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Top 10 Strategic Tech Trends 2018 [Infographic]

As technology advances, so too do user trends - which means marketers need to be constantly iterating in order to stay in touch which these changing …

Top 10

Emerging Data Center Trends: From DevOps To DataOps

If asked to list the top trends that are shaping the enterprise data center today, most technologists and tech investors would likely agree on a core set. The list would include technologies like such as cloud computing, containers and virtualization, microservices, machine learning and data …

Big Data

When blockchain meets big data, the payoff will be huge

If there is a “sweet spot” for blockchain, it will likely be the ability to turn insights and questions into assets. Blockchains will give you greater confidence in the integrity of the data you see. Immutable entries, consensus-driven timestamping, audit trails, and certainty about the origin of …

Blockchain

Chief data officers bust out of the shadows onto the corporate front lines

Chief data officers are rapidly moving out of the shadows of back-office data quality and governance tasks and onto the front lines of corporate …

Big Data

How to Call B.S. on Big Data: A Practical Guide

“Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you,” the Oxford philosophy professor John Alexander Smith told his students, in 1914, “save only this: if you work hard and intelligently, you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot.” …

Google launches Data Gif Maker so you can create animated GIFs to illustrate data

As names go, it's clear that little thought went into Google's new Data Gif Maker. It's a simple tool that lets you create animated GIFs to compare …

Serverless Architecture (Part 1)

Of course, “serverless” doesn’t actually mean that there are no servers required to run new features. It just means that we don’t have to deal with …

Uber has high hopes for its open source data visualization software

A few months ago, Uber released its self-developed data visualization tool into the open source world. Now it hopes innovation will flow back into …

SEO

4 Things Every Business Analyst Should Know About the World of Data

You must have heard of Big Data, data science, Business Intelligence, data Driven. Maybe not. What do all these cool words mean for a Business …

I’m Sorry, But Those Are Vanity Metrics

Our taste for vanity metrics starts early. Take schools, in which most students receive grades. Does an “A” reflect the promise of a student’s future …

DevOps still suffers from silo effect, survey shows

When DevOps works, it works well. But it's still hampered by too much data, conflicting data, and lack of communication between teams, a recent study …

DevOps

Google may be quietly tracking everywhere you go — here's how to turn it off

You probably don't know the answers to these questions — but Google might.<p>How? It's thanks to a feature nestled away in your Google account called Location History. If you care about your privacy, you should probably check it out.<p>Location History is exactly what it sounds like: It's a comprehensive …

Ohio inmates used salvaged computers to commit credit card fraud from jail

It’s never nice to be without the Internet. When I take a flight and there’s no Wi-Fi, I might grumble. The same is also true when my ISP shits the bed, and I’ve got to wait a few hours for them to send a technician out.<p>Which is why I’ve got a grudging appreciation for the inmate of Marion …

Why Data Engineers Are the New Power Player | Inc.com

Data engineers are emerging power players that can help your organization break away from the competition. You've heard the title before, but what do they really do?<p>At a high level, data engineers are the designers, builders and managers of information. As the value of data has risen, so has the …

Big Data

Fae is a new open-source content management system based on Rails

FINE, a San Francisco- and Portland-based brand agency, is open sourcing the content management system (CMS) it has developed in-house to build sites for brands like Anchor Brewing, Kimpton Residences at Seafire, Prūf Cultivar (“Elevated Cannabis”) and others.<p>It’s no secret that there is already a …

Web Design

The U.S. will be hit worse by job automation than other major economies

A new study from PwC estimates that 38 percent of U.S. jobs could be lost to automation in the next 15 years.<p>Nearly 40 percent of jobs in the U.S. may be vulnerable to replacement by robots in the next fifteen years, according to a new study by the research firm PwC.<p>Other major advanced economies …

Automation

The 10 highest-paying tech jobs in America in 2017

As a new report from job site Glassdoor shows, employers are willing to pay a premium for certain in-demand tech skills.<p>Based on salary reports shared by employees on Glassdoor over the past year, here are the 10 highest-paying tech jobs in the US, the current number of job openings, and what these …

Employment

MuleSoft CEO Wants to Build the 'Salesforce of Software Integration'

MuleSoft CEO Greg Schott has high hopes for his business software firm, which debuted as a publicly traded company on Friday. His goal: Follow in the …

Microsoft is infesting Windows 10 with annoying ads

File Explorer ads and bundled apps are the final straw<p>I’ve sat back and witnessed the development of Windows 10 and appreciated the speed of new feature releases, but it seems there’s a price to pay for this new “Windows as a service” world. Microsoft has gradually been infesting Windows 10 with …

Windows 10

Superhero Plan to Time Travel in Large Hadron Collider Isn't Sci-Fi

There’s something familiar about the time machine in the latest Justice League/Power Rangers crossover comic: In the latest issue of the series, the …

NASA Just Released a Bunch of Its Software For Free

Here's what's worth downloading.<p>NASA has just released its 2017-2018 software catalogue, and everything is available for free download, without any …

New Zealand offers to pay tech hires to flee the United States

In case you just can’t stomach another Sean Spicer press conference, New Zealand is offering you a way out. The city of Wellington is attempting to fill 100 open tech jobs by flying worthy candidates to the land <i>next</i> to the land down under, free.<p>The program, called LookSee Wellington, requires …

New Zealand

The $10 Raspberry Pi Zero W is the teeniest little Wi-Fi-enabled computer you’ve ever seen

When the original $5 Raspberry Pi Zero came out – to much fanfare, I might add – users connected it to all sorts of things. They made micro gaming rigs that ran on the 1GHz single-core CPU and added Pi Hats – little breakout boards – to power robots and sensors. Now you can do all that but without …

Raspberry Pi

There’s finally a commercial use for blockchain tech in finance

The idea of using blockchain—the technology underpinning the bitcoin cryptocurrency—has gripped the imagination of financial institutions all over the world. One report from Spanish megabank Santander says banks could save up to $20 billion a year in infrastructure costs by replacing legacy …

Blockchain

RankScience wants to replace your SEO staff

The dark art of search engine optimization could be next in line for software-powered automation — potentially putting hundreds of thousands of ‘SEO consultants’ out of a job.<p>At least that’s the scenario sketched by RankScience, a YC-backed startup just graduating from accelerator’s winter 2017 …

InsideSales CEO - ‘There is no true AI in the market and data scientists aren’t a thing’

InsideSales is an interesting company to watch. On the one hand it’s a cloud software vendor that focuses on its primary sales acceleration product. …

Data and Analytics Trends for 2017

2017 is expected to be a pivotal year for the adoption of big data, analytics and artificial intelligence in capital markets as business leaders are …

Big Data

Looker CEO Explains How To Enter Data Platform Era, Avoiding Data Breadlines And Brawls.

One of the key lessons that emerged from the last 25 years of BI is that successful companies treat the data they provide internally and externally as a product. When data is a product, people know what it means, how it was created, and how to put it to use.<p>The original data warehouse stated out …

Big Data

Expert View: How To Implement A Data-Driven Culture | Articles | Big Data

We are now deep into the big data revolution, and the majority of organizations have at least recognized that they need data in order to become …

Big Data

In reality Internet of Things (IoT) market is not happening

For all trumpets and fanfares the Internet of Things (IoT) market is not happening. For three years we have entertained ourselves with so called Big …

Internet of Things