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Where Do You Draw the Line Between Relevancy and Privacy?

October 30, 2014 by Tamara Dull

The Big Data MOPS Series. 

We have a love/hate relationship with ads. Whether they’re on television, in our favorite publications, or online, we love them if they’re relevant and interesting, or get annoyed when they get in the way of [insert whatever we’re doing]. I have to admit: I rarely watch a television show in real-time anymore. I’ll record a show, wait 20+ minutes, and “chase the show” with the recording—ad-free.[read more]

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Big Data: 25 Amazing Need-to-Know Facts

October 28, 2014 by Bernard Marr

The Big Data Guru column.

We surely see a lot of hype surrounding big data but I believe the following 25 facts speak for themselves and help to paint a realistic picture of the phenomenon we now call ‘Big Data’ - a phenomenon that is changing the world as we know it.[read more]

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How Governments Can (and Should) Use Hadoop

October 30, 2014 by Sameer Nori

Government and Hadoop.

While open record acts permit citizens to request data in a timely manner, the requested data is often scattered across several platforms. IT teams may have trouble locating and compiling all of it in a timely manner. Hadoop can improve efficiency and accountability by storing multiple data sets, retaining them for years, and combining them to meet specific data requests.[read more]

Data Rights as Law? Meet the Montana Legislator Turning Theory into Policy

October 30, 2014 by Tracey Wallace

Big data policy.

From politicians to tech evangelists to just your everyday citizen who is paying attention to all the data news out there, everyone has an opinion when it comes to data rights, ethics and what businesses or governments should be doing to enforce proper collection and use.[read more]

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The Harmful Side of Big Data: Identity Theft

October 29, 2014 by Anand Srinivasan

Identity theft.

Big data presents a huge opportunity for cyber criminals to get access to millions of records with lesser effort. So how does one protect themselves from a big data breach?[read more]

Forecasting: It’s What’s Hot in Supply Chain Analytics

October 29, 2014 by Ray Major

Supply chain analytics.

In the world of commerce, every business ecosystem has a type of supply chain that is critical to corporate operations. These supply chains rely on a network of plants and facilities to add value to and transform raw materials into a final product.[read more]

5 Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Cloud Storage

October 29, 2014 by Rick Delgado

The cloud.

For many business owners, growing their companies remains a key focus that drives many of their business decisions. One tool that is being adopted more often, especially in recent years, to facilitate this is that of cloud computing.[read more]

The Journey to Big Data Literacy: 9 Must-Read Books to Discover Your Inner Data Scientist

October 28, 2014 by Tracey Wallace

The Human Face of Big Data

If you have relatively low big data understanding or knowledge, like the vast majority of us, then here is your way in, your ticket to thought leadership[read more]

Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015

October 28, 2014 by Shiraz Datta

Tech trends.

3D printing is forecast to reach a tipping point in the next three years due to streamlined prototyping and short-run manufacturing. Improving time-to-market, ensuring greater accuracy of highly customized products, and reducing production costs over the long-term are three of the many benefits companies are adopting 3D printing for today.[read more]

How Do IT User Personas Affect Efficiency?

October 27, 2014 by Jaime Spector

IT user personas. 

An IT manager is probably not going to be doing too much when it comes to handling standard support tickets. Instead, managers need to be made aware of key reporting data pertaining to performance within the service desk. Tools that showcase and prioritize authorizations and requests for help on complex tickets can also help managers quickly identify issues that need their attention and respond efficiently.[read more]

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Hadoop in Advertising: How Big Data Helps Make Smart Decisions

October 27, 2014 by Sameer Nori
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Advertising.

Data is, unquestionably, everywhere. Our computers, tablets, and mobile phones, our social media conversations, likes and follows, the emails we opt in to and those we open or delete, provide a constant flow of information. What do we like? What do we want? And, what services might we need?[read more]

Your Personal Cloud Meets the Enterprise

October 27, 2014 by MIKE20 Governance Association

The cloud.

In organisations around the world employees are accidently merging their personal and professional cloud applications with dire results. Some of the issues include the routing of sensitive text messages to family members and the replication of confidential documents onto the servers of competitors.[read more]

From Wearable to Invisible Technology

October 26, 2014 by Rick Delgado

Wearable tech.

I’m not suggesting now is the time to throw away your iPhone, or return your new Fitbit. These tiny, new devices are still a while from completion and adoption. Still, it’ll be interesting to see their different uses and which industries will take the innovation even further. Not to mention, it would be pretty cool to have a dragon tattoo computer on your arm.[read more]

How the Cloud Changes Business

October 25, 2014 by Jessica Oaks

The cloud.

Business is no longer carried on as usual – cloud computing has completely changed the game and how companies run themselves. Due to the introduction of the cloud and syncing technology advancements, how employees access company information, applications, share documents and work has gone through a face-lift in more ways than one, improving overall business processes and efficiencies.[read more]

Could Big Data Be the Cure for the Largest Ebola Outbreak Ever?

October 24, 2014 by Mark van Rijmenam

Big data and Ebola.

Anonymous data to track a possible outbreak is a lot different than knowing which cell phone owner has symptoms of Ebola, if they have replied to a warning message. What should be done if this is known and it can be seen that he or she travels across the region or has a lot of contact with others?[read more]

7 Big Data Blunders You're Thankful Your Company Didn't Make

October 24, 2014 by Trips Reddy

Big data blunders.

When it comes to big data, learning from experience often means losing customers. Instead, let the other guys do the bidding for you, and learn from their mistakes.[read more]

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4 Ways Hadoop Is Improving Our Healthcare System

October 24, 2014 by Sameer Nori

Hadoop in healthcare.

With new medical advances every day, it’s no surprise that the healthcare field has a bold new technology that allows doctors and researchers to more easily access and learn about diseases, treatments, and cures. This technology, Apache Hadoop, is a big data storage and processing platform that gives healthcare providers the ability to effectively use much more data than has ever been possible.[read more]

5 Reasons Organizations Use Hadoop [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 23, 2014 by Mark van Rijmenam

Hadoop.

Hadoop, which as named after the elephant toy of the inventor of Hadoop, was developed because the existing data storage and processing tools appeared to be inadequate to handle all the large amounts of data that started to appear after the internet bubble.[read more]

 

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