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Using Twitter, Smartphones To Accurately Assess Crowds
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
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, 5/29/2015
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GE's Kate Johnson: How CIOs Can Be Heroes
Chris Murphy, Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
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, 5/28/2015
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Ads Built By Algorithm
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Persado contends its machine learning system can produce better direct response ads than human ad copywriter.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/28/2015
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SAP HANA: Not The Only In-Memory Game In Town
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
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, 5/28/2015
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Big Data: 6 Real-Life Business Cases
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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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, 5/27/2015
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Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2016 Preview, Azure Update
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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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, 5/27/2015
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EMC Buys Virtustream To Expand Its Cloud Offerings
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
EMC will apply Virtustream's cloud software and managed hosting expertise across its businesses, including VMware.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/26/2015
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7 Bold Tech Ideas That Will Make You Uncomfortable
Chris Murphy, Editor, InformationWeek
News
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, 5/26/2015
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Big Data: The Interdisciplinary Vortex
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
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, 5/25/2015
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6 Characteristics Of Data-Driven Rock Stars
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
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, 5/21/2015
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IoT Market Will Grow 19 Percent in 2015, IDC Predicts
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
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, 5/20/2015
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SAP, NHL Score With Big Data During Stanley Cup Playoffs
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
News
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, 5/20/2015
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On-Demand Workers Face Low Pay, Limited Flexibility
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
A survey tackles the benefits and challenges of life as an on-demand worker in the 1099 economy.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/20/2015
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Twilio Broadens Communications Platform
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
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, 5/19/2015
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Google Cloud Platform Drops Price, Again
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
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, 5/18/2015
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Streaming Analytics: Government Must Step Up
Chris Steel, Chief Solutions Architect, Software AG Government Solutions
Commentary
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, 5/18/2015
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IoT Buzz: Legit Business Or Next Tech Bubble Fail?
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT Consultant
Commentary
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, 5/18/2015
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Hadoop Adoption Remains Steady, But Slow, Gartner Finds
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
Commentary
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, 5/15/2015
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Internet Of Things: 6 Obstacles
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
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, 5/15/2015
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IoT World: Separating Smart And Dumb Things
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
At Internet of Things World, companies are trying to figure out what objects should get networked.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/13/2015
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