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Content tagged with Big Data Analytics posted in May 2013
IBM Appoints First Federal Chief Innovation Officer
News  |  5/31/2013
Dr. Jane Snowdon hails from IBM Research, where she led global outlook for the company's 12 labs.
Appthority Portal Helps Assess Mobile Risk
News  |  5/31/2013
Appthority Portal gives customers greater granularity in determining and responding to mobile risk factors.
Big Data Drives 'National Day Of Civic Hacking'
News  |  5/31/2013
Nationwide hackathon this weekend encourages coders to use publicly available data to tackle problems ranging from poverty to poultry handling.
Big Data ROI Still Tough To Measure
News  |  5/29/2013
Business leaders believe in big data's potential but are frustrated by lengthy projects and complicated tools, according to IDG/Kapow study.
CFOs Join CMOs In Tech Power Grab
Commentary  |  5/29/2013
Like CMOs, CFOs increasingly shape technology selections, Oracle-Accenture study finds. CIOs must look past the threat and find opportunities to collaborate.
IBM's Vision For Cognitive Computing Era
News  |  5/28/2013
Ready or not, enterprise IT is entering an insight-driven age of computing where big data analytics rules, says IBM.
Big Data Analytics For The Masses
News  |  5/28/2013
BigML's cloud-hosted machine-learning platform for predictive analytics is designed for everyone -- from data gurus to regular business folks.
Is Data Quality Overrated?
Commentary  |  5/27/2013
MetLife and search-and-rescue teams prove that sometimes as-is data is good enough for serving customers and saving lives.
CIO Tough Love: Agility Demands Increasing
News  |  5/23/2013
IT leaders, brace yourself for pain as you push for agility. Business needs are emerging so rapidly that tools don't exist to support them, said CIOs at MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.
5 Ways To Get Big Data Plans Moving
Commentary  |  5/22/2013
Are your analytics efforts getting bogged down in all the data streaming in from social, apps, surveys and other channels? Here's how to get unstuck.
Hadoop 2.0: New Big Data Possibilities
Commentary  |  5/21/2013
Hadoop 2.0 will move beyond batch processing to support interactive, online and streaming applications. But don't let warnings about YARN tie you up in knots.
Big Data Tool Mimics Human Problem Solving Technique
News  |  5/20/2013
Case-based reasoning compares real-time information with past cases to provide companies with the best course of action, says Norwegian firm Verdande, maker of CBR product Edge.
Dublin Points Big Data Tech At Traffic Jams
News  |  5/20/2013
Ireland's capital teams up with IBM to use real-time data to streamline bus traffic.
Tableau, Marketo Cash In With Timely IPOs
News  |  5/20/2013
Tableau Software and Marketo ride hot trends to bank millions with IPOs that post big gains in their first day of trading.
SAP Steps Up Visual Analytics, Mobile BI
Commentary  |  5/19/2013
SAP's renamed Lumira visual module, mobile upgrades and the Hana platform are uniting the customer experience.
U.K. Has $10 Billion Of Public Data, Study Concludes
News  |  5/16/2013
U.K. needs to plow the valuable public-sector data it collects back into better services and drive economic growth, says study commissioned by the British government.
SAP Vows Hana Is Ready To Run ERP
Commentary  |  5/16/2013
SAP adapts its Business Suite to Hana in record time, but customers may want more proof of success before migrating mission-critical apps.
Big Data Finds 'Zombie Stores'
News  |  5/15/2013
Location analytics can help retailers seek and destroy "zombie" emporiums, unprofitable retail outlets.
Big Data Alchemy: Turn Info Into Money
Commentary  |  5/13/2013
Data markets could become a new market category. Here, companies buy, sell or trade data for mutual benefit.
Internet Of Things Wake-Up Call For Enterprises
News  |  5/13/2013
Organizations need to plan for the new generation of Internet-enabled devices that may be located anywhere in the world.
NASA Polar Ice Flyover: One Bumpy Big Data Project
News  |  5/13/2013
Indiana University researchers use data feedback in flight to guide NASA's ambitious airborne survey of Earth's polar ice. But bring a barf bag if you come along.
MetLife Uses NoSQL For Customer Service Breakthrough
Commentary  |  5/13/2013
MetLife uses 10Gen's MongoDB database to quickly integrate disparate data and deliver a consolidated view of the customer.
Did You Really Buy A Snowmobile? Big Data Knows
News  |  5/10/2013
Better data analysis helps banks rile fewer customers while trying to stop credit card fraud.
Teradata to SAP: Our Memory Is Smarter
Commentary  |  5/8/2013
Teradata says its hybrid 'Intelligent Memory' for data warehousing makes more sense than SAP Hana's all-in-memory approach.
Big Data Firm Chronicles Your Online, Offline Lives
News  |  5/7/2013
Startup Versium Analytics assembles detailed profiles of consumers and businesses to help marketers hone their pitches.
In-Q-Tel Invests In Weather Data Analysis
News  |  5/7/2013
Venture investment firm strikes deal to give U.S. intelligence agencies access to extensive database of weather data.
Travel Stress Quantified Using Big Data
News  |  5/6/2013
Travel giant CWT uses big data science to examine the productivity costs of stressful business travel.
Data Hoarding: How To Stop
News  |  5/6/2013
Hoarding information, or storing enterprise data in the wrong places, can open your company to legal liability. But culture change won't be easy.
Tivo Research Analytics Mines Big TV Data
Commentary  |  5/6/2013
Tivo unit combines viewership data with product sales information to show advertisers which TV shows reach the right consumers.
How Foreign Names Trip Up Terrorism Databases
News  |  5/3/2013
In last month's Boston Marathon bombing, the key suspect's name, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, had multiple spellings on U.S. intelligence watch lists. How can we beat this problem?
SAS Makes Triple Play
News  |  5/1/2013
SAS broadens High-Performance Analytics portfolio, unites formerly siloed marketing applications and adds cloud deployment flexibility.

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