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IBM, CVS Partner On Watson-Based Patient Care
Commentary  |  7/30/2015
A new agreement by IBM and CVS will use Watson to better manage patient care. However, there are a few concerns about privacy.
Google Street View Cars Test The Air
News  |  7/30/2015
Environmental sensor firm Aclima has partnered with Google to test air quality in urban areas.
XPoint Memory Chips: Ushering In A New Mobile Era
News  |  7/29/2015
Chip technology from Intel and Micron combines the best qualities of DRAM and solid state memory. It may lead to big changes in mobile and data center operations.
IBM Cooks Up IoT Developer Community
Commentary  |  7/29/2015
IBM's new developerWorks Recipes is a new community for those that want to want to develop IoT devices on the Big Blue model.
ConocoPhillips Drills Down Into Analytics
ConocoPhillips Drills Down Into Analytics
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/28/2015
Whether the company is drilling for oil or increasing margins on the business side, ConocoPhillips is taking full advantage of predictive analytics. At the InformationWeek Conference CIO Mike Pfister and Advanced Analytics Program Manager Richard Barclay shared some real-world big data experience.
7 Smart Ways To Leverage Social Data
Slideshows  |  7/28/2015
Social media data is not just for marketing anymore. Learn how companies are using these insights in novel ways to turn that data into dollars and cents.
Predictive Analytics: Data and Retail Expertise
Commentary  |  7/27/2015
Predictive analytics have been proving their worth in the retail sector, with examples showing showing the sector how predictive analytics can blend with industry experience in decision making.
Citizen Data Scientists: 7 Ways To Harness Talent
Slideshows  |  7/24/2015
A new role is emerging to deal with the ongoing shortage of data scientists. Learn more about these new power users and find out how organizations can cultivate more of them.
IBM Buys Database-as-a-Service Startup Compose
Commentary  |  7/23/2015
IBM's Derek Schoettle said Big Blue bought Database-as-a-Service provider Compose to reach the next generation of developers trying to build cloud-native applications.
IBM's Cloud, Analytics Moves Haven't Paid Off, Yet
News  |  7/22/2015
Despite a move to cloud and big data analytics, IBM is still suffering through a tough financial time, with revenues still down.
Elephant Bar, Paytronix Zero In With Geofencing
News  |  7/21/2015
Location-based marketing or geofencing is a touchy subject. But you can avoid the creep with some of the best practices from Elephant Bar and Paytronix.
T-Mobile, Sparkcentral Slash Social Media Response Time
News  |  7/21/2015
Social media expectations are rising. T-Mobile and Sparkcentral believe they have a better, faster way to communicate with customers.
Microsoft Acquires Israeli Cloud Security Firm Adallom
News  |  7/20/2015
Microsoft is dropping $320 million to purchase Adallom, a cloud security specialist that has offices in Tel Aviv and Palo Alto.
9 Causes Of Data Misinterpretation
Slideshows  |  7/17/2015
Data can prove just about anything. Most organizations want to come to the right decisions, but faulty conclusions and bad outcomes can happen. Here's why.
Microsoft Buys Field Service Management Firm FieldOne
Commentary  |  7/16/2015
Microsoft is looking to increase its IT field services portfolio with the acquisition of FieldOne. The emphasis is on using analytics and big data to make services more efficient.
Google Proposes Open Source Beacons
News  |  7/15/2015
Google's Eddystone protocol aims to make beacons more flexible and open, and to compete with Apple's iBeacon in what is still a nascent market.
The Age Of Biotechnology Has Arrived
The Age Of Biotechnology Has Arrived
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2015
In a talk at this year's InformationWeek Conference, Adriana Karaboutis, a former Dell CIO and current executive vice president of technology and business solutions for Biogen, talked about how IT and healthcare are staring to fuse together, creating a new age of biotechnology.
Microsoft's Cortana Analytics Looks To Simplify Big Data
Commentary  |  7/14/2015
Microsoft is planning to release a new suite of tools dubbed Cortana Analytics, which Satya Nadella claims will democratize big data.
Carmakers Won't Provide Data To Apple, Google
News  |  7/11/2015
Carmakers such as Ford and Volkswagen are keen to limit tech companies' access to consumer data, despite allowing drivers to use their apps.
Office For Mac 2016, Phone Biz Layoffs: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/11/2015
A week that brought updates to Office for Mac 2016, Power BI, and Windows 10 also included a massive round of job cuts at Microsoft.
Microsoft Power BI Gets Major Updates
News  |  7/10/2015
Microsoft adds new features to its Power BI preview, which will become generally available on July 24.
How To Turn Data Into Stories
News  |  7/10/2015
When Yakult, a Japan-based maker of probiotic dairy drinks, put a data analysis tool into the hands of its sales people in The Netherlands, they swapped out stale spreadsheets for stories about how the product was performing in real time.
7 Common Biases That Skew Big Data Results
Slideshows  |  7/9/2015
Flawed data analysis leads to faulty conclusions and bad business outcomes. Beware of these seven types of bias that commonly challenge organizations' ability to make smart decisions.
Teradata's Big Data Appliance: Analysis For Everyone
News  |  7/9/2015
With the latest release of its Teradata Appliance For Hadoop, the vendor keeps its focus on pre-loaded racks with commodity hardware that are pre-configured with a Hadoop solution and its attendant management applications.
Why ISO Certifications Make Sense For IT
Commentary  |  7/8/2015
Certifications from the International Organization for Standards (ISO) are important when considering which vendors to choose for your IT needs. But when was the last time you thought about applying ISO standards to your own internal IT operations?
An Algorithm Gets Rhythm
Commentary  |  7/8/2015
A machine-learning algorithm does rap in Finland, drawing on the thousands of songs by leading rap performers to develop lyrics for new works.
The Threat Of Artificial Intelligence
Commentary  |  7/3/2015
Super-intelligent robots deserve some concern, but really we should be paying more attention to the people and processes involved in building our machines.
Analytics Provides Better Online Learning
News  |  7/2/2015
MIT researchers are using analytics to identify a way to predict when students are likely drop online courses.
How To Use Data To Outsmart Your Competitors
Slideshows  |  7/2/2015
The pressure's on to use data to outsmart your competitors. Here are six ways companies can use data to imagine and even re-imagine what's possible.


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