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Data Centers Are Up To Big Data's Power Challenge

Data Centers Are Up To Big Data’s Power Challenge

Big data will continue to put pressure on IT operations in many areas, including power consumption. However, IT vendors will continue to squeeze more efficiencies out of hardware, assuring that big data will have data centers to process, store...
Strategic Weapon: Unstructured Data Delivers Battlefield Edge

Strategic Weapon: Unstructured Data Delivers Battlefield Edge

Predictive analytics has moved into dangerous terrain. It’s now able to forecast battles in a war zone.read more
Latency, The Silent Killer Of Competitiveness

Latency, The Silent Killer Of Competitiveness

Is your organization riddled with latency hot spots? If yes, your data's value is less than it should be.read more
A Brush With Genius: Analytics Help Detect Art Fraud

A Brush With Genius: Analytics Help Detect Art Fraud

A relatively new and promising approach to detecting art fraud is called digital authentication. The technique takes a detailed look at brush patterns in a painting, and compares them against other paintings by the same artist's known, proven work...

Data Analytics Can Help Feed Planet

Big data analytics cannot make it rain, but it can be used to predict devastating droughts, and make local farmers be more productive.read more
Data: The Most Precious Commodity

Data: The Most Precious Commodity

I don't care for the comparison of big data to commodities such as oil, gold and even diamonds. Use a commodity, and it's often gone forever. However, data can yield knowledge beyond its original intent. read more
Political Gamesmanship: Massachusetts Aims To Be First in Big Data

Political Gamesmanship: Massachusetts Aims To Be First in Big Data

Few entities have more big data, and stand to benefit more from the intelligent use of big data than do governments. Kudos to the Bay State for taking a prominent role in applying big data analytics and data...
A Nose for News: Analytics-Inspired Journalism

A Nose for News: Analytics-Inspired Journalism

Data often reveals a different story angle that may not be immediately apparent when chasing down the who, what, where, and when.read more
Small Business: Seeding Growth With Analytics

Small Business: Seeding Growth With Analytics

Not that long ago, business intelligence systems were out of reach for most small-to-medium-sized companies. For most SMEs analyzing data was not as critical as simply processing it through business applications. From a proprietor’s perspective, any data...