As part of the Big Data Challenge, researchers from England's University of Warwick have turned to smartphones and Twitter to estimate crowd sizes quickly and accurately.By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 5/29/20154 comments | Read | Post a Comment
GE's new software group CEO aims its industrial Internet message at CIOs, as she helps GE up its software selling game.By Chris Murphy Editor, InformationWeek, 5/28/20155 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Persado contends its machine learning system can produce better direct response ads than human ad copywriter.By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/28/20153 comments | Read | Post a Comment
SAP HANA is not the only option for those looking for an in-memory database platform. Big rivals such as Microsoft and Oracle offers similar tech.By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 5/28/20151 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Better data analysis enables companies to optimize everything in the value chain -- from sales to order delivery, to optimal store hours. Here are six examples of how major enterprises are using data to improve their business models. By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 5/27/20150 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Microsoft Azure and big data updates include public previews of SQL Server 2016 and Live Encoding for Azure Media Services. By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 5/27/20150 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Elite tech leaders pushed the boundaries at the InformationWeek Conference. At least one of these ideas should make you squirm and think, "We need to do that." By Chris Murphy Editor, InformationWeek, 5/26/20159 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Big data analytics requires companies to operate outside departmental boundaries, and sometimes beyond the spheres of their expertise, to find solutions to certain challenges. By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 5/25/20151 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Learn what traits to look for in data-savvy movers and shakers, from data scientists and business analysts to executives, managers, and even employees.By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 5/21/201510 comments | Read | Post a Comment
An IDC report indicates the market for the Internet of Things will only become more robust over the next few years. An increase use in retail digital signage will help the IoT market grow 19 percent in 2015.By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 5/20/20152 comments | Read | Post a Comment
The National Hockey League kicks off a five-year big data partnership with SAP with the 2015 Stanley Cup Bracket Challenge.By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 5/20/20150 comments | Read | Post a Comment
With IP Messaging and other new services, Twilio hopes to give companies such as Uber more control over the communication infrastructure they build into their apps.By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/19/20150 comments | Read | Post a Comment
It's also offering a big discount for computing jobs that aren't time sensitive and thus can run during low-demand times.By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/18/20150 comments | Read | Post a Comment
By blending static big data with streaming analysis, agencies will get insights they've never had.By Chris Steel Chief Solutions Architect, Software AG Government Solutions, 5/18/20150 comments | Read | Post a Comment
In the Internet of Things, everything needs to be connected and "smart." But, if everything is smart, how do you know what's dumb or doomed to fail?By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant, 5/18/20154 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Despite the big data hype, the adoption of Hadoop remains a slow, steady process, according to new Gartner research. A lack of Hadoop skills and complexity can account for this.By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 5/15/20151 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
A report from McKinsey and the Global Semiconductor Alliance finds excitement and uncertainty among companies building the pieces of the Internet of Things.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/15/20153 comments | Read | Post a Comment
6 Tools to Protect Big DataMost IT teams have their conventional databases covered in terms of security and business continuity. But as we enter the era of big data, Hadoop, and NoSQL, protection schemes need to evolve. In fact, big data could drive the next big security strategy shift.
Big Data Brings Big Security ProblemsWhy should big data be more difficult to secure? In a word, variety. But the business won’t wait to use it to predict customer behavior, find correlations across disparate data sources, predict fraud or financial risk, and more.
Dark Reading Threat Intelligence Survey Threat intelligence is the best way to stay ahead of new and complex attacks, say survey respondents. How analytics influences their IT security strategies varies.