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Healthcare analytics, big data oil and the multilane expressway

Despite the promise of big data being the new “oil," adoption of analytics in the healthcare sector faces challenges and will be driven by immediate needs and maturity levels. Healthcare can look to other industries, such as financial...

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Dark data? Not if Teradata and Nuix can help it

Big data may promise a world of new insight, but if it can't be analyzed, you can kiss that potential goodbye. Enter Teradata and Nuix, which on Tuesday teamed up to bring so-called "dark data" to light.

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Big Data and elections: The candidates know you – better than you know them

Security experts have been saying that ‘privacy is dead’ for a long time. The collection of voter data by modern political campaigns is another stark example.

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How 'human-aware' AI could save us from the robopocalypse

Much virtual ink gets spilled each week enumerating the many horrors that could be ours in an AI-filled world, but top researchers in the field are already thinking ahead and making plans to ensure none of that happens.

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Google's AI is learning how to save your life

AlphaGo's uncanny success at the game of Go was taken by many as a death knell for the dominance of the human intellect, but Google researcher David Silver doesn't see it that way.

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Deep learning is coming to a chip near you

Deep learning is one of the fastest growing software technology trends in the modern enterprise. Now deep learning is becoming relevant in hardware as well. Is a deep learning chip a good idea? The industry seems to be divided in this...

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A CIO's guide to understanding analytics

Today's data-driven business runs on the almighty algorithm. Here's how to get the most out of your data analytics.

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6 'data' buzzwords you need to understand

Take one major trend spanning the business and technology worlds, add countless vendors and consultants hoping to cash in, and what do you get? A whole lot of buzzwords with unclear definitions.

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4 reasons why healthcare needs a digital code of ethics

There is the distinct possibility that the best use of health information technology is to find new ways to listen to patients and enhance the doctor patient relationship rather than dictate or placate it. Ethics, and not data...

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The two main pitfalls of business intelligence as we know it

A look at two primary reasons why business intelligence is soon-to-be extinct in the emerging technology landscape.

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5 capabilities that should be in the next version of your favorite IoT PaaS

Internet of things (IoT) native services are becoming a very relevant component of platform as a service (PaaS) technologies. In the last year, BM, Microsoft and Amazon have released very sophisticated IoT services as part of their...

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Use Apache Spark? This tool can help you tap machine learning

Finding insight in oceans of data is one of enterprises' most pressing challenges, and increasingly AI is being brought in to help. Now, a new tool for Apache Spark aims to put machine learning within closer reach.

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Study reveals security gap in big data projects

An IDG Enterprise study of big-data initiatives finds that the extremely valuable output of those projects often lacks additional security. Download the free report.

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Simplify the way your business handles complex data

The focus of data science has moved beyond big data, which, in essence, refers mostly to the volume and velocity of the data that enterprises and users produce and consume. However, managing your BI efforts doesn’t have to be a...

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Younger generation more optimistic about big data, study says

An IDG Enterprise study of big-data initiatives finds a generation gap: IT professionals aged 18 to 34 are most optimistic about the transformative benefits of big data, while older IT pros are more skeptical. Download the free...

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Amazon's Elastic File System is now open for business

Following an extended preview period, Amazon's Elastic File System is now generally available in three geographical regions, with more on the way.

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MapR's Spyglass keeps an eye on big data deployments

MapR Technologies' new Spyglass Initiative is an open and extensible approach designed to centralized monitoring of big data deployments.

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IBM promotes IT infrastructure for cognitive workloads

IBM has reinvented itself pretty much continuously since its founding more than 100 years ago. Now, the company is moving its focus to providing infrastructure for the coming era of cognitive workloads, the complex, AI-oriented,...

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