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Bloomberg Adds Machine-Learning To Apache Solr Search
News  |  2/22/2017  | 
Bloomberg has created an open source way to use machine-learning models to weight searches, then add their values to the Solr search engine.
Your Big Data Strategy Needs DevOps
Commentary  |  2/16/2017  | 
Many big data analytics teams choose to not use DevOps methodologies, but there are real benefits to applying DevOps concepts to those big data initiatives.
Is Outsourcing The Key To Data Analytics Success?
Commentary  |  2/14/2017  | 
If the IT group isn't up to the task of implementing analytics, it's worth checking out the possibilities of outsourced analytics.
IoT And Big Data: Success Comes Down To A Solid Strategy
Commentary  |  2/9/2017  | 
A Verizon report highlights how big data complexity and a shortage of data science talent are hurdles for an IoT implementation, but we also have to remember the key best practice of having a business goal as part of any analytics initiative.
Self-Service Analytics Are A Necessity
Commentary  |  2/8/2017  | 
Users want answers to burning questions, but IT and the data team can't tackle them all at once. Self-service analytics help organizations triage problem-solving by providing many of the insights business users need.
Big Data Facts Highlight Its Trendsetting Surge
Commentary  |  2/2/2017  | 
As big data takes hold in the business world, the cloud enables small and mid-sized businesses to take advantage of the concept.
5 Ways to Be Successful with Open Source Software in 2017
Slideshows  |  1/20/2017  | 
Open source software has matured over the years, often serving as the primary piece of a corporation's software strategy. But questions remain in the minds of many managers. Doug Cutting of the Apache Software Foundation, and known for creating Hadoop, shares his thoughts on how to achieve success with for open source.
Software Chooses Consumer Over Engineering
Commentary  |  1/17/2017  | 
There's a new emphasis in the software world with a focus on ease of use and more standardized platforms that support speed to market and innovation by makers.
AI Technology Takes Center Stage At Retail Convention
News  |  1/16/2017  | 
Artificial intelligence (AI) and other leading-edge technologies will be highlights of this year's National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show in New York, but many retailers are still struggling with more rudimentary analytics.
3 Ways Shadow Analytics May Be Working Against You
Commentary  |  1/16/2017  | 
Analytics is popping up in more functional areas of businesses, outside of IT's control. Like BYOB, the trend is inevitable. How will your organization manage it?
GoDaddy Revamps BI Tools To Enable Self-Service
News  |  1/4/2017  | 
Domain registrar and web hosting provider GoDaddy generates a lot of data, and it wanted to help its internal users get better insights without requiring intervention from the technical staff.
eBay Container Management Tool Works With Kubernetes
News  |  12/28/2016  | 
eBay wants to expand its use of Docker containers and has composed a tool, TessMaster, to help them run on Kubernetes cluster management.
At AWS, 'Enterprise Strategy' Consists Of Helping Migrations
News  |  12/21/2016  | 
Head of Enterprise Strategy Stephen Orban describes how AWS will try to assist more enterprise workloads in a move to the cloud.
GPU Hardware Powers MapD Big Data Management
News  |  12/21/2016  | 
When it comes to clickstream data, server log analysis or machine learning, there's a likely GPU-based system in IT's future.
Self-Service Access, Cloud Drive Big Data Value
News  |  12/20/2016  | 
Data governance has emerged as a top concern, and business intelligence remains the top workload for big data technology Hadoop, according to the third edition of the Big Data Maturity Survey.
AI Is Late: 3 Things To Accelerate It
Commentary  |  12/19/2016  | 
Artificial intelligence applications haven't advanced the way you might hope. However, rather than waiting for AI to happen, you and your peers have to take action.
Why Embedded Analytics Will Change Everything
Commentary  |  12/15/2016  | 
Analytics is being embedded in all kinds of software which suggests a major shift is on the horizon. How we think about analytics will change and so will our use of analytics. We explain why.
EBay, Challenged To Personalize Email Marketing, Customizes CRM
News  |  12/14/2016  | 
EBay put custom CRM on top of its SendGrid email system to be able to address millions of customers with an individual message.
