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Content tagged with Big Data posted in December 2013
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8 Data Visualization Methods For Security Pros
News  |  12/31/2013  | 
Use data visualization to get the most out of security analytics datasets.
5 Analytics Resolutions For 2014
News  |  12/31/2013  | 
Most of us could stand to be a little better and do a little more -- and what a better time to think about how to make that happen than the dawn of a new year?
Big Data Analytics: Descriptive Vs. Predictive Vs. Prescriptive
News  |  12/31/2013  | 
What distinguishes these three key types of analytics? A data scientist explains the differences.
How To Build A Successful Data Science Team
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Don't try to find one superhuman who does it all. You need three experts: business analyst, machine learning expert, and data engineer, says Lithium Technologies chief scientist.
Top 10 Big Data Stories Of 2013
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Big data equals big opportunity -- and a surplus of hype. Catch up on the big data articles that interested readers most in 2013.
Veterans Affairs Website Offers Open Data
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Public now has access to APIs, tools, and resources to build apps that benefit veterans.
Big Data In 2014: Top Technologies, Trends
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
What will the next year hold for big data? Here's what industry heavyweights predict.
Top 15 Government Technology Stories of 2013
News  |  12/26/2013  | 
From robots to Obamacare, here are the 15 most popular InformationWeek government tech stories from 2013.
5 IT Hiring Trends In 2014
News  |  12/26/2013  | 
Which IT skills are in demand and which roles are changing? Take a look ahead.
Federal Agencies Must Rethink Digital Strategies
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
Federal CIOs face many challenges processing petabytes of data. But a growing number of analytic tools offer new insights to improve agency services with constituents.
Top 10 Database Stories Of 2013
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
Microsoft SQL Server, NoSQL, and the in-memory database wars are the highlights among this year's headlines.
Big Data In 2014: 6 Bold Predictions
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
'Tis the season when temperatures tumble, shoppers stumble, and prognosticators fumble, often. Will these big data prophecies come true?
9 Digital Health Trends For 2014
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Step back, EHRs. These healthcare IT innovations are poised to take center stage in 2014.
In A Fever For Big Data
Infographics  |  12/23/2013  | 
Healthcare orgs are relentlessly accumulating data, and a growing array of tools are becoming available to manage it.
Most Customer Data Goes To Waste: IDC
News  |  12/20/2013  | 
A whopping 80% of consumer data is wasted, says IDC, and marketing and IT must work together to fix that.
Analytics: Where The Girls Are
News  |  12/20/2013  | 
Data science is a field where men and women enjoy near parity in terms of university students and jobs, according to one expert.
Real-Time Analytics Boosts Operations Staff Performance
News  |  12/20/2013  | 
A mortgage processor for Australia says Enlighten's operations automation software enabled him to achieve a 40% cost savings and hire more staff.
Hadoop Helps Pharma Firm Speed Up
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Cloud-based Hadoop solution helps pharmaceutical company Astellas compress pieces of its market research from weeks to hours.
Business Intelligence 2013: Tale Of Two Worlds
Commentary  |  12/19/2013  | 
BI giants IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP grew little in 2013, but nimble, visual-data-discovery leaders Tableau, TIBCO Spotfire, and QlikTech soared. Here's why.
Oracle Bets On Consolidation, Low-Cost Hardware
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison predicts database consolidation, a promised in-memory option, and low-end engineered systems will accelerate growth in 2014.
In Enterprise Software, Digital Disruptors Can Be Your Guide
Commentary  |  12/19/2013  | 
Enterprises can take a key lesson from game-changing tools like Flipboard and Nest Thermostat: Disrupt but don't break.
Cloudera Goes Cloud With Amazon
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Cloudera says Amazon Web Services partnership will help customers move beyond Hadoop sandboxes to bring high-scale production platforms into the cloud.
Dell Leaders Reflect On Buyout Drama
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Dell leaders dish on life during the buyout process -- and what changes now that CEO Michael Dell is back in charge.
IBM's Predictions: 6 Big Data Trends In 2014
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
A big data expert shares predictions based on feedback from IBM's enterprise clients. Is it time to update your strategy?
Reform NSA, Tech Execs Tell Obama
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
Top leaders from Apple, AT&T, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo meet with President Obama, urge him to "move aggressively" on US surveillance reforms.
Amazon Kinesis: Fast Analytics On Streaming Data
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
AWS Kinesis service takes in thousands of data streams, processes them on an Amazon cluster, and offers results in near real time.
