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Content tagged with Big Data posted in May 2014
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Arcadia Puts Marketing Muscle Into Healthcare Operations
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
LaunchPad platform combines health data with marketing-optimization strategies to bring continuous-improvement methodologies to medical practices.
GSA Promotes Green Button Use Across Government
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
A pilot shows that federal buildings can use data analytics tools to save taxpayers billions in energy costs.
Does Cloud Really Hamper Server Sales?
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
Common sense suggests that mainstream cloud adoption will gut server sales, but that's not really happening, analysts say. Here's why.
Salesforce.com Coming To Microsoft Azure Cloud?
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
Salesforce on Azure may sound implausible, but in the wake of a similar deal with Oracle, rumor has it the two companies are talking.
Federal Records Managers Caught In Squeeze
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
Facing 2016 deadline to go all electronic, agency record keepers struggle to plan amidst budget constraints.
Federal CIOs, Take Open Data To Next Level
Commentary  |  5/29/2014  | 
My challenge to public sector CIOs: Don't see open data as yet another checkbox, reporting, or compliance task. Use data to improve lives.
Microsoft's Nadella: We're In 'Post-Post' PC Era
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella introduces Skype Translator, says we've entered a "post-post" digital world in which personalized experiences instead of specific devices will rule the day.
Data Scientists: Stop Searching, Start Grooming
Commentary  |  5/28/2014  | 
Don't put your big-data project on hold -- members of your current staff may be the best fit for your data science team.
FTC: Data Brokers Know You Better Than Mom Does
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
Federal Trade Commission report calls for restrictions on data brokers, finds companies gather billions of consumer transactions daily, largely without public knowledge.
PaaS, Docker, And The Future Of Orchestration
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
Currently IT's best bet for orchestration hinges on management systems that remotely execute scripts on servers. But what's the answer for platform-as-a-service setups?
Internet Of Things: In Search Of An Architecture
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
The IoT vision still doesn't have a clear architecture from which to build meaningful business applications, an MIT professor says.
Big Data Debate: Do Analytics Trump Intuition?
News  |  5/27/2014  | 
C-suite types often scoff at the notion that software can outperform insights acquired from years in the trenches. Fear not: Analytics will complement, not replace us.
Why The CIO Rebirth Is Like The Wrath Of Khan
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
Similar to the Star Trek baddie, CIOs are awakening to an advanced world where they have the intellect to thrive. But remember: Khan was destroyed by ego.
House Passes Bill To Limit NSA Spying
News  |  5/23/2014  | 
Bill would stop NSA bulk collection of phone bill data, but privacy advocates say it lacks teeth.
Cisco IoE: When Will Its Time Come?
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Cisco execs say their grand vision of the Internet of Everything is taking shape in new products and services. But some analysts and customers still find the picture fuzzy.
Banks Fight Big Data Talent Gap
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Salaries are up for banking IT staff and managers, according to the 2014 InformationWeek Analytics Salary Survey.
Data Pros' Salary Showdown
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Our 2014 Salary Survey shows the typical analytics expert's salary is just keeping up with inflation, even while they're working harder on more diverse teams. What gives?
Big Data Salaries Top BI, Data Warehousing
Commentary  |  5/22/2014  | 
Salaries for business intelligence and data warehousing pros are stagnating. But big data analytics experts and data scientists are cleaning up, surveys show.
Google Outlines Advertising Vision
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Google tells SEC there are no plans to run ads on Nest thermostats, but other Internet-connected smart devices are fair game.
Couchbase Releases NoSQL Mobile Platform
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Couchbase Mobile keeps apps running without connectivity, but can the NoSQL vendor win over mobile app developers?
Practice Fusion Releases Free Healthcare Analytics Tool
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Insight database combs Practice Fusion's EHR software to provide real-time data on disease outbreaks, prescribing patterns, and diagnoses.
10 Big Data Pros To Follow On Twitter
Slideshows  |  5/21/2014  | 
Looking for big data expertise on Twitter? Start by following these 10 industry players.
Splice Machine SQL Database Scales On Hadoop
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
Splice Machine promises SQL- and ACID-compliant RDBMS for analytics and transaction processing on a super-scalable, low-cost Hadoop platform.
Microsoft Kinect: Inexpensive Big Data Tool
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
Global shipping giant DHL discovers that motion sensors used by Microsoft's Kinect are great for scanning pallets -- and relatively cheap to buy.
IT Is From Mars, Marketing Is From Venus
Commentary  |  5/19/2014  | 
An insider's view of how marketing technology liaisons can help align the planets.
Cisco CEO: U.S. Should Reform Surveillance Rules
News  |  5/15/2014  | 
Cisco CEO John Chambers says his company does not enable NSA spying, and that the U.S. government must establish proper policies.