Trulia Pursues Data-Driven Transformation, Cloud Migration
News  |  12/13/2016  | 
Trulia transformed its data stack to accommodate real-time high-volume data collection, and to provide customers with recommendations. Now, to gain greater reliability and elasticity, the organization plans to migrate its data operations to AWS.
IT Headed For Fundamental Changes, SIM Survey Shows
News  |  12/8/2016  | 
IT organization budgets look happy and positive on the surface, but there's less money for maintenance and more for cloud and software development. The signs point to tumultuous times ahead.
Law Firm Drinker Biddle Leverages Analytics
News  |  12/1/2016  | 
Law firm Drinker Biddle has set up an information governance and eDiscovery analytics practice, and it's helped clients speed up litigation and regulatory compliance investigations. The firm's chief data scientist shares details about the practice in this interview
HelloFresh Moves Analytics To Hadoop
News  |  11/23/2016  | 
HelloFresh, one of the popular new fresh meal delivery services, was outgrowing its home-grown business intelligence system. To meet the needs of its growing business and data volumes, the company moved to MapR's Hadoop.
Predix, Digital Twin 'Think' About Operations Together
News  |  11/22/2016  | 
At GE's Minds and Machines Nov. 15-16, GE illustrated how it's using Predix and a 'digital twin' to solve turbine maintenance issues.
Energy Provider Exelon Adopts GE Predix To Keep Tabs On Turbines
News  |  11/21/2016  | 
Major electricity supplier moves beyond experimentation, adopts GE's Predix to analyze data from all its generation plants.
Consumer Reports Finds Middle Ground Between Cloud And On-Premises
News  |  11/21/2016  | 
Consumer Reports runs its back-end accounting on Oracle E-Business Suite, but has found a way to get all the benefits of cloud computing while keeping control over the upgrade cycle afforded by on-premises solutions. Here's how they did it.
The Technology Economy Shuffles The C-Suite
Commentary  |  11/18/2016  | 
Chief Data 0fficers have been on the rise in enterprise organizations for the past few years. Do they belong in the IT organization, or should they have their own organization?
10 Tech Jobs Set For Big Pay Raises In 2017
Slideshows  |  11/15/2016  | 
Big data, security, and developer jobs are expected to get salary boosts in the coming year, according to Robert Half's 2017 Technology & IT Salary Guide. Here's a look at 10 hot jobs to watch.
Chief Data Officers: More Report To CEO Than CIO
News  |  11/14/2016  | 
A Gartner survey of chief data officers found that 30% of them are now reporting to the CEO. Also, many companies are creating a new Office of the CDO with its own staff, budget, and responsibilities separate from IT.
10 Paths To Learning The Best Data Tools For Your Career
Slideshows  |  11/11/2016  | 
Learning new data tools could increase your worth and salary. But the best choice depends on which tools you already know. Here's a look at which ones to add to your tool kit next.
Poll: What Are Your Data And Analytics Priorities For 2017?
News  |  11/9/2016  | 
As your IT organization and enterprise prepare technology budgets for 2017, what data and analytics topics are at the top of your priority list? Answer our Flash Poll and let us know -- and find out the results so far.
AI, Cognitive Computing To Disrupt Enterprises: IDC
News  |  11/8/2016  | 
IDC is forecasting big growth for cognitive computing and AI in the next 5 years. This infographic shows the growth, industries, and use-cases for these technologies.
The Wait At Polls: IT Drives Real-Time Updates
News  |  11/7/2016  | 
Voters in Cobb County, Georgia, got more accurate and timely updates on wait times at polling locations open for early voting during this year's US presidential election. Here's how IT made it happen.
CIOs Get Strategic As IT Budgets Stay Flat
News  |  11/7/2016  | 
Tech budgets are moving out of IT control and are expected to remain flat, but CIOs are gaining more influence across the broader enterprise, according to CEB Global's 2017 IT Budget Survey.
CIOs Face Changes, Volatility In 2017, Forrester Predicts
Slideshows  |  11/7/2016  | 
IT transitions will accelerate in 2017 as CIOs look to deliver business outcomes, develop technologies that serve customers, and embrace new technologies such as AI and AR, according to Forrester Research. Here's a look at the research firm's predictions for the new year.
Will Digital Economy Create A Developer Shortage?
