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6 Ways To Master The Data-Driven Enterprise
Slideshows  |  5/4/2015  | 
Data-driven companies share characteristics that enable them to achieve more with their data than others in their industries. We reveal what separates the masters from the wannabes.
IBM, Apple Partner On iPads For Elderly In Japan
News  |  5/1/2015  | 
With Japan's steadily climbing percentage of elderly residents, IBM, Apple, and their Japanese partners are combining their efforts to serve an aging population.
The NSA, Surveillance, And What CIOs Need To Know
Commentary  |  4/29/2015  | 
At the Interop Keynote, things get frightening as the EFF's Kurt Opsahle recounted the NSA surveillance history.
Wal-Mart CIO Karenann Terrell: Data Analysis Key To Customer Insights
News  |  4/29/2015  | 
After leaving a healthcare firm, Karenann Terrell, the CIO of mega-retailer Wal-Mart, found that data analysis at the company is "at a much higher level of sophistication than I had expected."
UPS Delivers On Data
News  |  4/29/2015  | 
At the InformationWeek Conference, data rock star Jackie Woods told the story of how UPS went down the data highway from 2003 to the present. It is a story about being "constructively dissatisfied."
Boeing's 3D Projects Invigorate IT, Manufacturing
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
Boeing, the No. 2 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, is running augmented reality projects that are uniting its R&D, IT, and manufacturing teams.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory Reaches For The Cloud
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
NASA's JPL, No. 3 in the InformationWeek Elite 100, has turned to cloud computing to make real-time analytics available to missions.
The Weather Company: Cloud Journey Requires Cultural Change
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
The Weather Company, the No. 5 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, embraced cloud infrastructure in order to meet dramatic swings in demand for weather information.
Esurance Puts Analytics Closer To The Customer
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
A new rules-engine platform lets the insurance company offer more personalized packages when selling policies online. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
Hoag Memorial Finds Better Care Through Data Sharing
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
The hospital group overhauled its tech strategy to boost data usage, patient health, and collaboration between business units and the IT organization. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
Get Fast: A Survival Strategy For Software Development
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
Speed is of the essence in a world where every company must be a software company.
ConocoPhillips: Lessons In Analytics
News  |  4/27/2015  | 
Executives from ConocoPhillips emphasize the importance of asking the right questions before pursuing an advanced analytics strategy.
Tech Buying: 6 Reasons Why IT Still Matters
Slideshows  |  4/27/2015  | 
Making major tech purchases, especially big data analytics and business intelligence tools, without consulting IT may cause major problems. Here’s why.
IoT Seen As A Major Driver For SAP HANA
Commentary  |  4/24/2015  | 
SAP's Bernd Leukert looks ahead for smartwatches, the Internet of Things, and HANA to tie it all together.
Google Adds To BigQuery Big Data Capabilities
News  |  4/20/2015  | 
Google expands the capabilities of its BigQuery system to allow real-time data stream processing and event analysis.
Skype For Business, Windows Security Flaws: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/18/2015  | 
Security and collaboration were key themes this week as Microsoft announced news surrounding bug fixes, Office Delve, Skype, and partnerships.
Apple, IBM Partner for Healthcare Analytics
News  |  4/15/2015  | 
Health data collected on Apple devices will be stored in IBM's Health Cloud for analysis by medical professionals and researchers.
Microsoft Buys Datazen For Mobile BI
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
The Datazen acquisition will enhance Microsoft's focus on mobile data analytics and accelerate its Power BI strategy.
Microsoft IoT: Connecting Kitchens And Factories
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
In two new partnerships, Microsoft will work with Fujitsu and Miele to improve manufacturing and make smart ovens a reality.
Epic On EHR Interoperability: Not A '1-Time Project'
News  |  4/10/2015  | 
Epic has ridden the wave of electronic health record adoption to huge success. Now it needs to help drive a wave of EHR data-sharing.
Amazon Launches Machine Learning-As-A-Service
News  |  4/10/2015  | 
AWS's Andy Jassy announced a Machine Learning service at an Amazon Summit in San Francisco April 9, based on the parent retailer's internal use.
HP Retreats From Public Cloud
News  |  4/9/2015  | 
Rather than challenge Amazon, Google, and Microsoft as a cloud computing provider, HP has decided to focus on competitions it can win.
Workday Brings 'Insights' To Talent Management
News  |  4/9/2015  | 
Workday offers Talent Insights app to reduce employee churn, the first of a coming wave of big data applications.
VMware Adds 8th vCloud Data Center, In Melbourne
News  |  4/8/2015  | 
VMware already has one data center in Tokyo, and is considering adding more in Asia. The new facilities will offer Google services through the companies' new partnership.
Walmart, BoA Are Top IT Spenders
News  |  4/8/2015  | 
Walmart tops the list of the 10 biggest IT spenders, which otherwise is dominated by banks and financial services companies.
Tableau 9.0 Keeps Focus On End-User Productivity
Commentary  |  4/7/2015  | 
Tableau Software's latest upgrade adds tools for data prep, quick calculations, and making predictions without need of a PhD.
