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Healthcare IT: Hot Trends For 2016, Part 2
News  |  12/31/2015
In the second of this two-part series on healthcare IT, we look at the influx of healthcare data and what it will mean for practitioners and IT professionals. In part one, we explored the ways in which advances in patient-focused data collection, wearables, and the Internet of Things will change how doctors and patients communicate.
Algorithms: Turning Data Into Products
News  |  12/31/2015
Everybody talks about algorithms, but do you know what they are? We take a closer look at the origins of the word algorithm, what it means for business today, and how companies such as Google and Airbnb use them.
Top Priorities For State CIOs: 2016
Slideshows  |  12/31/2015
State government CIOs face many of the same challenges that private sector IT executives do, such as updating systems for a digital world, securing those systems, and leveraging big data. Here are their top 10 priorities, according to NASCIO's annual membership poll.
Healthcare IT: Hot Trends For 2016, Part 1
News  |  12/30/2015
In the first of this two-part series on healthcare IT, we look at the ways in which advances in patient-focused data collection, wearables, and the Internet of Things will change how doctors and patients communicate. In the second part, we look at the influx of healthcare data, and what it will mean for practitioners and IT professionals.
10 Best Tech Companies To Work For In 2016
Slideshows  |  12/30/2015
Google slipped off its perch as the No. 1 place to work on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work list, unseated by an Internet travel company. Here's a look at 10 top tech companies where you may want to hang your hat in the new year.
Secrets Of NBA Stephen Curry's Shooting Hidden In Data
Commentary  |  12/29/2015
When FiveThirtyEight and ESPN Sports Science turn their analytics on Stephen Curry's stats, surprising things show up.
Fitbit App Dominates iOS Downloads
News  |  12/29/2015
If downloads of the Fitbit mobile app are any indication, lots of people received a fitness tracker this holiday season. The Fitbit app hit No. 1 in Apple's app store on Dec. 25 and has remained in the top spot ever since.
Google In 2016: 11 Predictions
Commentary  |  12/28/2015
Will Google prevail in its legal battles over Android and its search business? Will it thrive under Alphabet? Here are our predictions for Google in 2016.
7 Ways Semantic Technologies Make Data Make Sense
Slideshows  |  12/28/2015
As unstructured data piles up, semantic technologies help organizations drive business value through a better understanding of the data they have, its value, and the relationships pieces of information have to each other.
Tech Fail Forecast: Bursting The Next Bubble
Slideshows  |  12/28/2015
Fifteen years after the dot-com bubble burst, industry pundits are calling out similar signs of froth in the current tech boom. Here are nine tech ideas, products, excesses, and business models that we expect to look back on in 15 years and ask: "What were we thinking?"
Oracle Acquires StackEngine, Couchbase Updates Server: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/27/2015
This week, we've got an Oracle acquisition, an update from Couchbase, insight into how CFOs view analytics, and data-driven advice on when it's best to say "Merry Christmas" rather than "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings."
IBM Watson: AI For The Real World
News  |  12/25/2015
IBM Watson, the company's AI cognitive computing platform, has attracted an ecosystem of developers and users who are layering the technology on top of their own to make it even smarter. Here's an update on Watson's evolution and why IBM can confidently assure us it won't ever become HAL.
Microsoft's 2015 Acquisitions: Mobile, Analytics, Security
News  |  12/24/2015
Microsoft bought a lot of companies during 2015. What were they, and what did they bring to the tech giant?
Structuring Your Data Team: 9 Best Practices
Slideshows  |  12/21/2015
Hire or grow from within? Structuring a data team isn't easy because there's no one way to do it right. Here's a look at some pitfalls and best practices.
Fighting Evil AI, IBM Opens Watson IoT HQ: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/20/2015
Elon Musk invests in AI to benefit humanity. Microsoft is acquiring SQL queries for all data by all users. IBM is connecting Watson with IoT via APIs. All of those and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Dec. 20.
Windows 10 Build Released, HoloLens Showcase: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  12/19/2015
This week brought the first Redstone build for Windows 10, Office app updates for Android, and a HoloLens developer experience at the Microsoft NYC store.
Microsoft Acquires Analytics Insights Startup Metanautix
News  |  12/19/2015
Microsoft is acquiring an analytics SQL query startup founded by an ex-Google engineer and an ex-Facebook engineer. Metanautix enables the creation of software-defined data marts.
Oracle Touts Cloud Revenue Growth In Tough Second Quarter
News  |  12/17/2015
Oracle said that global currency pressure had a negative impact on its total revenues and net profit, which were down for its second quarter. Executives put the focus on the company's relatively small but fast growing cloud revenue instead, at a time when Oracle is moving from its traditional on-premises business to a hybrid cloud approach.
