William Terdoslavich

Profile of William Terdoslavich

Freelance Writer
Member Since: 11/15/2013
News & Commentary Posts: 57
Comments: 13

William Terdoslavich is an experienced writer with a working understanding of business, information technology, airlines, politics, government, and history, having worked at Mobile Computing & Communications, Computer Reseller News, Tour and Travel News, and Computer Systems News. He is returning to computer journalism after a long stint as a book author, book contributor, and stay-at-home father. 

Articles by William Terdoslavich

Next-Generation Databases Shift IT Priorities

As organizations consider analytics in an era of big data, they are also considering a range of new database types to accommodate the challenges that come with it. A new survey looks at the databases under consideration, the big concerns of IT pros in charge of these systems, and what compromises the pros may need to make.

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Security Concerns Continue Amid Cloud Adoption

While most top IT executives at companies of all sizes continue to express concern about the security of data in the cloud, that hasn't slowed their move to embrace this new infrastructure as a home for corporate data. A new survey and report reveal their top security nightmares and provides some recommendations about how to protect data in the cloud.

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Apache Arrow To Speed Up Big Data

Apache Arrow has been accepted as a full-fledged project by the Apache Software Foundation. The technology is designed to improve the performance and speed of big data components that work together as part of a larger system. The project is backed by the founders of Dremio, who are also the force behind Apache Drill.

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Big Data Moves From Hype To Reality, CompTIA Finds

Organizations are moving past the hype and into actual value when it comes to big data and analytics implementation, according to a new survey by CompTIA. But challenges remain, including a skills gap and the struggle to wrangle the growing quantity of data generated.

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Automakers Must Have Software Competency: McKinsey

Much of the advice provided to automakers in a new McKinsey report has as its unspoken theme some level of information technology, including software development, data collection and analysis, and Internet of Things connectivity. In fact, the report said, software competence is becoming one of the most important differentiating factors for the auto industry, according to the report.

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Algorithms: Turning Data Into Products

Everybody talks about algorithms, but do you know what they are? We take a closer look at the origins of the word algorithm, what it means for business today, and how companies such as Google and Airbnb use them.

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IBM Watson: AI For The Real World

IBM Watson, the company's AI cognitive computing platform, has attracted an ecosystem of developers and users who are layering the technology on top of their own to make it even smarter. Here's an update on Watson's evolution and why IBM can confidently assure us it won't ever become HAL.

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Big Data & The Law Of Diminishing Returns

Right now, big data looks like it holds all the answers for any questions a person or company might have. However, in reality, big data eventually has to succumb to the law of diminishing returns. Here's what several experts see as the gap between promise and reality.

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IBM Cloud Opens To Apache Spark

IBM Cloud will support Apache Spark as a service on Bluemix, making it available for BigInsights, IBM’s Data Science Workbench, and SPSS Analytics Server and Modeler. Here are the details.

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How State CIOs Can Save $11 Billion

State government CIOs can save precious budget dollars by automating services and focusing on productivity, according to a new report released this week by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

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MapR Drafts JSON To Work With Hadoop

Adding JSON to MapR-DB bolsters the trend of moving Hadoop from ETL to real-time analytics. This means vendors are placing their products and services one step ahead of what their enterprise customers.

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How To Turn Data Into Stories

When Yakult, a Japan-based maker of probiotic dairy drinks, put a data analysis tool into the hands of its sales people in The Netherlands, they swapped out stale spreadsheets for stories about how the product was performing in real time.

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AWS API Gateway: Point And Click

Amazon Web Services remains the 800-pound gorilla in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service/Platform-as-a-Service marketplace. Announcements at the AWS Summit in New York City added another 100 pounds of substance to the beast.

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