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  • 3 Mistaken Assumptions About What Big Data Can Do For You

    By Jonathan Hassell | 19 August, 2014 23:52

    Big data is certainly all the rage. The Wall Street Journal recently ran a piece on data scientists commanding up to $300,000 per year with very little experience. Clearly the era of embracing big data is here.

  • Cut Costs by Analyzing and Optimizing Licenses, Migrations and Power

    By Thor Olavsrud | 19 August, 2014 03:49

    Do you rigorously determine the business value your organization will accrue as a result of IT projects, such as migrations, before you undertake them? All too often, according to IT efficiency software provider 1E, IT scopes, implements and supports a project, but only estimates (or doesn't consider at all) the business value that will accrue.

  • Smart grids could drive open data movement

    By Rebecca Merrett | 07 August, 2014 12:30

    The open data movement in Australia may get a boost if the 'Smart Grid, Smart City' project goes ahead, following a successful trial between 2010 and 2013.

  • Forget Five 9s, Splunk Promises 100 Percent Uptime

    By Thor Olavsrud | 06 August, 2014 23:16

    Operational intelligence specialist Splunk says its customers need to know that that the data platforms they depend on to monitor their environments are completely reliable, so it's putting its money where its mouth is. Today, the company unveiled a 100 percent uptime service level agreement (SLA) for Splunk Cloud.

  • What they don’t teach you at CIO school

    By David Gee | 06 August, 2014 14:35

    An MBA graduate recently told me that most of the frameworks and theories he learnt during the course he had already forgotten.

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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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