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  • What Does All That Healthcare Data Really Mean?

    Bringing more data into the public domain may be a critical step toward increasing transparency in the famously opaque healthcare sector, but raw data alone will only go so far, experts warn.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin04 Dec. 14 03:49
  • States Get Mixed Report Card on Using Data to Improve Education

    School districts across the country are beginning to embrace data-driven strategies to improve accountability and transparency in the public education sector, but a new study finds that progress among the states has been widely uneven.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin21 Nov. 14 03:01
  • ‘Digital dragon’ disrupts CIO agenda

    Australia and New Zealand’s digital narrative is moving from the sidelines to centre stage. Digital disruption will impact all levels of government, finance, manufacturing, retail or education, says analyst Gartner.

    Written by Shahida Sweeney20 Nov. 14 14:31
  • Glassbeam Integrates Its IoT Analytics Platform with Spark

    With an eye toward enhancing its Internet of Things (IoT) analytics platform with advanced machine learning and real-time analytics capabilities, machine data analytics specialist Glassbeam today released a new version of the platform that tightly integrates it with Apache Spark.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud19 Nov. 14 02:39
  • Cost, integration issues halting big data projects

    Big data projects are being held back by the high cost of setting up infrastructure to support the capturing of potentially hundreds of millions of data points each day.

    Written by Byron Connolly11 Nov. 14 10:39
  • Power Tools Company Uses Marketing Analytics to Compete With Big Box Stores

    If you're in the market for a chain saw or a leaf blower, you might consider a product from Stihl. But you won't find the company's products at Home Depot or Lowe's. Stihl operates an independent dealer-only retail distribution program that its leaders say is instrumental in helping the company dominate the gasoline-powered outdoor tool category.

    Written by Stephanie Overby30 Oct. 14 23:55
  • Twitter, IBM form partnership around analytic apps

    IBM and Twitter have announced a partnership that will merge Twitter's massive flows of social media data with Big Blue's analytics software, including Watson.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus30 Oct. 14 03:32
  • How to get started with advanced data analytics

    Customers are becoming more demanding as they change the way they interact with organisations; looking for faster, easier ways to engage, when and where it’s convenient for them.

    Written by Cameron Wall29 Oct. 14 10:54
  • 50% of app testing in the cloud by 2017

    More CIOs are tapping into cloud infrastructure and analytics for application quality and testing purposes, a research study has found. Participants expect that almost half of their apps will be tested in the cloud by 2017.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett09 Oct. 14 15:22
  • Generation Nervous? Millennial searches focus on anxiety meds

    An analysis of U.S. employee web searches for healthcare services showed that millennials search more frequently for anti-anxiety meds and women use specific medical terms while men tend to generalize.

    Written by Lucas Mearian08 Oct. 14 11:33