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Machine Learning Developments That Will Drive Innovation

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by Angela Guess Mehrdad Fatourechi recently wrote for VentureBeat, “Machine learning is coming into a golden age, and with it we’re seeing an awakening of possibilities formerly reserved for science fiction. Machine learning (ML) is a computer’s way of learning from examples, and it’s one of the most useful tools we have for the construction…

Innovative Business Solutions Using Big Data Analytics

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by Angela Guess Glenn Finch of IBM recently wrote for Forbes, “When it comes to big data, organizations are feeling the need for speed. Using the cloud as a platform for innovation, companies are rolling out big data and analytics technologies not simply to transform how they engage with customers, but to change how their…

Start Your Innovation Engines

by Jennifer Zaino Interop New York took place at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan last week. The semantic web wasn’t a focus of the show, but innovation had its place among the various keynotes and sessions. And innovation certainly is a theme that goes hand-in-hand with the semantic web. In that spirit, we’ll share some…

The Big Data Recipe: Innovation, Optimization, and Disruption

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by Angela Guess Jason Bloomberg of Wired recently wrote, “The recipe for successful innovation: begin with a good measure of disruption. Add a heaping helping of talent, and don’t forget to mix in plenty of creativity. Finally, a pinch of intuition. Stir and bake. Recipe for innovation? Perhaps. But successful innovation? That’s another story… At…

IBM Tackles Big Data Challenges with Open Server Innovation Model

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “IBM [yesterday] debuted new Power Systems servers that allow data centers to manage staggering data requirements with unprecedented speed, all built on an open server platform.  In a move that sharply contrasts other chip and server manufacturers’ proprietary business models, IBM through the OpenPOWER Foundation, released detailed technical…

Imagining What May Come of Google’s Nest Labs Acquisition

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by Angela Guess Jordan Novet of VentureBeat reports, “Google’s huge $3.2 billion purchase of Nest can boost the giant company’s existing products and services right away, not to mention Nest’s expansion. But the most exciting aspects of the deal come when you think about where Google could be going in the long-term. Nest could be just a…

How MetLife Brought Tech Startup Culture to a Very Old Company

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by Angela Guess Nicole Laskowski of Search CIO recently wrote, “Soon after joining MetLife Inc. nearly two years ago, Gary Hoberman observed IT employees describing themselves as order takers, a role that doesn’t exactly scream innovation. Hoberman, CIO of regional application development at the New York City-based insurance company, made a mental note: Get rid of…

Make Innovation Happen

by Jennifer Zaino The Plante Moran 2013 Innovation Survey that was recently released doesn’t have anything specifically to do with semantic, Linked Data, AI, machine learning or related technologies. But it’s hard to ignore their place in innovation, which 94 out of 100 business leaders responded is a priority for them. The survey reported that…

NoSQL Market Isn’t Slowing Down Any Time Soon

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by Angela Guess Travis Hampton of Silicon Angle recently wrote, “The NoSQL market is still relatively new, but the current trends suggest it is on pace to equal or even surpass traditional relational database management systems (RDMS). In this rapidly-emerging market, one company, MarkLogic, is clearly leading the race. With its latest improvements to its…