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Big Data, Analytics Sales Will Reach $187 Billion By 2019
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Market research firm IDC forecasts a 50% increase in revenues from the sale of big data and business analytics software, hardware, and services between 2015 and 2019. Services will account for the biggest chunk of revenue, with banking and manufacturing-led industries poised to spend the most.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/24/2016
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SAP Makes Cloud Moves, Google Advances AI: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Cloud, data, and artificial intelligence were hot topics for several major players this week, including SAP and Google. We've got these latest developments and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ended May 22, 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/22/2016
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Welcome To Our Digital Future
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
Digital transformation is disrupting enterprise IT. David Guzman, CIO of H.D. Smith, has ideas on how to survive and succeed through the disruption.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 5/18/2016
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12 Ways AI Will Disrupt Your C-Suite
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
McKinsey & Company estimates that as much as 45% of the tasks currently performed by people can be automated using existing technologies. If you haven't made an effort to understand how artificial intelligence will affect your company, now is the time to start.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 5/18/2016
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Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Update Embraces Hybrid Cloud, Big Data
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Microsoft's forthcoming SQL Server 2016 adds better encryption, support for unstructured data queries including those on Apache Hadoop, and new features to enable the hybrid cloud. The updates are part of an overhaul that updates Microsoft's flagship database management platform for a new age.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/17/2016
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9 Free Online Courses To Pump Up Your Big Data, Analytics Skills
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Do you really need to go back to school and get another degree in order to establish yourself in a career as a data scientist? Maybe not. These nine free online courses can help you explore a range of topics, including Python, R, AI, machine learning, and Hadoop, before you commit to more advanced learning.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/17/2016
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IBM Watson: Machine-Of-All-Trades
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
From fashion to food to healthcare, IBM's Watson has many guises across different industries. Here's a look at some of the work IBM's AI system has been doing since its Jeopardy! heyday.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/16/2016
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Apache Spark 2.0 Preview, Google's Amazon Echo Rival: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Apache Spark 2.0 preview is released for Databricks customers. Google preps a stationary personal assistant like Amazon Echo. MarkLogic revs up security and encryption. We have all this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 15, 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/15/2016
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MarkLogic 9 Enhances Security, Adds Optic API
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Pitching itself as the NoSQL database for the enterprise, MarkLogic unveiled version 9 of its platform at its user conference. It adds a host of new security features, plus new data management capabilities to help organizations wrangle structured and unstructured data.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/13/2016
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Healthcare Suffers Estimated $6.2 Billion In Data Breaches
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Nearly 90 percent of healthcare organizations were slammed by a breach in the past two years.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/12/2016
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Hortonworks, Tableau Q1 Returns Show Big Data's Potential
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
The BI company and the big data Hadoop company reported their first quarter results, providing an inside look into the emerging analytics and data software industry. Tableau said it sees slower spending in 2016, while Hortonworks reported nearly double the number of $1 million-plus deals.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/10/2016
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Data Products: 9 Best Practices To Minimize Risk
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
Data generation, collection, and analysis are making their way into more types of products and services. The trend is creating new opportunities for innovation, some of which are so impactful, they're causing some companies to revisit their business models. The path to success isn't always obvious, however, so here are a few best practices to keep in mind.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 5/9/2016
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Intermountain Healthcare Balances IoT Adoption And Security Vigilance
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Intermountain, a Salt Lake City healthcare provider, innovates with Internet-connected patient devices, but clamps down on security exposures when it sees them.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/6/2016
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Artificial Intelligence: Don't Fear It, Embrace It
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Adam Coates, the director of the Baidu Research's Silicon Valley AI Lab, says don't fear artificial intelligence. Instead, look to it to save lives. He spoke at the InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference this week.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/5/2016
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Tech Futurist Vivek Wadhwa: Let There Be Disruption
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
Digital transformation will lead to disruption in every market: It's up to executives to decide whether they will float or be swamped by the changes. That's the message Vivek Wadhwa delivered at the InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 5/4/2016
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Toyota Drives Profits With Analytics
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Toyota Financial Services uses analytics to keep consumers in cars and minimize payment contract risk. And it has paid off.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/4/2016
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Warp Speed: Faster Development Cycles Are The New Normal
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
At the InformationWeek Elite 100 conference, tech leaders described how warp speed is the new normal when it comes to development cycles. But that's an opportunity as much as a challenge.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/3/2016
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Horizon Prioritizes Data And Patient Experience
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
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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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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