Profile of Kevin FogartyTechnology Writer
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Kevin Fogarty is a freelance writer covering networking, security, virtualization, cloud computing, big data and IT innovation. His byline has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, CNN.com, CIO, Computerworld, Network World and other leading IT publications.
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Land Rover showcases its Discovery Vision Concept SUV, which builds in so many high-tech systems it can hardly be called a car.
Researchers propose new designs that rely on an electron's spin, rather than a circuit's electrical charge, to process information. One goal: let computers run at normal speed with little or no electricity.
HDInsight Server "dramatically" lowers the cost and complexity of deploying Hadoop, Microsoft exec says.
Obama campaign focuses on email, social strategies, while Romney uses behavioral marketing techniques, targets disenfranchised voters.
IBM adapting '70s-era technology for world's largest radio telescope, corporate big data operations.
IT spending will hit $34 billion by 2013 as companies upgrade and adapt existing infrastructures to meet the demands of big data, Gartner research predicts.
Companies must fight the growing gap between people who gather big data and those who can put it to practical use.
Facial recognition data is just one of the big data types raising new questions between federal agencies, private companies, and privacy watchdogs.
Big data's hottest job title, data scientist, remains rare in online postings. Job seekers can use other keywords to find 'hidden' big data jobs.
Big data growth forces more companies to adopt containerized data centers and other solutions to meet storage demands.
Quantcast File System uses less disk space than Hadoop and shines on key speed metrics, developers say.
Along with cloud computing, mobile, and social networking, big data will account for a growing percentage of IT spending, leaving little to maintain older systems, says IDC study.
Hype makes big data so hot every company wants to try it, but execs remain unsure why they need it or how to implement it.
The Army faces a technology control debate as some commanders ask to choose their own big data intelligence apps, looking to prevent more troop deaths from IEDs.
Researchers successfully emulate short-term memory using rat brain cells. Could this advance have long-term implications on data storage?
Microsoft Research takes new approach to data compression, but so far it works only on Azure.
Analytics identify untapped pools of donations, not answers to nagging questions of national policy.
Not every big data project has a data scientist on board. Some startups are developing analysis tools to help non-specialists target the information they need.
Recent gameday experiment shows that in sports and in business, even the most detailed big data analysis is worthless if the questions don't make sense.
It's not enough to sift and combine big data, you also have to store it in ways that work for business users. Attunity services try to simplify enterprise work with Amazon Web Services' S3 storage.
Acquire a competitor? Check. Round of VC funding? Check. Open source version of base product? Check. The former Citrusleaf hits several big data development trends at once.
Big data makes a company smart, open source makes it rich, Gartner report contends.
Alteryx and other vendors are pushing tools that aim to make big data accessible to business-side teams and other non-specialists.
By layering DNA on microchips, researchers say they will be able to store vast amounts of data in a very small space.
Big data is not yet considered a strategic asset or a potentially game-changing advantage by many business managers, a survey reveals.
These specialists, who can supervise the integration of many types of data, find themselves in great demand compared to traditional data analysts.
Don't let poor definitions, lack of best practices, or uncertainty about goals sidetrack your next big data project.
Fans, not athletes, are setting the most historically significant numbers during the 2012 Olympics. Take a look at the stats being analyzed, from basketball to social media.
Few top-level executives understand the changes necessary in data-gathering and decision-making processes well enough to make big-data migrations a real priority.
Surveys that show CIOs dislike big data are wrong. There are bigger reasons for IT to resist taking on another disruptive technology.
Hadoop and other big data analysis apps promise to help cops catch more criminals, but balancing privacy concerns won't be easy.