Big Data

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Machine behaviors that threaten enterprise security

Machine learning has moved enterprise security forward, allowing for visibility inside the network in order to better understand user behavior. However, malicious actors are using what is done with machine learning on the inside in...

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Pharmaceutical giant partners to push analytics

Merck KGaA is banking on partnerships with Silicon Valley analytics companies as it automates a supply chain challenged by spikes in demand.

InfoWorld Technology of the Year 2017

InfoWorld's 2017 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld editors and reviewers pick the year's best hardware, software, development tools, and cloud services

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Cloud services accounted for half of revenue growth at SAP in 2016

SAP's revenue from cloud subscriptions and support grew so quickly in 2016, the company has raised its forecasts for 2017 and 2020.

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If your data lake turned into a data swamp, it might be time to take the next step

A conversation with Deloitte’s analytic practice leader about common analytic problems and new solutions

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How to build a sustainable, value-focused data culture

Financial services CDOs weigh in on how regulation, growth and cost drives their current efforts and how each will affect future endeavors.

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Tech luminaries team up on $27M AI ethics fund

A team of philanthropists and tech luminaries have put together a fund that’s aimed at bringing some more humanity into the AI development process. It’s called the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund, and it will...

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Uber to provide ‘anonymized’ data to city officials

Uber Technologies is offering data from trips on its ride-hailing platform to city officials, planners and policymakers to help them better understand traffic patterns and invest in infrastructure.

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How Hadoop helps Experian crunch credit reports

Experian is quickly crunching massive amounts of data and making it available to customers thanks to the open source software as well as microservices and API technologies.

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Data breaches through wearables put target squarely on IoT in 2017

Security needs to be baked into IoT devices for there to be any chance of halting a DDoS attack, according to security experts.

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DIY vs. fully integrated Hadoop – What’s best for your organization?

The trade-offs of building it yourself vs. going with a pre-integrated, out-of-the-box platform

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Despite big data, Alibaba’s Taobao back in US blacklist

Alibaba’s Taobao.com marketplace is in the eye of a storm after the U.S. Trade Representative included the vastly popular online Chinese marketplace in the list of ‘Notorious Markets’ for 2016, after a long break.

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Top 4 big data and analytics trends of 2016

Big data and advanced analytics continued to make inroads in the enterprise in 2016 as organizations learned how to interrogate data to better understand their customers and drive efficiencies.

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Q&A: Hortonworks CTO unfolds the big data road map

Hortonworks' Scott Gnau talks about Apache Spark vs. Hadoop and data in motion

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5 enterprise technologies that will shake things up in 2017

You think you have your hands full as an IT pro now? Just wait until blockchain, IoT, augmented and virtual reality, and these other technologies really start to take hold in 2017.

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Businesses eye cloud for big data deployments

Big data cloud deployments have surged over the past year and business intelligence is now the number 1 big data workload, according to a new survey of big data professionals.

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Privacy protections for wearable devices are weak, study says

The rapidly expanding wearable device market raises serious privacy concerns, with some device makers collecting massive amounts of personal data and sharing it with other companies, according to a new study.

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Using IoT to help protect the U.S. food supply

Lineage Logistics uses IoT temperature and vibration sensors from Monnit Corp. to protect billions of pounds of warehoused food and cut energy costs.

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How manufacturers make the most of machine data

Digitizing the manufacturing process via ERP systems can greatly improve ROI. However, it doesn’t come without challenges.

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AI is coming, and will take some jobs, but no need to worry

There will still be plenty of work to go around so job prospects should remain good, especially for those who keep up with technology, broaden their skill sets, and get a better understanding of their company's business needs.

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