Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Google Wants to Take the Cloud in New Directions

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by Angela Guess Computerworld contributor Sharon Gaudin recently wrote, “Google may not have caught up to Amazon in the cloud market, but that’s OK, according to a Google executive. The company is heading in a slightly different direction with cloud computing that involves helping customers analyze their data. ‘It’s not about catching up to [Amazon],’…

A Toolset for Tapping Into Your Unstructured Data Potential

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by Angela Guess Andy Warfield, CTO and co-founder of Coho Data recently wrote for Data Center Knowledge, “Big data is a big opportunity. However, in talking to both large enterprises and big data distribution companies over the past year, I was surprised to learn exactly how nascent these technologies are. Many large enterprise IT organizations…

Infographic: Business Intelligence in Healthcare

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by Angela Guess Brendan FitzGerald of HIMSS Analytics recently wrote, “If Big Data is the new oil in healthcare, clinical & business intelligence is the refinery. Data alone is like crude oil – the value is tied to its potential. In the era of Big Data our healthcare organizations have learned that gathering data for…

6 Real-Life Big Data Business Cases

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by Angela Guess Lisa Morgan recently wrote for Information Week, “Big data is changing the competitive landscape. Those who are in a position to take advantage of it often get to market faster with products and services that are better aligned with customer needs and desires. A 2014 Gartner survey found that 73% of respondents…

Infographic: The Path to Growth through Revenue Lifecycle Maturity

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by Angela Guess ServiceSource has created a new infographic sharing the findings of a survey on revenue lifecycle maturity. According to a spokesperson from ServiceSource, this infographic “details key findings from a survey of enterprises – including 10 of the top 15 global software companies. The infographic showcases where these companies fall on the maturity…

Twitter and Mobile Phones Used to Calculate Crowd Sizes

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by Angela Guess A recent article reports, “New findings by scientists from the Data Science Lab at Warwick Business School suggest that data generated simply through our use of mobile phones and Twitter might offer surprisingly accurate estimates of crowd sizes. Federico Botta, Suzy Moat and Tobias Preis, of Warwick Business School, analysed Twitter and…

Genome Sequencing Data is Getting Bigger, Requires Proper Informatics

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by Angela Guess In the latest issue of GEN, MaryAnn Labant wrote, “According to Illumina, next-generation sequencing data volume has doubled every year since 2007, representing over a 1,000-fold increase in the amount of data that needs to be processed. Add in proteomics, metabolomics, medical records, and other information, and it is obvious that Big…

Taking Interdisciplinary Approaches to Big Data

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by Angela Guess Writing for Information Week, Lisa Morgan wrote yesterday, “Getting the most from data requires information sharing across departmental boundaries. Even though information silos remain common, CIOs and business leaders in many organizations are cooperating to enable cross-functional data sharing to improve business process efficiencies, lower costs, reduce risks, and identify new opportunities.…

Data Scientists Alone Aren’t a Scalable Solution

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by Angela Guess Writing for the Harvard Business Review, Stuart Frankel recently opined, “Big data is about to get a big reality check. Our ongoing obsession with data and analytics technology, and our reverence for the rare data scientist who reigns supreme over this world, has disillusioned many of us… It’s not that we haven’t…