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How MapR’s M7 Platform Improves NoSQL and Hadoop

January 31, 2014 by Michele Nemschoff

MapR’s M7 platform.

M7 removes the trade-offs organizations typically face when looking to deploy a NoSQL solution. Here’s a look at how the M7 platform is making NoSQL and Hadoop easier, faster and more dependable. Since enterprises already have several disparate data systems, having the ability to unify NoSQL and Hadoop under a single scalable cluster eliminates data silos and provides administrative simplicity.[read more]

The Awesome Ways Big Data Is Used Today to Change Our World [VIDEO]

December 3, 2013 by Lachlan James

BI.TV, your vendor agnostic fortnightly recap of global Bi and analytics news.

Episode 10 of BI.TV explores a range of prominent topics and new research reports within the business analytics industry: From the practical ways in which Big Data Analytics are already being used to change the world around us, tips for making BI programs more efficient in order to maximize ROI.[read more]

Business Intelligence and Analytics News [VIDEO]

November 6, 2013 by Lachlan James

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Welcome to BI.TV, your vendor agnostic fortnightly recap of global Business Intelligence and analytics news, views and reviews. This episode explores a range of news and opinions across multiple business analytics topic areas, including Location Intelligence, Big Data analytics, self-service BI and Mobile BI.[read more]

Survey Says Only 7% of European Companies Rate Big Data as Relevant [VIDEO]

September 23, 2013 by Lachlan James

Welcome to BI.TV, your vendor agnostic fortnightly recap of global Business Intelligence and analytics news, views and reviews. In this episode, we’ve covered an eclectic mix of news and opinion, relating to Big Data hype; the practical application of location analytics; BI user group identification and engagement; misconceptions about BI deployment; the human element of BI; as well as self-service BI purpose and usefulness.[read more]

The Importance of Failover Connectivity in Today's Environment

September 14, 2013 by Vladimir Milanovic

Moving to the cloud means that companies are relying on their Internet link more than ever. Even though every business grade service has corresponding SLAs, these agreements specify uptime as the target, not a definite. The reason for this being, things that are out of your service provider’s control can go wrong unexpectedly, hence their inability to guarantee 100% of uptime.[read more]

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Geofencing: Bringing Context and Value to User Engagements

August 29, 2013 by Eric Fullbright

Before you start laying down strategies for your geofencing marketing campaigns, it is essential to identify the ideal coverage area for targeting. The dimensions of your geofencing perimeter are imperative in determining the number of customers you can draw to a particular location.[read more]

3 Big Trends in Data Visualization

August 21, 2013 by Jorge Garcia
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The new BI solutions give users the ability to combine disparate types of information into their analysis, associate their data with a specific location, and let them use it on the go. Done properly, these solutions can potentially boost the speed and decision power of an organization. Consider the value of these data visualization features when you build your BI software evaluation.[read more]

Tag, Anyone?

July 16, 2013 by Erica Driver

RFID tag

The nature of data is changing. At the moment organizations gather data from many different sources including loyalty cards, machine logs, sensor arrays, and social media sentiment analysis (even if they don’t always analyze the data enough). But what about the future?[read more]

Offsite HIPAA Data Centers Are Key to Health Organization Disaster Recovery

June 29, 2013 by Thu Pham

Offsite data centers & disaster recovery / shutterstock

Catastrophes can happen anytime and anywhere. Just ask the staff and patients at the Moore Medical Center in Moore, Oklahoma, where last month a deadly tornado struck the medical facility, leaving it unsalvageable. Such destructive events bring disaster recovery planning to the forefront of every CIOs mind.[read more]

Rethinking Processes: What an Old Carmaker Can Teach Us About Innovation

June 20, 2013 by Tom Loveland

General Motors is a new company. That’s right—the old, hulking (and recently bankrupt) giant of American industry has the DNA of a startup. How did GM innovate their way out of bankruptcy? They retooled old manufacturing processes and gave operators a bigger role in problem-solving.[read more]

Will Google Glass Turn Big Data into Huge Data?

June 16, 2013 by Mark van Rijmenam

Google Glass (Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com)

Will Google Glass be successful? Only time will tell. When the time comes for products like this to become mainstream, it won’t only revolutionize the consumer electronics industry, but the back-end data processing and handling industry as well.[read more]

Bring Your Own Software

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It’s become very difficult for IT to police who brings personal devices into the enterprise (never mind what people do with them). You’ve probably heard of BYOD, a trend that will surely continue. But what about bringing your own software? Is this a nascent trend about which IT has to worry?[read more]

Social Data: The Arteries of the World, in Tweets

June 3, 2013 by David Smith

Social Big Data: Twitter data visualization

What happens when you plot billions of geotagged Tweets on a map? You can see the arteries of the world. Check out this cool data visualization of Tweets in Europe. According to creator Miguel Rios, the dots on this chart represent every geotagged Tweet since 2009.[read more]

Big Data Today: Living as Far from 1984 as Orwell

Big Data, or Big Brother? / shutterstock

Over the last month I’ve been talking a lot about personally controlled records and the ownership of your own information. On the one hand, we want to be provided with better services and to be protected from danger. On the other, we don’t want our personal freedoms to be threatened.[read more]

Big Data Meets Walt Disney's Magical Approach

May 23, 2013 by Mark van Rijmenam

Big Data magic / DisneyParks blogs

Recently, Walt Disney announced the introduction of the wireless-tracking wristband ‘MagicBand’ to Walt Disney World. They aim to make the visit to the Walt Disney World in Orlando a more magical experience while in return record the complete data trail of the visitors.[read more]