Tag Archive for Big Data

How Important Will Big Data Be In the 2016 Presidential Election?

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor H.O. Maycotte recently wrote, “As the 2016 U.S. presidential election nears, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the profound effects of data on marketing to consumers are hardly limited to business and industry. Ever since President Obama’s data-driven re-election campaign swept him back into office (and made a celebrity of data…

Cuba Turns to Big Data to Boost Tourism

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by Angela Guess Pablo Valerio recently wrote for Information Week, “While Cuba has never stopped receiving a regular influx of tourists from Canada, Latin America, and Europe, the potential growth the US market offers is enormous. Currently Cuba receives around 2.8 million visitors every year, half of them from Canada. Mintur, the Cuban Tourist Ministry,…

Big Data Can’t Stand Without Big Insight

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by Angela Guess Jef Cozza recently wrote for CIO Today, “Big data is often heralded as a transformative force that will usher in a new era of data-driven decision making for executives and business managers. However, many enterprises are finding themselves drowning in data, but with no better insight into the issues confronting their businesses,…

Google Launches Cloud Bigtable, A Service for Storing Big Data

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by Angela Guess Writing for PC World, Joab Jackson reports, “Google has introduced a service for storing large amounts of data online, potentially enabling organizations to execute big data analysis as a cloud service. The offering, called Google Cloud Bigtable, ‘is based on technology that Google has been running internally for many years, so it…

Big Data and the Nepal Earthquake

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Bernard Marr recently wrote, “As I write this, hundreds of emergency services, charities, disaster relief agencies and volunteers are doing their best to help people affected by the terrible Nepalese earthquake which struck during the weekend. And Big Data is playing its part, too – with crowdsourced, data-driven efforts to…

The Data Chef and Better Big Data Analytics

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by Angela Guess James Denman recently wrote for Search Software Quality, “Companies are asking what is big data and how do I use it. The data chef comes up with big data analytics use cases and recipes. Taking us from the raw ingredients to an end result that can be easily consumed — that is…

Can Big Data Analytics Make Government Data More Secure?

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by Angela Guess Frank Konkel recently wrote for NextGov, “According to a new study, the U.S. government’s IT leadership believes hackers permeate infected networks for an average of 16 days before detection. For a sophisticated intruder, 16 days is an eternity to sniff around and ferret out data, manipulate log files and generally wreak silent…

Big Data As a Service is Right Around the Corner

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Bernard Marr recently wrote, “We’ve had software as a service, platform as a service and data as a service. Now, by mixing them all together and massively upscaling the amount of data involved, we’ve arrived at Big Data as a Service (or BDaaS, and it’s pronounced how you will). It…

The Natural Union of Big Data and the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Carl Weinschenk recently wrote for IT Business Edge, “The close relationship between the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data is an intuitive one. The IoT will create a ton of information, which is precisely what Big Data is designed to handle. They really are different sides of the same coin. Even…