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Bridging The Big Data Skills Gap With Online Training
News  |  11/30/2015
Big data technology vendors are helping to close the skills gap when it comes to training the next crop of data scientists. Here's what they are offering.
Apache Spark Updates, Executive Data Strategies: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/29/2015
In our big data roundup for the week of Nov. 27, we've got updates on Apache Spark and its ecosystem, a reality check on the practical use of artificial intelligence today and more.
Data, Lawyers, And IT: How They’re Connected
Commentary  |  11/27/2015
Modern data-related technologies are changing the way law firms do business. IT executives across all industries will benefit from understanding how these data tools and practices are being applied to legal cases so that you can be ready if you're ever called upon by your organization's legal team. We break it down for you here.
Cyberwar Part 3: Marketing Data Collection Threatens All
Commentary  |  11/27/2015
Marketers are after every scrap of customer data they can get, in hopes of increasing their company's sales. Do you know they may be putting you at risk in the process? In the last of our three-part series on cyberwar, learn what IT needs to know about potential security threats rising from companies' marketing habits.
8 Ways You're Failing At Data Science
Slideshows  |  11/26/2015
Data scientists and the Wizard of Oz have something in common: Few people really know what they do behind the curtain, which makes it hard to tell good from bad data science. These tips can help you discern the difference.
HP Reports Mixed Q4, Its Final Quarter Before Company Splits
News  |  11/25/2015
HP reported mixed results in its final quarter as a single company this week with revenue declines, but promises of more focused efforts in the future as HP Enterprise and HP Inc. pursue separate paths.
IBM, Databricks Advance Apache Spark
News  |  11/25/2015
Apache Spark hit two more incremental milestones as the IBM SystemML machine learning engine for Spark was accepted to the Apache Incubator program and Databricks unveiled a preview of its SaaS edition of Spark 1.6.
McGraw-Hill Education Shows How Small Data Trumps Big
News  |  11/24/2015
McGraw-Hill Education's chief digital officer has driven the company's effort to leverage small data to improve student outcomes, teacher insights, and curriculum improvements. Here's why small is better than big.
AccuWeather Storms Into Enterprise With Predictive Analytics
News  |  11/23/2015
AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions' new D3 analytics business unit is predicting more than just the weather. It's capitalizing on what has become one of the company's fastest-growing businesses, predictive analytics-as-a-service, to help clients make business decisions. AccuWeather's chief commercial officer shared the details.
Data Skills Pay Off, Nate Silver Strikes Again: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/22/2015
Our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 22 spotlights a hiring algorithm that's smarter than hiring managers, identifies which big data skills are worth the most in today's job market, explores whether Donald Trump has a chance to win the US presidential elections, and much more.
Salesforce Posts Big Q3 Revenue Growth
News  |  11/19/2015
Cloud-based enterprise software provider Salesforce reported strong revenue growth for the third quarter and raised its revenue guidance for the full year. Here are the details.
Cloudera Releases Navigator Optimizer Suite In Beta
News  |  11/19/2015
Along with the 5.5 version of its Enterprise big data platform, Cloudera is rolling out a beta version of its Navigation Optimizer data management suite to existing customers.
Salesforce Adds New Predictive Analytics To Marketing Cloud
News  |  11/18/2015
Salesforce is rolling out new features to its Marketing Cloud this week, leveraging machine learning and data science to add real-time predictive customer scoring and audience segmentation. Here are the details.
IBM Watson Trend App: Big Data Meets Holiday Shopping
News  |  11/18/2015
The IBM Watson Trend app aims to use big data to ease your holiday shopping. Available today online and in the Apple App Store, Big Blue's goal is to eventually to develop the app's capabilities to provide trend insights for enterprises as well as consumers.
Data Science Skills To Boost Your Salary
Slideshows  |  11/17/2015
Are you a data scientist wondering how your compensation stacks up to your peers? Or are you considering a career shift to data science? Here's a look at how much you can expect to earn.
HP Enterprise Embraces Docker, Containers
News  |  11/16/2015
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has aligned its offerings from application development to deployment to monitoring and management with Docker container technology.
Intel Chief Data Scientist Shares Secrets To Successful Projects
News  |  11/16/2015
Before joining Intel, the company's first-ever Chief Data Scientist created models to predict the stock market, improve glaucoma diagnostics, and include unstructured data in healthcare applications. Here's what Bob Rogers is doing now at Intel and his advice for fellow and future data scientists.
IBM Datapalooza, Oracle Updates BI Platform: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/15/2015
IBM continued with its Datapalooza roadshow, Oracle released a new version of its BI software with enhanced visualization capabilities, and Informatica rolled out its Big Data Management platform. All that and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 15.
Informatica Big Data Management Platform Aims For Next-Level Integration
News  |  11/13/2015
The Informatica Big Data Management package is the company's answer to helping customers get real value out of their investments in big data infrastructure. Here are the details.
IBM Datapalooza Takes Aim At Data Scientist Shortage
News  |  11/12/2015
IBM's quest to create 1 million new data scientists goes forward with a three-day training event and a test bed for taking its show on the road in 2016.
Cloud Vs. On-Premises: 6 Benefits Of Keeping Data Private
Slideshows  |  11/11/2015
We can think of at least six reasons why you would want to store your data in a privately controlled data center rather than use a public cloud service. Let's gain an understanding of the on-premises vs. cloud debate, and see why some tech leaders advocate a hybrid model where both coexist.
Microsoft Analytics, Intel IoT, Spokeo Vs. Robins: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/8/2015
Microsoft updated its CRM and SQL offerings, and Intel showcased its IoT efforts. Meanwhile, the US Supreme Court is weighing questions about the liability companies have in ensuring the accuracy of consumer data. Learn about this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 6.
Intel Primes The Internet Of Things Pump
News  |  11/4/2015
Intel has enhanced its Internet of Things platform, including new forms of silicon for "smart" things, partnering with other companies to put it to use.
Cognitive Computing Powers 6 Smart Deployments
Slideshows  |  11/3/2015
Cognitive computing, which enabled IBM Watson to win Jeopardy!, is helping professionals get expert assistance and make faster, more intelligent decisions based on highly complex big data.
Nissan’s Self-Driving Car Prototype Hits Japan's Streets
News  |  11/2/2015
Another automaker accelerates its plans for self-driving vehicles, with Nissan planning test runs of its cars on Japanese roads.
Dell's Statistica: Revamped, Free To College Students
News  |  11/1/2015
Dell's Statistica 13 updates the user interface of its advanced analytics software. Now the company is making the software free for US college students and professors.


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