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Big data wars: How technology could tip the mid-term elections

After <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2325573/software/how-the--net-might-get-kerry-elected.html">John Kerry</a> lost a very winnable election in 2004, Democrats were worried that Republicans had gained an almost insurmountable lead in both technology and data analysis.

Written by Jeff Vance27 Oct. 14 21:08

10 Hot Internet of Things Startups

As Internet connectivity gets embedded into everything from baby monitors to industrial sensors, investors, entrepreneurs and engineers are rushing to cash in. According to Gartner, Internet of Things (IoT) vendors will earn more than $309 billion by 2020. However, most of those earnings will come from services.

Written by Jeff Vance05 Sept. 14 04:19

10 Hot Hadoop Startups to Watch

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.

Written by Jeff Vance17 April 14 00:57

10 Big Data startups to watch

The Big Data space is heating up – to the point that many pundits already see it as the over-hyped heir to "cloud." The hype may be a bit much, but Big Data is already living up to its potential, transforming entire business lines, such as marketing, pharmaceutical research, and cyber-security.

Written by Jeff Vance14 April 14 22:29

In pictures: 20 top Android and iOS productivity apps for 2014

Now that the holidays are over, reality has set in and you probably have a resolution or two to live up to. If any of your resolutions are along the lines of "be more efficient at work" or "find ways to boost productivity," you're in luck. These apps will help you meet and even exceed your work-related resolutions in 2014.

Written by Jeff Vance22 Jan. 14 08:48

10 Cloud Security Startups to Watch in 2014

The market for cloud security tools is expected to grow significantly in the coming year. Here are 10 cloud security startups that could help boost cloud adoption in 2014 and beyond.

Written by Jeff Vance14 Jan. 14 20:58

10 Software Defined Networking Startups to Watch

As the software-defined data center evolves from dream to reality, many Software Defined Networking (SDN) startups are being snatched up by established networking vendors. Here are nine SDN startups (and an important new standards body) that intend to push SDN into the mainstream.

Written by Jeff Vance22 Aug. 13 22:52

10 Top Big Data Startups to Watch--Final Rankings

The votes are in for CIO.com's 10 hottest big data startups to watch. Here are the final rankings based on your voting as well as a variety of other criteria such as funding and company leadership.

Written by Jeff Vance16 July 13 13:06

10 Hot Big Data Startups to Watch

Big Data startups are building viable products that target real-world pain points, and most of these Big Data new ventures are well-funded with solid management teams. Here are 10 Big Data startups to watch.

Written by Jeff Vance13 June 13 00:27

10 Top Social Media Startups--the Final Rankings

The votes are in. This is the final ranking of CIO.com's 10 Hot Social Media Startups. In addition to your votes. the final rankings also take into account the pedigree of the management team, VC funding, viability of the niche and the uniqueness of the product.

Written by Jeff Vance30 May 13 16:19

In Pictures: 25 must-have technologies for SMBs

Operating a small business isn't easy. So, here’s a list of 25 must-have technologies that will help make your life easier and your business more successful.

Written by Jeff Vance30 April 13 09:49

25 must-have technologies for SMBs

Running a small business isn't easy. I know. I run one. As a freelance writer, I’ve learned that you need to run your writing career as if you were running a business.

Written by Jeff Vance29 April 13 11:19

10 Hot Social Media Startups to Watch

Social media startups aren't typically as well-funded as cloud or mobile startups, but they can have just as much impact and potential in how a business functions and succeeds. After evaluating more than 40 social media startups and then turning to crowdsourcing for input, here are the 10 hot social media startups to watch.

Written by Jeff Vance17 April 13 17:14

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