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Tales from the Privacy “Front Lines”

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by Cathy Nolan I’ve been giving presentations on Personal Data Privacy and listening to stories from the people who attend. I thought I might share a few very real stories about what can happen if you are not vigilant about guarding your personal data. A DAMA member was on vacation and bought tickets for a…

Real Time Business Intelligence

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by Jelani Harper A recent press release from Intel Corporation states: “Real-time business intelligence is a top priority for companies across the full spectrum of industries, from healthcare to retail to telecommunications, among others. The need to rapidly extract actionable insight from large volumes of data is driving demand for new technologies for in-memory computing…

Cloud Benefits Small Businesses

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by Jelani Harper Andre Lavoie recently wrote: “Cloud computing can mean big changes for small businesses. Those changes have been realized by many of today’s small-business owners, from tech startups in the heart of Silicon Valley to urban and small-town mom-and-pop shops.Today, 37 percent of U.S. small businesses have fully adapted to cloud computing, and…

Neo Technology Expands Graph Databases

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by Jelani Harper Neo4j recently announced: “Neo Technology, creator of Neo4j, the world’s leading graph database, today launches a new global partner program aimed at system integrators, independent software vendors (ISVs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of all sizes. The program is designed to boost awareness of graph databases, while building a solid community of expert…

Natural Language Processing Enhances Search

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by Jelani Harper A recent posting on Tech Crunch states: “The time-consuming tedium of file search is San Francisco-based startup Peruse’s jumping-off point. It’s aiming to simplify locating files by changing how people search so they don’t have to remember exactly where to look or exactly what the file was called. Peruse’s fix for this age-old tech problem is to use a natural-language question-and-answer interface,…

PTC Acquires Data Analytics Platform ColdLight

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by Jelani Harper PTC recently unveiled the fact that: “ PTC (Nasdaq:PTC) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ColdLight, a visionary in big data machine learning and predictive analytics, for approximately $105 million. The acquisition of ColdLight’s Neuron automated predictive analytics platform will enrich PTC’s technology portfolio and extend PTC’s position as a…

The Rise of the Data Strategy

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by Jennifer Zaino How much thought have you given lately to your Data Strategy? Not to what technologies you will use to process large data sets, or what cool new data sets you might acquire, but to how you are going to efficiently exploit the right data to drive the business forward? Such a discussion…

Toshiba Uses SAS’ Predictive Analytics

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by Jelani Harper Toshiba recently announced: “Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions announces the launch of a combined effort with business analytics leader SAS aimed at helping retailers better connect with their customers, through advanced predictive analytics delivered at various touch points in a true omni-channel solution. “Toshiba is committed to delivering a seamless and interactive shopping experience for…

Microsoft Bolsters its Cloud Offerings

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by Jelani Harper A recent article on PC World states: “Two new IT management products from Microsoft continue the company’s push to help customers move their operations to the cloud. The Microsoft Azure Stack software collection combines the Azure infrastructure and platform services so they can be used for an enterprise’s internal operations. Meanwhile, the…

Small Business, Big Data

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by Jelani Harper Bernard Marr recently wrote: “Big data might seem like it’s something that only big business can make use of. When people first hear that massive volumes of information are being used to fight terrorism, cure cancer or predict the spread of Ebola, it sounds expensive, difficult and time-consuming. But that doesn’t have…