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  • First IBM Power8 systems hit the market

    Posted April 25, 2014 - 2:16 am

    New OpenPOWER Foundation will encourage customers and competitors to take part in processor innovation.
  • Big Iron is (still) not dead

    Posted September 27, 2013 - 2:57 am

    Even though x86 systems have greatly improved in reliability and scalability, you just can't beat a mainframe for big loads, and they are taking on work that was previously thought unthinkable.
  • BYOD helps to makes Botticelli accessible

    Posted August 22, 2013 - 6:00 am

    Using technology to make art and culture more accessible to the disabled was the topic of the recent Tech@LEAD conference
  • Big Data: Not just for baseball anymore

    Posted March 21, 2013 - 11:56 am

    Basketball- and soccer and hockey and even mixed martial arts - are catching up to baseball in the use of Big Data and analytics
  • March Madness databases for your research and viewing pleasure

    Posted March 4, 2013 - 10:28 am

    The annual NCAA men's basketball tournament -- known as March Madness -- is almost upon us. There are several databases of past results and video highlights available as the first tip off approaches.
  • Making music recommendations with care

    Posted January 29, 2013 - 12:23 pm

    The Echo Nest serves up music recommendations for a number of popular music services, like Spotify and Rdio. Here’s how they do it
  • SkyTap invites users to dip a toe into big data

    Posted January 16, 2013 - 10:00 am

    Customers can try out a 50-node Cloudera Hadoop cluster for free
  • Making big data smaller

    Posted December 11, 2012 - 12:49 pm

    MIT researchers develop a new approach to working with big data: reduce it to a size that can be managed and analyzed with conventional tools
  • Gartner: Big data to drive $34 billion of IT spending in 2013

    Posted October 17, 2012 - 12:10 pm

    Big data is forecast to drive $34 billion of worldwide IT spending in 2013, according to research firm Gartner, with the figure for 2012 standing at $28 billion.
  • Grad schools add big-data degrees

    Posted October 8, 2012 - 11:03 am

    Colleges and universities are moving swiftly to create advanced degree programs aimed at helping to fill an exploding need for specialists who can manage and analyze big data.
  • You too can be the Human Face of Big Data

    Posted October 4, 2012 - 4:28 pm

    A new project from Rick Smolan's Against All Odds Productions seeks to amass huge amounts of information from mobile device users to compile a global portrait of the human race.
  • Government IT leaders get Big Data roadmap

    Posted October 4, 2012 - 1:50 pm

    Just as government IT managers are moving toward cloud computing and mobile technologies, big data initiatives are underway at federal departments and agencies.
  • EMC names new CTO to oversee cloud, big data strategy

    Posted October 3, 2012 - 7:01 pm

    EMC appointed former Huawei Technologies executive John Roese as its new CTO. Roese will play a key role in shaping EMC's technology strategy. Roese replaces Jeff Nick, who has been EMC's CTO for eight years.
  • Big data shines at DEMO Fall 2012

    Posted October 3, 2012 - 12:04 pm

    At this week's Fall 2012 DEMO conference, big data was in a category by itself - and for good reason.
  • Big data projects lack big budgets

    Posted October 1, 2012 - 7:26 am

    Most CIOs say big data technologies will become mainstream in three years, but they struggle to get funding and to find the data scientists they need
  • Big data analytics computing requires a 'maverick fabric' network

    Posted September 25, 2012 - 5:34 pm

    The high-performance computing (HPC) scientific/academic sector is accustomed to using commodity server and storage clusters to deliver massive processing power, but comparable large-scale cluster deployments are now found in the high-end enterprise as well.
  • Get started with Hadoop: Free training resources from Cloudera, MapR and more

    Posted September 25, 2012 - 1:27 pm

    Hadoop training courses and certification programs are available from companies including Cloudera, Hortonworks, IBM and MapR. But if you're not ready to commit to formal training courses, there are also free resources that can get a newcomer started on Hadoop or broaden a veteran's skills.
  • Finding the business value in big data is a big problem

    Posted September 13, 2012 - 1:22 pm

    For all the promise of big data, the fundamental challenge with collecting massive volumes of data from different sources is finding new business uses for it, according to several IT managers at Computerworld's BI & Analytics Perspectives event held this week.
  • Big data analytics today lets businesses play moneyball

    Posted August 23, 2012 - 2:12 pm

    Hype continues to surround big data analytics. But hype or not, data-driven decision-making is becoming central to management decisions at most enterprises. They are taking inspiration from Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics baseball team that turned to data analytics (known as Sabermetrics in baseball and made popular in the movie, "Moneyball") to assemble a competitive baseball team despite the organization's limited financial resources.
  • 4 questions to ask before starting a big data initiative

    Posted August 21, 2012 - 1:36 pm

    Big data holds much promise for organizations seeking ways to improve business processes. Before reaching that point, though, you need to know what data you'll need, how you'll get it, how you'll use it and what you expect to learn from it. Learn how to start answering those questions here.
  • Big Data bringing down big bucks from venture capitalists

    Posted July 26, 2012 - 11:32 am

    Venture capitalists have poured more than $1 billion into Big Data companies over the past year, with nearly half of that coming in the second quarter.
  • Data snatchers! The booming market for your online identity

    Posted June 30, 2012 - 7:05 am

    Make no mistake, your personal data isn't your own. When you update your Facebook page, "Like" something on a website, apply for a credit card, click on an ad, listen to an MP3, or comment on a YouTube video, you are feeding a huge and growing beast with an insatiable appetite for your personal data, a beast that always craves more. Virtually every piece of personal information that you provide online (and much that you provide offline) will end up being bought and sold, segmented, packaged, analyzed, repackaged, and sold again.
  • Can Big Data defeat Big Money in politics?

    Posted June 15, 2012 - 2:42 pm

    Money rules politics, but the emergence of data analysis in the campaign process could eventually level the playing field for outgunned candidates.
  • IDC: big data skills crisis needs vendor action

    Posted April 22, 2012 - 8:34 pm

    Enterprise IT departments are struggling to take advantage of the benefits big data can bring due to a lack of skills in the marketplace, according to IDC research VP Susan Feldman.
  • Using Big Data to analyze NBA shooting

    Posted March 12, 2012 - 3:09 pm

    An assistant professor at Michigan State University has mapped five years of National Basketball League scoring using Big Data.
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