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Geospatial Data On-Demand

September 22, 2016 by Ron Bisio

Spatial data and building information modeling (BIM) bring new tools for data visualuzation and analysis to building construction and operations. Information is now able to be shared across design teams, contractors and facility managers in real-time.[read more]

Applying BIM to Design of Sites and Structures

August 3, 2016 by Ron Bisio

The term BIM, which comes from “Building Information Modeling,” can be a little misleading. It’s not just about buildings; BIM is the process that enables the efficient and quality design, construction and operation of a structure such as a building, bridge or highway. The core BIM principles and concepts, which were pioneered for the construction and management of buildings, are being applied in heavy civil construction, utilities, energy and more. Today, BIM is an emerging technology that is transforming the way we build. The use of 3-dimensional models and real-time management of processes and workflows delivers the efficiency that today’s clients demand.[read more]

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The Strategic Importance of Moving Your Enterprise into the Cloud

May 23, 2016 by Rehan Sheikh

In 10 years, enterprises are forecast to have 58 percent of their compute and data storage in the cloud, compared to 28 percent currently, according to a report in eweek.com.The adoption of the cloud has exceeded expectations and comes with a host of  benefits to businesses of any size.These benefits include:...[read more]

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How to Overcome BYOD Security Challenges

December 9, 2015 by Ryan Kh

Bring your own device is one of the fantastic ways businesses can cut costs at no real impact to their employees. However, there are challenges, specifically ones related to security. We’ve compiled a list of them and also how to overcome the most common and harmful ones.[read more]

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BI: 5 Tips to Remember When Training New Hires Virtually

December 1, 2015 by Ryan Kh
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Online training is quickly becoming a popular alternative for traditional instruction. One survey concluded that over 60 percent of students believe virtual learning provides professional adults with the opportunity to receive instruction without adjusting their current work schedules, according to EdTech Magazine.[read more]

The USA Is Building the World's Fastest Supercomputer

September 30, 2015 by Xander Schofield

The United States president, Barack Obama, wants a new supercomputer for the United States and signed an executive order for that purpose. The initiative is known as the NSCI (National Strategic Computing Initiative) with the goal of ending up with an exaflop supercomputer, which means a machine that is around thirty times faster than the current one.[read more]

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The Societal Shift of Self Driving Cars

September 18, 2014 by Shawn Gordon

Self driving cars.

We are currently approaching a cross roads in transportation that we really haven’t seen since the transition from the horse drawn carriage to the internal combustion engine automobile. Namely, the self driving car. Google, quietly and with no fanfare, until announcing in August 2012 that they had logged over 300,000 miles of accident free autonomous driving.[read more]

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Should the Entire Internet Be Encrypted?

August 19, 2014 by Shawn Gordon

Encrypt all the things!

Until the entire Internet is encrypting all its traffic, solutions like IceBrowser are a good way to protect yourself online. This isn’t about things as mundane as pornography; this is about protecting every piece of information and every footprint you leave out there.[read more]

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Big Data Is Changing Every Industry, Even Yours!

July 1, 2014 by Bernard Marr

The Big Data Guru column.

For a business, the ability to have its production, stock control, distribution and security systems all connected and talking to each other will mean greater efficiency and less waste. Every area of industry is learning to reap the benefits of big data analysis, and it looks certain that finding innovative methods of gathering, recording and analyzing data is going to play a big part of business in the foreseeable future.[read more]

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Ramifications of IT Infrastructure Everywhere

May 20, 2014 by Paul Barsch

Risky Business column.

Most people don’t notice that information technology pervades our daily lives. Some IT infrastructure is in the open and easy to spot, however plenty of IT infrastructures are nearly invisible as they reside in locked network rooms or heavily guarded data centers. Let's take off the covers of this often invisible underpinning and examine just a few ramifications of IT infrastructure everywhere.[read more]

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Why Machine Learning Matters When Choosing a Big Data Vendor

May 14, 2014 by Rick Delgado
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Machine learning matters.

There are, of course, many factors that go into choosing a big data vendor, such as how large they are, the agreements or conflicts over how to use the data, and the numerous partnering options to figure out. But one of the most important choices to make is to find one that uses machine learning.[read more]

Mobile Advertising, Clustering Algorithms, and Your Ticket for a Free Ride

May 4, 2014 by Lillian Pierson

Mobile advertising and clustering algorithms.

Because of some pretty bad-ass data science and Google’s ever-increasing awesomeness, it looks like one day in the not too distant future, we will all be able to get a free (or heavily-discounted) ride. A taxi ride, that is.[read more]

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How MapR’s M7 Platform Improves NoSQL and Hadoop

January 31, 2014 by Michele Nemschoff

MapR’s M7 platform.

M7 removes the trade-offs organizations typically face when looking to deploy a NoSQL solution. Here’s a look at how the M7 platform is making NoSQL and Hadoop easier, faster and more dependable. Since enterprises already have several disparate data systems, having the ability to unify NoSQL and Hadoop under a single scalable cluster eliminates data silos and provides administrative simplicity.[read more]

The Awesome Ways Big Data Is Used Today to Change Our World [VIDEO]

December 3, 2013 by Lachlan James

BI.TV, your vendor agnostic fortnightly recap of global Bi and analytics news.

Episode 10 of BI.TV explores a range of prominent topics and new research reports within the business analytics industry: From the practical ways in which Big Data Analytics are already being used to change the world around us, tips for making BI programs more efficient in order to maximize ROI.[read more]

Business Intelligence and Analytics News [VIDEO]

November 6, 2013 by Lachlan James

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Welcome to BI.TV, your vendor agnostic fortnightly recap of global Business Intelligence and analytics news, views and reviews. This episode explores a range of news and opinions across multiple business analytics topic areas, including Location Intelligence, Big Data analytics, self-service BI and Mobile BI.[read more]