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Hadoop At 10: Doug Cutting On Making Big Data Work
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
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Doug Cutting, co-creator of Hadoop, takes time out with InformationWeek to talk about the history of the Big Data project and share his views on what's yet to come.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 2/1/2016
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Wanted: IT Heroes For 2016 InformationWeek Awards
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
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The submission period is now open for four new awards that will be presented during the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference in May. We need your help now to find the best candidates for each category.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 1/26/2016
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IBM Aims To Make Enterprises Agile With Cloud Data Services
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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IBM says its new "Open for data" slogan encompasses a slew of new cloud data services and analytics offerings designed to make it easy for enterprises to quickly get started with big data in the cloud, even if their workloads require secure on-premises implementations.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/5/2016
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SAP Uses Super Bowl 50 To Test Data Visualization, UX
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
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SAP's Fan Energy Zone in San Francisco's Super Bowl 50 celebrations is a giant test case in how users create, share, and process data in real-time.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 2/5/2016
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Cisco Bets Big On IoT With $1.4 B Jasper Buy
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Cisco is acquiring Jasper Technologies, developer of an Internet of Things cloud platform, for $1.4 billion. The move further pushes Cisco toward its transformation into a software company.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/5/2016
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IBM Watson, Heart Association Take On Cardio Health
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
News
IBM, the American Heart Association, and Welltok have teamed to deliver a workplace health solution. Without preventative strategies, by 2030 cardiovascular diseases may cost companies $106 billion in lost productivity alone.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 2/5/2016
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Google Taps AI Chief To Head Up Search
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
With its longtime search executive Amit Singhal retiring, Google has named AI chief John Giannandrea to head its search business -- yet another sign of Google's focus on artificial intelligence.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 2/4/2016
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Amazon Echo Now Plays Spotify, Orders Domino's Pizza
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Alexa's new powers mean you can't ask for a better Super Bowl party companion than the Amazon Echo. The AI-powered device now plays music from Spotify and orders you pizza from Domino's.
By Eric Zeman , 2/4/2016
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Salesforce Raises Prices, Enhances Mobile, Other Features
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Online CRM vendor Salesforce has enhanced the field service and several other capabilities across its platform, reconfigured its packaging, and raised prices. It has also added Accenture as a cloud CRM customer.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/4/2016
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12 Ways To Connect Data Analytics To Business Outcomes
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
Even though more organizations are attempting to become data-driven, many of them still aren't able to link data analytics to business outcomes. Some of the challenges are obvious. Others aren't. Here are our tips for avoiding the common pitfalls.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 2/3/2016
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Hadoop At 10: Milestones And Momentum
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Hadoop, an open source framework for wrangling unstructured data and analytics, celebrated its 10th birthday in January. Here's a look at the milestones, players, and events that marked the growth of this groundbreaking technology.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/3/2016
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Brookhaven Lab Finds AWS Spot Instances Hit Sweet Spot
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
When Brookhaven National Lab needed compute power to meet peak demand, it turned to a new Energy Sciences Network and Amazon Spot Instances.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/2/2016
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Hadoop At 10: Doug Cutting On Making Big Data Work
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
News
Doug Cutting, co-creator of Hadoop, takes time out with InformationWeek to talk about the history of the Big Data project and share his views on what's yet to come.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 2/1/2016
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IBM Buys Marketing Agency To Bolster 'Strategic Imperatives'
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
News
IBM has been very picky about which firms it buys and why. So far, its acquisitions have been very point specific, usually to obtain some technological expertise that complements its Strategic Imperatives, which represent 35% of Big Blue's sales.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 2/1/2016
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Flu Forecasting App Helps Your Boss, Marketers Plan Ahead
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Sickweather has released a disease forecast API to developers. The potential market for such information includes healthcare professionals, employers, and even the advertising industry.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 1/31/2016
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Free Hadoop, Spark Training; Advanced Analytics Market Grows: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
MapR is expanding its free training on Hadoop and Spark, Gartner says the advanced analytics market is growing fast, and Microsoft gets generous with deep learning. Plus, how to stop your leaders from making decisions. All that and more in our big data roundup for the week ending January 31.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/31/2016
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9 Ways To Tap Into Smart Data-Driven Decisions
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
Today's real-time business world requires organizations to make smarter decisions faster. The good news: The technology exists to accelerate decision-making. What's holding you back?
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 1/28/2016
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OPM Breach Leads To New Systems, Procedures
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
The Obama Administration announced changes to the Office of Personnel Management designed to ameliorate the flawed systems and processes that led to a massive data breach in late 2014. The plans -- and the steps taken to get there -- hold lessons for any IT organization.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 1/28/2016
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Microsoft Open Sources Deep Learning, AI Toolkit On GitHub
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Previously available to academic researchers, Microsoft's Computational Network Toolkit (CNTK) now has a friendlier open source license.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 1/27/2016
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Big Data Must Deliver Business Value: Informatica CEO
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Informatica's new CEO spoke with InformationWeek about what's next for big data in the enterprise and how he plans to deliver that for customers. Here are the details.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/27/2016
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6 Hot Programming Languages To Add To Your Tool Kit
Esther Schindler, Writer and Translator
News
Are you looking to tune up your software development or DevOps career with up-and-coming languages? Are you a hiring manager hoping to round out the tool set of your in-house team? Here are six languages to consider adding to your repertoire.
By Esther Schindler Writer and Translator, 1/27/2016
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Wanted: IT Heroes For 2016 InformationWeek Awards
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
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The submission period is now open for four new awards that will be presented during the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference in May. We need your help now to find the best candidates for each category.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 1/26/2016
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