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Will the Cloud Replace In-House Big Data Centers?

January 29, 2015 by Rick Delgado

Big data.

It will all come down to what companies value the most -- saving on data center costs or keeping sensitive data close at hand. While the future is uncertain, large data centers will continue to be a part of business, whether through cloud computing vendors or the companies that keep them on-premise.[read more]

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Let’s Get Our Facts Straight About Big Data Privacy

January 28, 2015 by Tamara Dull

The Big Data MOPS Series. 

In this big data world in which we live, we are being forced to address privacy issues - whether we want to or not – as consumers, citizens, and employees in the private and public sectors. Let’s get our facts straight about big data privacy and help others do the same.[read more]

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Big Data: 5 Top Companies and Their Plans for 2015

January 27, 2015 by Bernard Marr

Big data is undoubtedly only going to get bigger in 2015. Last year saw it truly move into the mainstream as companies of all shapes and sizes started to get to grips with the possibilities, and this year will only see more of that. Expect new product and service announcements from the established big names, as well as a flood of innovative start-ups hitting the headlines over the next 12 months.[read more]

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Using Big Data to Boost Your Business

January 21, 2015 by Rick Delgado

Big data.

These are just a few of the ways big data can benefit your business. Even if you’re a small business, the benefits of big data can be gained through open source software, analytical startups, and cloud computing vendors. With these resources, you can go beyond what is cloud computing and big data and jump straight to the benefits.[read more]

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Revealed! 4 Key Big Data Jobs and How Much They Pay

January 20, 2015 by Bernard Marr

The Big Data Guru column.

There are lots of roles that involve working with analytics and big data, and people doing these jobs give themselves many different names. If you want to be employed working with data, searching the job sites will yield many possible roles – data engineer, information architect, data analyst – and the distinction is not always clear.[read more]

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3 Data Management Tips for Winning the Rest of ACA Open Enrollment

January 16, 2015 by Jeff Brown

With open enrollment well underway, here are a few tips to make sure your data stays accurate, regardless what might be happening in the marketplaces. Some states have experienced glitches, which makes data collection and processing all the more complicated for insurers that want to make sure they have every bit of required information about their new customers.[read more]

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Storage Virtualization Take Off and Other Predictions for 2015

January 15, 2015 by Rick Delgado

Storage virtualization.

The future looks bright for virtualization. With the ways the technology improves productivity and makes companies more agile, the value behind virtualization will be something businesses won’t be able to turn away from. Virtualization can affect nearly every aspect of a business, most often for the better. As long as an organization has the personnel to understand and effectively deploy it, the benefits from virtualization will continue paying dividends in 2015 and many years beyond that.[read more]

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How Your Small Business Should be Taking Advantage of Big Data

January 14, 2015 by Philip Cohen

Big data and small business.

Big data has been a term widely related to big business. However, more small businesses are taking advantage of the insights that it can offer. If you own a small business and you're not sure how you should take advantage of big data, keep reading for more helpful tips.[read more]

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The 12+ Unmissable Big Data Stories of the Past Year

January 13, 2015 by Bernard Marr

The Big Data Guru column.

While 2013 brought an explosion of awareness around big data, 2014 showed the market for big data services beginning to mature. We also saw how “datafication” is starting to impact the lives of more and more people around the world.[read more]

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Optimizing Health Care With Big Data

January 10, 2015 by Anand Srinivasan

Healthcare and big data.

For big data enthusiasts, healthcare is a goldmine for disruption. Right from the patient demographic data to their medical reports, the recommended treatment, their retention rates and treatment success rates – the information gathered from all this could help unravel a number of patterns and interpretations that could potentially startle you.[read more]

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Big Data: The Secret Snacking Ingredient

January 9, 2015 by Gil Allouche

Big data and snacks.

Companies are looking to use the vast amounts of information on consumer behavior to figure out which products to make, and where to focus their efforts. The right data and analytical tools can help manufacturers understand taste preferences and which retailers cater to which consumers.[read more]

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3 Big Data Companies That Together Made $1 Billion Last Year

January 6, 2015 by Bernard Marr

The Big Data Guru column.

There’s big money in big data, and what we are seeing now may only be the tip of the iceberg. Last year, vendors sold software, hardware and support services worth $18.6 billion – 58% more than in 2012. It is predicted that by 2017, it will top $50 billion.[read more]

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Is Your IT Architecture Ready for Big Data?

January 5, 2015 by Paul Barsch

Risky Business column.

Companies desperately need to assess their current situation and future business needs, and then design and deliver on a IT architecture that will deliver insights from all data types.[read more]

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5 Technologies You Ought to Adopt in 2015

January 1, 2015 by Rick Delgado
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2015 tech.

These five technologies show how much potential for change there is in 2015. At the same time, innovations not even on the radar will likely be noticed as well. Your business needs to be ready to understand and even adopt these technologies if you want to make major strides over the coming year.[read more]

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The World’s Largest, Fastest, Most Agile Supply Chain

December 31, 2014 by Keith Peterson

Supply chain.

There is one shipping firm in the world, maybe the galaxy, that is counted on more than FedEx, UPS, and DHL combined. In fact, this organization has an even more complex supply chain. It takes its own orders, makes its own goods, and ships them all in one night.[read more]

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Business (NOT) as Usual: 3 Big Business Intelligence Predictions for 2015

December 30, 2014 by Ray Major

BI.

Each year, I work with dozens of clients in a quest to help them effectively implement their Business Intelligence systems. And each year, based on my experiences, I have put together a top 10 list of trends and predictions for the upcoming year.[read more]

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My 7 Big Data Favorites of 2014

December 24, 2014 by Tamara Dull

The Big Data MOPS Series.

To put a nice bow on this year’s big data discussion, I’d like to share some of my favorite content from 2014 from around the web. It wasn’t easy, but I narrowed the list down to 7 items, including articles, a comic book, a white paper, an infographic, and a video. Check out the list and see what you think.[read more]

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My 8 Big Data Predictions for 2015

December 23, 2014 by Bernard Marr

The Big Data Guru column.

As with all predictions, we have to take those with caution because some of them might not turn out to be true. And of course real game-changing innovation often comes out of left-field and takes even the most vigilant of seers by surprise. So, if something earth-shattering happens in the upcoming year which shakes our conception of what can be done with data to the core, and I missed it here, blame the crystal ball.[read more]

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Can Big Data Help You Manage Your Workforce Better?

December 23, 2014 by Anand Srinivasan

Workforce.

Employees quitting their jobs often do not give the true reason for the move – was it because of a bad boss? Was the company's HR policies bordering on slavery? Spelling them out in the exit interview could mean burning a bridge they may potentially need to fallback on in future. Analyzing data from such reports could be misleading and can often bring about changes that do not address the actual problem.[read more]

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Cyber Security: Locking Out the Grinch from Your Application Network

December 18, 2014 by Bob Dvorak

Security.

How do you leave your chimney open for Santa while keeping the Grinch safely locked out? The right application management strategy can help outline where vulnerabilities lie and how to fix security weaknesses, minimizing your organization’s overall attack surface.[read more]