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Big Data is No Excuse for Hoarding

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by Angela Guess Jeff Bertolucci of Information Week recently wrote, “The save-everything mantra chanted by many big data proponents is a waste of money and resources, as organizations will gain little, if any, actionable insights from massive stockpiles of archived data. Rather, the real big data payback comes from near-real-time analysis of information as it’s collected.…

Dataguise on the Incredible Importance of Big Data Security

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by Angela Guess Daniel Gutierrez of Inside Big Data recently interviewed officials from Big Data security firm Dataguise regarding the growing importance of securing Big Data. Dataguise told Gutierrez, “From our perspective, security for big data has not gotten the attention it deserves, for two main reasons: (1) It’s an afterthought. We’re seeing more and more…

Safeguarding the Smart Energy Grid

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by Angela Guess Adam Stone of Emergency Management recently wrote, ” Sci-fi movies have warned us again and again: Sooner or later, our technology will destroy us. The moment will come when machines become so smart, they will become a force for destruction rather than the engine of our general betterment. Will it be the smart energy grid that…

How IBM is Tackling Beijing’s Smog Problem with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Gwynn Guilford of Quartz recently wrote, “Of China’s major cities, Beijing’s pollution problem is probably the worst, causing thousands of premature deaths every year. Its residents are fed up. The growing outrage has forced leaders to declare a ‘war on pollution,’ including the goal of slashing Beijing’s PM2.5— the concentration of the particles that pose the greatest risk to…

Big Data as a Service: A Comprehensive Guide

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by Angela Guess Varun Sharma recently wrote an in-depth article for Service Technology Magazine to “showcase and highlight some potential use case and user scenarios where B2C and B2B marketers and pioneers of IoT could use data from previously overlooked sources and pull information in great details to influence buying and possibly many other user behaviors,…

Federal IT Shops Struggling with Duplicate Data

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by Angela Guess Loraine Lawson of IT Business Edge recently wrote, “Federal IT shops are struggling to rein in data duplication in their systems, according to a recent survey. MeriTalk surveyed 152 Federal IT decision makers, including CIOs, IT directors, storage and network managers, about their problems with data and ability to comply with the 2010 Federal…

Predictive Analytics Takes on Twitter

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by Jelani Harper A recent post from Sendhil Mullainathan of The New York Times states, “Consider these two tweets by Al Gore, both promoting the same article… Can you guess which one was retweeted more often? Three computer scientists, Chenhao Tan, Lillian Lee and Bo Pang, have built an algorithm that also makes these guesses,…

Cloud Computing Excellence Award Goes to Porticor

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by Jelani Harper Porticor recently unveiled that, “Porticor®, a leading cloud data security company delivering the only cloud-based data encryption and key management solution that infuses trust into the cloud and keeps cloud data confidential, today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named its Porticor Virtual Private Data (VPD) system as a…

Keyrus Group Further Pursues Big Data Analytics

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by Jelani Harper An announcement from The Keyrus Group reveals that, “The Keyrus Group, an international player in performance management consulting and Business Intelligence, Big Data & Analytics solutions, has made a strategic investment in the BIPB Group, a major provider of Big Data & Analytics with offices in London, New York, Paris, Dubai and…

Analytics Helps Banks Put Customers First

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by Jelani Harper An interview with Group Vice President and Manager of Analytical Modeling at Sun Trust Bank Dudley Gwaltney states, “The banking industry faces a commoditization of its services under consumer pressure for convenience, but many changes have proven to be fruitful for banks themselves as services are automated and delivered across multiple channels.…