News & Commentary
Content tagged with Big Data Analytics posted in January 2014
Data Management Key To Banking Analytics
News  |  1/30/2014  | 
Banks aren't doing enough to mine customer data in search of new sources of profit.
16 Top Big Data Analytics Platforms
Slideshows  |  1/30/2014  | 
Data analysis is a do-or-die requirement for today's businesses. We analyze notable vendor choices, from Hadoop upstarts to traditional database players.
VoltDB Steps Up In-Memory Analytics
News  |  1/29/2014  | 
VoltDB 4.0 release brings speedier SQL queries to a scalable in-memory transactions platform.
IBM Kenexa Talent Suite Melds HR, Big Data
News  |  1/29/2014  | 
IBM's new Kenexa tool aims to help HR and business professionals with recruitment, training, and performance assessment.
Government Loosens Data Disclosure Gag
News  |  1/28/2014  | 
Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, and Yahoo can now publish more of the details on user data that the government demands, but startups might suffer.
Why Free Government Data Remains A Tough Sell
Commentary  |  1/28/2014  | 
Open government data holds great economic promise. But solving the technical hurdles addresses only part of the challenge of bringing the data to market.
Predixion Offers Free Analytics Software To Universities
News  |  1/28/2014  | 
Predictive analytics startup Predixion hopes to alleviate the data scientist shortage -- and boost its sales.
7 Ways Wearables Will Go To Work
Commentary  |  1/28/2014  | 
Smartwatches, smartglasses, smart ID badges, and activity trackers will all find a home in the enterprise and change how we do our jobs.
Altiscale Launches Hadoop-As-A-Service
News  |  1/28/2014  | 
Founded by big data pioneers from Yahoo and Google, startup unveils cloud-based offering built specifically for Hadoop users.
NSA, British Spy Agency Collect Angry Birds Data
News  |  1/27/2014  | 
National Security Agency and Britain's Government Communications Headquarters have collected data from smartphone apps for years, says new report on documents leaked by Edward Snowden.
Prepare For Robotic Warfare, Warns CNAS
News  |  1/27/2014  | 
Unmanned systems and rise of guided munitions could threaten US military's dominance, according to a report by the Center for a New American Security.
Google Mulls Boredom Meter
News  |  1/27/2014  | 
Google patent application describes ways computers can read people's body language to measure their interest in media.
Sports Tech Shows Internet of Things Potential
Sports Tech Shows Internet of Things Potential
InformationWeek Videos  |  1/25/2014  | 
Check out our visit to 94Fifty's CES booth to learn how IoT could help basketball players improve their skills.
SAP Preps Super Bowl 'Stats Zone'
News  |  1/25/2014  | 
NFL sponsor SAP is bringing a giant data-analysis expo to 'Super Bowl Boulevard' on New York's Times Square.
White House Launches Big Data, Privacy Review
News  |  1/24/2014  | 
Led by President Obama's counselor John Podesta, the review will help shape an action plan surrounding the collection, availability, and use of big data.
Google's Competition Is Amazon, Not Apple
Commentary  |  1/24/2014  | 
People tend to think of Amazon as an online store. But it's so much more.
Amazon Cuts Cloud Storage Prices, Adds Server Instances
News  |  1/23/2014  | 
Amazon Web Services will cut Elastic Block Store prices by up to 50% and Simple Storage Service by an average of 14%, plus add two new M3 virtual servers.
IBM Plans Layoffs, New Investments
News  |  1/22/2014  | 
IBM says it will "rebalance" its workforce in 2014 after a steep slide in hardware sales, but also invest in cloud, mobile, analytics, big data, and security to fire up growth.
Traits That Make A Great Data Scientist
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
Not everyone has the chops to cut it as a data scientist. Here are the skills that matter most, says tech consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton.
More Hospitals Buy Clinical Data Warehousing Apps
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
Nearly half of all hospitals now have data repositories, says HIMSS Analytics. Buying plans for next five years include warehousing, patient portal, and radiology barcoding apps.
2014 IT Budget Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  1/20/2014  | 
Is the IT budget moving out of IT’s control? Maybe -- 37% of respondents say the rate of outside spending is on the rise, up from 22% last year. Just 21% of CIOs retain full spending authority. What is in our control: How we respond.
Privacy Fears Hit Retailers' Big Data Analytics Plans
News  |  1/17/2014  | 
Brick-and-mortar retailers plan to link in-store analytics with shoppers' mobile devices. Shoppers say not so fast.
5 Big Business Intelligence Trends For 2014
Commentary  |  1/17/2014  | 
Visual data discovery, cloud computing, and mobile lead the BI trends to watch in 2014. Take a closer look.
When Analytics Meets Receivables
Commentary  |  1/16/2014  | 
TermSync uses data analytics to help small and midsized businesses better understand how and when they're being paid.
