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  • Businesses spending on big data marketing but not hiring for it

    Posted January 30, 2014 - 9:53 pm

    Marketing organizations are continuing to increase their budgets for big data marketing initiatives, but most are focusing on technology, not talent. That could be a costly mistake.
  • MIT researchers resort to flash for big data storage

    Posted January 30, 2014 - 9:29 pm

    An MIT research team next month will show off a networked system of flash storage devices they say beats relying on DRAM and networked hard disks to handle Big Data demands.
  • How to kickstart your data-driven marketing efforts

    Posted January 29, 2014 - 3:00 pm

    Marketing professionals agree that big data analytics will become a major component of their business over the next several years. In fact, according to a survey conducted by Teradata in March and May last year, 71 percent say they plan to implement big data analytics within the next two years -- all part of taking their data-driven marketing efforts to the next level.
  • Red Hat takes customer service to next level with predictive analytics

    Posted January 29, 2014 - 12:28 pm

    Red Hat's core business isn't software. It's actually customer service, and in order to take it to the next level the company turned to a domestic outsourcing provider to solve customer problems before they happen using predictive big data analytics.
  • Philadelphia Freedom: The city is now taking requests for what data to set free

    Posted January 29, 2014 - 8:00 am

    The City of Brotherly Love has made its open data process even more open
  • Government eager (but struggling) to make data available to businesses

    Posted January 27, 2014 - 4:57 pm

    The Obama administration is pressing agencies to unlock data sets to provide a foundation for startup businesses in sectors ranging from healthcare to transportation. But for now much of that data remains trapped in government systems.
  • 10 big myths about big data

    Posted January 27, 2014 - 4:01 pm

    Big Data has dominated tech news of late. It has been touted as a possible solution for everything from intrusion detection to fraud prevention to curing cancer and setting optimal product prices.
  • White Paper

    CIO Guide to Virtual Server Data Protection

    Posted January 24, 2014 - 5:31 pm

    This whitepaper looks at the key questions CIOs should be asking to ensure a successful virtual server data protection solution.
  • White Paper

    CIO Guide to Virtual Server Data Protection

    Posted January 24, 2014 - 5:31 pm

    This whitepaper looks at the key questions CIOs should be asking to ensure a successful virtual server data protection solution.
  • White Paper

    CIO Guide to Virtual Server Data Protection

    Posted January 24, 2014 - 5:31 pm

    This whitepaper looks at the key questions CIOs should be asking to ensure a successful virtual server data protection solution.
  • White Paper

    Vendor Landscape: Content and Email Archiving

    Posted January 24, 2014 - 4:15 pm

    Read the Info-Tech Email Archiving Vendor Landscape and learn why CommVault ranks as a 'Champion'.
  • White Paper

    ESG: How to Build a Strategic Archive

    Posted January 24, 2014 - 4:15 pm

    This paper discusses the reasons ESG believes CommVault Simpana software, a data management platform that delivers backup, archive, search, and analytics capabilities, could be a viable cornerstone of an organization's information retention strategy.
  • Big Data startup MemSQL raises $35 million

    Posted January 22, 2014 - 2:59 pm

    MemSQL, a database startup founded by former Facebook engineers, has raised $35 million in a series B round of venture funding.
  • Rats! Open data tells New York City residents where the vermin are - and aren’t

    Posted January 22, 2014 - 7:25 am

    The Big Apple’s Rat Information Portal is an early example of a government using open data in a creative way
  • White Paper

    Make Better Decision Faster with Business Analytics on IBM Power Systems

    Posted January 21, 2014 - 2:01 pm

    Watson's success in the Jeopardy! challenge was inspiring, but the business impact of optimized systems design is just beginning. With smarter analytics solutions optimized on IBM Power Systems, you can put Watson's technology to work.
  • White Paper

    Designed to be the best

    Posted January 21, 2014 - 2:01 pm

    Power Systems continues to prove itself as the ultimate system for compute intensive workloads, high performance analytics, high performance UNIX*, and high performance computing.
  • White Paper

    Best Practices for SPSS on Power Systems

    Posted January 21, 2014 - 2:01 pm

    Read the white paper which explores the best practices and characteristics of running the software on a POWER7 platform, and learn how this can influence performance optimization and scalability.
  • White Paper

    Business Analytics Buying Criteria: The Three Maxims

    Posted January 21, 2014 - 2:01 pm

    In this Advisory, Clabby Analytics looks more closely at the importance of implementing an integrated infrastructure - and its relationship to business analytics.
  • Hortonworks brings Hadoop 2.0 to Windows

    Posted January 21, 2014 - 1:29 pm

    The Hadoop specialist has announced the general availability of Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0 for Windows, which is designed to bring the power of Hadoop 2.0's YARN-based architecture to Windows data centers.
  • White Paper

    Smarter analytics on IBM POWER7 for Retail

    Posted January 21, 2014 - 12:46 pm

    Read the white paper and see how IBM POWER7 smarter analytics can gather and analyze shopper information to personalize retail experiences, drive more sales, gain loyalty and improve supplier collaboration.
  • Webcast

    Big Data and Big Insights with Dell, SAP and Hadoop

    Posted January 21, 2014 - 12:46 pm

    The possibility of exploiting massive amounts of data from multiple sources to make sound business decisions seemed like nirvana a couple of years ago; however now this is a reality. Learn more.
  • Why RAID might not be enough to protect your data

    Posted January 21, 2014 - 10:47 am

    Last week Jim Salter over at Ars Technica wrote a thorough and interesting article about the phenomenon known as bitrot and how next generation file systems are gearing up to combat the problem.
  • Webcast

    Big Data and Big Insights with Dell, SAP and Hadoop

    Posted January 21, 2014 - 10:15 am

    The possibility of exploiting massive amounts of data from multiple sources to make sound business decisions seemed like nirvana a couple of years ago; however now this is a reality. Learn more.
  • White Paper

    Analytics: The Real-World Use of Big Data

    Posted January 19, 2014 - 7:30 pm

    This study highlights the phases of the big data journey, the objectives and challenges of midsize organizations taking the journey, and the current state of the technology that they are using to drive results.
  • White Paper

    Geeknet: Business Analytics for Midsize Businesses: Challenges and Benefits

    Posted January 17, 2014 - 5:31 pm

    Business intelligence derived from sophisticated analytics can make midsize businesses be more competitive, make information--‐based decisions faster and better, improves operational efficiencies, and boosts the bottom line.
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