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Big Data visualization: Finding the needle in a haystack

How Big Data was able to help stop an E. coli outbreak, and what we can learn from that example.

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How connected cars will optimize traffic flow

Algorithms along with ubiquitous automobile data connections will make traffic jams a thing of the past if scientists get the calculations right.

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Americans view government’s online services and public data sharing as a resounding ‘meh’

Despite large-scale efforts over past decade by officials at every level to bring more government information and services online, Americans’ attitudes toward “e-Gov” services are still decidedly mixed, according to the results of a...

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Big Data and cloud projects can go horribly wrong. Don’t let this happen to you.

IT projects are not bulletproof. They are as likely to fail or encounter obstacles before coming to completion than they are to go smoothly. But when it comes to cloud and Big Data projects, the failure rate is disturbingly high.

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Introducing Data Graphica: The art and science of information

An introduction to a new blog focusing on data and how it makes sense of the world.

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8 cloud companies to watch following MONSTER funding week

Investors this week poured at least $350 million into cloud computing companies focused on everything from security to Hadoop clusters to industry-specific apps.

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Traction Watch: 4 Reasons Domo Will Double Its Revenue This Year

If you haven’t heard of the business intelligence company Domo, you can be forgiven because it's been in self-imposed stealth mode since 2010, while it's been growing spectacularly. Well, the cat is now out of the bag, as the company...

Forever 21 denies pirating Adobe software, strikes back

The retailer claims Adobe, Corel and Autodesk charge accused pirates exorbitant license fees

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Review: Storm’s real-time processing comes at a price

The open source stream processing solution is proven reliable at scale, but difficult to learn and use

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Drones in the enterprise: The future of data collection

UAVs (popularly known as drones) have been in the news a lot lately. But are they really useful as business tools? Here are some tips for enterprise IT on things to keep in mind when deploying a drone.

Microsoft scoops up Datazen to help mobilize BI

The company's tools are designed for on-premises implementation and optimized for SQL Server

Apple's ResearchKit is here, now open your iPhone and say 'ah'

The framework lets researchers gather health related data and lets developers build health related apps

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How data analytics can drive workforce diversity

Best known for driving hiring decisions and identifying skills gaps, data analytics can also deliver the visibility, workforce intelligence and employee engagement needed to improve gender, ethnic and racial diversity of IT teams.

Need to plumb Hadoop data lakes? This new tool can help

Think Big's Dashboard Engine aims to put big-data insights within closer reach for business users

The mobile-enabled enterprise: Are we there yet?

The potential is considerable, but plenty of challenges remain

AtScale opens Hadoop's big-data vaults to nonexpert business users

New platform enables Hadoop analyses from within standard BI tools such as Microsoft Excel

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7 principles of data-driven transformation

Becoming a data-driven enterprise requires a plan and the right people, technology and culture. These seven principles of data-driven transformation will help you successfully make the journey.

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Big data collection makes it hard for you to remain anonymous

One of the challenges of Big Data collection is maintaining personal privacy. One way to do that is with 'de-identification' - eliminating personally identifiable information. It can be done effectively if those doing the collection...

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