Big Data is This Year's Hot Topic
Hadoop is a fast-growing choice for handling large-scale-data (as in petabytes) as well as complex-data (as in XML, e-mail, images and more) and mixed-data (as in structured mashed with semi-structured data types).
Machines Are Driving The Big-Data Era
Future big-data growth will be in the area of machine-generated data. In contrast to human-generated data, which can grow only as fast as human data-generating activities allow it to, machine-generated data is limited only by capital budgets and Moore's Law.
DISA Readies $5 Billion RFP Bundle
A raft of request for proposals will address Defense Information Systems Agency projects in provisioning, net operations, net assurance, and network maintenance.
DoD Updates Open Government Plan
Responding to feedback that previous versions lacked detail, the agency made some info about its transparency plan more accessible.
Image Gallery: 11 Leading Data Warehousing Appliances
Enterprises are abandoning conventional warehouse development approaches in favor of prepackaged apps and hardware configurations combining database management systems, processing power, storage, and connectivity. Here are the leaders.
My Feelings About Sentiment Analysis
Growth in visibility, acceptance, and adoption of automated sentiment-analysis solutions has been fueled by vendor innovations and by positive customer experiences, reports Elizabeth Glagowski in 1to1 magazine. Liz interviewed me for her article, and with her permission, I will share the full text of our exchange with readers...
Amazon Releases Kindle App For Apple iOS
The e-book application can play audio and video on Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and enables publishers to add instruction videos to how-to books, readings from authors and other add-ons.
OMB Ends Cookie Ban
White House Pauses $3 Billion In IT Spending
The Office of Management and Budget is conducting a detailed review of high-risk IT projects and placing a temporary pause on billions allocated annually to financial systems.
When Google Analytics Is Not Enough
Google's free service has become the most widely deployed Web analytics solution in the world... but for some enterprises, it's not sufficient. How can you know for sure whether Google is the right choice for your organization?
NASA Radar To Study Gulf Oil Spill
The same technology used to detect the effect of a Mexican earthquake on the earth's surface will help determine how oil has penetrated ecological zones in the Gulf of Mexico.
AMD Releases $99 Opteron For Cloud
The quad-core 4122 is among the processors codenamed Lisbon aimed at cloud computing environments and the lowest-priced server chip AMD has ever sold.
Analytics Gallery: 2010 Data Center Operational Trends Report
Highlights of exclusive InformationWeek Analytics research as it appears in "Tipping the Scales: 2010 Data Center Operational Trends," an analysis of the approaches for boosting data center efficiency and technological capabilities amid ongoing budgetary pressures.
The New SAS Apps and Our In-Memory Future
As today's announcements from SAS suggest, the future will see analytic applications increasingly pre-integrated and pre-tuned to run on state-of-the-art hardware.
UK Budget Cuts and Public Sector IT
What the move to eGovernement in the UK has shown us is that though there are great benefits to be gained in providing access via the Web to government services to citizens, that empowerment comes at a high cost.
Wolfe's Den: Top 5 Enterprise 2.0 Roadblocks
Our columnist identifies the challenges which could derail social enterprise tools, as Cisco and IBM battle to turn businesses into Facebook-like collaboration environments. With counterpoint from JP Rangaswami, Murali Sitaram, and Ted Schadler.