Despite the rise in popularity of big data technologies like Hadoop, organizations today face a serious big data skills shortage. In this video, Christy Maver of IBM Big Data marketing discusses how the IBM Big Data Quick Start Program provides free, non-production downloads of key big data
"Nothing is as practical as a really good theory." That's what one of my college professors once told us, and I've always believed it.
Newton, Einstein and the other giants of science didn't have big data. But they had big thoughts—and just enough samples of the right kinds of data—to show that
In this article, I will examine one of the commonly accepted truths in tennis: that it is an advantage to be the player who is serving in the first game of a set. I will look at this from multiple angles and I pay special attention to whether this advantage exists in a deciding third or fifth set
In the cloud, crowdsourcing means tapping into all of the expertise that's in the ecosystem. This world's problems are too large for any one person to have all the answers. Likewise, the challenges confronting humanity are growing too complex, dynamic and multifaceted for any one algorithm,
Most of us have a handful of people we follow closely for advice on new and emerging technology, or for their innovative approaches to industry challenges, and perhaps to absorb by osmosis some of their business acumen.
You might call them thought leaders or influencers. Me, I call them Big-brained
It looks like a lot of industry people are having a lot of serious fun in Las Vegas this week at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The event has always been a media magnet, showcasing new trends, hot gadgets and seemingly crazy ideas from hopeful innovators.
This year's big CES theme,
Year-end predictions are like yule logs: everyone wants to throw their own on the communal fire to see if it makes a joyous crackle. Even if it's only for one's own edification, it's good to collect your thoughts on what might trend, what might end and what the main disruptors will be in the fast-
In truth, the buzz began to build long before the start of 2013. An October 2012 article in the Harvard Business Review declared “Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century." It goes on to describe the role in terms that place it somewhere between a data-swashbuckling Indiana Jones and
Companies whose investments focus on growing talent in data sciences help not only their processes, but also the company as a whole. In our most recent global study on big data analytics, we concluded that the gap between the demand for analytics talent globally and the supply of analytics talent