Data Management // Big Data Analytics
12:40 PM
Ellis Booker
Ellis Booker
Connect Directly

Big Data's Surprising Uses: From Lady Gaga To CIA

As big data analytics rapidly become mainstream, the technology shows promise in many unexpected places. Check out who's tapping into big data.
3 of 9

Eager to manage runaway costs -- even before the arrival of Obamacare mandates -- healthcare organizations are rapidly adopting advanced data analytics. Among the many benefits outlined in an article in the Journal of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) were personalization of care, defining patient populations, mining claims data for insights and advancing medical research. Best of all, the data should inform clinical best practices, leading to better patient outcomes.

Image credit: Suat Eman /


Rick Smolan Puts Human Face On Big Data

Big Data And Gamification: Good Partners?

Machine-To-Machine Analytics: Next Big Data Challenge?

Health IT Execs Urged To Promote Big Data

Why We Need To Mine Government's Big Data

Big Data Equals Big Money In Presidential Campaigns

Big Data Tackles Classic Question: What's The Weather Forecast?

Inside An Ad Agency's Big Data Nerve Center

Big Data Classes For CXOs

Meet The Elusive Data Scientist

3 of 9
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
6 Tools to Protect Big Data
6 Tools to Protect Big Data
Most 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.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial Services
IT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on for the week of October 9, 2016. We'll be talking with the editors and correspondents who brought you the top stories of the week to get the "story behind the story."
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll