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6 Ways to Cure a Big Data Headache

Headache

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:…

How to Manage Big Data Pipeline Problems

Pipes! Pipes!

by Angela Guess Mary Shacklett of Tech Republic recently wrote, “Organizations that elect to develop their own big data analytics are fast discovering what they learn on every other IT project: vendors’ inability to agree on standards in a timely manner can obstruct integration and delay the smooth throughput of data through big data pipelines.…

IBM is Sending Watson to Africa for 10-Year Problem-Solving Initiative

IBM GINNY ROMETTY ANNOUNCES IBM WILL BRING WATSON TECHNOLOGIES TO AF

by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “IBM has launched a 10-year initiative to bring Watson and other cognitive systems to Africa in a bid to fuel development and spur business opportunities across the world’s fastest growing continent. Dubbed ‘Project Lucy’ after the earliest known human ancestor, IBM will invest US$100 million in the initiative,…

The Three Problems Big Data Solves

The Night Lights of the United States (as seen from space)

by Angela Guess Chris Taylor of Wired recently wrote, “I’ll try not to bore you with the description of big data’s volume, velocity and variety. You can find that just about anywhere (and just about everywhere). By now, we get it. But what’s less commonly talked about is why Big Data is such a problem…

10 Data Governance Red Flags

Red flags

by Angela Guess Rick Vanover of TechRepublic recently shared ten signs that your company might have a data governance problem. He writes, “One thing we all can agree on is that hindsight is always very clear. When we’re discussing and reviewing issues in technology systems and failed projects, we can usually make a data path…

Big Data & Data Governance: The Usability Problem

Southwest Airlines

by Angela Guess Bill Wise recently wrote on AllThingsD, “Sen. Lindsay Graham just told Fox News that the reason the FBI never realized that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev went to Russia in 2011 is that ‘when he got on the Aeroflot plane, they misspelled his name, so it never went into the system that he…

Privacy Questions Surrounding Big Data

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by Angela Guess Christina Peters has written an article for IBM’s A Smarter Planet blog regarding Big Data and privacy. She writes, “There’s a fascinating new wrinkle in the world of social networking. Pediatricians are using technologies including texting, social media and blogs to reach out to their young patients and give them medical guidance.…

Big Data from Supercomputers

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by Angela Guess Rita Boland of Signal Online recently wrote, “Big data can mean big problems for the people trying to derive usable information from a large number of sources. Since coming into existence in March, the Scalable Data Management, Analysis and Visualization Institute has made strides to resolve this issue for programs running on supercomputers. The…