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CEOs & CIOs Must Work Together For Data Analytics Success
Rich Wagner, President and CEO of Prevedere
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Learn how business and IT executives can forge more fruitful relationships to take advantage of the power of data analytics.
By Rich Wagner President and CEO of Prevedere, 12/2/2016
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Law Firm Drinker Biddle Leverages Analytics
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Law firm Drinker Biddle has set up an information governance and eDiscovery analytics practice, and it's helped clients speed up litigation and regulatory compliance investigations. The firm's chief data scientist shares details about the practice in this interview
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 12/1/2016
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Marketing Can Connect the Dots with IoT
InformationWeek Staff,
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Editor's note: Pierre DeBois of Zimana Analytics offers advice for how marketing pros can best utilize IoT data to understand customer activity.
By InformationWeek Staff , 11/29/2016
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HelloFresh Moves Analytics To Hadoop
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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HelloFresh, one of the popular new fresh meal delivery services, was outgrowing its home-grown business intelligence system. To meet the needs of its growing business and data volumes, the company moved to MapR's Hadoop.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/23/2016
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Predix, Digital Twin 'Think' About Operations Together
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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At GE's Minds and Machines Nov. 15-16, GE illustrated how it's using Predix and a 'digital twin' to solve turbine maintenance issues.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/22/2016
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What Healthcare Analytics Can Teach The Rest of Us
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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Analytics are taking on a lead role in all phases of the healthcare system. Those personal fitness devices? Their value is in what they say about us, not the data itself.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 11/22/2016
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Energy Provider Exelon Adopts GE Predix To Keep Tabs On Turbines
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Major electricity supplier moves beyond experimentation, adopts GE's Predix to analyze data from all its generation plants.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/21/2016
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The Technology Economy Shuffles The C-Suite
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Chief Data 0fficers have been on the rise in enterprise organizations for the past few years. Do they belong in the IT organization, or should they have their own organization?
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/18/2016
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Google Makes Machine Learning Available To Enterprise IT
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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At its machine learning event, Google put on a display of APIs for use in automated image analysis and categorization -- and for the translation of 103 languages. The company joins AWS and Microsoft in offering more of these services through the cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/16/2016
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Successful Analytics Is All About The Infrastructure: Podcast
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
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Claudia Imhoff shares insights on what a modern business needs from its analytics infrastructure and how IT departments can get from where they are to where the business needs them to be.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 11/16/2016
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10 Tech Jobs Set For Big Pay Raises In 2017
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Big data, security, and developer jobs are expected to get salary boosts in the coming year, according to Robert Half's 2017 Technology & IT Salary Guide. Here's a look at 10 hot jobs to watch.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/15/2016
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Chief Data Officers: More Report To CEO Than CIO
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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A Gartner survey of chief data officers found that 30% of them are now reporting to the CEO. Also, many companies are creating a new Office of the CDO with its own staff, budget, and responsibilities separate from IT.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/14/2016
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Cisco: Cloud-Native Apps Will Dominate By 2020
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Big data, IoT, and other applications are changing cloud computing, according to Cisco's sixth annual Global Cloud Computing Index. The report finds that cloud traffic will represent 92% of all data center traffic by 2020, and that companies will build 485 hyperscale data centers in the next three years.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/14/2016
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Trump's Election: Poll Failures Hold Data Lessons For IT
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Are your data analytics predictions models suffering from the same problems as the models that predicted Hillary Clinton would easily win the US Presidential election? Here are a few things to consider.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/11/2016
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10 Paths To Learning The Best Data Tools For Your Career
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Learning new data tools could increase your worth and salary. But the best choice depends on which tools you already know. Here's a look at which ones to add to your tool kit next.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/11/2016
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Poll: What Are Your Data And Analytics Priorities For 2017?
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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As your IT organization and enterprise prepare technology budgets for 2017, what data and analytics topics are at the top of your priority list? Answer our Flash Poll and let us know -- and find out the results so far.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/9/2016
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Smart Cities Can Get More Out Of IoT, Gartner Finds
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
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While many smart cities are using IoT for transportation issues, there's a host of other initiatives these urban centers should start to address with the technology. Environmental and sustainability programs top a new list from Gartner.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 11/9/2016
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AI, Cognitive Computing To Disrupt Enterprises: IDC
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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IDC is forecasting big growth for cognitive computing and AI in the next 5 years. This infographic shows the growth, industries, and use-cases for these technologies.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/8/2016
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CIOs Get Strategic As IT Budgets Stay Flat
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Tech budgets are moving out of IT control and are expected to remain flat, but CIOs are gaining more influence across the broader enterprise, according to CEB Global's 2017 IT Budget Survey.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/7/2016
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CIOs Face Changes, Volatility In 2017, Forrester Predicts
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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IT transitions will accelerate in 2017 as CIOs look to deliver business outcomes, develop technologies that serve customers, and embrace new technologies such as AI and AR, according to Forrester Research. Here's a look at the research firm's predictions for the new year.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/7/2016
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