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When Data "Goes Dark"

What data is housed in the paper lying around your office? Paper documents, photos, video, or other corporate holdings are the next incremental step in… Continue Reading

Using Big Data to Create Big Change: How Nonprofits Can Leverage Data

Non-profits need big data to be more effective.From the financial to the pharmaceutical, industries are leveraging big data to make a bigger impact. But… Continue Reading

Hadoop in 2017: Bigger, Better, Faster?

Hadoop will stand strong in 2017.Hadoop not only lives in the big data cloud, it embodies the big data cloud. Owned by Apache, Hadoop turns 11 years old… Continue Reading

Big-Data-As-A-Service (BDaaS): Sparking the Next Big Data Evolution

BDaaS allows enterprise organizations to simplify deployment in the cloud.2017 may finally be the year for Big Data as a Service (BDaaS). Businesses have… Continue Reading

Without Data Visualization, Big Data is Just a Big Mess

Sometimes you have to see it to believe it. In the world of big data, sometimes you have to see it to understand it. True data insight comes from turning… Continue Reading

New Social Network Popular Among Consumers Wary of Big Data

People just want to be seen and heard. That's the human inclination that Facebook so brilliantly capitalized upon. But while you've been busy finding… Continue Reading

Ireland Ripe for Big Investments in Big Data

Investors are eyeing Ireland's promise as a big data hubPass me another Guinness and let me tell you a story of Ireland. Out of the lushly greening carpet… Continue Reading

How Big Data is Making Itself Essential to Insurance Companies

Big data puts a whole new spin on insurance analyticsInsurance companies have been collecting data on their clients for years. Actuarial accountants use… Continue Reading

Could Big Data Spell the End of Animal Testing in Biomedical Research?

Is there an alternative to invasive animal testing?The use of animals in biomedical, cosmetic, and military research affects 100 million dogs, cats, rabbits,… Continue Reading

Big Data Reveals New Pools of Untapped Luxury Buyers for Marketers to Target

Emerging markets represent a significant financial boon for many industries.Capitalizing on new and emerging markets for product sales could be the next… Continue Reading

How Big Data Could Pave the Way for Millennials to Get a Credit Score Without Having Credit

Many Millennials were just kids when the American economy went belly up in the 90s. The blowback after the housing market crash changed the established… Continue Reading

New Study Shows Cloud Computing Enables 92% of Big Data & the IoT

Cisco just released their service provider forecast predicting some potentially controversial benchmarks for 2020:--92% of big data traffic will be cloud-based.--74%… Continue Reading