News & Commentary
Content tagged with Big Data Analytics posted in December 2013
Supercomputers: New Software Needed
News  |  12/31/2013  | 
Next hurdle for high-performance computing is figuring out how to handle unstructured data.
Top 10 Big Data Stories Of 2013
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Big data equals big opportunity -- and a surplus of hype. Catch up on the big data articles that interested readers most in 2013.
Veterans Affairs Website Offers Open Data
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Public now has access to APIs, tools, and resources to build apps that benefit veterans.
Federal Agencies Lack E-Discovery Savvy
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Just 38% of federal legal pros think their agencies could show their electronically stored information is accurate, accessible, complete, and trustworthy, according to Deloitte survey.
Top 15 Government Technology Stories of 2013
News  |  12/26/2013  | 
From robots to Obamacare, here are the 15 most popular InformationWeek government tech stories from 2013.
Federal Agencies Must Rethink Digital Strategies
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
Federal CIOs face many challenges processing petabytes of data. But a growing number of analytic tools offer new insights to improve agency services with constituents.
Top 10 Database Stories Of 2013
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
Microsoft SQL Server, NoSQL, and the in-memory database wars are the highlights among this year's headlines.
Government Contractors Feel Pain From Shutdown, Sequestration
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Federal contractors rethink business strategies to weather uncertainty, declining revenue in government business.
NSA Phone Data Practices Must Change, Panel Says
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Presidential review board report delivers 46 recommendations on surveillance practices, including legislation to end bulk data collection of US citizen phone records.
Business Intelligence 2013: Tale Of Two Worlds
Commentary  |  12/19/2013  | 
BI giants IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP grew little in 2013, but nimble, visual-data-discovery leaders Tableau, TIBCO Spotfire, and QlikTech soared. Here's why.
Cloudera Goes Cloud With Amazon
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Cloudera says Amazon Web Services partnership will help customers move beyond Hadoop sandboxes to bring high-scale production platforms into the cloud.
Big Data, Big Challenges
Infographics  |  12/19/2013  | 
If thereís one asset the U.S. government has in abundance, itís data. But a fight for expertise is hindering both the public and private sectors when it comes to managing and mining information. Can Uncle Sam compete for talent?
Reform NSA, Tech Execs Tell Obama
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
Top leaders from Apple, AT&T, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo meet with President Obama, urge him to "move aggressively" on US surveillance reforms.
IBM: City Analytics Is Key Trend
Commentary  |  12/18/2013  | 
IBM's annual list of the top 5 innovative technologies includes smart cities, and it's not just hype.
Open Government Data: Companies Cash In
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
Start-ups and established firms harvest government data for consumer and business applications, creating an economic stimulus.
IBM Predicts Next 5 Life-Changing Tech Innovations
Slideshows  |  12/17/2013  | 
IBM unveils its annual "5 in 5" list of technology breakthroughs that promise to change how we work and live within five years. Real promise or PR fantasy?
What All That NSA Intelligence Costs
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
Intelligence agencies spend three times more of their budgets on IT than average government agencies, says IDC report.
Real-Time Prediction, Big Data Scale: Impossible Dream?
Commentary  |  12/17/2013  | 
WibiData challenges IBM, Oracle, and SAS by combining vast customer history as well as real-time behavioral data to generate personalized recommendations.
Tools That Soothe Enterprise Email Pain
Commentary  |  12/16/2013  | 
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan discusses how to upgrade Microsoft enterprise email using a unified email management system.
Meet NOAA's Unique 3D Weather Tool
Slideshows  |  12/16/2013  | 
Science on a Sphere, a carbon-fiber globe created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, displays weather conditions and environmental data in a compelling way.
Obama's Open Data Plan: Much Work Ahead
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Open government advocates found plenty to praise in Obama administration's latest National Action Plan (NAP). But agencies must now make good on those plans.
Splunk Brings Big Data Into Security Monitoring
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Telco IDT taps Splunk to optimize IT and isolate security threats. The next step is spotting marketing opportunities hidden in big data.
2014 BI Outlook: Who's Hot, Who's Not
Commentary  |  12/11/2013  | 
InformationWeek 2014 Analytics and Business Intelligence Survey finds Tableau rising, Actuate, IBM Cognos, and MicroStrategy sliding.
HealthCare.gov Proves Software Delivery Needs Modernizing
Commentary  |  12/11/2013  | 
Modern software development involves a mind-boggling number of moving parts. HealthCare.gov proves we've got to get back to basic project management.
NASA Mars MAVEN Mission: 5 Facts
Slideshows  |  12/11/2013  | 
How did Mars lose its atmosphere? NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft, now en route to the Red Planet, aims to find out.
The War On Military Records
Commentary  |  12/10/2013  | 
The era of big data has arrived on the battlefield and we need to find new ways to deal with it.
Rackspace CTO's Prescription For HealthCare.gov
Commentary  |  12/9/2013  | 
Rackspace CTO John Engates offers a prescription for HealthCare.gov's complete recovery and continued health.
Obama Administration's Open Government Projects, Round 2
News  |  12/9/2013  | 
Programs aim to use technology to better inform and engage citizens in a wide range of topics, from scientific research to budgeting.
DARPA Cyber Defense Challenge: $2 Million Prize
News  |  12/9/2013  | 
Defense research agency's Cyber Grand Challenge aims to close the gap between vulnerability discovery and remediation.
Creating The 'Solution Economy': Government's Role
Commentary  |  12/6/2013  | 
Government alone can't solve society's big challenges. But technology that enables the public can foster an environment of innovation and problem-solving.
Electronic Privacy Laws Need An Overhaul
Commentary  |  12/5/2013  | 
Laws governing electronic privacy, written before companies like Google and Facebook existed, are in desperate need of Congressional revision.
HealthCare.gov Snafu: Not That Hard To Believe
Commentary  |  12/4/2013  | 
Leveraging cloud-delivered services would have helped in the overall stability and success of the HealthCare.gov website, and probably still can going forward.
The Hybrid Enterprise Demands An IT Shift
Commentary  |  12/4/2013  | 
As disruptive technologies change our enterprises, we must also rethink our approach to IT investments.
Lessons For HealthCare.gov: Former DHS CIO Talks Recovery
News  |  12/3/2013  | 
Former Homeland Security CIO Richard Spires says the key to running big IT programs -- and recovering when they fail -- is first-class program management.
CIOs Get Smart About BI
Infographics  |  12/2/2013  | 
ITís tried for years to simplify business intelligence efforts. Have visual analysis tools and Hadoop and NoSQL databases helped? Respondents to our 2014 InformationWeek Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Information Management Survey have a mixed outlook.


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