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The Societal Shift of Self Driving Cars

September 18, 2014 by Shawn Gordon

Self driving cars.

We are currently approaching a cross roads in transportation that we really haven’t seen since the transition from the horse drawn carriage to the internal combustion engine automobile. Namely, the self driving car. Google, quietly and with no fanfare, until announcing in August 2012 that they had logged over 300,000 miles of accident free autonomous driving.[read more]

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Should the Entire Internet Be Encrypted?

August 19, 2014 by Shawn Gordon

Encrypt all the things!

Until the entire Internet is encrypting all its traffic, solutions like IceBrowser are a good way to protect yourself online. This isn’t about things as mundane as pornography; this is about protecting every piece of information and every footprint you leave out there.[read more]

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Big Data Is Changing Every Industry, Even Yours!

July 1, 2014 by Bernard Marr

The Big Data Guru column.

For a business, the ability to have its production, stock control, distribution and security systems all connected and talking to each other will mean greater efficiency and less waste. Every area of industry is learning to reap the benefits of big data analysis, and it looks certain that finding innovative methods of gathering, recording and analyzing data is going to play a big part of business in the foreseeable future.[read more]

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Ramifications of IT Infrastructure Everywhere

May 20, 2014 by Paul Barsch

Risky Business column.

Most people don’t notice that information technology pervades our daily lives. Some IT infrastructure is in the open and easy to spot, however plenty of IT infrastructures are nearly invisible as they reside in locked network rooms or heavily guarded data centers. Let's take off the covers of this often invisible underpinning and examine just a few ramifications of IT infrastructure everywhere.[read more]

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Why Machine Learning Matters When Choosing a Big Data Vendor

May 14, 2014 by Rick Delgado
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Machine learning matters.

There are, of course, many factors that go into choosing a big data vendor, such as how large they are, the agreements or conflicts over how to use the data, and the numerous partnering options to figure out. But one of the most important choices to make is to find one that uses machine learning.[read more]

Mobile Advertising, Clustering Algorithms, and Your Ticket for a Free Ride

May 4, 2014 by Lillian Pierson

Mobile advertising and clustering algorithms.

Because of some pretty bad-ass data science and Google’s ever-increasing awesomeness, it looks like one day in the not too distant future, we will all be able to get a free (or heavily-discounted) ride. A taxi ride, that is.[read more]

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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

an episode of bi.tv

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 Daniel Casarin

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 April Sage

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]