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Lost Andy Warhol Art Recovered From 1980s Amiga Floppy Disks

Data recovery isn't a lost art, but it can find lost art. Case in point: The Andy Warhol Museum announced on Thursday that it has recovered a series of forgotten doodles, pictures, camera shots, notes, and more that belonged the iconic artist--works that have been trapped an Amiga 1000 computer's floppy disks since 1985. Full Story »
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Privacy Jitters Derail Controversial K-12 Big Data Initiative

Unrelenting privacy concerns finally derailed a controversial big data initiative that promised to deliver more individualized instruction to public school students in the U.S.

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Violin and Microsoft play a duet to speed up applications

The storage vendor put Windows Storage Server in its flash array for enterprises

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SAP reports strong growth in cloud amid slow overall revenue growth

The company had a dip in software revenue in the first quarter as the cloud business took off

News analysis

Will the Internet of Things Become the Internet of Broken Things?

Fifty billion devices will connect to the Internet in the next few years. It's up to vendors to make sure they do, in fact, connect to the Internet -- and provide reliable data, security and customer experience. Otherwise, analysts warn, the future may bring an Internet of Broken Things.

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10 Hot Hadoop Startups to Watch

As data volumes grow, figuring out how to unlock value becomes vastly important. Hadoop enables the processing of large data sets in a distributed environment and has become almost synonymous with big data. Here are 10 startups with solutions for unlocking big data value.

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Microsoft Launches Toolset for Capturing 'ambient Intelligence'

Microsoft has a new service for capturing machine data and has updated its data warehouse software for Hadoop

Advice & Opinion

Big Data Security Context

I just finished up a lengthy tour through Latin America and Asia, as described in many of my latest blogs. Most recently I was in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). I had the opportunity to work with various government agencies, organizations within critical infrastructure and general enterprise businesses across ANZ. Their primary topic of interest: big data. More specifically, they were interested in determining what needs to be part of a successful big data security strategy.

How To

4 Qualities to Look for in a Data Scientist

Every business, it seems, needs a data scientist, but not everyone knows what to look for. The four qualities of a good data scientist described here will help you first write a job description and then evaluate candidates for your data scientist vacancy.

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Box Patches Heartbleed Flaw in its Cloud Storage Systems

The company is also telling customers to change their passwords

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AI Gets its Groove Back

Thanks to the advent of Big Data, new algorithms and massive, affordable computing power, artificial intelligence is now, finally, on a roll again.

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Dropbox CEO Defends Rice Despite 'Drop Dropbox' Privacy Backlash

Dropbox intended to make headlines after introducing Carousel, Dropbox for Business, and the Mailbox app expansion on Wednesday. But the cloud storage company probably didn't expect those headlines to be about another news item altogether: its newest Board member, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

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As Companies Grow, Managing Risks Gets More Complex

Size matters when it comes to security, according to Davi Ottenhelmer. Ottenhelmer, senior director of trust at EMC, titled his presentation at SOURCE Boston Wednesday, "Delivering Security at Big Data Scale," and began with the premise that, "as things get larger, a lot of our assumptions break."

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Dropbox and You: A Future Where Apps Drive Cloud Storage

For companies in the cloud storage business, standing out from the pack isn't getting any easier, as many competing services are racing to the bottom with both free and paid offerings.

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'Drop Dropbox' Protests Flare as Wiretap Proponent Condoleezza Rice Joins Board

Not surprisingly, privacy advocates decry the appointment of Rice, a pro-surveillance hawk, to the board of a company that stores user data.