• CEOs and lower-level managers flip positions on big data

    A new survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and Teradata finds a huge gap in how CEOs and other executives see big data. They found that it is CEOs who now wear the rose-colored glasses. Other executives, especially lower-level managers, have a bleaker view. 

Spotlight: Are data visualizations killing empathy?

You'll find a great case study by Jake Harris in Source OpenNews on how data visualizations are affecting reader/viewer empathy--and it isn't a pretty picture.

GoodData launches insights-as-a-service, IoT ready platform

Yesterday, GoodData, a cloud BI provider, announced major upgrades to its platform and the resulting launch of its "insights-as-a-service" concept that leverages collective learning and, according to them, is suitable as an IoT ready platform. 

Teradata study finds many organizations don't benefit from customer-data analysis

Teradata just released the results of its fall quarter 2014 survey of 1506 marketing and communications executives in all major industries worldwide. Among other things, it found only 39 percent of organizations are benefitting from customer data analysis.

2014 'blockbuster' year for M&As driven by big data, other tech disruptions; 2015 to follow suit

Jeff Liu, Global Technology Industry Transaction Advisory Services Leader at EY says that while globally "technology corporate development teams took a breather in the fourth quarter,"  the "quarterly volume set a fourth consecutive post-dotcom-bubble record."

MapR launches free training program, offers certification

If you're looking to get one or more Hadoop certifications, you might want to consider the free, self-service training MapR provides which includes certification testing upon completion of the course.