Hortonworks' Hadoop Security Buy
News  |  5/15/2014  | 
Hortonworks acquires startup XA Secure and will bring its Hadoop access, authorization, and audit policy layer into open-source.
Adobe Marketing Cloud Gets Predictive, Real-Time
Commentary  |  5/15/2014  | 
Adobe announces yet more marketing enhancements, but the bigger battle -- with IBM, Oracle, Salesforce.com, and others -- is for best-integrated customer experience.
Social Science Site Using Azure Loses Data
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
Dedoose, a data analytics system, suffered a failure on Azure that may mean three weeks of lost data for customers.
Google Ordered To 'Forget'
News  |  5/13/2014  | 
European court rules Google must remove "irrelevant" links in certain situations to comply with EU law that gives people a right to be "forgotten."
Informatica Self-Service Platform Spots Sensitive Data
News  |  5/13/2014  | 
Informatica unveils its Intelligent Data Platform roadmap for clean, secure self-service data, even at big data scale.
White House Issues Open Data Action Plan
News  |  5/12/2014  | 
Agencies must incorporate feedback from users to prioritize efforts and improve data as part of G7 Open Data Charter pledge.
DataStax Brings Spark To Cassandra
News  |  5/12/2014  | 
DataStax promises real-time analysis for big-data apps on Cassandra through an integration with Databricks' Spark in-memory framework.
Big Data Fans: Don't Boil The Ocean
News  |  5/12/2014  | 
Planning a big data strategy? Don't be overly ambitious and always know the problems you're trying to solve.
Money, Skills, And Hired Guns: 2014 Strategic Security Survey
News  |  5/12/2014  | 
Tight budgets. A manpower crunch. More -- and more sophisticated -- threats. Are you sure you're up to this?
Splunk Extends Analysis To NoSQL Databases
News  |  5/12/2014  | 
Splunk Enterprise gets multisite support, improved visualization. Hunk adds analysis for Accumulo, Cassandra, MongoDB, and Neo4j.
How Marketers Can Use Data When Picking Vendors
Commentary  |  5/9/2014  | 
As more marketing execs have a say in buying software, the need to "know thy data" will drive decisions.
Cisco IoT Leader Resigns: What's Next?
News  |  5/9/2014  | 
Internet of Things general manager Guido Jouret resigned this week. Where does that leave Cisco's Internet of Everything strategy?
HP Offers Appliance For Microsoft Analytics Platform
News  |  5/9/2014  | 
HP ConvergedSystem 300 promises fast deployment of SQL Server 2014 and HDInsight Hadoop.
SAP Shakeup: McDermott Speaks Out
News  |  5/8/2014  | 
After an exec shuffle, SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott insists the company's priorities have not changed and it is not backing off on Hana.
No God In The Machine
News  |  5/8/2014  | 
Artificial intelligence cannot replicate human consciousness, say Irish researchers in new study.
Google Data Mining Changes: Privacy Reform Needed
Commentary  |  5/8/2014  | 
Google's decision to end its practice of scanning student emails for advertising purposes -- and to make "similar changes" for all Google Apps customers -- is a major victory for privacy but raises new questions.
5 Big Data Use Cases To Watch
News  |  5/7/2014  | 
Here's how companies are turning big data into decision-making power on customers, security, and more.
Moore's Law's New Friend: POET Chip
News  |  5/6/2014  | 
Technology in development for more than two decades might extend the life of Moore's law, says POET Technologies.
Dell Turns 30: Where To Next?
News  |  5/6/2014  | 
Dell celebrates its 30th birthday while working to reinvent itself for the cloud era. What do you want most from Dell now?
White House Big Data Report Earns Praise, Skepticism
News  |  5/5/2014  | 
Tech experts say the administration is wise to call for statutory protections for data in the cloud. But some advocacy groups say overregulation will have a chilling effect on innovation.
White House Big Data Report: 5 Privacy Takeaways
News  |  5/5/2014  | 
Big data raises serious privacy concerns that need to be addressed, sooner rather than later, report says.
Homeland Security Targets Cybersecurity Upgrades
News  |  5/2/2014  | 
Department of Homeland Security agencies must balance computer and communications network improvements slated for the next 12 months with tight budgets.
Next-Gen Health Analytics Requirements Unclear
News  |  5/1/2014  | 
Healthcare organizations know they need analytic software tailored to accountable care organization operations and population health management -- but they're not sure where to get it, finds KLAS survey.
Open Government Data Gains Global Momentum
News  |  5/1/2014  | 
Inaugural UN/UAE Open Government Data Forum highlights global push for data to drive efficiency and innovation.
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