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  • 8 Ways Big Data and Analytics Will Change Sports

    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.

    Written by Lauren Brousell13 March 14 17:44
  • Agile Comes to Data Integration

    Informatica is aiming to ease the pain of data integration with a new platform designed to allow businesses to rapidly prototype and validate before sending projects to development.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud19 Feb. 14 19:39
  • Marketers See Value in Big Data Analytics, But Face Hurdles

    Feeling the pressure to become more data-driven, marketers agree that big data analytics will be an integral part of their organizations going forward. But a lack of data analytics skills and antiquated business processes are hampering their efforts.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud09 Aug. 13 17:10
  • NASA Turns to Open Source Middleware for Human-to-Robot Communications

    Data management is inherently tricky, but when it involves robots in space-communicating via a low-bandwidth intermittent link#8212;it's trickier. NASA is leveraging Data Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems to help it solve that problem as part of its Human Exploration Telerobotics project.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud31 July 13 13:14
  • New York Turns to Big Data to Solve Big Tree Problem

    Trees probably aren't the first thing you think of when someone mentions New York City, but the city has a lot of them. Pruning and maintaining them is a public safety issue, and determining how to prioritize that maintenance is no easy feat. With the help of a nonprofit organization called DataKind, the city's Parks department is leveraging big data analytics for the job.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud04 June 13 19:23
  • What Open Source Hadoop Coming to Windows Means to IT

    Hadoop is nearly synonymous with the analysis of big data. The Hortonworks Data Platform on Windows is significant as it means that companies lacking Linux expertise will finally be able to benefit from the big data analysis platform, which has been out of the reach of Windows shops.

    Written by Paul Rubens13 May 13 14:21
  • How to Get a Grip on Data With 'Information Superiority'

    To make more efficient use of data and improve data protection, take a holistic approach to information governance-one that focuses attention on the most sensitive data while removing impediments to sharing.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud03 Jan. 13 17:43
  • 7 most important tech trends Of 2012

    Technology trends can come and go with little more than a (Google) Wave, but seven trends of 2012 are here to stay. Some came out of nowhere, while others emerged after years of development.

    Written by John Brandon26 Nov. 12 15:11
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