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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 Governance for Better Customer Interactions

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by Angela Guess Sid Banerjee recently wrote in Computer Weekly, “We are living in the ‘age of the customer,’ as Forrester Research recently dubbed it. There are more and more communications channels — from company websites to call centres to social media — for customers to interact with the companies they do business with… Companies…

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…

Spotify Working on the Next Generation of Music Delivery and Discovery

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by Angela Guess Dan Rowinski recently wrote for ARC, “Spotify is taking all of the trends developed in the age of context and is poised to deliver a truly unique listening experience that—finally—brings the experience of music delivery and discovery into the next generation. Earlier this week, Spotify greatly expanded it product portfolio. Spotify has…

Nokia Said to Be Launching Its Own Personal Digital Assistant

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by Angela Guess Softpedia recently wrote, “The battle for the best personal digital assistant is about to get fiercer, as Nokia is said to be working at such a feature for its Z Launcher application included in the N1 tablet. The intelligent virtual assistant for the Z Launcher will be based on Desti’s technology, a…

Big Data is Trash Unless It’s Mined by Data Geniuses

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by Angela Guess Vin Gupta recently wrote for Entrepreneur.com, “Big Data, Mega Data or Meta Data are the buzzwords in corporate lingo. It is like a bunch of high school boys bragging in the locker room. But “Big Data” can be a “big pile of trash,” unless mined by geniuses. This whole new phenomenon seems…

Predictions for Data Science Over the Coming Years

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by Angela Guess Michael Natusch recently wrote for IT Pro Portal, “This year we can expect to see the data storage and data science landscapes mature, break our trust, and surprise us. Last year was a big year for big data, and enterprises are increasingly showcasing more production uses of Hadoop, demonstrating more successes with…

Ryft Open API Library Extends Lightning-Fast Batch and Streaming Analysis to Existing Big Data Environments

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article, “Ryft announced today the availability of the Ryft Open API Library, expanding the company’s Ryft ONE high-performance data analysis capabilities into existing big data environments. Developers can now invoke or extend the Ryft Open API to add hardware-driven acceleration to applications that demand real-time intelligence from all…

Huawei Launches a 10KB LiteOS to Power the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess James Vincent recently wrote for The Verge, “Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is preparing to launch an operating system for the internet of things that’s just 10 kilobytes in size. The company says that its ‘LiteOS’ is the ‘lightest’ software of its kind and can be used to power a range of smart…