News & Commentary
Content tagged with Big Data Analytics posted in April 2014
Google Car: What's Next?
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
Google's self-driving car is still very much an R&D project. But will it eventually find its way onto the freeway?
Internet of Thingbots: The New Security Worry
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
Phishing and spam attacks involving Internet of Things devices are coming -- and app developers and device makers must be ready, says a CA Technologies exec.
As Research Data Balloons, How To Share?
Commentary  |  4/30/2014  | 
Exchanging research data worldwide gets more complex in the big data age. But the Research Data Alliance seeks innovative solutions.
Massachusetts Invests In Big Data Innovation
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
State provides $3 million to launch Massachusetts Open Cloud Project, a university-industry partnership to build a new public cloud computing infrastructure for big data researchers, innovators.
TIBCO Shakes Up BI Market With Jaspersoft Buy
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Pairing open source Jaspersoft with top-selling Spotfire, TIBCO hopes to disrupt the business intelligence and embedded analytics market.
Nurse Retention Rate Improvement Secret: Analytics
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Predictive talent analytics and big data software help Tenet Healthcare reduce nurse turnover by 44%.
MongoDB, Cloudera Form Big Data Partnership
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
MongoDB and Cloudera, leaders in the NoSQL and Hadoop markets, respectively, will co-market and co-sell their offerings. One goal: Ease customer confusion about big data.
Philadelphia 311 Service Calls For Help
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Philadelphia's 311 contact center gets help from nonprofit to implement customer satisfaction surveys that improve non-emergency customer service.
Datameer Bets Visual Analysis Beats SQL On Hadoop
News  |  4/28/2014  | 
Datameer 4.0 upgrade advances visual data preparation and analysis on top of Hadoop, offering an easier alternative to SQL.
Mobile Commerce Success Depends On Mobile Currencies
Commentary  |  4/25/2014  | 
Digital currencies are a "killer app" for mobile commerce. We must get security and regulations right.
Microsoft Earnings: 6 Questions
Commentary  |  4/24/2014  | 
Microsoft has been on fire lately, but new CEO Satya Nadella will face questions during Thursday's earnings announcement about Windows XP, Nokia, Surface, and other trouble spots.
Healthcare IT: Public Sector Gains Momentum
Commentary  |  4/23/2014  | 
Government health IT leaders are working more closely with the private sector and making greater use of commercial off-the-shelf technology to improve the quality, delivery, and interoperability of services.
IBM Unveils Power8 Chip As Open Hardware
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
Google and other OpenPower Foundation partners express interest in IBM's Power8 chip designs and server motherboard specs.
Microsoft Bing Enters Prediction Business
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Microsoft claims Bing can predict the future, but it is starting out with soft questions like who will win The Voice.
Hortonworks Adds Cascading For Big Data App Development
News  |  4/21/2014  | 
Hortonworks adds Concurrent's Cascading SDK to its Hadoop distribution to help developers operationalize big data applications.
Microsoft Office: 4 Changes, Explained
News  |  4/19/2014  | 
Microsoft maneuvers to keep Office on top, touting data analysis power, tweaking office 365, and more. What do the moves mean to you?
Cloud Holdouts Face Tipping Point
Commentary  |  4/17/2014  | 
If your technology strategy doesn't emphasize a phased approach to cloud architectures during the next 18 months, it might be time to look for a new job.
Enterprise Wearables Will Avoid BYOD Pitfalls
Commentary  |  4/17/2014  | 
Wearable devices made for the enterprise will offer more immediate value than BYOD programs. Here's why.
Microsoft Reveals Big Data Strategy
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
Microsoft's new tools aim to serve all users -- not just data scientists -- extracting insight from big data sets and the Internet of Things.
Accountable Care Success Requires Strong Health IT
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
The accountable care organization model has produced mixed results to date. In ACO success stories, technologies such as analytics play a big role.
Georgia Solves Campaign Finance Data Challenge Via OCR
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
In a project to make financial disclosure and campaign contribution data public, Georgia turns to Captricity's hybrid system, which combines machine learning and human intelligence to digitize handwritten forms.
Hubble Turns 24: 5 Biggest Discoveries
Slideshows  |  4/15/2014  | 
The Hubble Space Telescope has helped solve huge questions about space. Coming next: Its successor will look back even further into time.
Data Protection In Internet Of Things Era
Commentary  |  4/14/2014  | 
The Internet of Things brings an explosion of data, along with security and privacy concerns. We need IoT rules of the road.
Data Scientists Want Respect & Results
Commentary  |  4/14/2014  | 
Analytics managers from Macy's, Ford, and Google offer tips on how to integrate and inspire data scientists.
Explorys Cloud Services Power Accountable Care Organizations
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Explorys uses combination of big data and specific patient data to improve care, lower costs.
MongoDB Steps Up To Enterprise Expectations
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
MongoDB, the NoSQL darling of developers, aims to improve scalability, analytics, security, and manageability in significant upgrade.
3 Trends Driving Big Data Breakthroughs: A CIO's View
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
GE Water & Power CIO says data blending, scalable storage and processing, and a maturing Internet of things are shaping big data progress.
5 Steps To Become A Digital Business
Commentary  |  4/7/2014  | 
Here's how to become the type of organization that lives in your customers' digital world.
TellSpec Brings Big Data To Dinner
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
Handheld scanner uses spectroscopy, cloud-based algorithms, and mobile app to deliver nutritional facts -- and red flags -- about the foods we eat.
Enterprise Project Managers Must Get More Agile
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
More than half of PMOs now take a DevOps approach, according to the 2014 InformationWeek Project Management Survey. But just 10% use metrics to decide when to kill projects.
Best of Interop 2014 Product Award Winners
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
The Best of Interop awards recognize innovation in nine categories, including networking, storage, cloud, and security.
Chief Digital Officer: Where CIO & CMO Meet
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
Marketing and IT don't need to conflict. Extreme Networks CMO explains how the two can leverage each other's strengths to build a better digital business.
InformationWeek Elite 100: Winning Digital Strategies
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Forget "disruption." The most innovative companies in our annual ranking go digital in two main ways.
Pfizer Connects Dots To Deliver Better Treatments
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
The pharmaceutical company, No. 1 in the InformationWeek Elite 100 ranking, uses big data to tailor treatments to specific patient populations.
20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2014
Slideshows  |  4/2/2014  | 
We've singled out 20 InformationWeek Elite 100 winners whose IT projects have transformed their businesses. Use them to inspire creativity and advance your plans.
Merck Optimizes Manufacturing With Big Data Analytics
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Pharmaceutical firm uses Hadoop to crunch huge amounts of data so it can develop vaccines faster. One of eight profiles of InformationWeek Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
PG&E Delivers On Promise Of Smart Meters
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Pacific Gas & Electric analyzes new information from meters to better cope with times of peak energy usage. One of eight profiles of InformationWeek Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
Top 10 Signs Your Company Isn't InformationWeek Elite 100 Material
Commentary  |  4/2/2014  | 
Gunning for InformationWeek's elite list of innovative companies? Better hope you don't meet any of these criteria.
NFL CIO: Football's Digital Transformation
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
NFL tech leader Michelle McKenna-Doyle tells InformationWeek conference attendees about new digital fan experiences, injury-prevention tools, and an Internet-of-shoulder-pads.
Big Data In The Home
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
Home security, energy management, and health monitoring tools will bring the Internet of Things to the connected home.
Dealing With Information Chaos: 4 Questions To Ask
Commentary  |  4/1/2014  | 
The information landscape has never been so chaotic -- creating huge challenges for business, but golden opportunities, too.


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