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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]

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The Billboard Problem: Why Intelligent Ads Only Live Online, for Now

April 18, 2014 by Samantha Meckler

Billboard.

For centuries, billboard ads have been an ambiguous but undoubtedly treasured way to convert eyeballs into customers. Data-driven business decisions are becoming the way of the world -- and no longer just in theory, so 'guessing as proof' metrics will continue to be exactly what they always have been -- ambiguous and nostalgic.[read more]

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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]

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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]

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A Guide to Maintaining Consumer Trust When Using Big Data

April 16, 2014 by Gil Allouche

Consumer trust and big data.

With the ever-increasing occurrence of data breaches in different companies and sectors across the world, consumers are becoming more and more concerned about their privacy and how companies are using and protecting the consumer information they gather.[read more]

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Digi-lution: How Online Data Can Indicate Civil Unrest

April 15, 2014 by Philip Cohen

Digi-lution!

Saying that the Internet is a medium for change, knowledge, discourse, or even civil unrest is a vast understatement, because it's actually a fundamental medium for these things. As much as a decade ago, different countries, politicos, and countries used the Internet to either launch change or to censor and staunch people pushing change.[read more]

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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]

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A Complete Guide to Overcoming Executives’ Concerns about Hadoop

April 13, 2014 by Michele Nemschoff
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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]

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The Case for Using Data Virtualization for Big Data Analytics

April 8, 2014 by Rick Delgado

Data virtualization.

Analyzing big data is now an important part of business operations, and it requires significant time and resources to better understand and apply the solutions that big data offers. One developing technology that is greatly simplifying this process is virtualization, specifically data virtualization, which is allowing businesses in increase their value while turning big data analytics into an important enterprise tool.[read more]

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The Great Analytical Divide: Data Scientist vs. Value Architect

April 7, 2014 by Richard Boire

Left brain and/or right brain.

The challenge is this so-called divide between the two disciplines . In many cases, solutions are sub-optimal because there is minimal knowledge or understanding of what each role or discipline is intending to accomplish. Much discussion and material has been written about both these roles but the underlying challenge for many organizations is that there is still a knowledge gap between the two disciplines.[read more]

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Gliding through Traffic with Big Data

April 7, 2014 by Gil Allouche

Traffic and big data.

A string of needless red lights and another late arrival at work. We’ve all been the victim of too many red lights. To combat the traffic problem, cities around the world are looking to Big Data and services like Hadoop Cloud, to monitor, evaluate and effect changes in real-time to affected areas.[read more]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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What the "Small Data" Revolution Means for Marketers

March 26, 2014 by Noah Jessop

Small data.

To hear the pundits tell it, Big Data is going to revolutionize everything we do as marketers. But Big Data can be expensive, cumbersome, and intimidating. It also isn’t always necessary. Small Data, on the other hand, is manageable. Small Data is simple. Small Data is, well, “small," and it can help marketers make huge strides towards sending more targeted, more personal communications to their prospects and customers.[read more]

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Making Machine Learning Work for Business

March 24, 2014 by Rick Delgado

Machine learning works for business.

Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence that takes vast amounts of data and makes sense of it. Many businesses have started turning to machine learning as a way to sort through their collected data, streamlining their work and improving the customer experience.[read more]

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How Hackers Use SSL Strip to Obtain Secure Passwords [VIDEO]

March 24, 2014 by Christian Crank

How do hackers get your data?

It’s important to make sure your Web security is up-to-date. Remember, SSL Strip looks for HTTPS traffic and then redirects it to HTTP traffic, this is what makes it vulnerable. If the website is all HTTPS and not HTTP, SSL Strip cannot change the HTTPS link to a HTTP link.[read more]

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Protecting the World with Big Data

March 22, 2014 by Gil Allouche

Protecting the world with big data.

It’s hard to fathom how much data the military is collecting every minute. With numerous different missions being executed and troops scattered across the world, it’s obvious that the military has no problem collecting data. It does, however, face a bigger task when it comes to interpreting that data.[read more]

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Protect Your Data From Backdoor Attacks [VIDEO]

March 21, 2014 by Christian Crank

Protect your data.

Imagine your computer system is a house. In your house you keep valuables such as TVs, jewelry, family heirlooms, and so on. In computer terms, think of these things as files and other data. In order to steal your valuables, crooks snoop for the weakest access point to your house, which is often the back door.[read more]