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Thomas C. Redman On Dispelling Your Team’s Fear of Data

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by Angela Guess Thomas C. Redman recently wrote for the Harvard Business Review, “Most people are uncomfortable with data. Estimates, analytics, and data-driven predictions — they can all be confusing and overwhelming… Good managers don’t allow fear to fester in their teams. And the best way for managers to help their direct reports grow more…

6 Cybervillains Your Data Science Team Can Fend Off

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by Angela Guess John Weathington recently wrote for TechRepublic, “You cannot combat cybercrime without data science — period. However, not all cybercriminals have the same signature. If you’re serious about defending against cyberattacks, consider deploying your data science team against these six types of cybervillains. (1) The Revenger. Insider attacks pose the largest threat for…

Infographic: Are Evolutionary Algorithms Due for a Resurgence?

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by Angela Guess Babak Hodjat recently wrote for the Huffington Post, “‘But this technology has been around for years now!’ That’s the refrain I commonly hear these days when talking to more seasoned AI practitioners about the resurgence of AI and machine learning. The origins of many of the scaled machine learning techniques in vogue…

Sigfox: A New Internet of Things Platform to Add to the Mix

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by Angela Guess Kevin Fitchard recently wrote for Fortune, “This fall a new kind of wireless network will launch in a metropolis near you. This network won’t connect to phones or tablets. Instead it will provide the wireless links necessary to connect devices, appliances and sensors that make up the Internet of things (IoT). The…

Cloudera’s Ibis Will Bring Together Python and Hadoop

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by Angela Guess Serdar Yegulalp reports for InfoWorld, “Scientists and mathematicians have long loved Python as a vehicle for working with data and automation. Python has not lacked for libraries such as Hadoopy or Pydoop to work with Hadoop, but those libraries are designed more with Hadoop users in mind than data scientists proper. Cloudera’s…

7 Best Practices for Your Big Data Projects

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by Angela Guess Mary Shacklett recently wrote for TechRepublic, “Big data projects are well underway in most companies, but we are only now beginning to distill a set of IT management best practices for big data that can be plugged into IT playbooks. This is what we’ve learned, and how companies are incorporating big data…

OneAsia Gives Enterprises Turnkey Multi-Cloud, Data Protection And Server Migration

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article out of the company, “Appcara, a provider of multi-cloud and application automation solutions, and OneAsia, an Asian leading IT, data center and cloud solution provider, today announced that OneAsia is making Appcara’s App360 Appliance PLUS available to OneAsia customers. The appliance, released by Appcara earlier this year,…

Brain-Like Algorithm Enables Real Time Natural Language Processing

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Cortical.io, an innovator in Natural Language Processing (NLP), announces the availability of its Retina engine in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Based on an advanced proprietary machine intelligence algorithm, the Cortical.io Retina engine encompasses a wide range of highly efficient NLP tools for text filtering,…

Watson Thinks It Can Critique Your Writing

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by Angela Guess Ryan Whitman reports for Extreme Tech, “IBM has just unveiled a new (experimental) tool in the Watson arsenal — the Tone Analyzer. It allows Watson to scan a piece of text and tell you what the tone of the writing is based on word use and patterns. IBM compares this to the…

The Problems with Sampling Big Data for Enterprise Analytics

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by Angela Guess Alex Gray recently opined in Datanami, “Many companies spend vast amounts of resources to collect, transform and store the massive amounts of data that flows through their business processes. However, when it comes to doing analysis and machine learning on this data, time and compute speed gate how much data can be…