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EDM Council Partners with Cambridge Semantics to Operationalize FIBO

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Cambridge Semantics, the leading provider of smart data solutions driven by Semantic Web technology, today announced that the Enterprise Data Management Council (EDM Council) has partnered with the company to support deployment of the Financial Industry Business Ontology (FIBO) initiative. Founded by the…

Are Smart Products Getting Too Smart?

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by Angela Guess Tony Sarris, founder and principal of N2Semantics, recently wrote, “A recent report on smart products noted that manufacturers and retailers will soon be able to use smart sensors – part of the so-called Internet of Things (ioT) – to track their products throughout the product lifecycle from manufacturing and distribution, to the…

The Inherent Bias of Big Data Gathered Via Social Media

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by Angela Guess Phys.org contributor Julie Deardorff reports, “With every click, Facebook, Twitter and other social media users leave behind digital traces of themselves, information that can be used by businesses, government agencies and other groups that rely on ‘big data.’ But while the information derived from social network sites can shed light on social…

Master Data Chefs and the Citizen Data Scientist

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by Angela Guess Dan Woods recently wrote for Forbes, “Data scientists are like the master chefs of the business world… Companies invest heavily to hire these experts. They are a precious resource and one that is all the more limited because they alone must prepare all the ingredients that go into everything that comes out…

Adding Data Governance Tools to Self-Service Analytics

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by Angela Guess Ed Burns recently wrote for Search Business Analytics, “As more and more businesses implement self-service analytics software, a glaring need is becoming apparent: data governance plans. While self-service tools can provide businesses users with a simple way to access and analyze data, they also can give them the ability to feed bad…

The Internet of Things App Market

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by Angela Guess Barclay Ballard recently wrote for IT Pro Portal, “Although the Internet of Things is often regarded as a technology that is yet to really burst into life, a recent study reveals that it is already proving hugely profitable. An industry survey conducted by Progress and Harbor Research has found that 65 per…

Sir Tim Berners-Lee on Artificial Intelligence

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by Angela Guess George Coleman, Global President at Creation recently wrote, “Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the hottest topics at Cannes Lions… Unsurprisingly, the theatre was packed to capacity for the talk by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. As one of the most important figures in the development of the world wide web, his views naturally…

Clarifying the Spark vs. Hadoop Question

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Bernard Marr recently wrote, “One question I get asked a lot by my clients is: Should we go for Hadoop or Spark as our big data framework? Spark has overtaken Hadoop as the most active open source Big Data project. While they are not directly comparable products, they both have…