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Data Centers Are Up To Big Data's Power Challenge

Data Centers Are Up To Big Data’s Power Challenge

If you look at today’s typical data center with its racks of blade servers, SANs, network switches, UPSs, and more humming away, crunching gigabytes, terabytes, even petabytes of data,…
Strategic Weapon: Unstructured Data Delivers Battlefield Edge

Strategic Weapon: Unstructured Data Delivers Battlefield Edge

Predictive analytics has moved into dangerous terrain. It’s now able to forecast battles in a war zone. Using vast amounts of unstructured data from a massive dump of e-mail published by…
Latency, The Silent Killer Of Competitiveness

Latency, The Silent Killer Of Competitiveness

 Whether it’s the inability to “connect the dots” before the 9-11 attacks on the United States or…
A Brush With Genius: Analytics Help Detect Art Fraud

A Brush With Genius: Analytics Help Detect Art Fraud

Vincent van Gogh, Wheatfield with a Reaper, 1889 Image credit: MicheleLovesArt/Flickr When those…

Data Analytics Can Help Feed Planet

Millions of people living today in the Horn of East Africa are currently at risk from a devastating drought. Tens of thousands of refugees have already migrated to other parts of the region. While the ongoing military conflict complicates…
Data: The Most Precious Commodity

Data: The Most Precious Commodity

When you type “data is like oil” into Google you get 522 million results; while doing so in Bing yields a mere 270 million links. Do the same search substituting “gold” for “oil” and you…
Political Gamesmanship: Massachusetts Aims To Be First in Big Data

Political Gamesmanship: Massachusetts Aims To Be First in Big Data

A savvy politician will latch on to a good idea when it means long-term investments and jobs for his or her constituents. That’s what Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick
A Nose for News: Analytics-Inspired Journalism

A Nose for News: Analytics-Inspired Journalism

Most of what passes for news follows the well-trod path of he-said/she-said journalism. A reporter gets an assignment, interviews as many people as possible, then fills the story
Small Business: Seeding Growth With Analytics

Small Business: Seeding Growth With Analytics

Not that long ago, business intelligence systems were out of reach for most small-to-medium-sized companies (SMEs). For most SMEs analyzing data was not as critical as simply processing it through business applications. From a proprietor’s perspective, any data analysis…