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Real Time Data Science and the DIKW Pyramid

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by Angela Guess John Weathington recently wrote for TechRepublic, “A client asked me to run a weeklong workshop in Houston, Texas. When the workshop ended, I went straight from my client’s office to the airport with the help of Google Maps… The app was able to calculate the quickest route in real time based on…

How Can You Tell Good Data from Bad Data?

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by Angela Guess Lisa Wirthman of CenturyLink recently wrote in Forbes, “In this age of big data, business leaders have access to unprecedented amounts of information about their customers, markets and industry. But how can they tell the good data—information that’s accurate, relevant and free from bias—from the bad? Here are some tips for how…

Nvidia Offering Free Online Course on Deep Learning

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by Angela Guess Writing for Tom’s Hardware, Kevin Carbotte reports that last week Nvidia began hosting “a free bi-weekly instructor-led course on deep learning. The introductory course will include a combination of interactive lectures and hand-on exercises, as well as a one-hour Q&A the week following each class. Deep learning is a form of artificial…

Deep Genomics Will Use Deep Learning to Study Human Gene Mutations

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by Angela Guess Richard Moss recently reported for Gizmag.com, “Deep learning has already had a huge impact on computer vision and speech recognition, and it’s making inroads in areas as computer-unfriendly as cooking. Now a new startup led by University of Toronto professor Brendan Frey wants to cause similar reverberations in genomic medicine. Deep Genomics…

8 Goals for Your Master Data Management Program

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by Angela Guess Writing for Information Management, Joe Panettieri recently asked, “How can your organization begin to wrap its arms around master data management? Some key clues emerged at the MDM & Data Governance Summit in San Francisco today.  Consider the situation at Cargill Inc. — the 150-year-old provider of food, agriculture, financial and industrial…

10 Factors Driving NoSQL Adoption

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by Angela Guess Chris Preimesberger recently wrote for eWeek, “Eight to 10 years ago, when NoSQL pioneers first deployed them, their use was limited to Internet-age companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and LinkedIn. Now, a variety of enterprises are adopting this database for customer-facing, revenue-driving applications that serve hundreds of millions of consumers. The…

Windows 10 and the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Curtis Franklin Jr. recently wrote for InformationWeek, “Windows 10 is going to change desktop and mobile computing experiences for the better. That’s what Microsoft says, and many IT pundits agree. The word is that Windows 10, which becomes commercially available on July 29,  is a genuine improvement over the versions that have…

Insights from the Internet of Things Study 2015

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Louis Columbus reports, “79% of Internet of Things (IoT) app developers spend at least 25% of their time with analytics or databases,  and 42% work on Big Data or advanced analytics projects. 55% of IoT developers primarily connect devices through the Cloud, with 32% connecting through a hub or middle…

CIO Has Pivotal Role in Data Governance at Federal Agencies

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by Angela Guess CIO.com contributor Kenneth Corbin recently opined, “As federal agencies find themselves awash in data collected through far-flung cloud, mobile and sensor-enabled IT systems, the CIO has a pivotal role to play in establishing sound governance structures. ‘I think it is the CIO’s ultimate responsibility to ensure that the data is accessible and…