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  • Big data leading to new breed of service provider

    Posted November 1, 2012 - 11:40 am

    Big data is giving rise to a new breed of services aimed at helping over-burdened IT departments take on the challenges of data analytics without investing in additional infrastructure. And vendors of all sizes are getting in on the action.
  • Political IT: How campaigns mine the Web - part 2

    Posted October 31, 2012 - 3:14 pm

    Thanks to the Web, social media and an exploding culture of sharing pretty much anything online, advocacy groups and political campaigns have unparalleled access to vast amounts of new and very detailed psychographic data on voters interests, hobbies, lifestyles and political leanings. (See "What politicians know about you" in part 1 of this series.) Organizations are grappling with how to best exploit these vast troves of unstructured data without getting burned.
  • EMC to buy web intelligence provider Silver Tail Systems

    Posted October 30, 2012 - 3:41 pm

    EMC has agreed to buy privately-held start-up Silver Tail Systems, a vendor of real-time web session intelligence and behavioral analysis.
  • Q&A: What's needed to get a big data job?

    Posted October 24, 2012 - 9:41 pm

    The torrents of data produced by social networks, sensors, supply chains and every imaginable device are creating thousands of new jobs, as Michael Rappa projected when he created the first master's degree program in the U.S. that's devoted to data analytics.
  • Hadoop updates from Cloudera, MapR, Splunk

    Posted October 24, 2012 - 9:18 am

    As organizations continue to evaluate Hadoop for large scale data analysis, Hadoop software vendors are refining their products for enterprise use, addressing concerns around reliability and expanded use.
  • Can the government handle big data analytics?

    Posted October 22, 2012 - 3:16 pm

    You name it, the government has a pile of data about it: genomics, energy use, the weather and more. Various open data and big data initiatives at the federal government aim to make this information available to anyone who wants it. Can the inherent complexity of big data analytics and the promise of open government coexist?
  • SAS extends analytics support for unstructured data

    Posted October 13, 2012 - 9:06 pm

    SAS Institute this week unveiled tools it says it easier for its enterprise customers to use the company's business analytics software to analyze data stored in Hadoop environments.
  • How to use big data to stop customer churn

    Posted September 27, 2012 - 12:28 pm

    Your customer service representative answers a call from an irate customer. "This darn thing I bought just doesn't work!" he exclaims. "I've tried and tried to get help from your service folks, but they're always late and they can't fix it either. I've had it with you guys. I want my money back!"
  • 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.
  • How big data brings BI, predictive analytics together

    Posted September 24, 2012 - 9:16 am

    Big data is breathing new life into business intelligence by putting the power of prediction into the hands of everyday decision-makers.
  • Strategic guide to big data analytics

    Posted September 12, 2012 - 2:35 pm

    Download our ebook for advice about how to get started on exploiting the power of big data analytics, which can provide your organization with a competitive advantage.
  • Analytics tool helps voters search social media streams of Obama, Romney campaigns

    Posted August 15, 2012 - 10:44 am

    Data analytics firm Atigeo has released an online tool designed to help voters quickly research the positions of the two major U.S. presidential candidates on a wide range of election issues.
  • NYPD launches new analytics tool for fighting terror, crime

    Posted August 9, 2012 - 1:33 pm

    New York City is using a new data aggregation and real-time analytics tool to combat crime and terror threats in the city.
  • VMware acquires big data analytics tool log insight

    Posted August 8, 2012 - 8:42 pm

    VMware has snapped up Big Data Analytics tool Log Insight, a product of Pattern Insight. Pattern Insight stated that the team and technology will make a move to VMware headquarters.
  • Putting the 'where' into your analytics

    Posted June 11, 2012 - 1:22 pm

    At EDENS, a developer, owner and operator of community shopping centers on the East Coast, blending geographic information systems (GIS) and business analytics has enabled a competitive advantage in a fast-paced, crowded market.
  • McLaren CIO uses SAP's HANA to scale back on ‘expensive PhDs’

    Posted May 24, 2012 - 1:40 pm

    McLaren CIO Stuart Birrell has said that he is using SAP’s in-memory HANA technology to try and scale back on using “expensive PhD” skills within the group’s Formula 1 teams.
  • Yahoo launches big data analytics tool for online advertisers

    Posted May 14, 2012 - 4:09 pm

    Yahoo today launched Genome, a new tool that allows online advertisers take advantage of the company's extensive experience with big data analytics.
  • Up next for the cloud: Big data analytics?

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 4:59 pm

    In an effort to diversify its cloud offerings, NaviSite - a Time Warner Cable cloud computing and managed hosting company - announced plans to offer storage service for customers in what one analyst says could the beginning of service providers looking to offer big data analysis from the cloud.
  • Big data analytics defining new malware strategy

    Posted May 9, 2012 - 8:23 pm

    Good intelligence has long been a decisive factor in the battle again malware. But with threats multiplying exponentially, analyzing information may become just as important as gathering it.
  • IBM melds crime-fighting, big data analytics in one security package

    Posted May 2, 2012 - 7:22 am

    IBM today came out with its first iteration of the analytics software package that it expects will help law enforcement, government agencies and private businesses wade through the massive amounts of data they collect to help them predict, disrupt and prevent criminal, terrorist and fraudulent activities.
  • 'Big data' skills in short supply

    Posted March 11, 2012 - 8:45 am

    The Ultra Fast Broadband and Rural Broadband Initiative schemes could allow New Zealand companies to move, aggregate and analyse relatively large amounts of data and hence improve business efficiency and effectiveness through predictive modelling. But a shortage of analysis skills - and slowness in change of attitude - may limit the take-up of such technology.
  • CFOs see greater need for accurate, timely data, but may do it on the cheap

    Posted March 8, 2012 - 4:46 pm

    CFOs are focusing heavily on improvements in the accuracy and timeliness of information as part of a drive to boost their effective decision-making capability, according to research from the Hackett Group. But cost pressures may keep them from investing heavily in the effort.
  • Miami Dolphins dive into cloud analytics

    Posted February 28, 2012 - 3:37 pm

    The Miami Dolphins teamed with IBM to deploy a cloud-based analytics system that helps stadium staff to be proactive about potentially disruptive events, such as parking bottlenecks, concession stand inventory shortages, and inclement weather.
  • Big data causes concern and big confusion

    Posted February 26, 2012 - 8:29 am

    A new study suggests many organizations are concerned about managing big data, but most don't have a clear understanding of what big data means. Log management solutions can help organizations make sense of some of the data they're generating, but many resort to syslogs, spreadsheets or nothing at all.
  • Deep into big data

    Posted February 22, 2012 - 3:41 pm

    Democratization of data inside a company to make a business agile is important, says Kee Siong Ng, senior data scientist at EMC's Greenplum.
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