14 Creepy Ways To Use Big Data
The amount of data being collected about people, companies, and governments is unprecedented. What can be done with that data is downright frightening. From bedrooms to boardrooms, from Wall Street to Main Street, the ground is shifting in ways that only the most cyber-savvy can anticipate. We reveal the creepy ways to use data now and in the near future.
IBM Buys The Weather Company In Watson IoT Push
IBM has announced it will acquire most assets of The Weather Company, including its data, analytics, and cloud capabilities. Here's how Big Blue will leverage them as part of its Insight and Internet of Things businesses.
IBM, Jasper Partner For IoT Services Platform
Large corporations will be able to access Jasper's Control Center through IBM's Bluemix. The goal: To enable companies that sell products such as heavy equipment or vehicles to add a variety of services to their customers, such as predictive maintenance or telematics.
IBM Cloud Opens To Apache Spark
IBM Cloud will support Apache Spark as a service on Bluemix, making it available for BigInsights, IBM's Data Science Workbench, and SPSS Analytics Server and Modeler. Here are the details.
Larry Ellison: Oracle Sets Sights On Cloud Competitors
In his opening keynote at Oracle OpenWorld on Oct. 25, executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison distanced the company from the likes of SAP and IBM, while highlighting major cloud service providers such as Amazon AWS and longtime SaaS/PaaS players such as Salesforce.
Big Data Grows Up: APM Tools Emerging
The next emerging market for big data may be application performance monitoring. Concurrent has released a new tool in this space, and more tools are expected to hit the market in the next six months. The availability of such tools will drive more enterprise adoption of big data.
Michael Dell Defends His $67B Bet On EMC
Michael Dell positioned his company for a new age with a slew of new product announcements at Dell World Live. He also answered questions about the $67 billion deal to acquire EMC. Here are the details.
SIM CIO Report: IT Leadership Hits A 'Watershed Moment'
One-third to one-half of the current crop of CIOs will be gone in 5 to 10 years, says the lead researcher for SIM's annual IT trends survey. Do you fit the profile of the CIO of the future? What's top-of-mind for CIOs right now?
Quest Diagnostics CIO: An Agent Of Change
Quest Diagnostics CIO Lidia Fonseca aptly describes herself as an "agent of change." Under her guidance, Quest is evolving as a diagnostic services company with a host of new data-driven services on the horizon for healthcare providers. Here are the details.
Transit Ridership Counts With APC Analytics
A variety of automated passenger counting tools are helping transit systems better analyze how people are using their services, including who gets on board a train or bus and when they get get off.
SAP, Splunk Dashboards Aim To Satisfy Data Hunger
The "data-driven enterprise" is becoming a reality as more and more executive teams look to support their decisions with data. Dashboards, such as the new products and services from Splunk and SAP, are on their way to becoming key components in the new executive reality.
Gartner: 10 Radical Changes Coming To IT
Gartner's Daryl Plummer paints a convincing picture of a near-term future full of robots, smart machines, machine learning, and changing mobile habits. Here's everything CIOs and IT professionals need to know to be prepared.
8 Ways To Ensure Data Quality
The quality of your business decisions is only as good as the quality of the data you use to back them up. Here are some tips to help you determine how reliable your data actually is.
Dell's EMC Acquisition: Perils, Opportunities Abound
Dell's plan to acquire EMC for $67 billion reflects the major disruptions taking place in enterprise IT as businesses increasingly shift toward cloud computing. Here's what IT leaders need to know about the deal.
Apigee, Ex-CTO Of US Aim To Make EHR Data Access Easier
With backing from former US CTO Aneesh Chopra, Apigee is trying to make healthcare access easier. The API developer is rolling out a new platform that helps bridge some of the interoperability gaps when it comes to electronic healthcare records.
Amazon QuickSight Looks To Disrupt BI Market
Amazon's QuickSight provides fast and easy-to-use analytics and visualizations that can draw on multiple data sources including AWS-based services and external platforms such as Salesforce.
Big Data Poses Challenges For Federal Agencies
Many government agencies are leveraging analytics and big data to gain actionable insights about a range of topics. However, challenges remain as agencies struggle to find qualified staff and projects strain IT infrastructure.
Couchbase Server 4.0 Lets SQL Users Take A Seat
Couchbase's new SQL-compatible query language bridges the gap to JSON. Couchbase executives say this enables developers who are familiar with SQL and tools built for SQL, such as Excel, to work with NoSQL.
Penn Medicine Taps Big Data To Save Lives
Penn Medicine's modern big data initiative's applications alert doctors of at-risk patients. Penn plans to take the platform open source for other healthcare providers next year.