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How ICD-10 Will Unlock a New Market for Data Analysis

April 18, 2014 by Cameron Graham

New market for data analysis.

The current American medical code system obscures a huge trove of data that could dramatically expand the analytics market. The healthcare industry is becoming increasingly interested in data analysis and predictive analytics. From healthcare providers to insurers (and now the federal government as well), every party has an interest in accurately predicting healthcare trends.[read more]


5 Top Tools for Government Tech [INFOGRAPHIC]

April 16, 2014 by Zach Taiji

Tools for government tech.

Cloud computing and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) tools can be great solutions for local and state-level governments with limited resources, since most solutions are affordable, scale to specific needs and allow employees to access secure data from anywhere. As governments get larger in size (federal), there are even custom-built and propietary solutions.[read more]


How Big Data is Changing IT Careers

April 16, 2014 by Rick Delgado

Changing IT careers.

A revolution is underway in the business world, one that’s creating whole new opportunities and challenges for those involved in technology and other related fields. The revolution is centered around big data, and it’s having a big effect on information technology. IT professionals are accustomed to playing a vital role in many businesses, but that role is quickly transforming in new ways.[read more]

Big Data Needs to Work Toward Security Solutions Now Before It’s Too Late

April 15, 2014 by Tracey Wallace

Big data and security solutions.

In the effort to protect data rights, transparency is key. What will you be doing with a user’s data? How might that change overtime? How will you alert users to data breaches (if it happens) or changes in your use policy? In protecting data rights, your users become an extension of your brand — and thus an asset to secure.[read more]


Top Apps and Programs to Protect Google Nexus Devices

April 15, 2014 by Jessica Oaks

Protect Google Nexus devices.

As people's computing and online habits migrate from desktop devices to mobile devices, so too goes the way of the hackers and online predators. Though you may feel unprepared to thwart such risks, there are actually a number of different apps and programs to help protect your smartphone.[read more]


A Complete Guide to Overcoming Executives’ Concerns about Hadoop

April 13, 2014 by Michele Nemschoff

Overcoming executives’ concerns about Hadoop.

CEOs are often critical of adopting new technology, and for good reason. New technology is expensive and all too often fails to come through and offer any real value to the company. This could present a challenge for IT managers who want to implement Apache Hadoop, the increasingly popular and cost-effective framework for large-scale, data-intensive deployments, into the company’s technology infrastructure.[read more]


Cloud Computing Trends and Latest Stats

April 3, 2014 by Mike Solomonov

Cloud computing.

Cloud hosting provides organizations with virtual IT services from around the world, with no hardware, installation, or maintenance costs. The services are remotely managed and provided by a cloud hosting provider or dedicated 3rd party that is committed to keeping them available when necessary.[read more]

Cloud Security Concerns Persist in Healthcare Field: Data Is More Secure With Cloud Hosting Provider

April 3, 2014 by Thu Pham

Safe cloud.

When the Ponemon Institute’s fourth annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy & Data Security was released earlier this month, it stated that use of cloud services is the second-highest security risk concern for healthcare organizations. Employee negligence was the runaway winner in that category, mentioned by 75 percent of leaders interviewed for the study.[read more]

What You Need to Know About Cloud Analytics

April 3, 2014 by Timo Elliott

Cloud analytics.

What will tip people towards using more cloud analytics? Let’s start with the elephant in the room. Where do you keep your own worldly wealth? Do you keep your money at home under the mattress? No — because you know that banks are more secure, cheaper, and more convenient.[read more]


Is Big Data Under Threat by New Internet Magna Carta?

April 1, 2014 by Bernard Marr

The Big Data Guru column.

Big data can deliver mouthwatering value to companies and society, but the NSA revelations about spying on people as well as allegations that large corporations are snooping on customers has tainted the reputation of big data analytics. A growing number of people are now calling for a new Magna Carta for big data, but would that spell the end of the big data movement or a new beginning?[read more]

Why Is Citrix Becoming So Popular?

April 1, 2014 by Mike Solomonov

Citrix becoming popular.

With the popularity of Cloud Computing increasing daily, the newest Citrix software products, XenDesktop and XenApp, are increasingly used by companies to allow employees to run a broad range of programs on their mobile devices seamlessly, raising effectiveness and productivity.[read more]


Mobile: It's Still a Big Deal

March 31, 2014 by Paul Barsch

Mobile is still a big deal.

Taking a look at the latest round of capital investments from the internet giants, it’s easy to believe they’re more infatuated with self-driving cars, robots and drones that deliver packages than driving value to mobile consumers. That should leave a pretty wide open gap for businesses of all stripes to invest in meeting the needs of the mobile consumer.[read more]

The Future of Cloud Computing: Emerging Trends

March 28, 2014 by Roman Vladimirov

Cloud computing.

Cloud technology gives businesses the ability to store, share and analyze data more efficiently and put it to use to improve operations, drive sales and otherwise help companies grow. Cloud computing trends indicate that this technology is still transforming and adapting to be even more beneficial for those who use it for data visualization and advanced analytics.[read more]


How Your Hadoop Distribution Could Lose Your Data Forever

March 27, 2014 by Michele Nemschoff

Hadoop distribution could lose your data forever.

Relational database users have long depended on foundational protection techniques, such as data replication and snapshots. Today, both are also implemented in standard Hadoop architectures. Their method of application and effectiveness, however, is not the same across distributions.[read more]

New Report Reveals Portable External Hard Drive Led to Data Loss

March 27, 2014 by Vladimir Milanovic

Data loss in Ottawa.

In January of 2013 a data loss event occurred inside a Canadian federal government office involving the loss of private data of nearly half a million Canadians. A new report commissioned by interim privacy commissioner Chantal Bernier reveals that data was lost from a portable hard drive that was left unsecured for extended periods of time and lacked password protection and encryption.[read more]