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Who Should Be Driving Big Data?

Every day the number of ways in which we can collect data grows, from personal data collected by exercise gadgets such as Fitbit Flex and Nike FuelBand, to the social interactions that we engage in online through Facebook, Google and Twitter.<p>This is on top of the transactional data that …

How 2014 Will Be The Year To Monetize Big Data

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ask anyone in business if they've heard of big data, and by now, the answer is probably yes.<p>For the majority of 2013, big data dominated the media discussion as businesses big and small sought to make sense of what exactly it is, and more …

Big Data

The Googlization Of GE: Targeting New $514 Billion IT Market

The machines are taking over big data. In 2008, the number of things connected to the Internet exceeded the number of people on Earth, according to Cisco. Last year, IDC estimated that in 2020, there will be 26 times more connected things than people. And this week, Wikibon issued a forecast of …

Ripping Off Young America: The College-Loan Scandal

The federal government has made it easier than ever to borrow money for higher education - saddling a generation with crushing debts and inflating a …

Network Virtualization Gets Physical

<b>Posted:</b> August 15, 2013 | <b>Author:</b> drbruced | <b>Filed under:</b> Uncategorized |14 Comments<p>Network virtualization, as others have noted, is now well past the …

Download 100 Free Online Philosophy Courses & Start Living the Examined Life

The Philosophy section of our big Free Online Courses collection just went through another update, and it now features 100 courses. Enough to give …

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It’s Our Time Down Here– “Underlays”

Recently while winding down from a long day I flipped the channel and “The Goonies” was on. I left it there thinking an old movie I’d seen a dozen …

The Datafication of Human Resources

A new buzzword has hit the business world: Datafication – turning an existing business into a “data business.”<p>Think about it this way: Facebook has “datafied” our friend network. Google has “datafied” our search and information retrieval. LinkedIn has “datafied” our professional connections. …

10 Cloud Startups Changing The Data Landscape

While the term “cloud computing” has become trendy and perhaps overused, what many people don’t realize is that it is because of cloud startups that our experience of data has become intuitive and effortless. Below are 10 startups which have had significant impact on the data landscape:<p><b>1)</b> …

Mobile Data Traffic To Grow 300% Globally By 2017 Led By Video, Web Use, Says Strategy Analytics

With smartphones and tablets replacing PCs as the default computing device for many consumers, so, too, is data traffic shifting from fixed to wireless networks. The analysts at Strategy Analytics believe that this movement, combined with the wider trend for increasing time spent online, is going …

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Europe and Japan Aiming to Build 100Gbps Fibre Optic Internet

The European Commission (EC) and Japan have announced the launch of six joint research projects, supported by £15.3m+ (€18m) in funding, that aim to …

Facebook’s first European data center goes live in Sweden

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Facebook<p>With the PRISM debacle having pushed data protection way up the list of European concerns these days, this is …

The Amazon Bundle: Why the Retail Giant Is Like the Cable Company of the Future

Infinite books, fast shipping, free streaming, fresh groceries: What kind of company is Jeff Bezos building?<p>Reuters<p>This week, Amazon announced plans to bring online grocery shopping to Los Angeles with a new service called Amazon Prime Fresh. For $79, Amazon Prime already gives customers two-day …

Down with the data center: can a peer-to-peer swarm replace cloud computing?

Space Monkey wants to put a peoples' cloud in every home<p>Not long ago, we looked to "the cloud" and saw a liberating force, a way to unshackle ourselves from the messiness of computing by offloading our data into large, mysterious, supposedly secure servers in undisclosed locations. But the reality …

Google’s growing cloud just got a NoSQL database

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / z0w<p>It doesn’t have a cool name like Cassandra, Voldemort or MongoDB, but Google(s goog) is offering up a …

50 Digital Sources Of Free STEM Education

Colleges, online universities, and other educational forums in your community can be excellent places to learn more about a variety of STEM topics, …

Education Technology

How to escape education's death valley

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, …

Interview: How Ray Kurzweil Plans To Revolutionize Search At Google

When Google announced in January that Ray Kurzweil would be joining the company, a lot of people wondered why the phenomenally accomplished entrepreneur and futurist would want to work for a large company he didn’t start.<p>Kurzweil’s answer: No one but Google could provide the kind of computing and …

Managing Your Data Growth By Migrating To Cloud Storage

Despite attempts to limit and even delete stored data, archived business data continues to grow exponentially. Once companies have eliminated unnecessary data and implemented an information lifecycle management solution, they’ll eventually need a data storage solution. Compliance, data retention …

Grad School May Not Be the Best Way to Spend $100,000

Over the past decade, I’ve taught hundreds of executive education, MBA, and undergraduate students at half a dozen top universities. To put it mildly, I’m a believer in the importance of higher education and graduate studies. But I’m also concerned that some executives view grad school as a panacea …

Should you pay $250K to go to college?

I was talking with my brother recently about higher education. We both struggled our way through school, barely able to afford our approximate …

The Jobs Crisis at Our Best Law Schools Is Much, Much Worse Than You Think

More than a fifth of students from some top-tier programs are underemployed.<p>(Wikimedia Commons)<p>The barren job market for law school grads has become a familiar reality by now. But here's something that tends to get lost in the story: The problem isn't just about no-name law schools churning out …