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Forecasting the Present

Nowcasting: Big Data Predicts The Present

Big data is the key ingredient for predicting the present, or nowcasting, as it's called. Conceptually, it seems silly to use resources to predict the present, but nowcasting can save lives and make companies money.read more
Machine-to-Machine Communications Will Generate Really Big Data

Machine-to-Machine Communications Will Generate Really Big Data

Wireless communications carriers may soon face an unprecedented dilemma: Will they give preference on their networks to people chatting and texting on their mobile devices or to "things" jabbering with each other?read more
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Customer Service: Get Big Data On The Call

Data-driven customer service technology must be deeply context-sensitive to be effectiveread more
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Falling RAM Prices Drive In-Memory Database Surge

With memory prices dropping relentlessly and server RAM capacity expanding steadily, performance is no longer a major hurdle for enterprises seeking insight from massive data stores.read more
Election 2012: Voters Turned Off By Political Promotions Tailored To Them

Election 2012: Voters Turned Off By Political Promotions Tailored To Them

Campaigns awash in big data beware: 64% of potential voters say individualized political ads will decrease their chances of voting for the candidate who targets them. read more
Why Doctors Should Crowdsource Your Medical Diagnosis

Why Doctors Should Crowdsource Your Medical Diagnosis

Crowdsourcing with big data could potentially be the best medical breakthrough of the 21st century read more
How To Derive Value From Data: First, Know What Will Make Your Business Great

How To Derive Value From Data: First, Know What Will Make Your Business Great

Most great data will already exist in a business. It just has to be found. But every now and then it must be made from scratch.read more
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Big Bucks For Big Data

25% of respondents to a Gartner survey have invested in big data projects. Another 31% plan to do so in the next 2 years. read more
Data Management Discontent: Time For Change

Data Management Discontent: Time For Change

Vendors beware! 49% of those surveyed report plans to evaluate new data management solutions within the next 2 years because of shortcomings with current systems.read more
Protect Yourself When Working With Big Data Startups

Protect Yourself When Working With Big Data Startups

If you're a CIO looking for competitive advantage by applying cutting edge technology to your business from a startup, take steps to protect your business. read more