Metal manufacturer Worthington Industries modernized shipping and inventory management using mobile apps. By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/5/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Adam Coates, the director of the Baidu Research's Silicon Valley AI Lab, says don't fear artificial intelligence. Instead, look to it to save lives. He spoke at the InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference this week.By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/5/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Toyota Financial Services uses analytics to keep consumers in cars and minimize payment contract risk. And it has paid off. By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/4/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
To find a better way to handle payment delinquencies in a period of global financial crisis, Toyota Financial Services established a multi-phase plan to use analytics to assess risk and microsegment consumers. The goals were to reduce delinquencies in order to keep drivers in their cars. The company's efforts earned it a 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 Award for Best in Analytics.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/3/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
How are the top IT leaders at the top companies grappling with digital transformation, the third platform, the rise of analytics and big data, and other industry shifts? We asked them during the opening session of the InformationWeek Elite 100 conference. Here's what they said.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/3/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
We asked the IT leaders in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 about how they're addressing important IT issues, such as tech spending, organizational priorities, and strategy. Find out what we learned, and see how your IT organization stacks up.
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The Weather Company estimates that weather is perhaps the single largest external factor affecting business performance, to the tune of nearly $1 trillion lost annually in the US alone. Combining weather data with business data can improve decision-making for a wide range of companies. The company's work earned it the No. 2 spot on the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/2/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Penn Signals is a system that uses existing data from electronic health records to perform real-time predictive analysis of heart failure patients. The goal? Penn Medicine wanted to place patients in proper risk groups and assign them to cardiology resources in order to get them the best care and improve their outcomes. This work earned the company the No. 4 spot in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 5/2/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Amazon turned in a strong first quarter, with sales growing 28% worldwide on an expanding Prime customer base. The company's AWS division also posted solid earnings.By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/2/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
The Intel Museum, located at the chipmaker's corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., reveals fascinating facts and insights into the company and its technology, including how processors are actually made, the history of these chips, and what the future holds.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/2/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Real-time open source data projects gain momentum; FICO updates its predictive analytics suite. Samsung introduces new devices for IoT; and a new contest for creating tools to analyze satellite data is launched -- all in this Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 1, 2016. By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/1/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Flash storage is maturing, and the latest products are taking on a more general-purpose storage function. To meet those needs, IBM introduced three such arrays this week.By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/29/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
The Internet of Things hasn't quite caught on with consumers. But developers are working on changing that by rolling out innovative projects. Here's a look at some on display at the recent Samsung Developer Conference. By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/29/20164 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Confluent hosted the first Kafka Summit focused on use-cases for the open source real-time streaming and messaging technology for big data -- featuring support and integration announcements from partners. Here's why this technology is so hot right now.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/28/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
To help IoT devices work together and enable a new class of IoT apps and services, Samsung introduces a cloud service that aims to break down silos. By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/28/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Streaming and batch big data analytics technology Apache Apex has been elevated to a Top-Level Project by the Apache Software Foundation. Used by organizations including Capital One and GE, the technology can help developers more quickly create apps that leverage real-time data.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/27/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
A MongoDB database filled with the personal information of 93 million Mexican voters was found configured improperly on the Amazon cloud. The incident raises issues of how information is protected in the cloud.By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/26/20167 comments | Read | Post a Comment
The accelerating pace of global business means that enterprises need more agile data-related systems and practices. Becoming more agile –- and succeeding at it -- isn't always easy given existing technology investments, constant technological evolution, and lingering cultural obstacles. No matter how agile your company is or isn't now, consider these important points. By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 4/26/20162 comments | Read | Post a Comment
A report by the Cloud Security Alliance finds that identity management tools and processes are key to ameliorating the threat of breaches. The report reveals which tools are most popular, and which are underutilized.By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/25/20160 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.
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