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  • News from Strata: Business users crash the party and big data turns a new corner

    One of the most important things I noted at the conference: a considerable uptick in attendance of business people at an event previously thought to be a geek thing. There were a number of interesting announcements and achievements at Strata and you'll find many of them here. But if you were to ask me for a single winner in the battle of big data ideas, I would say it was...

77% of chemical companies moving to cloud, big data analytics

According to a study by Accenture, 77 percent of the C-level executives in chemical companies surveyed think cloud computing and big data analytics are necessary to remain competitive. 87 percent said that failing to use them may lead to a company's extinction.

Spotlight: 4 pieces of National Institutes of Health's big data puzzle

There's an interesting piece in Government Health IT on the National Institutes of Health's four big data initiatives currently in development. 

Municipal sensor networks track citizen behavior for study, raises privacy concerns

According to Steven Koonin, 4% of Manhattanites go to bed before 7:30 PM and only 6% turn their home lights off after midnight. New Yorkers nod off early, but I doubt they want to be studied in their sleep, or while they're awake either.

Researchers in affective computing find new way to recognize emotion in text

Along comes a group of researchers who are proposing a new and interesting way to recognize emotion in written communications. Here's what they came up with... 

Two recent court decisions protect hospitals against lawsuits in wake of data theft

Eisenhower Medical Center and Sutter Health, two of California's largest healthcare providers, have successfully fended off law suits following data breaches that now set precedence on limiting damages that can be awarded after a data breach.

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