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6 Ways Analytics And The Internet Of Things Will Transform Business

| April 7, 2016
6 Ways Analytics And The Internet Of Things Will Transform Business

At IBM’s Insight conference, Bob Picciano, senior vice president of IBM Analytics, talked about the rise of the “cognitive business”, or an enterprise that engages with analytics to improve its customer relations, business processes, and decision-making capabilities. There are dueling predictions over how ubiquitous the Internet of Things will be, but most indicate that the […]

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Ten Commandments of Business Intelligience

| March 6, 2016
Ten Commandments of Business Intelligience

by Shant Hovsepian-The 10 Commandments of Business Intelligence in Big Data. Organizations today don’t use previous generation architectures to store their big data. Why would  they use previous-generation BI tools for big data analysis? When looking at BI tools for your organization, there are 10 “Commandments” you should live by. First Commandment: Thou Shalt Not […]

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Connected Assets, Big Data and Better Decision-Making

| February 1, 2016
Connected Assets, Big Data and Better Decision-Making

by Eddie Amos New power does not come from data itself, but from the evolution of connectivity. First we connected computers, then we connected 2.3 billion people annually and then we connected sensors and machines. There is no doubt that our lives as humans are evolving. New technologies, including everything from our refrigerators and Fitbits […]

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Beyond Social: How Text Analytics Can Improve Business

| December 15, 2015
Beyond Social: How Text Analytics Can Improve Business

By Alex Woodie: There’s been a lot of time and attention dedicated to mining social media with big data techniques. With more than 400 million tweets a day, you’re almost certain to find a trending Twitter topic that’s relevant to you. But text analytics’ potential is much bigger than social media, and some of its […]

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What’s Your Strategic Intent for Big Data?

| November 18, 2015
What’s Your Strategic Intent for Big Data?

Like many new information technologies, Big Data can bring about dramatic cost reductions, substantial improvements in the time required to perform a computing task, or new product and service offerings. Which of these benefits are you seeking? The technologies and concepts behind Big Data allow organizations to achieve a variety of objectives, but you are […]

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Big Data and the Brain: Keeping the Cognitive Load in Check

| October 24, 2015
Big Data and the Brain: Keeping the Cognitive Load in Check

 Having a large amount of data is not useful by itself, it has to be easy to find and retrieve the data for later use. Part of what makes this challenging is the human brain. In this post, we will review how the limits of the brain have helped to shape the file systems we […]

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Healthcare Unstructured Data

| September 24, 2015
Healthcare Unstructured Data

By George Leopold: Unstructured data is estimated to account for nearly 80 percent of health care information, a hodge-podge of physicians’ notes, sensor data from medical devices, lab results, X-ray and MRI images along with clinical and financial data. Add to the mix several layers of patient privacy and medical IT regulations and you get […]

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DOD Health Care Competition Attracts Big Data Players

| June 11, 2015
DOD Health Care Competition Attracts Big Data Players

By George Leopold A pending Defense Department solicitation for a massive health care management system is touching off a scramble among federal contractors and medical IT specialists who would have to find ways to apply data analytics techniques to a huge Pentagon health records database. The massive military program called Department of Defense Healthcare Management […]

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Texas Children’s Hospital Contains Cost with Big Data

| May 10, 2015
Texas Children’s Hospital Contains Cost with Big Data

Hospitals have been using data warehouse software for decades, but such systems are difficult to tune for healthcare data, which is constantly changing. They fail to integrate and assimilate information in a timely manner, which can lead to unnecessary treatments or diagnostics. This can be troublesome as Medicare and Medicaid shifts from reimbursing hospitals based […]

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UC Irvine Medical Center: Improving Quality of Care with Apache Hadoop

| April 21, 2015
UC Irvine Medical Center: Improving Quality of Care with Apache Hadoop

By Jim Walker. With a single observation in early 2011, the Hadoop strategy at UC Irvine Medical Center started. While using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Yahoo we came to the conclusion that healthcare data although domain specific is structurally not much different than a tweet, Facebook posting or LinkedIn profile and that the environment powering […]

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