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App developers get serious about data and analytics

Many apps' data-collecting efforts amounted to wild grab bags and were not focused on specific end uses. This is slowly changing. Apps are getting smarter about data collection and analysis. 

451 Research names '6 Cs' of IT disruption for 2015

For 2015, 451 Research has an interesting list of havoc headed our way--the 6 Cs: Containers, convergence, cloud security, closets, crowd workers, and coexistence. 

Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch eliminates need for additional power sources for cameras and sensors

One of the recurring problems in using sensors and cameras in remote areas, moving vehicles, and mobile setups is in securing a power source for them. This week MilSource, a U.S. distributor of military-grade Ethernet connectivity products, announced a breakthrough in switch technology that fully addresses these issues. 

Data Transparency Coalition gathers CFOs to implement DATA Act

The Data Transparency Coalition (DTC) is a trade association pushing the U.S. federal government to publish information as standardized, machine-readable data. The DTC is holding a breakfast meeting this very morning in preparation of the DATA Act's implementation now that they are this bit surer of how the Act will materialize in practice. 

IBM Watson Analytics Beta hits the business user sweet spot

Marketing people and business users: you now have free trial access to some very powerful cognitive, natural language-based predictive analytics and visual analytic tools. It's called Watson Analytics and yes, it's in beta--but my goodness, this is a great way to quickly master data and analytics in your daily work.

Global IT management survey finds common data center issues, frequency of occurrences

Kelton Research, at the behest of TeamQuest, a global IT service optimization provider, conducted a survey of over four hundred IT professionals in 10 countries in an effort to peg common data center issues and their frequency of occurrence. Here's what they found.

Ten 2015 big data predictions

It's that time of year again when we all look ahead in hopes of successfully predicting what's coming in the New Year. Here's a roundup of the 10 most recent big data predictions. Will they come true or not? We'll have to wait and see. But even so, there is good food for thought and discussion here. 

Kreditech Group uses big data to score credit risk on 4 billion people worldwide

It's not just early stage startups that are pressuring credit bureaus; much bigger fish are swimming the credit risk waters. Case in point: global banking tech and support services provider Kreditech Group which has now successfully used big data to score 4 billion previously unscored people worldwide. 

Splintered data and cloud data connectors

Company data is scattered around all over the place, including in the cloud, and this disorganization is negatively affecting big data projects. Fortunately, there are a few vendors working now to at least partially resolve some of these issues.

IU gets $6.6 million from NSF for Jetstream, a cloud for science and engineering research

The Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University received $6.6 million of an $11 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create the NSF's first science and engineering research cloud called Jetstream.