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Big Data News: A Revolution Indeed

News last week that the term “big data” was included in the quarterly online update of the <i>Oxford English Dictionary</i> (OED). So now we have a most authoritative definition of what recently became big news: “data of a very large size, typically to the extent that its manipulation and management …

Business Trends 2014

Today’s business leaders need clear, concise and well-informed perspectives on important dynamics that are currently reshaping the business …

Big Data Lessons from Silicon Valley

By<p>Thomas H. Davenport<p>Much of the earliest Big Data activity was in Silicon Valley firms with online products and services—Google Inc eBay Yahoo Facebook, LinkedIn Inc., and the other usual suspects—and startups in online and related sectors. We owe these organizations a considerable debt, because …

The Rise of Big Data

Everyone knows that the Internet has changed how businesses operate, governments function, and people live. But a new, less visible technological …

MIT: A big data revolution is here, and it's past time for CIOs to lead

This article can also be found in the Premium Editorial Download: CIO Decisions: Putting a social layer into every business app<p>Senior News …

Big Data

Can everything be considered a data company now?

Last Friday, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) deemed the ride-sharing service SideCar legal to operate in California. It was an …

Wal-Mart Puts Its Faith in Big Data for Mobile Strategy

Wal-Mart wants to tell you what to buy on your mobile device and it's using its massive collection of data to make it a reality.<p>"Our mobile strategy …

Big Data

Big Data: It's Hyped, but Here's How it will Change the World

Is there too much hype around ‘big data’? Kenneth Cukier thinks so, and yet he remains passionate about what we can achieve with it.<p>Cukier is the Data Editor at The Economist and co-author of the book Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think. At The Next Web …

If you’re disappointed with big data, you’re not paying attention

Advertisement<p>20 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / alri<p>There has been a backlash lately against big data. From O’Reilly Media to the New Yorker, from …

IT needs to understand the move from BI to data analytics

How exactly do the areas of data and predictive analyses differ from business intelligence and what should IT leaders be doing differently?<p>As we all …

Big Data

How Top CIOs Tackle Big Data, Analytics and Cloud Security

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The role of the CIO is constantly in flux, but the rapid emergence of big data, analytics and cloud technology--and the accompanying …

Big Data

GE CEO Jeff Immelt’s Big Data Bet

The name General Electric today calls to mind locomotives, jet engines and electrical grids, so-called “big iron.” But a decade from now it will call …

Manufacturing

How Cloud Integration Is Defining The Future Of CRM

The future of customer relationships depends more on context than transactions. And this trend is accelerating, driven by the integration of social media into customer relationship management (CRM), rapid gains in usability of CRM and integration applications, and the global growth of the API …

Tapping the Power of Big Data for the Oil and Gas Industry | IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub

The petroleum industry is no stranger to large volumes of data. Operating in arguably the original sensor-based industry, oil and gas companies have …

Big Data

Big Data or Big Deal?

The debate rages on: Big data or big deal? Gartner sees big data maturing rapidly, as indicated by its position on the hype cycle. It’s not dead or …

Big Data

Careful: Your big data analytics may be polluted by data scientist bias

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: pzAxe/Shutterstock<p>Expectations surrounding the future of big data range from the just huge to absolutely enormous – a …

Top 5 Big Data Use Cases in the Enterprise

IBM, the number one Big Data vendor by revenue, enjoys talking with CIOs, and Eric Sall, the vice president of product marketing for the vendor’s …

DaaS, MaaS & DRaaS: The Next Phase Of Cloud Computing

<i>Guest author Scott Geng is the CTO at c</i><i>loud management software company</i> <i>Egenera.</i><p>It’s no secret that the public cloud market has been growing like gangbusters. In fact, a recent Gartner study found spending on public cloud services is growing at more than 28% per year and private cloud spending is</i> …

Podcast: The pros and cons of using Hadoop

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Being able to properly analyze all available data is crucial to companies’ successes today. In the latest GigaOM Research …

The new analytic stack is all about management, transparency and users

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / ramcreations<p>As 2013 gains steam, the big data and analytics world is radically changing. Just these past …

Cloud and Big Data, Together: A Huge Springboard to Innovation

<i>“Big data is the new cloud computing.”</i><p>This sentiment was recently expressed in an interview with Motley Fool analyst Tim Beyers, who analyzed the zeitgeist coming out of the South-by-Southwest (SXSW) conference and observed that cloud computing and big data were now one in the same phenomena, …

Gartner's Big Data Definition Consists of Three Parts, Not to Be Confused with Three "V"s

<b>Gartner, Inc.</b><p>Volume, velocity and variety characteristics of information assets are not three parts of Gartner’s definition of big data, it is part one, and oftentimes, misunderstood. Most people only retain about one-third of what they read — that explains the truncation.<p>However, to get to the …