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How Data Virtualization Benefits Companies

August 26, 2015 by Mike Miranda
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Every day, your company is producing more and more data. Yours isn’t alone, of course. Companies all over the world are creating progressively more information every single day. Whether it’s for the purposes of infrastructure or something related to customer details, information is a big part of how business is done these days, so it only makes sense that there would be no shortage of it across industries.[read more]

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3 Reasons to Learn and Use Google App Engine

August 26, 2015 by Anand Srinivasan
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While some people say you can find anything you’re looking for on the internet, this simply isn’t true. Ask any business owner who’s searched for a software solution, only to realize that no technology exists to satisfy their particular demand. What do you do in these situations?[read more]

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Why We Need More Big Data Doctors

August 25, 2015 by Bernard Marr

Doctors are highly educated and (usually) very good at certain things – examining and talking to patients, and using the data they extract to diagnose and treat illness.What they are not necessarily so good at, is what they do with that data afterwards. But increasingly, innovations in health care involving big data are producing...[read more]

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A Closer Look at Gamification in Healthcare

August 25, 2015 by Jessica Oaks

By now it’s very apparent that technology has had a major impact on shaping the general healthcare industry. With smart devices sweeping everyday life, patients and medical staff capitalize on the benefits of connected technology in a multitude of ways. Particularly mobile technology advancements in healthcare have put the integration of gamification at the forefront.[read more]

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The Ultimate Guide to Building a Smart Office

August 25, 2015 by Sean Mallon

Although we are now in the 21st century, you would not know it by the look of most offices. Worse still, the idea of a smart office is often ridiculed as utopian. But, in fact, everything necessary for a smart office is available. You can buy everything you need. You can buy it online or offline. You can buy the best hardware and the latest software without a problem. You can decorate with enthusiasm from a wide variety of furniture or art.[read more]

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Outsmart Your Competition With Big Data

August 24, 2015 by Sean Mallon

Few businesses rely on big data when it comes to their marketing. But those who do rely on it to outsmart, outmatch, and outdo their competitors. Big data can transform any marketing strategy. It pinpoints customers needs, wants, and desires.[read more]

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Spotlight on Sync

August 24, 2015 by Shawn Gordon

The founders of Sync, are also the founders of a company Netfirms in Canada, a premier hosting service there. Something that was an issue with them over time was the lack of full security with file sharing services like Dropbox, so after they sold Netfirms, they set out to make an easy to use, multi platform and fully secure, encrypted and unreadable by the hosting service file sharing system, they have realized that with Sync.[read more]

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Just How Important Is Big Data for Retailers?

August 21, 2015 by Jonha Revesencio
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In a competitive business landscape like retail, access and usage of big data is a source of competitive advantage. In the past, entrepreneurs relied on intuition to make marketing decisions. Now, data rules how commerce is being done.[read more]

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How Application Tiering Reduces Infrastructure Cost [INFOGRAPHIC]

August 19, 2015 by Sai Gundavelli

Data is growing at a faster pace than ever. The amount of global data will reach 40 Zettabytes in just five years, equal to about 8.5 trillion DVDs.[read more]

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How Walmart Is Tackling the Big Data Skills Crisis

August 18, 2015 by Bernard Marr

As the amount of digital information generated by businesses and organizations continues to grow exponentially, a challenge – or as some have put it, a crisis - has developed. There just aren’t enough people with the required skills to analyze and interpret this information – transforming it from raw numerical (or other) data into actionable insights – the ultimate aim of any Big Data-driven initiative.[read more]

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4 Organizations Making Meaningful Differences for Diversity in Tech

August 18, 2015 by Jonha Revesencio

Many companies will say that there is still a lot of work to be done, but the four organizations listed below are actually taking action and leading the way when it comes to diversity initiatives and opportunities for talented engineers—regardless of gender, race, or nationality.[read more]

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Less Dogma Equals Better Decision Making

August 17, 2015 by Paul Barsch
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Some of the biggest breakthroughs come as a result of challenging assumptions; especially those that are commonly accepted. But first you'll need to put processes, systems and people in place to continually overcome preconceived notions.[read more]

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How Airlines Are Using Big Data: The Benefits and the Controversy

August 17, 2015 by Jonathan Buckley
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With big data now being used in so many different industries, it should probably come as no surprise to hear commercial airlines have been adopting big data analytics to improve their own businesses. Big data can be a highly versatile tool, something that helps companies be more responsive to change and become more prepared for the future. Airlines have long seen the inherent value in this and have slowly evolved to take advantage of big data’s strengths.[read more]

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5 Game Changers for the Modern Data Warehouse

August 13, 2015 by Rick Delgado

The technological world is moving fast, and many IT departments are scrambling to keep up with it. At the heart of most IT operations is the data warehouse, and one of the chief responsibilities of managing it is to ensure the data warehouse is kept up to date, ready to handle any new demands that arise. This task can be difficult at times, especially considering how revolutionary some advances are.[read more]

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3 Ways Big Data Is Changing Financial Institutions Forever

August 11, 2015 by Bernard Marr
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Big data and financial services are natural match – after all, with nothing to manufacture, and no physical product to sell, data is the bedrock the industry is built on. On top of that, most of their business is quantitative – they mainly deal in good old-fashioned numbers – the simplest data to record and analyze.[read more]

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Rent-A-Botnet Free Cloud-Based Servers May Encourage Cyber Warfare

August 11, 2015 by David Schwartz

As the Internet has become an integral part of our economic and personal lives, hackers have found new ways to exploit the technologies that promote and support it. Google, Heroku, Cloud Foundry, Cloud Bees and other hosting providers make it possible to host applications with nothing more than an email address. This scenario gives hackers the option to auto-generate thousands of email addresses, and create free accounts for these services. The servers can then be used for a number of cyber attacks.[read more]

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How Top Companies Use Video Conferencing

August 10, 2015 by Sean Mallon

Quality video conferencing services are creating extremely useful business tools that can be used in many new and exciting ways. Any business can use this technology to take advantage of the same boost in cohesion, productivity and progress as the top companies.[read more]

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As the Internet of Things Mobilizes, Safeguarding the Cloud Is Our Prerogative

August 6, 2015 by Daniel Matthews

Where we drive with big data now will determine our destination on the Internet of Things superhighway. Securing data on the cloud is imperative--here is a rundown on doing just that.[read more]

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How HR Can Use Big Data in a Smart Way (Hint: Most Are Not)

August 4, 2015 by Bernard Marr

HR and people management have been taken over by the data and analytics wave. This part of organisations that has traditionally focused on the softer things such as culture, talent development and employee engagement is now obsessed with data analysis.[read more]

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Attackers Are in Your Network: Leverage Big Data to Get Them Out

July 29, 2015 by Mike Potts

Cyber attacks are detrimental to a company's security. Lancope's StealthWatch monitoring system collects and analyses network data to protect a company's information. Monitoring normal network activity allows the system to quickly detect security threats. This initial detection allows for early action in responding to cyber attacks.[read more]