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IBM Turns Cheek, Takes On China's Problems
News  |  7/7/2014  | 
IBM sales are down in China, but the company is doubling down with a 10-year initiative to address the country's energy and environmental problems.
Big Data: No Hoarding Allowed
News  |  7/7/2014  | 
The best insights come from data you've just collected, not the musty bits you've saved for years, argues SumAll's CEO.
The Internet Of Small Things Spurs Big Business
Commentary  |  7/7/2014  | 
IoT scenarios that appear consumer-centric and disposable hold broad business opportunities.
Business Analytics Will Help Healthcare, Just Not Overnight
Commentary  |  7/2/2014  | 
Healthcare systems designed in the 1990s need to get in sync with today's business analytics.
Moore's Law In Triage
News  |  7/2/2014  | 
Are we reaching the limits of our ability to keep making smaller, faster chips? The world's smartest engineers gather in San Francisco to discuss how to keep Moore's Law alive.
How To Explain Big Data To A 5th Grader
Commentary  |  7/2/2014  | 
Just how big is big data? What problems does Hadoop solve? This mom explained it in plain English using the example of an online game.
Data Scientist Role: How Will It Evolve?
Commentary  |  7/1/2014  | 
As mainstream industries such as retail increasingly adopt big data initiatives, the roles of data scientists and other data professionals will change during the next few years. Here's a peek.
Big Data Innovation To Hit Legacy IT
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
Big data is coming to industries that have historically struggled to get started with data-driven initiatives. The best advice: Start small.
Internet Of Things: Current Privacy Policies Don't Work
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
Traditional ways to deliver privacy guidelines, such as online postings or click-through mechanisms, don't work with the Internet of Things.
Hortonworks Certifies Spark On YARN, Hadoop
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Hortonworks catches up to Cloudera with YARN-managed implementation of Spark in-memory framework for machine learning on Hadoop.
Dell Focuses On Security
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Dell made a flurry of security-minded announcements this week, highlighted by improvements to its Dropbox for Business integration.
Internet Of Things: New Architecture Needed
Commentary  |  6/26/2014  | 
Today's Internet architecture isn't ready for the scale of what the IoT should become. Here's a proposal for something better.
Google I/O: Android Interface, Cloud Advances Star
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Day one of Google I/O lacked skydivers but delivered new APIs, tools, and connectivity to push Google's mobile device and cloud capabilities forward.
Google I/O: A To Z
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Google reveals new features coming to Android, as well as several platforms for TV, fitness, and connected cars.
$60,000 Online Degree: A Lesson In Digital Business
Commentary  |  6/25/2014  | 
UC Berkeley is charging a premium price for a new online Master's degree in the hot field of data science. Can you get a premium price for your online services?
MongoDB Debuts On Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Engine
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
MongoDB fuels cloud demand with popular, public-cloud alternatives to Amazon Web Services, IBM Softlayer.
Big Data Has Exhaust Problem
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Say no to data obsession and focus on the business problem you want to solve, says Berkeley data science professor.
Hadoop Jobs: 9 Ways To Get Hired
Slideshows  |  6/24/2014  | 
IT recruiters share expert advice and creative tips for landing the Hadoop job or big data gig you want.
UC Berkeley Breeds Data Scientists Online: $60K, 18 Months
News  |  6/23/2014  | 
Want a data science Master's degree? UC Berkeley's $60,000 online program will make a data scientist out of you in 18 months.
Cloud Trends To Watch: Structure 2014
Commentary  |  6/23/2014  | 
What's going on with jostling among Cloud Foundry, Docker, VMware, and Red Hat? Structure conference yielded several surprising conclusions.
Amazon's Vogels: Sensitive Data Vs. Snowden Fear
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels, at Structure 2014 conference, disputes notion that holders of sensitive data will reject cloud after Snowden revelations.
HP & The Machine: Big Hopes, Big Hurdles
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
HP has laid out a great vision, but it faces a tough task to make "The Machine" a reality, analyst and former HP exec says.
Hadoop Jobs: Hiring Outlook Red Hot
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
Demand for Hadoop developers is up 35% from a year earlier, Dice.com says -- and salaries don't disappoint.
10 More Powerful Facts About Big Data
Slideshows  |  6/18/2014  | 
How big is big data's impact? Check out part two of our fact fest on big data's trends and trials.
Frictionless IT: How To Get To Hybrid Cloud
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
Virtualization is commonplace in data centers, but here's how and why to take the next leap and create a hybrid cloud environment.
Dell Eyes $50 Million Savings On BI, Analytics
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
Dell standardizes data platforms and business intelligence tools to improve self-service, expand use of predictive analytics.
Chief Data Officer: Do You Need One?
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
MIT Big Data Symposium explores whether enterprises need a C-level executive who focuses mainly on the quality of an organization's data.
Big Data Job Hunting: Unconventional Advice
Commentary  |  6/13/2014  | 
Yes, mere IT mortals can land big data jobs. Consider these expert strategies to get your foot in the door.
16 NoSQL, NewSQL Databases To Watch
Slideshows  |  6/12/2014  | 
Traditional relational databases weren't invented with mobile, social, and big data types -- or extreme scale -- in mind. Get expert context on 16 next-era NoSQL and NewSQL choices.
GoGrid Emerges As Cloud's Big Data Specialist
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
GoGrid founder John Keagy says company's IaaS architecture, designed for big data, provides higher performance than other clouds.
Oracle In-Memory 12c Arrives In July
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says in-memory option will bring faster analytical and transactional performance without changes to Oracle database.
10 Powerful Facts About Big Data
Slideshows  |  6/10/2014  | 
Big data means many things to many people, but how broad is its impact? Consider these figures on big data and the gurus who splice it.
3 Ways Big Data, Supercomputing Change Weather Forecasting
Commentary  |  6/9/2014  | 
Early, granular, and accurate forecasts could benefit everyone from governments to retailers and healthcare providers.
IoT, IPv6 Coming To The Connected Home
Commentary  |  6/9/2014  | 
The Internet of Things revolution is happening -- one network operator, beach condo, and early-adopting grandfather at a time.
Big Data: Time To Get Serious
Commentary  |  6/6/2014  | 
IT must set clear policies and understand the costs of big data initiatives before uncharted experiments lead to data center chaos.
6 SAP Hana Customers Share Early Lessons
Commentary  |  6/5/2014  | 
SAP Hana deployment patterns, payoffs emerge in Burberry, Bangkok Airways, ConAgra, John Deere, Mercedes AMG, and Spirit Aerosystems details shared at Sapphire conference.
Hadoop Summit: Momentum, Momentum, Momentum
News  |  6/3/2014  | 
At Hadoop Summit this week, Hortonworks will point to increasing adoption and Hadoop's shift from trendy to mainstream technology.
SAP Sapphire: Cloud To Star
News  |  6/2/2014  | 
At Sapphire user conference this week, SAP will spotlight cloud deployment options, starting with a new Industry Cloud. HP releases mega-appliance for Hana.
6 Models Of The Modern Data Center
Slideshows  |  6/2/2014  | 
Our exclusive look inside the new data centers of Fidelity, GM, Capital One, Equinix, ServiceNow, and Bank Of America shows the future of computing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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