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Kafka Summit: Big Data In Real-Time Gains Momentum
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
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, 4/28/2016
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Apache Apex Is Promoted To Top-Level Project
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
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, 4/27/2016
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Capital One: Think Like A Designer, Work Like A Startup
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
News
The creation of Capital One Wallet is an example of how a large financial services IT organization can move like a startup and think like a design firm, transforming business expectations in the process. Their work earned them the No. 1 spot in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 5/2/2016
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The Weather Company Brings Together Forecasting And IoT
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
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, 5/2/2016
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Horizon Prioritizes Data And Patient Experience
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey implemented a fee-for-value healthcare delivery model that uses new technologies to gather data and improve member experience. More than 80 business processes were created or modified, transforming systems for enrollment, claims processing, billing, customer service, provider portals, sales, and benefit monitoring. These efforts earned the company the No. 3 spot in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 5/2/2016
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Penn Medicine: Using Data To Save Patient Lives
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
News
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, 5/2/2016
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FedEx Services Eases The Pain Of Customs Clearance
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Disparate internal systems and a complex customs environment were slowing down the import/export process for business customers. So FedEx Services launched the Clearance Customer Profile app to help businesses overcome customs clearance hurdles. The company's efforts earned it the No. 5 spot in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/2/2016
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The Elite 100: Celebrating The People Who Make IT Happen
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
Commentary
To talk about technology transforming business only tells part of the story, though. At the end of the day, it's the people behind the technology who are the true agents of change. Join us as we celebrate their work in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 5/2/2016
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Amazon's First-Quarter Results Should Silence Critics
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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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, 5/2/2016
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Inside Intel's Museum: 10 Must-See Exhibits
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
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, 5/2/2016
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FICO Predictive Suite Updated, Real-Time Rises: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
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, 5/1/2016
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IBM Introduces 3 General-Purpose Flash Arrays
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
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, 4/29/2016
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Samsung Developer Conference: IoT Innovation On Display
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
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, 4/29/2016
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Kafka Summit: Big Data In Real-Time Gains Momentum
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
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, 4/28/2016
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Samsung ARTIK Cloud Aims For IoT Interoperability
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
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, 4/28/2016
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Apache Apex Is Promoted To Top-Level Project
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
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, 4/27/2016
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93 Million Mexican Voter Database Exposed On Amazon Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
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, 4/26/2016
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Agile Analytics: 11 Ways To Get There
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
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, 4/26/2016
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Identity Management: Where Cloud Security Falls Short
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
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, 4/25/2016
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10 Big Data Books To Boost Your Career
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
People with big data and data science skills are some of the most sought after professionals because demand is outstripping supply. Here are 10 books that can help you learn everything about the emerging field and the tools you will need to conquer it.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/25/2016
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SAS Global Forum In The Spotlight: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
At SAS Global Forum, the company introduced Viya, a platform that it said is designed to stitch together all types of data, wherever it resides. We've got that and other announcements from the forum in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 24, 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/24/2016
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AWS Summit: New Cloud Services, Expanded EBS Choices
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Amazon Web Services unveiled a security inspection and data transfer acceleration service, along with two new EBS options, at AWS Summit.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/22/2016
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