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License Plate Recognition Technology Branches Out
Richard W. Walker,
News
Law enforcement officials see new security and surveillance uses for license plate recognition technology.
By Richard W. Walker , 4/17/2014
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11 Heartbleed Facts: Vulnerability Discovery, Mitigation Continue
Mathew J. Schwartz,
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Millions of websites, applications from Cisco and VMware, Google Play apps, as well as millions of Android devices are vulnerable -- and the list keeps growing.
By Mathew J. Schwartz , 4/17/2014
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NASA Tests Technologies For Deep Space Exploration
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
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An oxygen recycling system, optical communications, and a deep space atomic clock top the space agency's list of priorities.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 4/17/2014
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Accountable Care Success Requires Strong Health IT
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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The accountable care organization model has produced mixed results to date. In ACO success stories, technologies such as analytics play a big role.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/16/2014
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Federal IT Security Policies Must Be User Friendly
James Bindseil,
Commentary
Federal agencies should choose security tools and policies that suit the productivity needs of their employees.
By James Bindseil , 4/16/2014
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ICD-10 Delay: Politics Trump Health Data Quality
Mark Braunstein,
Commentary
With a fresh delay for ICD-10 compliance, US healthcare providers and patients remain trapped in debate. Is higher quality clinical data worth the cost of more detailed data collection?
By Mark Braunstein , 4/16/2014
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Georgia Solves Campaign Finance Data Challenge Via OCR
Richard W. Walker,
News
In a project to make financial disclosure and campaign contribution data public, Georgia turns to Captricity's hybrid system, which combines machine learning and human intelligence to digitize handwritten forms.
By Richard W. Walker , 4/15/2014
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Hubble Turns 24: 5 Biggest Discoveries
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
The Hubble Space Telescope has helped solve huge questions about space. Coming next: Its successor will look back even further into time.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 4/15/2014
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Google Glass Tested For Air Force Jumps
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
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Air Force pilot tests Google's wearable technology for pararescue jumpers and other battlefield operations.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 4/14/2014
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Data Protection In Internet Of Things Era
Steven Kester, Director of Government Affairs, N. America, Advanced Micro Devices
Commentary
The Internet of Things brings an explosion of data, along with security and privacy concerns. We need IoT rules of the road.
By Steven Kester and Stephen Pattison , 4/14/2014
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MapR Brings Spark In-Memory Analysis To Hadoop
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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MapR adds Apache Spark to its Hadoop distribution to power machine learning plus ad hoc, graph, and streaming analysis. Databricks partners on support.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 4/11/2014
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Senate Unanimously Passes DATA Act
William Welsh, Contributing Writer
News
Bipartisan legislation directs government agencies to improve spending transparency by publishing financial data in standardized, machine-readable formats.
By William Welsh Contributing Writer, 4/11/2014
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MongoDB Steps Up To Enterprise Expectations
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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MongoDB, the NoSQL darling of developers, aims to improve scalability, analytics, security, and manageability in significant upgrade.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 4/8/2014
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Teradata QueryGrid: Beyond Enterprise Data Warehouse
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Teradata adds unified fabric access to myriad databases and Hadoop, triggering multiple analysis engines with a single query. Say goodbye to yesterday's enterprise data warehouse ideas.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 4/7/2014
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Open Data Law Aims To Demystify Federal Spending
William Welsh, Contributing Writer
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Landmark DATA legislation, near passage, would transform the US government's spending information from a maze of confusing documents into easily accessible open data.
By William Welsh Contributing Writer, 4/7/2014
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3 Trends Driving Big Data Breakthroughs: A CIO's View
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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GE Water & Power CIO says data blending, scalable storage and processing, and a maturing Internet of things are shaping big data progress.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 4/7/2014
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Hadoop Jobs: Where To Find Them
Kevin Casey,
News
One in three IT jobs requiring Hadoop skills is based in California, but other regions should see big-data-related hiring increases in the next few years, says Dice.com.
By Kevin Casey , 4/7/2014
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Pivotal Subscription Points To Real Value In Big Data
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
Pivotal deal offers five analytical options and, in a swipe at Cloudera and Hortonworks, unlimited Hadoop storage without charges by the terabyte.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 4/3/2014
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New DARPA Office Merges Biology And Technology
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
The Biological Technologies Office will focus on using neuroscience, sensor design, microsystems, and other technologies for defense purposes.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 4/2/2014
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Big Data Vendors: WebScaleSQL Is No Threat
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
From Couchbase to MongoDB, NoSQL, and NewSQL, companies say the new MySQL variant created by Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter won't have broad appeal.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 3/31/2014
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