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  • 3 Ways Women Are Driving Change in Tech

    It can be hard for women at the top of the corporate ladder to really drive change. (Its a challenge for men, too.) Moderating a panel at the recent Women in Technology Summit, though, columnist Rob Enderle discovered that women outside the C-suite are driving change at many technology companies. Credit a willingness to embrace analytics.

    Written by Rob Enderle09 June 14 23:03
  • Who Legally Owns Your Big Data?

    Commingling internal and external data can produce problems if your contract isn't clear about who owns what -- and for how long.

    Written by Adam Ruttenberg30 May 14 09:19
  • How IBM plans to get with the times

    The IBM Edge2014 infrastructure event hinted at how the company plans to use experience to its advantage. Far from burning out or fading away like an aging rock star, IBM intends to join today's young rockers on stage -- and steal the show.

    Written by Rob Enderle26 May 14 12:18
  • 4 qualities to look for in a data scientist

    Every business, it seems, needs a data scientist, but not everyone knows what to look for. The four qualities of a good data scientist described here will help you first write a job description and then evaluate candidates for your data scientist vacancy.

    Written by Jonathan Hassell16 April 14 10:00
  • Industrial Internet Can't Succeed Without Big Data and Cloud, GE Says

    Hear the phrases 'Industrial Internet' or 'Internet of Things' and you probably think of billions of connected devices. That's all well and good, but without the computing power to assess all the data coming from these devices, GE suggests that enterprises won't realize the full potential of the industrial Internet.

    Written by Brian Eastwood10 April 14 22:52
  • Hortonworks Adds New Enterprise Features to Hadoop Distribution

    With the release of the Hortonworks Data Platform 2.1 version of its Hadoop distribution, Hortonworks is packing in new enterprise features, including data access, data governance, data management, security and operations.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud03 April 14 08:39
  • Pivotal Looks to Simplify Building 'Business Data Lakes'

    Pivotal unveils the Pivotal Big Data Suite, an all-you-can-eat software, support and maintenance platform that's designed to provide access to all the technologies required to build a business data lake with a single pricing metric.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud03 April 14 07:22
  • Are we too stupid to let Watson make us smarter?

    IBM's supercomputer is ready to make the leap from analyzing massive data sets to actually helping us make the right decision. But will we be too proud to take Watson's advice?

    Written by Rob Enderle14 Feb. 14 16:00
  • Hortonworks Brings Hadoop 2.0 to Windows

    The Hadoop specialist has announced the general availability of Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0 for Windows, which is designed to bring the power of Hadoop 2.0's YARN-based architecture to Windows data centers.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud21 Jan. 14 16:34
  • How to Use Analytics to Save Your IT Department

    As times change, so does the role of IT. A generation ago, it had to embrace PCs and client/server solutions. Now IT departments are faced with the consumerization of technology. Could the same analytics that helps companies predict customer behavior help IT departments stay relevant?

    Written by Rob Enderle06 Dec. 13 13:35
  • 5 world problems too big for big data

    Despite advances in computing power, storage and analytics technology, some challenges are still too big for big data. Here's a look at five such problems -- and what it will take to solve them.

    Written by John Brandon01 Nov. 13 10:59
  • Hortonworks Makes Hadoop More Versatile in New Distro

    Built on Apache Hadoop YARN architecture, HDP 2.0 changes Hadoop from a single-purpose Web-scale batch data processing platform into multi-use operating system for batch, interactive, online and stream processing.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud23 Oct. 13 17:08