Internet Of Things: 8 Cost-Cutting Ideas For Government
Slideshows  |  1/16/2014  | 
Cisco says tech's new trend darling could mean $4.6 trillion in savings and revenue to governments worldwide during the next 10 years. Examine the ideas.
IBM Stuffs Flash Into Next-Generation Servers
News  |  1/16/2014  | 
IBM moves flash storage inside the box -- 12.8 TB of it -- to work alongside RAM and cut data movement latencies.
Top 10 Retail CIO Priorities For 2014
Slideshows  |  1/15/2014  | 
NRF Big Show 2014 serves up a wealth of advice for retail tech leaders looking to embrace digital commerce, adopt a mobile-first strategy, and take advantage of big data.
D&B Adds Social Media To Corporate Data
News  |  1/14/2014  | 
Dun & Bradstreet partners with FirstRain to pull unstructured data from Twitter along with web newsfeeds and incorporate them into the corporate data it sells.
Why Does Nest Need Google? Analytics
Commentary  |  1/14/2014  | 
Before we have a truly smart home (or car), we need data analysis that we trust with our lives.
Wearable Computing Equals New Security Risks
News  |  1/13/2014  | 
Have you thought about all the data thieves could steal from wearable gadgets? Security experts say this discussion is just starting.
Data Fog Blinds Marketers
News  |  1/13/2014  | 
Companies spend too much time simply getting data into a form where it can be analyzed, professor says. That doesn't leave enough time for business problems.
Analytic Portfolios Beat Silos Of Insight
Commentary  |  1/13/2014  | 
Instead of relying on a few hotshots, take a collaborative approach to developing analytic assets and sharing valuable data across the enterprise.
CES 2014: Cisco's Internet of Everything Vision
Slideshows  |  1/11/2014  | 
Sensor-equipped objects and their networks -- what Cisco calls the Internet of Everything -- will reshape your life, Cisco CEO John Chambers says. Take a closer look.
With Watson, Is IBM Riding Right Wave?
Commentary  |  1/10/2014  | 
IBM bets that its Watson technology will ride the cognitive-computing wave to commercial success -- while rivals gear up for the connected-computing era.
6 Cool Apps From Uncle Sam
Slideshows  |  1/10/2014  | 
The US government now offers more than 100 handy apps for mobile devices. Check out new apps users rate highly.
IBM Breeds New Business Unit To Feed Watson
News  |  1/9/2014  | 
IBM is investing more than $1 billion in a new business unit. It's banking on a market for cognitive computing services that actually learn and reason.
IT Analytics: Measuring Up Is Hard To Do
Commentary  |  1/9/2014  | 
IT groups are struggling to measure their own performance, especially around cloud services, new research says.
Do Drivers Need More Privacy Protection?
News  |  1/8/2014  | 
Government can do more to protect data being collected by in-car location tracking services, watchdog agency tells Congress.
CES: Gym Equipment Links To Microsoft HealthVault
News  |  1/8/2014  | 
Fitness club members will be able to use a touch screen console to record activity, then pipe it to a personal health record.
Semantic Web Business: Going Nowhere Slowly
Commentary  |  1/7/2014  | 
The semantic web vision persists, but the tools and processes don't stand up to today's data chaos.
CES 2014: 8 Technologies To Watch
Slideshows  |  1/4/2014  | 
Giant TVs, laser-equipped cars, wearable computers -- it must be the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. Which products will dazzle?
2014 Analytics, BI & Information Management Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  1/3/2014  | 
Enterprises want less complexity and more user-friendly, visual dashboards: Forty-six percent of respondents cite ease-of-use challenges with complex software as a significant barrier, while data visualization tools rate as the most ­interesting leading-edge technology, with an average 3.5 rating on a 1-5 scale.
When Log Data Meets BI
News  |  1/3/2014  | 
Stop thinking of log data as a break/fix tool and start thinking of it as a business intelligence tool, says Sumo Logic CMO.
Military Supply Data Search Tool Uses MongoDB
News  |  1/3/2014  | 
Niinja search engine from startup Vital Axiom taps into MongoDB to simplify searches of vast catalogue of products and parts purchased by the government.
8 Hot IT Jobs For 2014
News  |  1/3/2014  | 
What IT skills and roles will be in demand this year? Recruiters share the scoop.
Gas Stations Use Data To Pump Up Sales
News  |  1/3/2014  | 
Midwestern gas stations use data collected from their customers' cellphones by third party iSIGN Media Corp. -- and sell 8,000 more gallons of gas per month than usual.
Big Data Visualization: 3 Errors To Avoid
Commentary  |  1/3/2014  | 
Avoid common visualization mistakes. Here's advice on how to clarify goals and get better results.
Dangerous Digital Business Myth: We're Always Connected
Commentary  |  1/2/2014  | 
Despite ubiquitous smartphones, CIOs still face tough calls in 2014 about connecting people and machines to the Internet.


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