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Lower Big Data Hardware TCO with Hadoop

November 19, 2015 by Jim Scott

Apache Hadoop unquestionably delivers ROI by increasing the flexibility of data management/storage, processing, and analytics abilities. And it’s logical to assume that “commodity” servers translate into cost savings. But the truth is that while Hadoop can and does deliver significant cost reductions and revenue gains, much depends on the actual deployment.[read more]

Big Data Increasing the Demand for Skilled Analysts Across All Industries [INFOGRAPHIC]

November 19, 2015 by Sivakumar Soundararajan

Big Data has undisputedly ruled businesses worldwide, transforming them with its various helpful features. However, its inaccuracies and drawbacks have resulted in its attracting its fair share of criticism. Every major revolution faces severe criticism. The Big Data revolution did too.[read more]


The World According to IT: The Star Wars Spectrum of User Intelligence [INFOGRAPHIC]

November 19, 2015 by Lou Ennuso

The IT department of any organization is tasked with supporting users with a wide range of technical expertise, from the highly tech savvy to the not so much. We've taken a look at this spectrum of user intelligence through the lens of one of our favorite film series - read on below to find out how you rank.[read more]


How Media Monitoring Helps You Tap into Big Data

November 18, 2015 by Elizabeth Victor

Big data is a big deal lately across marketing channels, and is also a puzzle for many companies. For many, the amount of data is so “big” that it is hard to decipher through the noise and make sense of it all. This is where media monitoring tools can help you.[read more]


What Does Big Data Mean for the Future of Social Media?

November 18, 2015 by Ryan Kidman

The social media industry has grown leaps and bounds in the past decade, but some challenges have persisted. Major networks such as Facebook have struggled to meet revenue targets. Facebook’s IPO stock price was based off revenue growth figures that have failed to materialize over the past few years, raising concerns that the site couldn’t monetize its users as well as analysts hoped.[read more]


A Look at SparkSQL

November 18, 2015 by Jim Scott

If you’ve been reading about Apache Spark, you might be worried about whether you have to relearn all of your skills for using it to interact with databases. With Apache Spark, whether you’re a DBA or a developer, you’ll be able to interact with Apache Spark in the way you’re used to—while solving real problems.[read more]


Big Data in Big Oil: The Amazing Ways Shell Uses Analytics to Drive Business Success

November 17, 2015 by Bernard Marr

The oil and gas industries are facing major challenges - the costs of extraction are rising and the turbulent state of international politics adds to the difficulties of exploration and drilling for new reserves. In the face of big problems, its key players are turning to Big Data in the hope of finding innovative solutions to these pressing issues.[read more]

How the Healthcare Industry Can Save Big with Big Data

November 17, 2015 by Xander Schofield

When it comes to big data, just about every industry can benefit in some way or another. The healthcare sector is just starting to realize the potential value of big data, and the next several years will illustrate just how powerful and useful it can be to have detailed records of all kinds of patients over time.[read more]

How Is Mobile Technology Impacting the Food and Beverage Supply Chain?

November 17, 2015 by Keith Peterson

Mobile technology is positively affecting businesses across the globe, allowing for real-time data transmission, instant collaboration, and the ability to access key business metrics from just about anywhere. With mobile supply chain applications, business owners in the food and beverage industry have greater insight into their everyday workflow – accessing data on the fly, enabling them to make better decisions faster.[read more]

Text Analytics Gurus Debunk 4 Big Data Myths

November 16, 2015 by Tom Anderson

There are a lot of myths out there surrounding next generation research techniques around data from small to big. Text analytics, if done correctly, can offer insights into problems from a new more encompassing and accurate perspective.[read more]


Twitter, the Sims, and Big Data

November 16, 2015 by Ioana Sima

One of the first rules of big data, could quite possibly be the following: there is no Big Data. That is – there is no single piece of big data research that is definitive. A research that gives you completely conclusive results, a research that does not generalize, a research piece that will be relevant in its entirety the next day after it has been drafted.[read more]


Control Business Costs with Workforce Analytics

November 16, 2015 by Sarah Smith

When something goes wrong in a company, the availability of analytics data should motivate employers to resolve quickly worker claims and take steps to address problems identified or predicted by their software.[read more]

Why Waste Time Adapting Surveys for Mobile Devices?

November 13, 2015 by Annie Pettit

These days, it seems as though every survey needs to be designed twice. Once for regular desktop computers and then a second whereby we redesign the original survey to work better on a smaller mobile device like a tablet or phone.[read more]


Working With Your IT Department to Improve Corporate Efficiency

November 13, 2015 by David Schwartz

For a while now, companies have been re-evaluating their commitment to onsite IT because there are other options available that can help them make their business teams more cost effective. Here are 5 ways that IT departments are helping companies improved corporate efficiency.[read more]

Fog Computing Will Trend Upwards With IoT Innovation

November 13, 2015 by Natalie Lehrer

The applications of Fog Computing are endless. Fog Computing will become more prevalent in consumer related applications. Think about the technical advances the finance industry could muster up using the idea of Fog Computing. The Cloud Computing trend isn't going anywhere anytime soon, yet, you should start to hear more about Fog Computing in the upcoming years.[read more]