We are living in the age of the technocrats. In business, Big Data, and the Big Brains who can parse it, rule. In government, the technocrats are on top, too. From Washington to Frankfurt to Rome, technocrats have stepped in where politicians feared to tread, rescuing economies, or at least propping them up, in the [...]
HP is facing the decline of several key businesses, but it still has talented engineers and execs that are coveted by other enterprise tech vendors. HP’s Vertica unit is one part of the company that's getting a lot of attention these days, especially from Boston-area big data startups. Show More Summary
Big data is cool and all, but is it really changing the way companies function? Yes. Here are 10 stories that show that transformation.
Blending big data with intuitive software, Baltimore start-up RedOwl Analytics is one to watch. On Wall Street, pending lawsuits and insider trading are a recipe for PR disaster. Clients pack up to take their business and money elsewhere, and the legal fees start piling up. Show More Summary
We've all sat through meetings that are teeming with buzzwords. Optimization! Synergy! Collaboration! Engagement! While some buzzwords actually have substance (i.e. big data), many people use (and overuse) buzzwords just to try to sound...Show More Summary
The internet cannot climb onto your roof to install a solar panel. But there is a movement afoot where social media, IT, big data and mobile communications could upend how we use limited resources in the future.
Big data is a big trend right now, and Wibidata has raised $15 million to help businesses take advantage of it. Wibidata builds and sells big data applications that companies can use to uncover consumer insights and react in real-ti...
The creation of new Android-related open source projects picked up in a big way in 2012, radically outpacing new iOS projects, according to data released by Black Duck Software. Black Duck manages and secures implementations of open source software, and has large samples of real-world data on open source software in use and in development. Show More Summary
Big Data Gets a Boost from Splunk and Hortonworks Strategic Alliance Big Data Leaders Enable Operational Intelligence for the Open Source Apache Hadoop Ecosystem SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Splunk Inc. ( NAS: SPLK ), the leading...Show More Summary
Heads up! The next big economic data point out today is U.S. flash PMI, due out at 8:58 AM ET. Economists predict the headline index of manufacturing conditions moderated to 51.2 from 52.1 last month. Any number above 50 indicates expansion,...Show More Summary
The regional colo and cloud services provider Viawest announced a big expansion project today at the upper end of the Mississippi. They’re building a new Tier IV data center up in the Minneapolis metro area to go with their recent project out in Las Vegas. It’s a new market for Viawest, giving its Western and [...]
You can't have a conversation about Big Data for very long without running into the elephant in the room: Hadoop. This open source software platform managed by the Apache Software Foundation has proven to be very helpful in storing and...Show More Summary
Enterprise technology is a $1 trillion market. It's also become a hot focus for startups and investors as new tech ranging from big data to software-defined networking upend the old-school stuff. Before writing checks for projects that may cost their companies tens of thousands up to a million dollars, IT pros will naturally do their homework. Show More Summary
Wal-Mart plans to use big data about a customer's usual shopping to automatically create shopping lists for them on its mobile app. That's one of the tools the world's largest retailer plans to use to improve the in-store shopping experience...Show More Summary
The combination of Big Data, Internet-of-Things, and fast analytics is creeping into our personal and business lives. CIOs need to pay attention and develop strategies for their companies to take advantage of the possibilities, writes Wikibon Analyst, Founder and Managing … Continue reading ?
Social media’s luster got scuffed up a tad today amidst a new report from Monetate. The company, which promotes itself as a “customer experience engine that leverages big data to create personalized online experiences,” published its latest Ecommerce Quarterly (EQ1 2013) report. This quarter’s report takes a deep look at social commerce trends. And the [...]
Americans continue to spend big on their internet needs, and that is reflected in the robust demand for broadband during the first three months of 2013. Data collected by Leichtman Research Group, a Durham, NH-based market research company, shows that the top broadband providers in the U.S. added 1.1 million (net) new connections over that... Read More
Ritka Puri of Business2Community reports, “Big data is transforming industries. From education to tech, retail, and healthcare, sophisticated analytics are helping organizations make intelligent decisions to maximize key goals. ‘From Facebook to...Show More Summary
The following post is a guest contribution by Jesse Lawrence, CEO and Founder of TiqIQ, who discusses how professional sports teams will soon disrupt the secondary ticket market by leveraging “big data” to deliver customized and targeted deals directly to fans In the next five years the ticket market will likely look nothing like the [...]
A job invented in Silicon Valley is going mainstream as more industries try to gain an edge from big data. The job description “data scientist” didn’t exist five years ago. No one advertised for an expert in data science, and you couldn’t go to school to specialize in the field. Show More Summary