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The Data Center of the Future: Deciding Which IT Battles to Fight

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by Angela Guess Nick Nickolaisen recently wrote for SearchCIO, “Technology is ubiquitous and it is constantly changing. Because of that, IT leaders must become really good at deciding which technology battles they should fight. For a while, the really interesting technology innovations came from the non-infrastructure side of life with things like advanced analytics, mobile…

IBM and Deloitte Partner to Bring Big Data to Risk Management

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by Angela Guess Joab Jackson reports for ComputerWorld, “IBM and Deloitte are betting that computers can understand reams of financial regulatory guidelines more thoroughly, and speedily, than humans. The two companies have developed a system that can parse complex government regulations related to financial matters, and compare them to a company’s own plans for meeting…

Taking the Time to Test and Re-Test Your Data Science

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by Angela Guess Writing for IT Pro Portal, Henrik Nordmark recently noted, “Data science only has value if the insights that are gained are accurate and the right action is taken. Making the wrong assumptions, mistaking correlation for causation or becoming the victim of confoundedness (more on that later), will send a business down the…

Your Gadgets May Be Able to “See” with Deep Learning Very Soon

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by Angela Guess Tom Simonite recently wrote for the MIT Technology Review, “Many of the devices around us may soon acquire powerful new abilities to understand images and video, thanks to hardware designed for the machine-learning technique called deep learning. Companies like Google have made breakthroughs in image and face recognition through deep learning, using…

6 Obstacles Facing the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Thomas Claburn recently wrote for Information Week, “The Internet of Things (IoT) may be the sum of smart devices, but it doesn’t necessarily add up for companies creating IoT technology. A report released this month by McKinsey & Company and the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) found that semiconductor executives had mixed opinions…

Naive Bayes: Letting Your Data Science Be Imperfect

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by Angela Guess John Weathington recently wrote for TechRepublic, “The quest for perfection often gets in the way of success. For example, Coca-Cola wasted millions on New Coke when the Old Coke was just fine. It might surprise you to learn that a frequently used data science technique can serve as a good reminder for…

7 Steps for Getting a Handle on Your Data Science Strategy

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by Angela Guess GCN.com recently wrote, “Data scientists and chief data officers are the hot hire these days, and government agencies at all levels are working to get more out of their rapidly growing troves of data.   Determining how to approach all that data, however, can be daunting. For agencies that don’t have DJ Patil…

The NoSQL Market is Consolidating: What Does That Mean?

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by Angela Guess Chloe Green recently wrote for Information Age, “Apple’s acquisition of FoundationDB a couple of weeks ago and Percona’s more recent acquisition of Tokutek raised many questions about whether the NoSQL industry is consolidating. It is and this is prompting lots of questions around the risks for developers and operations engineers that invest…

Automating Your Relationship With the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Molly McHugh recently wrote for Wired, “A few years ago, there was really no way to know how we would use the Internet of Things. A handful prescribed functions for home devices like Nest and Philips Hue made immediate sense. But beyond the gadget-specific actions that blink our lights, lock our doors,…

Call for Industry Track Abstracts for ISWC 2015

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by Angela Guess The International Semantic Web Conference recently wrote, “Research in Semantic Web Technologies is now underway for more than a decade. We are beginning to see applications being piloted and/or put into production not only by early adopters, but also by mainstream organizations. Because Semantic Technologies often deliver backend solutions, and are not…