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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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  • 10 Hot Hadoop Startups to Watch

    By Jeff Vance | 17 April, 2014 00:57

    As data volumes grow, figuring out how to unlock value becomes vastly important. Hadoop enables the processing of large data sets in a distributed environment and has become almost synonymous with big data. Here are 10 startups with solutions for unlocking big data value.

  • How Big Data Helped the Norman Rockwell Museum Grow Revenue

    By Thor Olavsrud | 02 April, 2014 06:38

    With the help of DigiWorksCorp, the Norman Rockwell Museum leveraged its transactional data and big data analytics to increase second-time purchasers by 150 percent and revenue by 49 percent.

  • Government open data proves a treasure trove for savvy businesses

    By Cindy Waxer | 24 March, 2014 10:37

    Ever since President Obama signed the Open Data Executive Order, government agencies have been making their vast data stores available to the public. These once-secret data sets are proving a valuable business resource, too.

  • Small Data Plays a Big Role in IT Recruiting

    By Sharon Florentine | 20 March, 2014 19:03

    Job applicant tracking systems capture massive amounts of info on candidates. But all that data doesn't help if the best candidates aren't able or willing to complete the process. Going more simple and streamlined can make it easier to find talent.

  • 8 Ways Big Data and Analytics Will Change Sports

    By Lauren Brousell | 13 March, 2014 17:44

    The leading minds in sports convened in Boston last week at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference to share ideas about how big data will be a game-changer for fans, players, coaches, officials and front-office personnel.

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