Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Storage Wars: Big Data Edition

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by Angela Guess Alex Barrett of Search Data Center recently wrote, “Enterprise big data workloads demand a lot from storage and network bandwidth. Storage, cloud and as-a-service vendors are developing the infrastructure to support them… Data location is the determining factor of many big data analytics decisions, including what products enterprises should use for storage…

Taking Big Data to the Bank

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by Angela Guess Russ Banham of CenturyLink recently wrote in Forbes, “A customer walks into the bank to make a deposit, greets the teller and, out of the blue, she’s asked if she would like a second mortgage. Is this any way to serve a valued customer? Not if she isn’t in the market for…

Gartner’s 3 Big Data Trends to Watch for Business Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Doug Laney of Gartner recently wrote in IT World Canada, “Big data has given businesses a window into valuable streams of information from customer purchasing habits to inventory status. However, internal data streams give only a limited picture, especially with the growth of digital businesses. Gartner has identified three trends that describe…

Turning Video Surveillance Into Business Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Fredrik Nilsson of Axis Communications recently wrote in Information Management, “IT has slowly but increasingly procured, supported and managed IP-based video camera networks since the late 1990s. Now, it’s time for IT to truly master video surveillance technology — especially as the worlds of corporate compliance, physical security, data retention and analytics…

Big Data, Public Health, and The Global Burden of Disease Study

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by Angela Guess Tina Rosenberg recently wrote for The New York Times, “Like many fields, public health is in the midst of a data revolution:randomized control trials, pay-for-performance and value calculations, all based on data, are changing our ideas about what works and how to finance it. The impact of these new methods to gather…

Twitter to Create In-House Data Analytics Team

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by Angela Guess Ingrid Lunden recently wrote for Tech Crunch, “In the push for more revenue growth, Twitter has been building up its business in areas like advertising and commerce, but a move made late Friday night points to another area where the company is setting its sights: big data analytics. Twitter announced that it…

10 Tech Podcasts Worth Adding to Your Playlist

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by Angela Guess Jordan Novet recently wrote for Venture Beat, “Don’t ever say there’s nothing good on. There’s a whole lot of podcasts about technology. The New & Noteworthy collection of tech podcasts on iTunes holds 2,000 of them. And some really are worth your attention. Podcasts first popped up nearly a decade ago, following…

Xplenty Launches Google Analytics & Google AdWords Integrations

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Xplenty, the big data integration platform that makes it easy to process more data more quickly, today announced integrations with Google Analytics and Google AdWords. With the new integrations, Xplenty users can now blend and prepare data from both products with additional data sources,…

When Automated Decision-Making Needs Human Oversight

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by Angela Guess Steve Lohr of The New York Times recently wrote, “Armies of the finest minds in computer science have dedicated themselves to improving the odds of making a sale… This automated decision-making is designed to take the human out of the equation, but it is an all-too-human impulse to want someone looking over…