Microsoft's Revolution Analytics Deal Is Finalized
News  |  4/6/2015  | 
Microsoft outlines plans to add R-language-based advanced analytics capabilities and integrations after finalizing its purchase of Revolution Analytics.
Infor CEO Charles Phillips Touts Cloud ERP Gains
Commentary  |  4/2/2015  | 
Phillips says Infor can sell SaaS ERP to C-level and line-of-business execs without worrying about also selling databases and middleware to IT as Oracle and SAP do.
Amazon Bulks Up Cloud Instances For Big Data
News  |  4/1/2015  | 
Amazon Web Services' larger virtual servers show the company is pursuing an enterprise-scale data warehouse and big data tasks.
Why Pinterest Updates Its Mobile App Every 3 Weeks
Commentary  |  4/1/2015  | 
As established companies embrace mobile apps, they'll need to think more like Internet companies such as Pinterest.
10 Apple Acquisitions: What Do They Mean?
Slideshows  |  4/1/2015  | 
Apple has a habit of buying tech companies. Let's look at its most recent acquisitions and in what ways each might enhance the company's future.
MongoDB Counters Couchbase Performance Claims
Commentary  |  3/31/2015  | 
MongoDB test reports superior durability and throughput compared to Cassandra and Couchbase, but is it another case of biased, vendor-sponsored research?
IBM Announces IoT Business Unit, Cloud Services
News  |  3/31/2015  | 
IBM ups the ante on Internet of Things analysis, launching a $3 billion bet on cloud-based ecosystem. How will Microsoft and Amazon respond?
ClearStory Data Touts Speedy Big Data Analysis
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
ClearStory taps HDFS and Apache Spark in the cloud to let business users blend high-scale, variable data and analyze it with in-memory speed.
Microsoft Azure Services Power Ziosk Dining Experience
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
Microsoft HDInsight and Azure ML help Ziosk gain dining insights from more than 77,000 table-top tablets deployed at Chili's and other restaurants.
Big Data Certifications: Finding The One That Works For You
Slideshows  |  3/30/2015  | 
We can’t tell you which big data certification programs to choose -- that depends on a number of variables in your personal IT career goals and work situation. What we can do is provide you with a selected list of the vendor certifications available.
Apache Spark: 3 Promising Use-Cases
Commentary  |  3/27/2015  | 
Spark is the shiny new thing in big data, but how will it stand out? Here's a look at "fog computing," cloud computing, and streaming data-analysis scenarios.
Zuckerberg At F8: Facebook Is A Family Of Apps
News  |  3/26/2015  | 
At the F8 developer conference on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked about how the social media giant is striving to become more than a singular online destination.
Facebook F8 Preview: Mobility, Messenger And More
News  |  3/24/2015  | 
Expect announcements related to mobility and Messenger as Facebook continues its crusade to become the cross-platform platform.
Couchbase Claims Performance Gains Against NoSQL Rivals
News  |  3/23/2015  | 
Couchbase says the coming Multi-Dimensional Scaling feature will bring read/write, indexing, and query advantages over MongoDB and Cassandra.
Our New Service: Speed Networking For CIOs
News  |  3/23/2015  | 
We're improving the odds that you'll meet peers who are dealing with the same problems you face.
Top Jobs For STEM: Big Data, IT Product Management
Slideshows  |  3/23/2015  | 
Today's skills development in these fields could mean tomorrow's payday, according to a recent report.
Windows 10 Release, Big Data Analysis: Microsoft Roundup
Slideshows  |  3/21/2015  | 
Microsoft brought news of cloud and big data at Convergence and major updates to Windows 10 from across the globe.
Dark Reading Threat Intelligence Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  3/20/2015  | 
Threat intelligence is the best way to stay ahead of new and complex attacks, say survey respondents. How analytics influences their IT security strategies varies.
Spark Promoter Databricks Should Let Software Shine
Commentary  |  3/19/2015  | 
Can Databricks effectively shepherd the most promising open source project for big data analytics while also promoting its commercial cloud service?
Microsoft Azure Drives Ford Hybrid-Cloud Plan
News  |  3/18/2015  | 
Ford brings vehicle software updates to Microsoft's cloud, opening up preventative-maintenance and service-upgrade possibilities on a global scale.
IoT Is About Analysis, Not Things
Commentary  |  3/18/2015  | 
When we emphasize "things" in the Internet of Things, we obscure its real value—the ability to make connected decisions based on analysis.
Microsoft Promises Potent Azure IoT Suite
News  |  3/17/2015  | 
Microsoft says its data services and hyper-scale cloud will conquer Internet-of-things apps including monitoring, asset-management, and predictive maintenance. Look out IBM, Intel, SAP, and GE.
IBM, Twitter Offerings Yield Business Results
News  |  3/17/2015  | 
Big Blue's partnership with Twitter underscores the business value of social media. IBM is suggesting that if you look, you can see the impact of tweets on your bottom line.
Splunk Light Vs. Alternatives: Cost, Functionality Compared
Commentary  |  3/16/2015  | 
Splunk Light offers a new option for companies to apply data analytics to IT operations. Here's how it stacks up against Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Cloud, and emerging open-source and commercial rivals.
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