Data & Analytics

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter Unite to Simplify Data Transfers (Engadget)

Four of the biggest technology companies are banding together to make it easier for users to download and transfer their data between services. Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Twit... More

7 Tips for Operationalizing Analytics (SAS Blog)

One of the biggest challenges we’ve been hearing from customers lately is that they need help operationalizing analytics to extend the value of their modeling efforts. In many ca... More

Will Data Kill the AI Star? (IT Pro Portal)

AI is the newest rock star on the technology scene. But just because artificial intelligence (AI) is the hottest new thing, that doesn’t mean it can survive the inherent data cha... More

Microsoft Launches New Wide-Area Networking Options for Azure (TechCrunch)

Microsoft is launching a few new networking features today that will make it easier for businesses to use the company’s Azure cloud to securely connect their own offices and infr... More

5 Top Trends Driving Big Data Analytics (IM)

With the advent of digitization, big data analytics has become an established part of doing business across the globe. Most organizations now look to big data as a mainstream pract... More

Artificial Intelligence in the Data Center (DataCenterNews)

Right now, Artificial Intelligence and machine learning are the two technological innovations dominating both the technology and business scene. And rightfully so – the technolog... More

What’s Holding Back GDPR Compliance Efforts? (Security Intelligence)

The European Union (EU)’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a significant responsibility for companies of all sizes, and compliance includes a long list of requirement... More

10 Hottest Job Skills for Young IT Workers (IW)

The skills that attract attention from young job candidates can also serve as a sort of compass for where the technology industry is heading. Because technology changes so quickly,... More

Data Readiness is Much More Than Mere Cleanliness (IM)

Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI)-based analytics platforms are replacing traditional business intelligence tools to deliver significantly higher-level business ins... More

Western Digital Shakes Up Data Storage (ZDNet)

While we weren't looking, WD assembled a formidable array of storage technologies, beyond their leadership in disks and SSDs. That includes all-flash arrays, scale-out object stora... More

Microsoft Goes Silo-Busting for Enterprise Cloud Analytics (eWeek)

Gathering insights from information placed on Microsoft's cloud-based storage and big data analytics platforms is about to get easier for the company's enterprise customers. On Jun... More

Google Cloud Platform Comes to Finland to Serve Nordics (Data Economy)

Google has added a new region for its Google Cloud Platform in Finland, which joins the Netherlands, Belgium, London and Frankfurt in Europe. The new region, europe-north1, makes i... More

Data Quality a Bigger Challenge Than Many Organizations First Realize (IM)

One of the biggest challenges of data management is ensuring data quality—and for many organizations this remains a struggle.... More

IBM’s Watson Education Partners with Scholastic, Edmodo for Classroom Content Recommendations (VentureBeat)

Scholastic said that it’ll make available media, articles, and nonfiction content from its Scholastic Go and ScienceFlix libraries in IBM’s Watson Education, which will apply m... More

Azure Traffic Analytics Now Available Commercially (Redmond Magazine)

Microsoft this week declared the "general availability" of Traffic Analytics, a service that checks network activity across Microsoft Azure public cloud infrastructure. Traffic Ana... More

AI is Making Hardware Sexy Again (Forbes)

AI is not a new concept, nor are the math fundamentals underpinning it. But for AI to “eat software” and become truly useful it needs hardware: processors and chips fast and st... More

It’s Time We Tapped APIs for Business Analytics (InfoWorld)

APIs have become the mechanism of choice for connecting internal and external services, applications, data, identities, and other digital assets. As a result, APIs now have the pot... More

CDOs Must be Stewards of Ethical Business Standards (Raconteur)

Chief data officers are the new standard bearers for ethical business, a responsibility conferred upon their office as organisations from all sectors seek to maintain customers’ ... More

MicroStrategy Provides Software, Training to Students at the University of Colorado Denver School of Business (HITS)

MicroStrategy announced that the University of Colorado Denver School of Business is participating in the MicroStrategy Academic Program to provide free MicroStrategy software lice... More

Organizations Striving to Close the Data Science Skills Gap (Forbes)

Big data is undoubtedly one of the hottest trends of our age, and the promise of enormous amounts of data to fundamentally transform how our organizations operate is considerable. ... More