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Big Data

4 HUGE Misconceptions About Business IT Security

May 24, 2016 by Kyle Cebull

When it comes to IT security, many business owners think that hackers are only targeting large businesses. We see things like the Target and Home Depot breach in the media and we think they’re the only ones having trouble with hackers. But the fact of the matter is that more and more, hackers are turning to small businesses to try to...[read more]

Top 5 criteria to consider in a data protection provider

May 24, 2016 by April Sage

Your organization’s data is money unaccounted for on the balance sheet, and it must be protected. A secure production site with no single point of failure goes a long way, but disaster recovery is the insurance that keeps you running in case of a fire, cyber attack, or accidental database wipe. Many factors, most importantly...[read more]

Two Approaches to Scalable Database Design

May 23, 2016 by Eran Levy

Any form of application used for data analysis is stringently dependant on its ability to retrieve queries fast. However, when working with larger or more complex datasets, as well as an increasing amount of concurrent users, the performance depends largely on the underlying analytical database – whether this is built into the...[read more]

7 Reasons Non-Analysts Should Understand Data Modeling

May 20, 2016 by Eran Levy

For many non-technical individuals in the business world, data modeling can seem like a strange and somewhat terrifying realm. Even those who are data-savvy and regularly consult and analyze data in their day-to-day operations will often view modeling as perplexing under-the-hood stuff that is best left to data analysts or IT staff.To an...[read more]

The Data Science Market: Where We Are

May 20, 2016 by Linda Burtch

With the increase in use of data science and predictive analytics, how has this changed the quantitative hiring market?[read more]

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The Simplicity of Virtual Reality Means It's Closer Than You Think

May 18, 2016 by Rick Delgado

When people think virtual reality, they usually picture the future. Hollywood has long portrayed VR as one of the perks everyday people will experience in most science-fiction movies and shows. Talk to almost anybody and tell them we’re on the verge of virtual reality becoming commonplace and they’ll likely say it will be too expensive...[read more]

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5 Ways Big Data is Improving Gaming Experience

May 13, 2016 by Rehan Sheikh
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With $20 billion in annual revenue in the United States alone, the gaming industry is a behemoth in the way people spend their free time. Technology continues to evolve that makes gaming even more inviting and social – and the way developers implement big data has plenty to do with the success the industry is seeing.Big data has improved...[read more]

Why we love these 5 data visualization tools (and you should, too!)

May 13, 2016 by Jagadish Thaker

If you are from the finance, sales, marketing or operations sector, then you must have noticed that massive data is crawling into your everyday life. No doubt it will keep growing with a good reason. The only problem is how you get results out of the data before making any kind of decisions.For example, if you are having terabytes of...[read more]

Soccer player predicted as the top rising star - back in November (video)

May 11, 2016 by Jure Rejec

Did you know that Big Data can help us predict who the future soccer stars will be? This is precisely what happened in Riyad Mahrez’s case, PFA Player of the Year, who has conquered the English Premier League with Leicester City.During last year’s Big Data Week Conference in London, Malta-based entrepreneur Valery Bollier correctly...[read more]

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5 Benefits of Big Data for E-Commerce Companies and Shoppers

May 11, 2016 by Sean Kidman
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Online retailers are using big data to create a better shopping experience, boost customer satisfaction and generate more sales.If you have been reading the news, you probably saw the story on how Target was aware of a young woman's pregnancy before her father did. It turns out that when a woman starts shopping for products such as...[read more]

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Emotions: The Next (but not new) Frontier in Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Computing

May 10, 2016 by Luca Scagliarini

How you “feel” has never been more important in tech. This year, a number of companies are showing an interest in emotions. We’ve always believed in the value of a deeper understanding of text. While meaning and context can tell us so much, we’re leaving a lot of valuable information on the table if we’re not looking at one of the key things that makes us human.[read more]

New Generation of Enterprise Messaging Supports Digital Transformation

May 10, 2016 by Mark Smith

Enterprise messaging is the technology backbone of communications for applications and systems within and between organizations. Both its importance and its complexity are growing as organizations increasingly have to provide real-time responses to business customers and consumers as well as their own business professionals who support...[read more]

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Big Data + Analytics = Beaucoup Bucks

May 10, 2016 by Melissa Thompson

Financial analysts, banks, and institutions are jumping on the big data band wagon because it means more money.[read more]

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Can You Create a New Business Model Based on Big Data?

May 9, 2016 by Ari Amster

The famous tech startup bootcamp, Y Combinator, is best known for connecting promising upstart tech businesses with venture capital. Its second and lesser-known but equally important function, is to coach the owners of those startups toward the best possible business model for their organization. What that model turns out to be is...[read more]

Deep Learning and Context Based Intelligent Search

May 6, 2016 by Daniel Casarin

Enterprises have a treasure trove of content in the form of Word documents, pdfs, emails, text files etc . Finding valuable information in these unstructured data has always been difficult. Traditional enterprise search engines have always been about creating indexes for all the words or phrases in the documents and using it to search...[read more]