Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Addressing Issues of Data Ownership

by Angela Guess Jack Marshall of Digiday recently wrote, “Data is the issue du jour. CEOs are now frequently asked what their ‘big data strategies’ are, and CMOs are being pressured to turn the volumes of information their companies collect into business insights and cunning marketing strategies. That’s prompting many clients to panic and to…

Fighting Diabetes with Big Data

by Angela Guess Fred Pennic of HIT Consultant reports, “25.8 million Americans have diabetes with 79 million diagnosed as pre-diabetic according to the CDC. That’s 1 in every 4 Americans. To solve a problem this huge, a new level of disruptive innovation driven is needed using big data and design to change the lives of millions…

Big Data Helping Companies Secure Their Data

by Angela Guess Mark Seward of The Guardian reports, “When we talk about data security, there’s an increasingly popular adage that there are two types of companies: those that have been breached and those that don’t know they’ve been breached. The reason that the latter type of company exists is because attacks on enterprise infrastructure have…

The Biggest Big Data Professional Hub?

by Angela Guess Kirsten Korosec of Smart Planet reports, “New York and Seattle are in a classic East Coast vs West Coast battle to become the next hotbed–beyond Silicon Valley–for educating a new generation of data scientists. Data scientists, professionals charged with taking massive amounts of data and looking for patterns that will produce insights,…

Human Resources Brings in Big Data for an Interview

by Angela Guess Steve Lohr of The New York Times recently discussed how Big Data tools are being applied to the human resources department. He writes, “Bosses, as it turns out, really do matter — perhaps far more than even they realize. In telephone call centers, for example, where hourly workers handle a steady stream…

Survey Shows Proliferation of Hybrid Clouds

by Angela Guess James Bourne of Cloud Computing News reports, “A survey of over 800 US-based IT decision makers from Virtustream in conjunction with independent cloud research firm Neovise has revealed that over half of US enterprise are using cloud computing in one form or another. 54% of those surveyed said they were in the…

Big Data at the NSA

by Angela Guess Alex Williams of TechCrunch reports, “The National Security Agency (NSA) cloud is about big data and creating unicorns. And it all started when some geeks stole two servers. It makes no sense, according to conventional thinking, but these are unconventional times, and the cloud that NSA built had to be thought through…

Catalyst Partners With Discover Tape to Strengthen Its Enterprise Offering

by Angela Guess A new release out of the company reports, “Catalyst Repository Systems, Inc., a pioneer in providing cloud-based document repositories for international e-discovery and complex legal matters, announced today a strategic alliance with Austin based Discover Tape Services, LLC. Discover Tape provides backup restoration technology and consulting services to manage and transform email,…

Data Shape Matters, Not Just Size

by Angela Guess Amir Halfon of Finextra recently wrote, “Data is at the center of most challenges facing our industry today, with business drivers such as new regulations, aggregated risk management, and deep customer insight all having critical data management implications. The term Big Data has become a common way to describe this, and while…

Switching to the Cloud: Start With What You Have

by Angela Guess John Rhoton of ZDNet reports, “Last week I had a typical conversation with a very successful IT executive. I had just presented benefits of a cloud computing solution, and he was excited about it, but explained he wouldn’t be able to start for a couple of years. He had just signed a…