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Indy Car driver Sam Schmidt uses his head to win. Literally.

Big computing and advanced technologies make enhanced human experiences possible.

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Buyer's guide explores data analytics software

Download the 36-page report, which puts 10 leading business intelligence products under the microscope. A giant chart examines 63 software features, including security, data visualization and Hadoop support.

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Review: 6 Python IDEs go to the mat

See how IDLE, Komodo, LiClipse, PyCharm, Spyder, and Python Tools for Visual Studio stack up in capabilities and ease of use

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Graduation rates, student loans and big data

Turning to analytics to improve graduation rates could also help with student debt

Ensuring the quality of 'fit for purpose' data

John Ladley, President of First San Francisco Partners, shares his thoughts on data quality. He says quality is more than just accuracy -- quality must also be focused on data's usage and its timeliness, relevance and accuracy....

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Breaches, IT skills & innovation keeping CIOs up at night

To say that CIOs have full plates – from guarding against breaches to cloud migration to embracing innovation – is an understatement. But given the growing recognition of IT’s importance to organizations of all kinds, it’s also a...

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Big data on campus

Colleges and universities are sifting through reams of data in search of ways to bolster graduation rates.

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How Anaplan makes dynamic strategic planning a reality

Founder and CTO Michael Gould outlines how Anaplan’s cloud-based platform pulls strategic planning out of spreadsheet hell.

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How IoT makes electricity generation more efficient

With the help of GE Power, the New York Power Authority is leveraging sensors and predictive analytics to reduce unplanned downtime and make its 16 generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines more...


Cannalytics: Exploring the effects of analytics on the cannabis economy

From backroom to storefront, cannabis is leveraging the advances in data analytics driven by other industries.

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Big data – a road map for smarter data

Using big data to extract value from your data is one thing. However, using big data with neural networks combined with ontologies raises your data value to an all new level, making it smarter.

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I’ll have what she’s having… Tech design that leads to 'positive' addictions at work

Successful gaming apps appeal to neurotransmitters in our brains that make us feel happy and connected -- and make us want to come back for more. It’s possible to design to business applications and activities that have the same...

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Watson's the name, data's the game

There's a new data expert making a name for himself in the corporate world today, and he's impressing a lot of people.

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It's (not) elementary: How Watson works

What goes into making a computer understand the world through senses, learning and experience, as IBM says Watson does? First and foremost, tons and tons of data.

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Here's to our health, with help from Watson

IBM may have originally built Watson to win at Jeopardy, but it saw potential applications in healthcare early on.

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Milestones along the way in Watson's colorful history

How did IBM's Watson get to where it is today? Here are some key events that happened along the way.

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A.I. strikes back

The elements necessary to bring artificial intelligence (A.I.) to life are converging right now. Inexpensive computing in the form of the cloud, edge "nodes" (ie: smartphones), big data (growing continuously, thanks to the propagation...


Why being a data scientist 'feels like being a magician'

What is it like to be a data scientist? Here's what three people currently on the front lines had to say.

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