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5 Steps to Capitalizing on Big Data

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by Angela Guess Inhi Cho Suh, IBM’s Vice President of Big Data, recently shared five steps for taking advantage of Big Data with Forbes. The list begins, “(1) Build a corporate culture that’s savvy about big data and analytics. Organizations are becoming much more data driven, applying insights to everything from key business processes and decisions to the…

Why Apple Should Get Into the Big Data Game

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by Angela Guess Jordan Novet of Venture Beat recently opined, “Apple captures billions in revenue every quarter by selling devices, music, and movies, but it could be missing out on a big opportunity: big data. Analysts at Wells Fargo believe the company could become smarter when it comes to tapping lots of the data it’s privy…

Why Big Data Needs “Thick Data”

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by Angela Guess Mikkel Krenchel and Christian Madsbjerg of Wired recently wrote, “In a generation, the relationship between the ‘tech genius’ and society has been transformed: from shut-in to savior, from antisocial to society’s best hope. Many now seem convinced that the best way to make sense of our world is by sitting behind a screen…

Hadoop is Securing Its Status in the World of Big Data

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by Angela Guess Clint Boulton of The Wall Street Journal recently wrote, “As companies collect more data on how consumers interact with their businesses, the Hadoop open source storage system is emerging as a key technology for breaking up large chunks of data into smaller pieces. Companies use Hadoop to manage data businesses generate through websites,…

Heartbleed: What It Means For Your Data

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by Angela Guess Rusty Foster of The New Yorker reports, “The cryptography expert Bruce Schneier, who has been writing about computer security for more than fifteen years, is not given to panic or hyperbole. So when he writes, of the ‘catastrophic bug’ known as Heartbleed, ‘On the scale of 1 to 10, this is an 11,’…

Improving Data Governance at the Bank

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by Angela Guess Julie Benson of Banking Tech recently wrote, “Recently there has been a significant number of new regulations requiring financial institutions to increase the amount of data fields they have on their customer records – whether it’s FATCA indicia or EMIR classifications… We are also seeing more swingeing fines imposed by the regulators when…

New Book from Head of Catalyst’s Korea Office Provides Overview of E-Discovery for Businesses

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Catalyst Repository Systems, the leader in secure, cloud-based software powering global discovery for corporations and law firms, today announced that the head of its South Korea office, Youngsoo Park, is the coauthor with Jeongho Yoo of a just-published Korean-language book about e-discovery for business…

Earning Consumer Trust in a Big Data World

Trust: the catalyst of the open source way

by Angela Guess Katrina Lerman of Communispace recently wrote for Venture Beat, “By now, you’ve probably heard about the father who found out his daughter was pregnant when Target sent her coupons for diapers.  Or the dad who opened his mailbox to find direct mail from OfficeMax addressed to “Mike Seay, Daughter Killed in Car Crash, or Current Business.” In…

Learn Big Data, Make More Money

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by Angela Guess Nikki Waller of the Wall Street Journal recently wrote, “Sick of hearing about Big Data? Get used to it. Whether you believe analytics is a tired corporate buzzword or the key to future business growth, hundreds of companies are searching, and paying richly, for hires with quantitative skills. During her three decades at…