News & Commentary
Content tagged with Big Data Analytics posted in January 2014
NASA Starts Weather Quest
News  |  1/30/2014  | 
First of five new science satellites on Earth-observing missions will provide real-time observations of rain and snow every three hours.
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.
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.
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.
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 - EU Privacy Dispute May Affect US Law
Commentary  |  1/24/2014  | 
A European Union dispute with Google over its privacy policy has US lawmakers considering even stricter privacy protections.
10 Years On Mars: What Spirit & Opportunity Discovered
Slideshows  |  1/24/2014  | 
NASA's twin rovers have spent a decade on the red planet, using their scientific instruments and engineering cameras to explore rocks and soil.
How Government Can Make Open Data Work
Commentary  |  1/22/2014  | 
The Obama administration has set the right goals with its Open Data Policy, but agencies need to do more to liberate their data. Here are six suggestions.
Defense Dept. Calls For Expanded Nuclear Monitoring
News  |  1/22/2014  | 
US must ramp up surveillance and big data analytics tools to meet challenge of global nuclear proliferation monitoring, warns DOD Defense Science Board report.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NASA Asteroid Tracker Spots New Quarry
News  |  1/8/2014  | 
NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) finds its first asteroid since its September relaunch.
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.
GSA CIO Coleman Joins AT&T Government Solutions
News  |  1/8/2014  | 
Deputy CIO Sonny Hashmi named acting CIO of General Services Administration.
Open Data: Good For Citizens & Government
Commentary  |  1/7/2014  | 
Freely accessible government data helps the public stay more engaged with their communities and keeps government more accountable.
5 Program Management Lessons From HealthCare.gov
Commentary  |  1/6/2014  | 
Former NASA CIO Linda Cureton offers five ways agencies can manage IT programs more effectively in 2014.
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.
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.
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.


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