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Microsoft Reveals Big Data Strategy
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft's new tools aim to serve all users -- not just data scientists -- extracting insight from big data sets and the Internet of Things.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/16/2014
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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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10 Hadoop Hardware Leaders
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Hadoop is known for running on "industry standard hardware," but just what does that mean? We break down popular options and a few interesting niche choices.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 4/24/2014
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Google Street View Offers Time Travel
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Street View images from different periods can now be compared to see how places have changed over time.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/23/2014
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Healthcare IT: Public Sector Gains Momentum
Michael S. Weiner, DO MSM MSIST, Director, Healthcare Strategic Services, IBM
Commentary
Government health IT leaders are working more closely with the private sector and making greater use of commercial off-the-shelf technology to improve the quality, delivery, and interoperability of services.
By Michael S. Weiner DO MSM MSIST, Director, Healthcare Strategic Services, IBM, 4/23/2014
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IBM Unveils Power8 Chip As Open Hardware
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Google and other OpenPower Foundation partners express interest in IBM's Power8 chip designs and server motherboard specs.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 4/23/2014
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Supreme Court Debates Aereo's Fate
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Justices seemed to be looking for a way ban Aereo without causing collateral damage to cloud computing.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/23/2014
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Data Governance Required For Healthcare Data Warehouse
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Before implementing its ambitious data warehouse, OhioHealth focused on data governance to ensure data is accurate, clean, and usable.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/23/2014
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Microsoft Bing Enters Prediction Business
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft claims Bing can predict the future, but it is starting out with soft questions like who will win The Voice.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/22/2014
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Watson Not Only Smart Machine In Town
Jeff Bertolucci,
News
Up-and-coming vendors in the genre include AlchemyAPI, Digital Reasoning, Highspot, Lumiata, and Narrative Science, Gartner says.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 4/21/2014
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Hortonworks Adds Cascading For Big Data App Development
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Hortonworks adds Concurrent's Cascading SDK to its Hadoop distribution to help developers operationalize big data applications.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 4/21/2014
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8 Gadgets For The High-Tech Home
Shane O'Neill,
News
Meet George Jetson: From wireless door locks to scales that measure more than weight, these connected devices take your domicile digital.
By Shane O'Neill , 4/21/2014
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Microsoft Office: 4 Changes, Explained
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft maneuvers to keep Office on top, touting data analysis power, tweaking office 365, and more. What do the moves mean to you?
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/19/2014
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Wearables, Drones Scare Americans
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Google has some public relations to do. People remain wary of tech breakthroughs including care-giving robots and drones, Pew research finds.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/19/2014
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Google Trends Adds Email Notifications
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Keeping tabs on what people are searching for just got a bit more convenient. But Google Trends is still not a serious research tool.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/18/2014
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Can Crowdsourcing Beat Dr. House?
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Startup CrowdMed uses a mix of prediction market software, crowdsourcing, and gamification to help patients gain insight from hundreds of medical detectives.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/18/2014
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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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Cloud Holdouts Face Tipping Point
Jasmine  McTigue, Principal, McTigue Analytics
Commentary
If your technology strategy doesn't emphasize a phased approach to cloud architectures during the next 18 months, it might be time to look for a new job.
By Jasmine McTigue Principal, McTigue Analytics, 4/17/2014
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Enterprise Wearables Will Avoid BYOD Pitfalls
J.P. Gownder, VP & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
Commentary
Wearable devices made for the enterprise will offer more immediate value than BYOD programs. Here's why.
By J.P. Gownder VP & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, 4/17/2014
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Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems: 4 Facts
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Microsoft tries to become a power player in the brave new world of Internet-connected sensors, using a cloud-based Internet of Things management service, Azure Intelligent Systems.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/17/2014
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Land Rover SUV Packs Sensors, Lasers
Kevin Fogarty, Technology Writer
News
Land Rover showcases its Discovery Vision Concept SUV, which builds in so many high-tech systems it can hardly be called a car.
By Kevin Fogarty Technology Writer, 4/16/2014
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Microsoft Reveals Big Data Strategy
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft's new tools aim to serve all users -- not just data scientists -- extracting insight from big data sets and the Internet of Things.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/16/2014
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