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  • In pictures: CIO roundtable - Why big data is big business (Sydney)

    By Byron Connolly | 26 November, 2014 09:03

    IT leaders got together at Sydney's O'Bar & Dining to talk about their big data strategies and how they are gaining business advantage from analysing the goldmine of data that lives in database and on the corporate network.

    The luncheon was sponsored by Tableau Software.

  • Big IT vendors mostly mum on commercial drone plans

    By Bob Brown | 26 November, 2014 01:18

    Word that the Federal Aviation Administration might take a very hard line on commercial drone use has those with designs on such activity nervous. But as for big enterprise IT vendors, it's really hard to tell what they think because they're keeping any plans in this field very hush-hush.

  • Cloud, privacy, big data and smart cities top HDS predictions

    By Hamish Barwick | 24 November, 2014 13:17

    Cloud computing, privacy and big data will increase in priority for enterprises in 2015 while the smart cities trend will continue in Asia Pacific as countries such as China try to address urbanisation issues, according to Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) Asia Pacific CTO Adrian De Luca.

  • In pictures: CIO roundtable - Why big data is big business (Melbourne)

    By Byron Connolly | 24 November, 2014 10:00

    CIOs gathered at Melbourne's Vue De Monde restaurant to discuss why big data is big business and how they are working with their organisations to make sense of this tsunami of structured and unstructured information to create new products and services.

  • ‘Digital dragon’ disrupts CIO agenda

    By Shahida Sweeney | 20 November, 2014 14:31

    Australia and New Zealand’s digital narrative is moving from the sidelines to centre stage. Digital disruption will impact all levels of government, finance, manufacturing, retail or education, says analyst Gartner.

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  • Big Data ROI Will Take Time, Clear Goals and Talent

    By Brian Eastwood | 22 July, 2013 14:45

    The big data market is expected, by one estimate, to grow more than 30 percent annually until the end of the decade. But more than half of big data projects fail--and even those that do succeed can fall apart if the findings aren't applied to operational efficiencies. Ron Bodkin, CEO of Think Big Analytics, offers advice to help you prevent your business from becoming just another statistic.

  • 6 Big Data Analytics Use Cases for Healthcare IT

    By Brian Eastwood | 23 April, 2013 13:20

    Making use of the petabytes of patient data that healthcare organizations possess requires extracting it from legacy systems, normalizing it and then building applications that can make sense of it. That's a tall order, but the facilities that pull it off can learn a lot.

  • Big Data, Cheap Storage Bring In-Memory Analytics Into Spotlight

    By Allen Bernard | 06 December, 2012 14:05

    In-memory analytics, like virtualization and the cloud, is an old idea that's been given new life. In this case, the combination of big data, inexpensive commodity storage and parallel processing make it possible to analyze terabytes of data without slowing systems to a crawl.

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