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A Very Short History Of Big Data

The story of how data became big starts many years before the current buzz around big data. Already seventy years ago we encounter the first attempts to quantify the growth rate in the <i>volume of data</i> or what has popularly been known as the “information explosion” (a term first used in 1941, …

Big Data And Microseismic Imaging Will Accelerate The Smart Drilling Oil And Gas Revolution

Looking for good news in American innovation? Over the past five years, technology has improved the productivity of the typical oil or gas rig on America’s shale fields between 200 and 300 percent according to industry experts at Bentek. This stunning gain in energy yielded per dollar of capital …

Adobe Abandons Its Creative Suite to Focus on Creative Cloud

Adobe first launched Creative Suite 1 back in 2003, and now, ten years and six versions later, the company is taking a left turn: Adobe is abandoning its Creative Suite entirely to focus efforts on Creative Cloud.<p>There will be backlash for this, no doubt. <b>Update</b>: Fireworks has been killed off.<p>Adobe …

The Consumerization Of The Enterprise Is Over

At the point that a trend becomes obvious and mainstream, it is no longer a trend. It is historical fact.<p>So it is with the consumerization of the enterprise, a buzzy phrase for the infiltration into workplaces of gadgets and services purchased on the sly or openly by employees.<p>These renegade tools …

Google helps you get acquainted with Glass UI in how-to video

Explorers have the device in hand, early reviews have begun to flow in, and heck, you might have even seen Glass in person by now. Unless you've had a chance to slide the product on your head, however, a comprehensive tour of the near-final user interface has likely remained out of reach. Until …

Google Glass review (Explorer Edition)

Stand in a line of people in just about any major metropolitan area in the world and you'll see the same thing: slouched shoulders and down-turned faces staring glumly at smartphone screens. Some people never look away, completely immersed in whatever is happening in the palm of their hands, while …

Move over Google Glass, Canadian companies want in on augmented reality

Wearable computers coming down in price, starting to appeal to businesses for things like training<p>Augmented reality – looking at the world through an …

BYOD By The Numbers [Infographic]

Earlier pieces in this series on “BYOD Grows Up” have explained how bring-your-own-device policies can be productivity enhancers, employee morale boosters and even, counterintuitively, security enhancers (because new policies can allow IT departments to push through long-overdue upgrades).<p>But …

What’s next for BYOD?

<i>This is a guest post by Cimarron Buser, vice president of business development at Apperian.</i><p>Many companies have begun to embrace the concept of “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD). This starts with the agreement that your company’s email, calendar, and contacts can be used on an employee’s personal …

With BYOD, Employee Productivity Surges

The rapid rise in the Bring Your Own Device trend is bringing about big change in business, with more employees using personal devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops to access company data and applications.<p>For many professionals – BYOD is quickly becoming BYOE – Bring Your Own Efficiency …

The Cloud Revolution and Creative Destruction

Companies around the globe are learning that while cloud computing has many virtues, perhaps chief among them is its ability to help business leaders shift huge chunks of IT budgets away from low-value infrastructure and toward customer-facing growth and innovation.<p>It’s easy to lose sight of that …

SAP Brings Its Lightning-Fast Database, Hana, To Amazon's Cloud

Enterprises can now choose to use SAP's super-fast in-memory database for 99 cents per hour, plus other fees.<p>Interestingly, SAP also announced a competitor to Amazon, called the SAP Hana Cloud, which will also let companies build and run apps using rented computers running Hana.<p>The Amazon version …

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing: Fact or Fiction?

Cloud Computing: Fact or Fiction? is a new infographic from Devry University helping to explain the basics about cloud computing, and the clear up …

The 8 Most Important Skills Needed for Cloud Computing Today

<b>The constant promise we hear about cloud computing is that it is supposed to lift many of the burdens of information technology management away from companies, and out to some service provider. However, the promise is always a lot sweeter than the reality. And that reality is that new types of</b> …

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, …

Can Cloud Computing Save Hewlett-Packard?

<b>Hewlett-Packard</b> stock has suffered greatly over the past five years. But in this video, Andrew Tonner reviews some good news about the company, …

Why Cloud Computing Is Accelerating In The Enterprise

Translating time into dollars matters far more to many CEOs I’ve spoken with versus what platform their applications are running on.<p>What matters most is getting all they can out of every hour their business is operating. They are all focused on getting beyond the constraints that held their growth …

460 Million Connected Internet Devices

Beautiful data visualizations of some very scary data!<p>An anonymous hacker under the pseudonym of “Carna Botnet” has posted a comprehensive Internet …

How data is changing the car game for Ford

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / PhotoSmart<p>When most people think about how cars are built, they probably think about assembly lines, …

Connected: GE Software Gives New York City’s Largest Power Plant New Brain

When Woody Allen declares his love for New York City on a bench under the Queensboro Bridge in the movie <i>Manhattan</i>, another New York mainstay makes a …

GE’s Industrial Internet and the Smart Grid in the Cloud

Two weeks ago, General Electric made a big splash in the world of the Internet of Things, or, as GE likes to call it, the “industrial internet.” In a …

GE invests $105M in Pivotal to build the Industrial Internet

Today, General Electric announced that it is investing $105 million in Pivotal, a company building “next generation Enterprise Platform-as-a-service.” Pivotal is launching today and has yet to reveal specifics about the technology, beyond the fact that it brings together big data, application …