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The Evolving Role of IT in the Digital Age

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by Angela Guess Cliff Saran of Computer Weekly reports, “The role and operations of IT are set to change, as departments build up their own IT expertise. According to research from analyst Forrester, the chief operating officer (COO) used to dominate IT priorities but now, sales, marketing and R&D set corporate strategy. Forrester vice-president, Kyle McNabb,…

Is Hadoop Enterprise Ready?

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by Anjul Bhambhri Recently, there’s been much discussion regarding Apache Hadoop’s capability and usability (or for the latter, the lack thereof). Hadoop is an extremely useful but disruptive open source technology that enables users to store and analyze poly-structured data in large volumes. As enterprises look to analyze their data for increased business insight, they also…

Flashback Data Survey Shows Users Not Prepared for Data Loss


by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Flashback Data, a fast-growing data recovery and computer forensics company, released today survey data which details trends about individual data loss, including how data contained on devices and computers is ruined, and the frequency of such occurrences. Flashback Data polled a random sample of…

IBM Big Data Tech Helps Seattle Children’s Hospital Make Faster, More Accurate Diagnoses


by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports that “IBM and Brightlight today announced that Seattle Children’s Hospital is using IBM Big Data technology to improve treatment of its young patients. With over 350,000 patient visits annually and thousands of data points associated with each patient, Seattle Children’s Hospital can run queries on patient data in…

Hitachi to Launch Global Center for Innovative Analytics


by Angela Guess A recent article out of Hitachi reports that the company “has established the Hitachi Global Center for Innovative Analytics (HGC-IA) to globally provide customers innovative solutions that leverage the power of big data. Linking Hitachi operating units and local researchers and engineers located in the U.S., the U.K., Japan and other regions…

Actionable Insight from Data is the Last Competitive Advantage

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by Angela Guess A recent article published on IT Web states, “In a business environment where prices and products are so alike, a company’s data and how it is used is one of the last remaining differentiators between mediocrity and excellence, says Dr Tracy Dunbar, Director of BITanium Analytics. In days gone by, business owners…

IBM Unveils New Big Data Analytics Services


by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports that IBM has “unveiled new Big Data analytics software and services to help organizations build and maintain their global workforce. Developed by IBM Research scientists, the software enables business leaders to analyze massive amounts of data shared by employees and uncover work-related trends that can be…

Watson is Getting Smarter

ThomasNet reports, “Two years ago, IBM software Watson beat two of the world’s best Jeopardy players. Now researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, N.Y. are working with the program to enhance its cognitive reasoning skills.”

Data Job of the Day: BI Leader

by Jelani Harper General Electric is seeking a BI Leader in Norwalk, CT. The position states that the BI Leader, “Leads high-performing Data Management team with responsibility for GE Capital Americas’ data ecosystem. As Chief Data Architect, governs the enterprise data warehouse to ensure quality, sustainable, and reusable solutions. Manages large, geographically dispersed team with…