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Supercomputers Unleash Big Data's Power
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
Here are six reasons why established companies, and even startups, are using supercomputing resources, and why your IT organization may want to consider such options to meet your big data and business analytics needs.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 6/24/2015
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Snowflake Launches Virtual Data Warehouses On AWS
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Snowflake, led by former Microsoft exec Bob Muglia, offers a virtual data warehouse system on Amazon's cloud. Pay for only what you use.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/24/2015
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Elon Musk Gives $10 Million In Grants To Study Safe AI
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
News
Elon Musk puts his money where his mouth is by helping fund 37 projects that could hopefully make AI safer and more useful to humans.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 7/6/2015
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MasterCard Tests Facial Scans For Mobile Payments
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Giving face takes on a whole new meaning with the credit card company's plan to authorize mobile payments using facial recognition technology.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/4/2015
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The Threat Of Artificial Intelligence
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
Commentary
Super-intelligent robots deserve some concern, but really we should be paying more attention to the people and processes involved in building our machines.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/3/2015
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Analytics Provides Better Online Learning
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
MIT researchers are using analytics to identify a way to predict when students are likely drop online courses.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/2/2015
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How To Use Data To Outsmart Your Competitors
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
The pressure's on to use data to outsmart your competitors. Here are six ways companies can use data to imagine and even re-imagine what's possible.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 7/2/2015
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IBM Makes Lake George World's Smartest Lake
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
News
Over 60 researchers, including ones from IBM and Rensselaer Polytechnic, are turning Lake George into a sea of sensors.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 6/30/2015
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IoT Market Forecast At $11 Trillion, Report Finds
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
A new report from McKinsey finds that the market for IoT could reach $11 trillion by 2025. This means a sea change for IT, as well as the CIOs who have to manage budgets.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 6/29/2015
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UC San Diego Researchers Amp Up Internet Speeds
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Researchers at UC San Diego have blown through expected limits of data transmission on fiber optic cable, paving a new lane for faster Web surfing.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 6/29/2015
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Google Wants You To Be Healthy
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
News
An assortment of cloud-based data-collecting and data-analysis tools aimed at health practitioners, researchers, and individuals offers ideas for any enterprise looking to maximize cloud computing.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 6/29/2015
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Redis Emerges As NoSQL In-Memory Performer
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
With multiple NoSQL system choices, it might be hard to display a distinguishing feature. However, Redis Labs is outperforming some competitors during a recent in-memory big data system test.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/26/2015
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Salesforce Service For Apps Gives CRM A Mobile Edge
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
News
A new suite of products revealed by Salesforce today is aimed at improving the customer service experience on mobile devices through intuitive routing and contextualization.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 6/25/2015
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NBA CIO Focuses On Analytics, Data And Fans
InformationWeek Staff,
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The NBA is one of the most tech-savvy sports leagues. A lot of that has to do with CIO Michael Gliedman, who oversees the process of turning reams of data into a fan-friendly stats website.
By InformationWeek Staff , 6/24/2015
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Snowflake Launches Virtual Data Warehouses On AWS
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Snowflake, led by former Microsoft exec Bob Muglia, offers a virtual data warehouse system on Amazon's cloud. Pay for only what you use.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/24/2015
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NBA CIO Focuses On Analytics, Data And Fans
InformationWeek Staff,
Commentary
The NBA is one of the most tech-savvy sports leagues. A lot of that has to do with CIO Michael Gliedman, who oversees the process of turning reams of data into a fan-friendly stats website.
By InformationWeek Staff , 6/24/2015
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Can Data Teach Us Empathy?
Ariella Brown, Freelance Writer
Commentary
Walking a mile in your customers' shoes is the first step toward designing great products. Can data help us get there?
By Ariella Brown Freelance Writer, 6/24/2015
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Supercomputers Unleash Big Data's Power
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
Here are six reasons why established companies, and even startups, are using supercomputing resources, and why your IT organization may want to consider such options to meet your big data and business analytics needs.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 6/24/2015
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Amazon Echo Wants To Talk With You
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
News
With its invite-only beta phase behind it, Amazon Echo will be available for sale in the US next month with several new features, including connected-home options, Google Calendar, and Audible Audiobooks.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 6/23/2015
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CFO Data Needs: How IT Stacks Up
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
Commentary
If you think about how the data is going to be presented and used by the CFO's group, the technological decisions to ensure data accuracy and determine types of data you present actually become easier.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 6/23/2015
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Big Data Moves Toward Real-Time Analysis
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
The data warehouse, as valuable as it is, is history. The most valuable data will be that which is collected and analyzed during the customer interaction, not the review afterward.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/23/2015
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Amazon Applies Machine Learning To Improve Reviews
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
News
Amazon.com has for several years capitalized on machine learning for its recommendations that come with customer purchases on the retail site. Now, it's extending those efforts to product reviews and star ratings to enhance customer experiences.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 6/23/2015
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