As big data analytics rapidly become mainstream, the technology shows promise in many unexpected places. Check out who's tapping into big data.
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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.
6 Tools to Protect Big DataMost 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.
Big Data Brings Big Security ProblemsWhy should big data be more difficult to secure? In a word, variety. But the business won’t wait to use it to predict customer behavior, find correlations across disparate data sources, predict fraud or financial risk, and more.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?