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Will Big Data Save the Small Farm?

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by Angela Guess Quentin Hardy of the New York Times recently wrote, “An article in Monday’s New York Times profiles a farmer in Indiana, who is loaded with the latest information technology-rich agricultural gear. His sensors and large-scale data analysis, he told me, increases his return on investment by 50 percent, compared with conventional farming.…

Getting Closer to Artificial Human Intelligence with Cognitive Computing

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by Angela Guess Mary Shacklett of Tech Republic recently wrote, “Over the past three years, data analytics has been a ‘digestive’ exercise, with volumes of man- and machine-created data amalgamated, stored, indexed, and probed for intelligent gems that can transform businesses. The success stories are mounting about how companies have masterminded these analytics into innovative…

A Closer Look at Platform as a Service (PaaS)

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by Jelani Harper Paul Venezzia recently posted on InfoWorld that, “It seems ever so many magical solutions are available to us these days. “Want to build the Next Big Web App? Open an account with WhizBang PaaS Services and we’ll take care of everything for you — all you need to do is upload your…

Cypress Semiconductor and Spansion Merger Targets IoT

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by Jelani Harper Agam Shah recently wrote on IT News, “The contraction of the semiconductor industry continued with embedded chip and flash memory makers Cypress Semiconductor and Spansion announcing a merger plan worth $4 billion. Both companies make flash memory and low-power circuits used in industrial equipment, medical instruments, smart devices and cars. For example,…

Big Data Takes Over Human Resources

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by Jelani Harper A recent press release states, “Today’s organizations have at their fingertips a wealth of data that would have been unimaginable not so long ago. Savvy human relations managers are making use of that information to determine the keys to successful hiring and promotion, reducing attrition, and increasing workplace engagement. Google has been…

Is Your Music Being Written by Big Data?

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by Angela Guess Judy Woodruff of the PBS Newshour recently reported, “The digital revolution has rocked the music business for more than a decade, changing the way we buy, play and discover new music. But it turns out digital technology is leaving an even deeper impression. Increasingly, the data that is created by all of…

Big Data, Meet Neuroscience

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by Angela Guess The staff at Science 2.0 recently wrote, “We’re being overrun with Big Data and that has created a need to increase computing and networking power to make it possible to manage the vast amount of information available. Toward that goal, a new generation of Information and communications technology (ICT) systems has been…

An Advance Look at Talend 5.6 with New MDM Capabilities

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by Angela Guess Rick Whiting of CRN.com reports, “Data integration software developer Talend is set to debut the commercial version of its flagship Talend 5.6 release in December, offering previews of code for leveraging the Apache Spark and Apache Storm open-source technologies that boost Hadoop performance. The new edition also provides new master data management…

New Report: Pushing Big Data to the Executive Edge

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by Angela Guess William McKnight of GigaOM Research recently authored a report entitled Pushing Big Data to the Executive Edge. In the summary, McKnight writes, “Fully utilized big data can give organizations a competitive advantage if they can get it to decision-makers, or what we call the ‘executive edge.’ But getting big data to that…