Universities Expand Curriculum To Meet Data Scientist Demand
News  |  12/16/2015
Technological advances and market forces are driving demand for data scientists, and universities are stepping up to fill the need by expanding their curriculums. Here's a closer look at some of the programs.
Cloud In 2015: Year Of Shake-up, Consolidation, Advance
News  |  12/16/2015
Cloud computing showed a rapidly changing face in 2015 as many vendors altered their strategies to deal with Amazon's clear dominance. Check out these seven gains and three setbacks that prove how volatile the cloud was over the past year.
IBM's Watson Taps APIs, Learning Centers For IoT Expansion
News  |  12/15/2015
IBM has released several APIs and opened a new global headquarters for its Watson IoT effort. Here's an update on the company's cognitive computing plan to use Watson to analyze IoT data.
Predictive Policing Gets Results, But Needs Care
Commentary  |  12/15/2015
Predictive policing has been showing some signs of success in the UK and US -- along with some not-so-great results -- but even where it works police need to protect civilian's rights.
Elon Musk Co-Chairs OpenAI, A NonProfit AI Research Firm
News  |  12/14/2015
The goal of OpenAI is to advance artificial intelligence technology without the burdens of financial obligations. To help, Elon Musk and others have pledged $1 billion to start the project.
14 Ways IoT Will Change Big Data And Business Forever
Slideshows  |  12/14/2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) has gained momentum. Sensors are now small and cheap enough to embed in all kinds of devices, and more companies are leveraging the vast data generated. Here are some key drivers your company needs to remember as you jump into IoT.
Hiring Top Data Scientists, Gaming The Office Gift Exchange: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/13/2015
Hadoop distribution companies MapR and Hortonworks are taking real-time streaming one step further than before. MongoDB landed a board member from cloud giant AWS. Find out how to game your office holiday gift exchange. Catch the Big Data Roundup for the week of December 13.
Hiring Top Analytics Talent: How Leading Companies Do It
News  |  12/11/2015
People with analytics modeling skills, business domain knowledge, and technical skills are in high demand among digital data-driven businesses. But these professionals are a rare breed. Here's how leading companies are attracting top talent.
Spy Agencies Fund IBM's Quantum Computing Research
Commentary  |  12/11/2015
Big Blue gets a multi-year grant from the US intelligence community for the development of quantum computing technology. A universal quantum computer could tackle challenges such as safeguarding against cyberattacks and speeding up medical R&D.
Turbo Charging Analytics for Faster Decisions
Commentary  |  12/10/2015
With the focus increasingly on real-time analytics, there are some new infrastructure technologies that are doing their part.
IBM Security Analytics Platform Now Open To Developers
News  |  12/9/2015
The IBM Security QRadar analytics platform is now open to developers, enabling them to build custom apps. The company also launched the Security App Exchange, a marketplace in which the security community can create and share apps.
Confluent's Apache Kafka Gets Security, Real-Time Messaging Updates
News  |  12/9/2015
Big data startup, Confluent has released version 2.0 of its software based on an updated Apache Kafka core, which is the real-time distributed data messaging engine that underlies LinkedIn and Uber.
MapR Streams: Big Data Analysis In Real-Time
News  |  12/8/2015
MapR is again beefing up its real-time efforts for big data with the release of MapR Streams. Here's how it works.
Gartner Magic Quadrant: Top Tools For Cleaning Up Your Data
News  |  12/8/2015
Seven companies make it into the Leaders quadrant in the Gartner Magic Quadrant report for Data Quality Tools 2015. See who's in, and why the research firm considers them ahead of the competition.
Windows 10, New Devices, Exec Shakeup: Microsoft's 2015
Slideshows  |  12/8/2015
Microsoft kicked off 2015 with Windows 10, and the updates surrounding hardware, Office, mobile, and cloud continued to snowball throughout the year. Here's a look at 10 notable Microsoft moves in 2015.
Cortana Taps Power BI, Wikipedia Leans On AI: Big Data Roundup
Commentary  |  12/6/2015
In this Dec. 6 edition of the Big Data Roundup we look at machine learning use-cases, how Microsoft is bringing business intelligence into Cortana, a new big data summit for Apache Kafka users, plus a quiz on how well you know the difference between big data terms and Pokemon names.
11 Cool Ways to Use Machine Learning
Slideshows  |  12/4/2015
Machine learning is becoming widespread, and organizations are using it in a variety of ways, including improving cybersecurity, enhancing recommendation engines, and optimizing self-driving cars. Here's a look at 11 interesting use cases for this technology.
Wikipedia Bets On AI To Rebuild Editor Ranks
News  |  12/2/2015
Wikipedia will leverage a new machine learning service called ORES to automate reviews of revisions to flag ones that are problematic and make it easier for human editors to get their proposed revisions approved.
Microsoft Integrates Cortana, Power BI
News  |  12/1/2015
Microsoft is making the connection between Cortana and Power BI available for public preview starting Dec. 1.


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