data's potential, says FirstFuel's CTO.
Google Moonshot Project: Healthy Bodies
News  |  7/26/2014  | 
Google's Baseline Study aims to model the chemistry of a healthy human body -- and unlock new clues to curing disease.
Microsoft Faces 4 Big Challenges
News  |  7/25/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is riding high with analysts and investors -- but look at the remaining hurdles.
HP Invests $50M In Hortonworks: Hadoop Bet
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
HP joins Intel, Google Capital in investing big on Hadoop, taking a stake in Hortonworks while deepening integrations with its platform.
Where The IT Jobs Aren't: Tech
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
IT jobs in the tech sector will stall while non-tech industries will drive IT job growth, impacting job geography and skills, says new report.
FTC: In-App Purchase Crackdowns Reflect 'Fundamental' Rules
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
Federal Trade Commission must observe core principles of consumer protection, regardless of the pace of technology, Commissioner Julie Brill says.
Watson Tapped By IBM, USAA To Advise Veterans
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
IBM Watson Engagement Advisor will support USAA customers who are leaving the military. Can Watson do better than conventional web and mobile support systems?
Microsoft Earnings: 3 Big Takeaways
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
Microsoft's cloud business is booming, but devices and consumer mindshare remain problems.
When Data Hoarding Makes Sense
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
To hoard or not to hoard? EMC's Bill Schmarzo defends the practice of saving all the data you can, even when its value is uncertain.
Teradata Acquires Hadapt, Revelytix For Big Data Boost
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Teradata adds data-prep, data-management, and data-analysis capabilities by buying two notable independents in the big data arena.
Optum Labs Translates Big Data Research To Clinicians
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Big data shows lots of promise in researchers' hands. By getting this insight to clinicians, it can really improve and save lives, says Dr. Paul Wallace of Optum Labs.
Microsoft Earnings: 3 Things To Watch
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Wall Street has given Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella two thumbs up, so far. But with Windows growth uncertain and Microsoft's cloud businesses still in infancy, Nadella will face questions.
Oracle Big Data SQL: 5 Key Points
Commentary  |  7/21/2014  | 
Oracle's new big data tool won't cover all the analysis bases, but it will enable SQL-savvy professionals to query Hadoop and NoSQL sources.
Internet of Sports: How Seattle Sounders Track Performance
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
The US soccer powerhouse uses wearable devices and data visualization to analyze the fitness levels of stars like Clint Dempsey.
Apple-IBM Deal: 9 Moves Rivals Should Make
Slideshows  |  7/18/2014  | 
With Apple and IBM allied to advance iOS in the enterprise, these mobile technology companies must scramble to remain contenders. Here's how they could respond.
IBM 2Q Results Hint Of Turnaround
News  |  7/18/2014  | 
IBM keeps investing in growth areas, but its sales slump continues. Talks with GlobalFoundaries on chip plant takeover reportedly stall.
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