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Big Data Tackles Wildfire Control
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
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WIFIRE, created by the University of California at San Diego and University of Maryland, crunches satellite data and real-time remote sensor data to forecast the rate at which wildfires might spread.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 7/31/2014
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Google Moonshot Project: Healthy Bodies
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Google's Baseline Study aims to model the chemistry of a healthy human body -- and unlock new clues to curing disease.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/26/2014
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FTC: In-App Purchase Crackdowns Reflect 'Fundamental' Rules
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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Federal Trade Commission must observe core principles of consumer protection, regardless of the pace of technology, Commissioner Julie Brill says.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 7/24/2014
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Watson Tapped By IBM, USAA To Advise Veterans
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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IBM Watson Engagement Advisor will support USAA customers who are leaving the military. Can Watson do better than conventional web and mobile support systems?
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 7/23/2014
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Teradata Acquires Hadapt, Revelytix For Big Data Boost
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Teradata adds data-prep, data-management, and data-analysis capabilities by buying two notable independents in the big data arena.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 7/22/2014
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IBM 2Q Results Hint Of Turnaround
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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IBM keeps investing in growth areas, but its sales slump continues. Talks with GlobalFoundaries on chip plant takeover reportedly stall.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 7/18/2014
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Federal Agencies Must Get Practical About Cloud
Elaine Beeman, Managing Director, Accenture Federal Services Management Consulting
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Government agencies are working through the realities of making cloud a routine mode of computing.
By Elaine Beeman Managing Director, Accenture Federal Services Management Consulting, 7/16/2014
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Apple, IBM Deal: When Siri Meets Watson
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Apple and IBM's alliance has huge potential, starting with slick, intelligent business apps that could challenge Google, Microsoft, and others.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 7/16/2014
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SAP, Esri Build Stronger Mapping Ties
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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SAP and Esri port geospatial analysis to SAP Hana, bring mapping to CRM, asset-management, mobile apps, and Lumira data visualizations.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 7/15/2014
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Big Data Needs Democratization, CloudSigma Says
Jeff Bertolucci,
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CloudSigma CEO advocates for a public repository of research data accessible not only to powerful institutions, but also to everyday people.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 7/15/2014
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Oracle Joins SQL-On-Big-Data Bandwagon
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Oracle Big Data SQL release promises secure, SQL-based access to databases, Hadoop, and NoSQL without moving data.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 7/15/2014
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SEC Clamps Down On XBRL Filing Holdouts
William Welsh, Contributing Writer
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Advocacy groups claim SEC hasn't been applying quality control to quarterly financial filed in structured data format.
By William Welsh Contributing Writer, 7/14/2014
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SoftLayer Cloud Business Thriving Inside IBM
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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A year after it was acquired by IBM, SoftLayer gains SSDs, new data services, and expanded reach as IBM pursues its goal of 40 cloud centers by year's end.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 7/14/2014
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Hadoop Clusters: Size And Speed Matter
Art Wittmann,
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When analyzing big data, there's more to the commodity vs. specialized hardware decision than meets the eye. Here's how to pick the right servers and storage.
By Art Wittmann , 7/10/2014
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San Diego Taps Big Data To Optimize Transit
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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San Diego Metropolitan Transit System studies bus and trolley ridership patterns using Urban Insights' predictive analysis platform.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 7/10/2014
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Microsoft Enhances Azure, Office 365
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft sets the tone for its Worldwide Partner Conference with new Office 365 plans, Azure analytics, and storage announcements.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/9/2014
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Urban Observatory Maps Comparisons Between Cities
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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Urban data map, bound for the Smithsonian by way of Esri's user conference, was created in partnership with Richard Saul Wurman, architect, graphic designer, and founder of the TED conference.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 7/8/2014
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UN Studies Social Data For Global Pulse
Jeff Bertolucci,
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United Nations' Global Pulse initiative partners with social data provider DataSift to analyze worldwide opinions on vaccinations, poverty, and other humanitarian topics.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 7/7/2014
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Hurricane Arthur Vs. Data Visualization: Supplies Riddle
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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Humanitarian organization Direct Relief uses mapping to visualize needs and plot the logistics of distribution before disaster strikes.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 7/3/2014
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Teradata Scales Up R Analytics On Aster
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Teradata Aster already supports MapReduce, graph, and SQL analysis. Aster R feature adds faster, scaled, R-based analytics.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 7/3/2014
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