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ConocoPhillips Drills Down Into Analytics
InformationWeek Staff,
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Whether the company is drilling for oil or increasing margins on the business side, ConocoPhillips is taking full advantage of predictive analytics. At the InformationWeek Conference CIO Mike Pfister and Advanced Analytics Program Manager Richard Barclay shared some real-world big data experience.
By InformationWeek Staff , 7/28/2015
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7 Smart Ways To Leverage Social Data
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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Social media data is not just for marketing anymore. Learn how companies are using these insights in novel ways to turn that data into dollars and cents.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 7/28/2015
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Citizen Data Scientists: 7 Ways To Harness Talent
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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A new role is emerging to deal with the ongoing shortage of data scientists. Learn more about these new power users and find out how organizations can cultivate more of them.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 7/24/2015
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IBM Buys Database-as-a-Service Startup Compose
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
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IBM's Derek Schoettle said Big Blue bought Database-as-a-Service provider Compose to reach the next generation of developers trying to build cloud-native applications.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 7/23/2015
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Researchers Enlist Machine Learning In Malware Detection
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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No sandbox required for schooling software to speedily spot malware, researchers will demonstrate at Black Hat USA.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/22/2015
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IBM's Cloud, Analytics Moves Haven't Paid Off, Yet
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
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Despite a move to cloud and big data analytics, IBM is still suffering through a tough financial time, with revenues still down.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 7/22/2015
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Elephant Bar, Paytronix Zero In With Geofencing
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
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Location-based marketing or geofencing is a touchy subject. But you can avoid the creep with some of the best practices from Elephant Bar and Paytronix.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 7/21/2015
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T-Mobile, Sparkcentral Slash Social Media Response Time
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
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Social media expectations are rising. T-Mobile and Sparkcentral believe they have a better, faster way to communicate with customers.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 7/21/2015
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Microsoft Acquires Israeli Cloud Security Firm Adallom
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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Microsoft is dropping $320 million to purchase Adallom, a cloud security specialist that has offices in Tel Aviv and Palo Alto.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/20/2015
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9 Causes Of Data Misinterpretation
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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Data can prove just about anything. Most organizations want to come to the right decisions, but faulty conclusions and bad outcomes can happen. Here's why.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 7/17/2015
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Microsoft Buys Field Service Management Firm FieldOne
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
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Microsoft is looking to increase its IT field services portfolio with the acquisition of FieldOne. The emphasis is on using analytics and big data to make services more efficient.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 7/16/2015
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Google Proposes Open Source Beacons
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Google's Eddystone protocol aims to make beacons more flexible and open, and to compete with Apple's iBeacon in what is still a nascent market.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/15/2015
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The Age Of Biotechnology Has Arrived
InformationWeek Staff,
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In a talk at this year's InformationWeek Conference, Adriana Karaboutis, a former Dell CIO and current executive vice president of technology and business solutions for Biogen, talked about how IT and healthcare are staring to fuse together, creating a new age of biotechnology.
By InformationWeek Staff , 7/14/2015
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Microsoft's Cortana Analytics Looks To Simplify Big Data
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
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Microsoft is planning to release a new suite of tools dubbed Cortana Analytics, which Satya Nadella claims will democratize big data.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 7/14/2015
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Carmakers Won't Provide Data To Apple, Google
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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Carmakers such as Ford and Volkswagen are keen to limit tech companies' access to consumer data, despite allowing drivers to use their apps.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/11/2015
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Office For Mac 2016, Phone Biz Layoffs: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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A week that brought updates to Office for Mac 2016, Power BI, and Windows 10 also included a massive round of job cuts at Microsoft.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/11/2015
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Microsoft Power BI Gets Major Updates
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft adds new features to its Power BI preview, which will become generally available on July 24.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/10/2015
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How To Turn Data Into Stories
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
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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.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 7/10/2015
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7 Common Biases That Skew Big Data Results
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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Flawed data analysis leads to faulty conclusions and bad business outcomes. Beware of these seven types of bias that commonly challenge organizations' ability to make smart decisions.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 7/9/2015
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Teradata's Big Data Appliance: Analysis For Everyone
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
News
With the latest release of its Teradata Appliance For Hadoop, the vendor keeps its focus on pre-loaded racks with commodity hardware that are pre-configured with a Hadoop solution and its attendant management applications.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 7/9/2015
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