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From GPS to Genomes: “Big Data” Expanding Its Reach

May 25, 2016 by Particia Dimick

The future of computing is at an exciting, if ambiguous crossroads, with some of the biggest players in the industry, players like Intel, AMD, and NVidia starting to stray off the beaten path of relentlessly pursuing the time-honored tradition of Moore’s law: doubling chip density (and consequently halving prices) roughly every 18 months...[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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Locky Ransomware Statistics: Geos Targeted, Amounts Paid, Spread Volumes and Much More…

May 19, 2016 by David Balaban

Locky is quite a recent encryption virus that has created waves in the cyberspace by attacking the system of Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center during February. Plenty of patients at the medical center had to be shifted to other centers because of the attack. This attack has been the worst ransomware nightmare of the year and the...[read more]

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5 Essential Steps To Take After A Data Security Breach

May 19, 2016 by Particia Dimick

Hackers are an insensitive breed, with no respect for violating other people’s finances and personal business dreams.Like pickpockets stealing wallets, they steal usernames and passwords to get access to credit lines, bank accounts, and payment processors. Like con men, they look for data that will allow them to steal someone’s...[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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Insights into the World of Business Intelligence and Workforce Analytics: 10 Things to Know

May 16, 2016 by Richard Smith

Business Intelligence, Business Analysis and Predictive Analysis are the pillars of workforce data analytics. While the former was extracted out of automated reports, BA was actually a brainchild of user experiences, workflow discussions and multiple processes. Finally, Predictive Analysis is the more of a layered approach— involving...[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]

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5 Benefits of Cloud Based Video Conferencing Brands Can’t Ignore

May 12, 2016 by Sean Kidman

The videoconferencing industry is growing at an unprecedented rate. Experts from IDC reportspredict it will be worth $6.2 billion within the next four years.Why is videoconferencing becoming so popular? A number of global factors are driving the trend. It is one of the many ways that cloud technology is improving scalability for many...[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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8 File Types, Databases and Platforms You May Not Know Can Be Rescued

May 11, 2016 by Rehan Sheikh

Compromised files and data is something we don’t tend to worry about much these days. Backup to the cloud and other forms of remote digital information storage have us accustomed to the data always being there, somewhere.Sometimes, however, this isn’t the case. Plenty of critical, crucial data for individuals and businesses wind up...[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]

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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]

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3 Ways to Use Big Data in FinTech

May 4, 2016 by Konstantin Rabin

Financial technology, or FinTech, applies to any novation in the financial areas including investments, retail banking, lending and many other segments. With the internet and mobile revolution FinTech has turbulently grown. There has been an enormous breakthrough in nearly every single aspect of the financial technologies. It gets more investments, media coverage and adoption as never before. Today I would like to focus on the role of Big Data when it comes to innovating the financial sector and I am going to describe the three uses of the data from the companies I am mostly familiar with.[read more]

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5 Ways to Improve Organizational Learning with Big Data Analytics

May 3, 2016 by Anand Srivastava
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Some things can never change when the concept of internet boom is taken into account. Since the dawn of human civilization, data has been at the forefront — dominating every piece of innovation. Over the period of centuries, we have evolved and so has the information sources— resulting in the emergence of ecommerce boon. Organizations...[read more]

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Enhancing Personalization Through Explicit User Feedback

May 3, 2016 by Huba Gaspar
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A brief account of technologies, practices, and ongoing research that aim to employ "explicit user feedback" in creating enhanced personalized online experiences for users.[read more]

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NPV Considerations for Open Source Big Data Technologies

May 2, 2016 by Paul Barsch

Net Present Value (NPV) offers a compelling look at whether the present value of cash inflows expected from your proposed open source big data project exceed what’s potentially going out in terms of cash.[read more]

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Youth Not Only Driving Big Data Success, But Pushing

April 26, 2016 by Rick Delgado
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Big data use is only growing, with businesses realizing that their options are to jump on the craze or find themselves in an uphill battle against those utilizing the faster and more accurate information. However, with the next generation of entrepreneurs stepping onto the playing field, they’re doing more than just joining the craze –...[read more]

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Uniting Big Data with the Cloud

April 26, 2016 by Sean Kidman
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Combining big data with the cloud seems like the perfect technology unity. Despite the many advantages that the cloud offers, many corporations have been slow to make this transition. In fact, according to a Gartner survey from 2014, less than half of all major corporations with big data programs confirm that they’re using the cloud...[read more]

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How Big Data Helps Solve Social Challenges

April 25, 2016 by Abdullahi Muhammed

Big data has challenges but it's clear that the pros of utilizing it now far outweigh the cons. Here are just a few ways that big data already helps solve social challenges.[read more]