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How the Internet of Things Will Change Big Business

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Bernard Marr recently wrote, “Have you entered the Internet of Things yet? If you have a FitBit or other activity tracker that talks to your smartphone, you have.  If you have a thermostat, alarm system, or lights in your home that you can control with your computer or phone, you…

Don’t Confuse Business Intelligence with Data Science

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by Angela Guess Kate Kaye recently wrote for AdAge, “It wasn’t long after the ink dried on the Verizon acquisition of AOL before Seth Demsey formed a plan to make the companies’ technology work together. ‘I had a team of engineers in my office the day the deal closed,’ said the AOL Platforms chief technology…

Accenture and Duke University Collaborate on Analytics Research

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article out of the company, “Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Duke University have formed an alliance focused on jointly developing new advanced analytics solutions to address real-world, client-specific business challenges. The Accenture and Duke University Analytics Research Program, which will have an initial focus on health management research, aims…

The Issues Around Using Big Data to Track Employee Performance

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by Angela Guess Joe Sherwood of SAP recently wrote in Forbes, “The recent leak that exposed the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) for their global surveillance practices (i.e., collecting and storing phone and email records en masse) sparked quite a controversy regarding the invasion of privacy.  It became quickly apparent that people were uncomfortable with…

Lotame Unveils Semantic Classification Tool

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by Angela Guess An article out of the company reports, “Lotame, a data management platform (DMP) that lets marketers, agencies, and publishers harness audience data to make smarter business decisions, today debuted a new Semantic Classification Tool built into its core DMP. The proprietary tool crawls the content of web pages to identify keywords, which…

How to Prep Your Data Center for the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Pierre Frick of EnterpriseDB recently wrote in Data Center Knowledge, “Today, open source-based solutions have the functionality, scalability and reliability to enable businesses to successfully cope with the explosion of data associated with the IoT [Internet of Things]. As Gartner noted in its April 2015 report, State of Relational Open Source RDBMSs…

DAMA Webinar: Taking Information Governance to the Next Level

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on August 18, 2015 To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar Our society is rapidly evolving towards being information driven. Pretty much every industry and line of business is confronted with increasing amounts of data and a push towards better decision…

DAMA Slides: Taking Information Governance to the Next Level

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on August 18, 2015 DAMA Webinar: Taking Information Governance to the Next Level from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this presentation, click HERE>>   About the Webinar Our society is rapidly evolving towards being information driven. Pretty much every industry and line of business…

The Reality of Natural Language Processing

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by Jelani Harper Natural Language Processing (NLP) may seem the least notable of Semantic technologies and their applications, particularly when considering the hype surrounding graph databases, Cognitive Computing, and the Internet of Things. Nonetheless, Markets and Markets reports that the NLP market is projected to grow to $13.4 billion–with a CAGR of 18.4 percent—in the next…

13 Big Data Startups to Watch

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by Angela Guess Bob Brown recently wrote for Network World, “Investors are piling oodles of funds into startups focused on helping businesses quickly and cheaply sort through enormous data collections of both the structured and unstructured variety. Most of the newcomers not surprisingly have a cloud element to their offerings, leading to every sort of…