Tag Archive for Big Data

7 Keys to Big Data Success

Mighty Key

by Angela Guess Nicole Laskowski of SearchCIO recently wrote, “Many businesses now have an understanding of what constitutes big data; making a success of big data is another matter. Just ask Doug Laney, an analyst with Gartner Inc.; Mike Gualtieri, an analyst with Forrester Research Inc.; and Robert Morison, lead faculty member at the International…

Catching Money Launderers with Big Data

Laundering Dollar Bills

by Angela Guess Thor Olavsrud of CIO.com reports, “For the past decade, governments around the world have established international anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing efforts in an effort to shut down the cross-border flow of funds to criminal and terrorist organizations. Their success has encouraged criminals to move their cash smuggling away from the…

Taking Big Data Analytics for a Test Drive

White Ferrari 458 Italia Driving

by Angela Guess Adrian Bridgwater of Forbes recently wrote, “Cloud-centric ‘autonomic’ application management company Qubell has announced Qubell for Hadoop Developers. The software is intended to enable Hadoop programmers and data engineers to get access to on-demand test environments for big data analytics projects. The assertion here (made by IDC analyst Melinda Ballou) is that…

Why Your Focus Should Be On Data Governance

Data Center

by Angela Guess Margaret Harrist recently wrote for Forbes, “Your business is quickly becoming a big data business in one way or another. Yet many organizations have become far more focused on collecting and storing data than they have been at deciding who can access it, how they can use it, and under what circumstances.…

What Effect Can Big Data Have on Discrimination?

Civil rights activist Priscilla Stephens being arrested - Tallahassee

by Angela Guess Katherine Noyes of Fortune recently wrote, “The rise of big data technology allows marketers to collect a tremendous amount of information about an individual with very little to start with. The challenge with having that kind of power? Keeping discrimination out of the picture. ‘We use big data to create what we…

How Small Businesses Can Take Advantage of Big Data

El Productor: La verdad sobre un rol distorsionado

by Angela Guess John Mason of Entrepreneur recently wrote, “Only 18 percent of small businesses and just more than half (57 percent) of mid-size companies use business intelligence and analytics solutions, according to market research firm The SMB Group. What about the others? Many smaller businesses are reluctant to invest in leading-edge technologies. Limited capital…

6 Ways to Cure a Big Data Headache

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by Angela Guess Owen Shapiro of AdAge recently wrote, “While you are preparing to take maximum advantage of all the glorious opportunities big data offers, keep in mind that big data can also pose serious threats to businesses. Here are six solutions to the headaches that big data can bring.” Headache one is unsecure data:…

Medical Researchers Expect Big Breakthroughs from Big Data

Medicina

by Angela Guess David Chernicoff of ZDnet reports, “With a planned investment of $54 million, Penn State Hershey ceremonially broke ground for a new data center dedicated to making use of big data to enhance medical research and patient care potential. The 46,000 sq ft facility is expected to be online by April 2016.The secured,…

Will MapR be the Next Big Data IPO?

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by Angela Guess Heather Clancy of Fortune recently wrote, “When Hadoop data management Hortonworks staged its public-market debut in mid-December—easily closing its first day with a billion-dollar market cap—scrutiny of its two biggest rivals, Cloudera and MapR Technologies, intensified. After all, the market for this rather esoteric, yet super-necessary software could reach $50.2 billion by…

UK Relaunches Controversial Care.data Initiative

hGraph: patient + clinician looking together

by Angela Guess Roland Moore-Colyer of V3 reports, “The NHS has relaunched the postponed Care.data initiative as part of a commitment to using big data to improve the delivery of public sector healthcare. Tim Kelsey, national director for patients and information at NHS England, confirmed that the project was back as part of an effort…