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US Open Tennis: 7 Technologies Power Game, Set, Match
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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The US Open upgrades its tech for 2014 with new data sets, improved analytics, and immersive mobile apps backed by IBM predictive cloud infrastructure.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 8/30/2014
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Magpi Explores Data Collection's Final Frontier
Jeff Bertolucci,
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Washington DC-based firm brings mobile data-gathering tools to the remotest places on Earth.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 8/28/2014
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GE Powers Internet Of Agriculture
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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GE helps grain-equipment company TempuTech put sensors, big-data analysis, and cloud-based reporting to work with an Internet of Things service.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 8/26/2014
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Analytics For All, No Data Scientists Needed
Michael Healey, Senior Contributing Editor
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While there's a role for Ph.D.-level experts, the real power is in making advanced analysis work for mainstream -- often Excel-wielding -- business users. Here's how.
By Michael Healey Senior Contributing Editor, 8/25/2014
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Pivotal Adds Mobile To Cloud Foundry Platform
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Pivotal adds mobile services to Cloud Foundry platform to attract mobile developers.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 8/20/2014
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EnterpriseDB Says JSON Toolkit Nixes NoSQL Drawbacks
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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NoSQL databases start out easy, but you'll later struggle with data logic, says EnterpriseDB. JSON toolkit promises best of NoSQL and RDBMS.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 8/19/2014
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3D Mapping Data's Future: 8 Examples
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
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Federal agencies, academia, communities, and the private sector are collaborating on advanced US mapping data as part of the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). Look what these maps can do.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 8/19/2014
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Internet Of Things: Limitless Dumb Possibilities
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Many of the "improvements" to ordinary household objects promised by SmartThings, a software company just acquired by Samsung, are already available elsewhere or seem like overkill.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 8/18/2014
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Cisco To Cut 6,000 Jobs
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Cisco's Q4 earnings beat analyst estimates, but company plans to lay off 8% of its workforce.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 8/14/2014
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Splunk App For Stream Adds Real-Time Wire Data
Kevin Casey,
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New app provides greater machine data visibility to Splunk deployments, but users should expect increasing overlap between platforms as big data analysis becomes more complex.
By Kevin Casey , 8/13/2014
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CenturyLink Courts Developers With Container Management
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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CenturyLink takes open source route with its Panamax system for Docker management in a bid for developers building complex cloud apps.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 8/12/2014
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When Data Joins The Dark Side
Jeff Bertolucci,
News
A big data stockpile may contain dark data -- unstructured, unclassified information that you can't put to good use. Maybe it's time to find it.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 8/11/2014
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IT Salary Survey 2014: BI/Analytics
InformationWeek Staff,
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Intelligence/analytics and data integration/warehousing professionals at the staff and managerial level are in demand, feel challenged, and are generally secure and optimistic about their careers. So why is compensation stagnant?
By InformationWeek Staff , 8/11/2014
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5 Priorities For Chief Data Officers
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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IBM says 25% of Fortune 500 firms now employ CDOs, yet many don't know how to structure the role. Research reveals five imperatives.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 8/8/2014
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Tibco Sale Rumors Reemerge
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Tibco Software seeks a buyer, The Wall Street Journal reports, rekindling speculation about the integration and analytics vendor's future.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 8/7/2014
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Flash Fails 5 Ways, Says Alibaba
Rick Merritt, SiliconValley Bureau Chief, EE Times
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R&D manager at Alibaba's cloud service discusses how to streamline hardware and software to make more efficient use of flash.
By Rick Merritt SiliconValley Bureau Chief, EE Times, 8/6/2014
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What Does Big Data Mean For Banks?
Michael Flynn,
Commentary
Traditional data management strategies and storage technologies are holding back big data projects. Try this new approach.
By Michael Flynn , 8/6/2014
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MongoDB Picks New CEO
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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MongoDB CEO Max Schireson succeeded by BMC veteran Dev Ittycheria as NoSQL database vendor moves toward initial public offering.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 8/6/2014
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Splunk Cuts Cloud Prices, Guarantees Uptime
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Splunk slashes cost of big data analysis platform by 33% while adding 100% uptime guarantee. Customer MindTouch says it's no gimmick.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 8/5/2014
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Future ALS, Cardiac Treatments From Existing Products
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Researchers tap big data analytics and Internet of Things technologies to improve healthcare for people with neurodegenerative and cardiac diseases.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 8/5/2014
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