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7 Out-of-the-Box Strategies for Keeping Data Scientists

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by Angela Guess Writing for TechRepublic, John Weathington recently commented, “The acronym MTBOO (Mean Time Between Other Offers) was tossed around a few years ago, and it’s a somewhat tongue-in-cheek derivative of the better-known MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) that characterizes the overpaid darlings of the high-tech industry who change jobs as often as they…

NASA, Data Science, and Gender Diversity

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by Angela Guess João-Pierre S. Ruth recently wrote for Xconomy, “Space exploration could launch more diversity in the technology scene. Over the weekend, NASA held its annual International Space Apps Challenge, a hackathon that encourages the development of new ideas that relate to the space agency’s mission. Once again, New York was the global headquarters…

Storage Wars: Big Data Edition

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by Angela Guess Alex Barrett of Search Data Center recently wrote, “Enterprise big data workloads demand a lot from storage and network bandwidth. Storage, cloud and as-a-service vendors are developing the infrastructure to support them… Data location is the determining factor of many big data analytics decisions, including what products enterprises should use for storage…

MIT Develops Probabilistic Programming Language, Picture, to ID Images & Video

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by Angela Guess Techworld recently reported, “MIT researchers are developing a new programming language, called Picture, that could significantly cut the amount of coding needed to help computers recognise objects in images and video.A prototype, to be unveiled in June at the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference will reveal how probabilistic programming could reduce…

Lexalytics’ Latest International Language Support Adds Arabic, Russian, and Dutch

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Lexalytics, the leader in cloud and on-prem text and sentiment analytics solutions, announced today that it has expanded its breadth of language capabilities to include Arabic, Russian, and Dutch. With this addition, Lexalytics now supports 16 international languages. ‘Our focus on expanding global…

Taking Big Data to the Bank

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by Angela Guess Russ Banham of CenturyLink recently wrote in Forbes, “A customer walks into the bank to make a deposit, greets the teller and, out of the blue, she’s asked if she would like a second mortgage. Is this any way to serve a valued customer? Not if she isn’t in the market for…

Making the Most of Cloud-Based Business Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Writing for Information Management, Bob Violino recently noted, “More than 50 percent of businesses currently use or plan to use cloud-based business intelligence, according to a survey by Dresner Advisory Services. Still several common hurdles have limited cloud-based BI’s adoption in some companies. The report, the latest in the firm’s Wisdom of…

The Time to Consider Graph Databases Has Come

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by Angela Guess Tony Agresta recently wrote in Tech Page One, “Graph databases are rapidly gaining traction in the market as an effective method for deciphering meaning but many people outside the space are unsure of what exactly this entails. Generally speaking, graph databases store data in a graph structure where entities are connected through…

The Internet of Things Developer War

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay recently wrote for ReadWrite, “Developers are the new kingmakers, and nowhere will this resonate more than in the growing Internet of Things market. In fact, the easiest way to pick winners in this emerging field is to look for Internet of Things companies with the biggest developer populations. The hitch,…