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Applying Big Data for Mass Customization

February 12, 2016 by Sean Mallon

Many companies have a strong interest in applying big data for marketing, but predominately at the promotional level. Few articles have effectively covered the application of big data for product modification and the user experience level. The streamlined acquisition of more data on customers, combined with the application of smaller batch production and cloud software means greater product flexibility.[read more]

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Cloud Data Security can’t be overlooked in 2016

February 11, 2016 by Sean Mallon

The number of cloud users – both corporate and personal – increases dramatically each year. And as these numbers grow, so do the security threats. Cybercriminals realize that many of these cloud providers aren’t as safe as believed and will target this vulnerable data. As a business owner or IT professional, you need to take a long look at security before trusting your data to the cloud.[read more]

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A Look into Big Data Applications for Law Enforcement

February 10, 2016 by Abdullahi Muhammed

Ever-growing security threats coupled with shrinking budgets are putting enormous pressure on law enforcement agencies worldwide. Here's how big data is helping them.[read more]

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Smart Business Intelligence Applications For the iPhone in 2016

February 9, 2016 by Ryan Kidman

Mobile business intelligence is no longer recognized as a nice-to-have feature since it has become paramount to a company’s productivity. With this system, there is no need to restrict your business to four walls. These applications enable employees to make informed business decisions on-the-go and thereby improve the company’s bottom line. Listed below are some mobile BI applications for the iPhone that every entrepreneur needs.[read more]

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Building A Smart Workplace For Post-Millennials

February 9, 2016 by Anand Srinivasan

In just a handful of years from now, post-millennials (kids born between 2000 and 2025) will start entering the workplace. This is both an opportunity and a challenge for businesses[read more]

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Dealing With Careless Users as a CIO

February 9, 2016 by Xander Schofield

The majority of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) are generally very well versed when it comes to the various facets of securing organization networks, sensitive data encryption and on how to secure private customer information. While as a CIO, you may be on top of your game, there is a possibility of the existence of a glaring security flaws which you could have overlooked or ignored: your organization’s end-users.[read more]

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Robot Shoe Factory a New Trend of the Future?

February 8, 2016 by Brigg Patten

Factories filled with computerized robots may still sound futuristic, but major companies are starting to incorporate them into their production processes. Below introduces how robots and related technologies are impacting industrial production trends.[read more]

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Hadoop Adoption: Where Does Your Company Stand?

February 5, 2016 by Rick Delgado

ImageAny discussion about big data analytics will likely bring up the topic of Hadoop. Hadoop is certainly not a new platform and can effectively change the way businesses utilize their big data, but despite its advantages, Hadoop adoption remains largely lacking. Put in simple terms, Hadoop is an open source software framework that helps store, organize, and analyze data distributed across multiple clusters and nodes. Businesses that use it find that they’re able to work with more data than they ever have before, along with a wider variety of data. Even so, many organizations remain unconvinced or simply see Hadoop as not necessary for what they’re doing. Your company may feel the same way. It’s a barrier that Hadoop supporters have been trying to overcome for several years now, and success in that realm has been fleeting at best.[read more]

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How Big Data is Changing and Influencing Internet Marketing

February 4, 2016 by Ryan Kidman
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As we all know loads of consumer data is created every moment through computation. Via social networking databases and GPS tracking not only is the location of individuals who use certain apps provided but also their conduct, perspectives, interest and all around needs are recorded by search engines.[read more]

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How to Stay Ahead of the Data Protection Curve in 2016

January 31, 2016 by Ryan Kidman

2016 can be either your year for data security or for data theft. Some of that depends on luck. But much of your success or failure in this arena depends upon your preparedness and awareness of how data security is evolving. Security and theft are always stuck in a tug of war, an arms race which motivates both industries (and data theft most certainly is an industry) to alter and evolve their methods, to get a bigger piece of the pie than the other side has. In 2016, there are a lot of subjects which data security people are discussing, and you should be aware of some of them in order to keep you and your data safe.[read more]

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Why You Should Be Securing Big Data In The Cloud

January 30, 2016 by Ryan Kidman
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Combining big data and the cloud is the perfect solution for a company's computing needs. A company's data often requires a computing environment which can quickly and effectively grow and flex, automatically accommodating large amounts of data. The cloud computing environment does just that. There is one question which continually arises when discussing cloud computing.[read more]

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How Can I Prove Content Marketing Generates ROI?

January 29, 2016 by Rebecca Honnan

With the help of metric-based performance indicators, it's getting easier than ever before to prove content marketing generates big returns.[read more]

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Is Your POS Plugged To The Cloud?

January 29, 2016 by Anand Srinivasan

While big retailers with annual turnover in the billions stand to gain from this technology, the need of the hour for small retailers is to adopt technological tools that will help them scale. There are two ways of doing this.[read more]

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Protecting Your Data From Attackers Using Top Spy Gear Technology

January 28, 2016 by Ryan Kidman

Data protection is a serious issue in the recent times with various spy gadgets and apps on the way. Technological advancements have made it possible for the attackers to easily track the sensible and vital data like the biz data that can lead to many issues. It is important to understand the spy gear technology that the attackers implement in grabbing your essential data so that you can protect those biz data from being hacked.[read more]

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7 Helpful Tips for Managing Big Data

January 28, 2016 by Abdullahi Muhammed
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Because the industry is fairly new, the way to manage big data hasn’t been spelled out completely. Here are some tips.[read more]

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What Does the Big Data Job Industry Look Like in 2016?

January 26, 2016 by Rick Delgado

With the recession well behind us, hiring trends across all industries are favoring skilled employees. The same—and more—can be said for those who are experts in big data. Data Quality Director, Software Engineer, Platform Software Engineer, Database Engineer, Big Data Platform Engineer, Security Analyst, Management Analysts and Information Systems Developer jobs are all positions that require proficiency in big data. It’s clear that big data will become “bigger” data in the upcoming years.[read more]

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A Guide to Career Success for Aspiring Big Data Analysts

January 25, 2016 by Athanasios Gentimis

For aspiring analysts, big data offers plenty of big opportunities. Here's how to set up for a lifetime of career success in the big data analytics industry.[read more]

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Reasons Why Business Intelligence is the New BFF of All Online Marketers

January 25, 2016 by Ryan Kidman

The main purpose of business intelligence is to analyze large quantities of data – both quantitative and qualitative –in order to get an in-depth insight about your customer’s thought and behavior process. This system is particularly useful for online marketers since they do not make face-to-face contact with their customers. By using the following business intelligence strategies and tools, you will be able to understand why your customer acts in a particular way and how to change your products accordingly.[read more]

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The Beginner's Guide to Hadoop

January 22, 2016 by Jared Jaureguy

It’s strange to think that something named after a toy elephant could become so influential within the tech community, and yet that’s exactly what has happened with Hadoop.[read more]

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Hiring a Data Scientist? Machine Intelligence Can Help

January 19, 2016 by Scott Howser

As data scientists are all the hype right now, many companies are hiring them without knowing how to best utilize their skills. This leads to a huge expense and a waste of resources. It’s the classic “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it” mentality. Businesses need to know why—even if—they need a data scientist and know what they’re looking to get out of the investment before bringing one on board.[read more]