Big Data News, Articles, & Education

How Companies Should Be Protecting Your Data

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by Angela Guess Amrita Jayakumar of The Washington Post recently wrote, “Last week, Target was under the spotlight yet again when the retailer’s chief financial officer John Mulligan testified at a Senate hearing on ways to protect consumer data. At the hearing, the company came under fire from senators for ignoring several warning signs that could…

Public Showing Increased Concern Regarding Their Data

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by Angela Guess Leo King of Forbes recently wrote, “Serious concerns are being raised over the ‘gold rush’ for citizen data by the U.K. government and its private sector partners. While the government uses unidentifiable data for good purposes such as analyzing disease or crime patterns, it often rushes to sell data on members of the…

LiveHive’s Sales Acceleration Solution Launches Insights 2.0

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “LiveHive Inc. today launches Insights 2.0, a new sales acceleration solution that provides sales professionals with detailed, real-time information on what communications are working and what aren’t with prospects. The new update to LiveHive’s analytics platform caters to the explosion in growth of inside sales…

Speaker Spotlight Column: Derly Almanza on Big Data

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by Charles Roe DATAVERSITY™ recently interviewed Derly Almanza, a Data Management and Business Analytics Expert at Independent. Derly will be giving a session at the Enterprise Data World 2014 Conference in Austin, Texas from April 27 – May 1, 2014. Her session is titled “The Big 3: Big Data, Big Mining, Big Profit.” The Speaker…

Speed Bumps, Big Data, and Better Government

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by Angela Guess Phil Simon of Wired reports, “Big Data is transforming many industries and functions within organizations with relatively limited budgets. Consider Thomas M. Menino, up until recently Boston’s longest-serving mayor. At some point in the past few years, Menino realized that it was no longer 1950. Perhaps he was hobnobbing with some techies from MIT at…

For Small Businesses, Bigger Data Isn’t Always Better

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by Angela Guess Frank Cavallaro of EBN recently wrote, “When it comes to big data, bigger is not always better. For a small to midsized company, starting small often makes more sense. Since the concept of big data became the buzzword du jour, big data has become big business, as specialists in supply chain management work…

Big Data v. Small Data

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by Angela Guess Daniel Gutierrez of Inside Big Data recently wrote, “I’ve been monitoring an interesting discussion on the Big Data and Analytics group over on LinkedIn – “Is there a difference between big data and small data?” It is an interesting question, one that I’ve heard before during my travels down in the trenches as I…

IBM Accelerates Big Data

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by Jelani Harper In mid-February, IBM unveiled technology that can substantially increase Internet speeds. It can do so while maintaining the existing infrastructure that enterprises already have, while consuming minimal amounts of power that are conducive to both enterprise costs and to the environment. IBM’s analog-to-digital (ADC) converter is generating a significant amount of interest…

RelateIQ Raises $40M for Big Data

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by Angela Guess Evelyn M. Rusli of the Wall Street Journal reports, “Big data continues wooing big money. RelateIQ Inc., a relationship management software startup, has raised $40 million in fresh capital at a valuation of $245 million. The round, led by Redpoint Ventures also includes several new investors, such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers,…