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Apple Tightens its Cloud Security

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by Jelani Harper Jeremy Kirk reported that, “Apple, still reeling from the nude celebrity photo incident, plans to soon strengthen security around its iCloud storage service, according to CEO Tim Cook in a news report Thursday. The change consists primarily of new warnings when certain changes are made to an account, as well as implementation…

Does the Cloud Signal the End for Data Virtualization?

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by Jelani Harper J. Peter Bruzzese of Infoword reported, “For years, when you thought of virtualization, you thought of EMC’s VMware subsidiary. It’s been there from the very beginning, created as a spinoff of U.S. military work to protect computer systems. But VMware’s virtualization dominance has been fading as IBM, Microsoft, and others have gained…

The Big Data Skills Gap is Real (Seriously)

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by Angela Guess James Bessen of the Harvard Business Review recently wrote, “Every year, the Manpower Group, a human resources consultancy, conducts a worldwide ‘Talent Shortage Survey.’ Last year, 35% of 38,000 employers reported difficulty filling jobs due to lack of available talent; in the U.S., 39% of employers did. But the idea of a…

The Classroom of the Future

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by Angela Guess James O’Brien of Mashable recently wrote, “The days of paper textbooks seem destined to become as distant a memory as cursive handwriting. In 2014, big data is reshaping the way students receive curriculum and learn, and the tools of the new and digital classroom are changing the dynamics for educators. ‘Data is…

Making Big Data More Actionable for Health

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by Angela Guess Niven R. Narain of Wired recently wrote, “The 21st Century has seen technology contribute life-altering realities like getting from New York to Beijing in less than 14 hours or grandparents using Facetime to see their newly anointed ‘Princes’ and ‘Princesses’ of future generations. New technologies have not only democratized widespread access of…

11 Great Things Being Done with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Dennis McCafferty of CIO Insight recently wrote, “One company is using big data to improve the aviation industry’s on-time performance. Another is turning to analytics to streamline the launch of complex marketing campaigns. A third is reducing its environmental impact through these tools. By now, it’s clear that the potential for data…

Could Your Big Data Use a Little Cold Storage?

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by Angela Guess Mary Shacklett of TechRepublic recently wrote, “There has been significant enterprise focus on tiered storage algorithms that route data to the most appropriate storage media based upon how frequently the data needs to be accessed, with particular attention paid to tier one, the most rapid access storage for data that requires quick…

Big Data, Not a Robot, is the Workforce of the Future

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by Angela Guess Mark P. Mills of Forbes recently wrote, “Just in time for Labor Day, in the thick of the restaurant-heavy summer season, the New York Times reported: ‘Restaurant industry experts are predicting that the fast food business will undergo a technological revolution in the next few years that will place increasing numbers of…

What Comes After “Big Data”?

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Gregory T. Huang of Xconomy recently wrote, “The premise of big data, at least, is easy to grasp: more and more information is being collected, stored, and analyzed, from click streams to sales records to mobile-device locations. What hasn’t been easy is translating all that data into insights that help organizations make better decisions. That…