News  |  11/2/2016  | 
As more companies seek to transform themselves digitally and effectively become software companies, some are going to have trouble filling "the developer gap," according to a Cloud Foundry report.
Analytics Dominate CRM Lead Management Products: Gartner
News  |  11/1/2016  | 
Investments in predictive analytics, dashboards, and KPIs are coming to CRM lead management offerings, according to Gartner's most recent Magic Quadrant report for the category. The finding is reflective of an increasing number of IT organizations aiming to deliver more and better intelligence for sales and marketing users.
Healthcare's Looming Disruption: How Can IT Prepare?
News  |  10/31/2016  | 
A new Gartner Maverick report says that annual physical medical exams and primary care doctors are about to be disrupted by IoT medical devices and algorithm. Here's how IT must shift to accommodate the change.
BI Self-Service Analytics: IT's Next Top Priority
Commentary  |  10/27/2016  | 
IT organizations should prioritize their self-service analytics tools projects to enable business users to experience the value of analytics and big data investments.
Bank Of America's Digital Transformation: Where IT Fits In
Commentary  |  10/27/2016  | 
Bank of America Merrill Lynch is in the midst of sweeping digital transformation involving all aspects of its customer-facing operations. InformationWeek spoke with several of the company's technology executives to find out where IT fits in its evolving technology roadmap.
Poll: Where Are You Spending Your IT Dollars In 2017?
Commentary  |  10/25/2016  | 
We want to know about your top IT spending priorities for the year ahead. Take our flash poll and tell us where your IT dollars are headed.
7 Data And Analytics Job Titles To Know
Slideshows  |  10/25/2016  | 
Leveraging data -- big and small -- has become a powerful tool for enterprise IT organizations that successfully transition to digital businesses. Opportunities within enterprise organizations have expanded to fill the need. Here's our list of job titles for today's data professionals.
GE Doubles Down On 'Digital Twins' For Business Knowledge
News  |  10/24/2016  | 
Digital twins involve the building of digital models of industrial assets such as turbines. Gartner recently named the technology as one to follow in 2017, and here's how GE is bringing it to the mainstream.
AI Provider Brings IoT Data To Bare Metal Cloud
News  |  10/21/2016  | 
Falkonry provides AI services to its industrial customers generating great volumes of IoT data. Here's why this company chose a bare metal cloud implementation for its operations.
BI On Hadoop Success: 7 Things To Know
Slideshows  |  10/21/2016  | 
When enterprises implement Hadoop, their top use-case was found to be business intelligence (BI). Now a new benchmark study shows which Hadoop SQL engines are best for which workloads. Here is a look at 7 key findings from that study.
Hadoop Migration Pays Off For PRGX
News  |  10/18/2016  | 
Recovery audit services company PRGX is leveraging the lower storage cost and faster analytics speeds available in a Hadoop and Talend big data stack to realize more cost savings and revenue for customers.
Hadoop: Pros And Cons For Enterprise Users
Slideshows  |  10/17/2016  | 
There's been plenty of buzz about how Hadoop can store, process, and analyze huge files and large volumes of files like no other technology before it. But is this open source distributed big data system really suited for enterprises? We look at the pros and cons.
Zillow Uses Analytics, Machine Learning To Disrupt With Data
News  |  10/14/2016  | 
Industry disruptor Zillow leverages data about residential real estate and makes it available to the general public. The company's senior director of data science and engineering shares the secrets behind Zillow's data stack.
7 Keys To Building A Successful Big Data Infrastructure
Slideshows  |  10/14/2016  | 
The infrastructure you build for big data, whether you're looking at software or hardware, will have a huge impact on the analysis and action your big data systems will support. Here are 7 factors that can make a big difference when building your big data architecture.
SAP's S/4HANA Migration Pivot Offers Lessons For IT Pros
News  |  10/13/2016  | 
Enterprise application giant SAP made an unplanned change to its own migration to its updated S/4HANA ERP and in-memory database platform. Here's how the acquisition of Concur changed SAP's approach.
Farmers Insurance Transitions Customer Service With Salesforce Mobile App
News  |  10/12/2016  | 
Farmers Insurance CEO Jeffrey Dailey explained at this month's Dreamforce how his firm was migrating the customer experience into the digital age.
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