Big Data Technology

From switchboards to motherboards: The evolution of telecommunications

April 21, 2014
Let me begin with a story from my childhood. I grew up in India and, back in the early 80s, when Indian telecoms did not have a direct dial for international calls. My family used to call my uncle who was studying at M. I. T. Read More

Transforming healthcare with contextually relevant data

April 18, 2014
There is a wealth of data in healthcare, but right now the potential to extract valuable insights is mired by the endemic challenges with data integration, patient privacy and culture. Read More

The digital customer experience

April 18, 2014
To celebrate our three year #CXO Twitter chat anniversary Lynn Teo, former chief experience officer of McCann Erickson, Peg Fitzpatrick, head of social strategy at Canva, Michelle Morris, associate director of client experience at Crowe Horwath and Brian Mayer, customer experience architect and consultant, join us to discuss the digital customer expereince. Read More

What is the economic value of information when building the MDM business case? (part ten)

April 18, 2014
This is installment 10 in my series on building a business case for MDM. Read More

Big data ethics

April 15, 2014
Big data will change the face of modern society through the act of datafication. This will also require careful consideration on the possible misuse of this data. Read More

So you heard about Streams Quick Start—now what?

April 14, 2014
Join the exclusive Streams developer event April 17, 2014 Read More

Managing the lifecycle of big data

April 11, 2014
You might not think of data as a living thing, but it does have a life cycle. For some data, it's fleeting, but other data may live for decades. How do you determine how long to keep data and how to handle it while it's in your care?  Read More

Are you in the matrix?

April 11, 2014
The blurry line between cyber and physical security Unfortunately, no organization or county can escape security threats. Rapid urbanization, increasing strain on natural resources and evolving global terror threats are the reality. Read More

Data: To have and to hold?

April 8, 2014
Or to analyze, act and then move on? It’s time for a more open relationship. Now announcing Streams v3.2.1. Read More

Hadoop and the big data opportunity

April 7, 2014
According to Forrester Research in their recent Hadoop Solutions Wave, “Hadoop is a solution to the problem of big data.” I have a slightly different take on this statement: "Hadoop is a solution to the opportunity of big data." Hadoop is effective for managing vast, diverse and varied data, and, when combined with data warehousing, security and visualization capabilities, Hadoop creates a modern data management strategy. Whether your business objectives are to monitor log files, understand customer sentiment, analyze click stream data or a number of other use cases, Hadoop may be the missing link in your architecture to capitalize on the opportunities presented by big data.   Read More

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