Big Data News, Articles, & Education

How to Repurpose Your Big Data

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by Angela Guess Mary Shacklett of Tech Republic recently wrote, “There are two reasons why infusing value into big data is likely to be the next big data push once initial implementations are over. First, enterprises want to see returns from substantial big data investment. Second, unless you can harness your data by producing new value,…

NaviSite and Zensar Technologies Partner to Expand Customer Offerings

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports that “NaviSite, Inc., a Time Warner Cable Company and premier provider of enterprise-class hosting, managed applications, managed messaging and managed cloud services, today announced a strategic partnership with Zensar Technologies, a global software services and infrastructure management provider. Together the companies will leverage their expertise to…

Founder of Open Source Storage Re-Launches Company

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Open Source Storage, the visionaries and creators of enterprise data storage solutions, announced today that the company has re-launched under the leadership of Eren Niazi, the original founder. As the collection and storage of data reaches unprecedented levels, Open Source Storage has returned with…

The Happiest Place on Earth is Getting Happier Thanks to Big Data

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by Angela Guess John Foreman, Chief Data Scientist of MailChimp recently wrote for GigaOM, “Disney World is like a petri dish for advanced analytic techniques because the hotels and parks are all tied together in one large, heavily controlled environment. If you ever wanted to star in The Truman Show, a trip to Disney is the next best…

In Recognition of Data Privacy Day

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by Angela Guess Duncan MacRae of CBR reports, “IT security experts have described [today’s] Data Privacy Day (DPD) as extremely timely, following recent high profile hacks around the globe. DPD, held annually on January 28, aims to encourage everyone to make protecting privacy and data a greater priority – empowering and educating people to protect their…

Why Every Day Should Be Data Protection Day

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by Angela Guess Russell Parsons of Marketing Week reports that today is “data protection day, or data privacy day as it is known outside Europe. It marks the passing in to law of the first pan-European data protection regulation – on 28 January 1981. The volume of data generated and the opportunities available to brands to…

Report: ISACA’s Risk/Reward Barometer for the Internet of Things in 2013

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by Angela Guess ISACA has published it 2013 IT Risk/Reward Barometer report, which can be downloaded here. According to the report, “The world is increasingly being populated by connected devices that collect and share information over the Internet. This Internet of Things offers business and consumers powerful benefits, but it also raises concerns about data privacy…

The Future of Privacy in a Big Data World

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by Angela Guess PBS Newshour recently aired a segment on the future of privacy in a world dominated by bigger and bigger data. The description states, “Technologies that track data can make life more efficient, but can they go too far? Jeffrey Brown talks to technology and privacy experts Jules Polonetsky and Adam Thierer for more…

Stanford Receives $3M Grant for Medical Big Data Initiative

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by Angela Guess Ruthann Richter of the Stanford School of Medicine reports, “The Li Ka Shing Foundation has provided a $3 million planning grant to the Stanford University School of Medicine for a new initiative to explore ways of harnessing the vast repositories of biomedical data to improve human health and lower health-care costs. This latest gift will further a…