Data Pros' Salary Showdown
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?
Hortonworks' Hadoop Security Buy
Hortonworks acquires startup XA Secure and will bring its Hadoop access, authorization, and audit policy layer into open-source.
Commerce Department Shares R&D Breakthroughs
Federal R&D labs have cranked out a better breathing apparatus for firefighters, and improved climate modeling, among other developments for public use, according to Commerce Department report.
Google Data Mining Changes: Privacy Reform Needed
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.
Massachusetts Invests In Big Data Innovation
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.
Justice Department Names New CIO
Joseph Klimavicz, who led IT, big data, and datacenter consolidation initiatives at NOAA, will assume the DoJ's CIO seat in May.
10 Hadoop Hardware Leaders
Hadoop is known for running on "industry standard hardware," but just what does that mean? We break down popular options and a few interesting niche choices.
Healthcare IT: Public Sector Gains Momentum
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.
Senate Unanimously Passes DATA Act
Bipartisan legislation directs government agencies to improve spending transparency by publishing financial data in standardized, machine-readable formats.
Hadoop Jobs: Where To Find Them
One in three IT jobs requiring Hadoop skills is based in California, but other regions should see big-data-related hiring increases in the next few years, says Dice.com.
10 Ways To Fight Digital Theft & Fraud
IBM touts holistic approach to cyber-security, counter-fraud, and compliance efforts. Bankers, security experts, and a former White House CIO offer proactive advice.