IBM: City Analytics Is Key Trend
Commentary  |  12/18/2013  | 
IBM's annual list of the top 5 innovative technologies includes smart cities, and it's not just hype.
Microsoft Exec To Run HealthCare.gov
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
Former Microsoft Office division president Kurt DelBene will lead troubled healthcare insurance site through the first half of 2014.
IBM Predicts Next 5 Life-Changing Tech Innovations
Slideshows  |  12/17/2013  | 
IBM unveils its annual "5 in 5" list of technology breakthroughs that promise to change how we work and live within five years. Real promise or PR fantasy?
How CIOs And CMOs Can Be Better Partners
Commentary  |  12/17/2013  | 
CIOs can do a better job of collaborating with CMOs in three areas: people, process, and technology.
Real-Time Prediction, Big Data Scale: Impossible Dream?
Commentary  |  12/17/2013  | 
WibiData challenges IBM, Oracle, and SAS by combining vast customer history as well as real-time behavioral data to generate personalized recommendations.
ConocoPhillips CIO Talks Live On Big Data Analytics
Commentary  |  12/16/2013  | 
Join ConocoPhillips CIO Mike Pfister and InformationWeek editors for a live discussion of big data and IT leadership issues on Tuesday.
Meet NOAA's Unique 3D Weather Tool
Slideshows  |  12/16/2013  | 
Science on a Sphere, a carbon-fiber globe created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, displays weather conditions and environmental data in a compelling way.
5 Higher Education CIOs: InformationWeek's Chiefs Of The Year
News  |  12/16/2013  | 
Learn how these CIOs in higher education drive critical change -- in an industry ripe for disruption.
Tangled Data Protection Laws Threaten Cloud, Critics Say
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Technology group calls for "Geneva Convention" to address complex maze of data laws that affect growth of cloud computing and global trade.
Joyent Launches Ecommerce Solution Set
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Cloud service provider offers preconfigured ecommerce solutions for retailers; targets Amazon customers.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Beta Debuts
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux adds integration with Windows and VMware's vSphere environments, takes first steps toward hybrid cloud ops.
Obama's Open Data Plan: Much Work Ahead
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Open government advocates found plenty to praise in Obama administration's latest National Action Plan (NAP). But agencies must now make good on those plans.
Splunk Brings Big Data Into Security Monitoring
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Telco IDT taps Splunk to optimize IT and isolate security threats. The next step is spotting marketing opportunities hidden in big data.
Oracle Embraces OpenStack
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Oracle bows to the growing Open Stack trend, promises to integrate its product line with the open-source project.
2014 BI Outlook: Who's Hot, Who's Not
Commentary  |  12/11/2013  | 
InformationWeek 2014 Analytics and Business Intelligence Survey finds Tableau rising, Actuate, IBM Cognos, and MicroStrategy sliding.
10 Jobs Destined For Robots
Slideshows  |  12/11/2013  | 
The machines are coming for some of our jobs. Be afraid or welcome our new robot overlords, as you prefer.
The War On Military Records
Commentary  |  12/10/2013  | 
The era of big data has arrived on the battlefield and we need to find new ways to deal with it.
SAP: Advanced Analytics Not Just For PhDs Anymore
News  |  12/9/2013  | 
New SAP offering exploits recently acquired KXEN software, which helps business users build and tweak predictive models in automated ways.
How Ancestry.com Manages Generations Of Big Data
News  |  12/9/2013  | 
Over the past year, the genealogy site's repository of family historical data has more than doubled in size. Here's how Ancestry managed its growth.
Internap Taps Solid-State Storage For Cloud Service
News  |  12/9/2013  | 
Hosting services giant enters cloud sector, aims to differentiate itself from competitors with high-speed, performance-guaranteed block storage.
Variety's The Spice Of Life – And Bane Of Big Data
Commentary  |  12/9/2013  | 
Advances in hardware, especially memory technology, make volume and velocity easier to deal with all the time. But that doesn't help with variety. For that, you need RDF and optional schemas.
Finding The Breadcrumbs In Customer Data
News  |  12/6/2013  | 
Many businesses still miss the valuable insights hiding in data on consumer behavior, Teradata exec says.
HIMSS Rates Hospitals' IT Maturity
News  |  12/5/2013  | 
In Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's test to score hospitals' adoption and use of IT tools, only about 2% of US hospitals have achieved a top rating.
Google Bets On Robots: Goodbye, Jobs?
Commentary  |  12/5/2013  | 
While Amazon makes a splash with drones, Google invests in robot technologies. Depending on your profession, that could be bad news.
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