To drive more value out of your big data, you have to start with the right questions. Here are six strategies for improving the quality of the questions you ask big data.
Some organizations are driving more value out of big data than others. They’re the ones redefining how businesses interact with their customers. They’re the ones using data to transform their business models and to innovate.
Salesforce App Cloud ties together Salesforce’s CRM apps, Force.com platform, and Heroku platform to run various parts of an application.
Salesforce offers a variety of ways for customers to extend or customize their Salesforce apps or even build a different app linked to their CRM system. Now it’s trying to pull all its options together into a Salesforce App Cloud.
Legacy data centers have an efficiency problem, with multiple systems processing the same data several times. It’s time to rethink that.
IT departments are under amplified pressure to increase efficiency, which generally means changing the way that IT operates — anything from small course corrections to major initiatives. Storage efficiency has typically referred to the processes resulting in reduced storage and bandwidth capacity requirements.
Google announced the general availability of two big data products formerly in beta: Google Cloud Dataflow and Google Cloud Pub/Sub. The two tools complete Google’s plan to bring its entire suite of internal big data tools into general availability.
IBM is moving into cloud patents, but that’s not necessarily going to upset established providers. In a pinch, they could end up as partners.
IBM acquires patents at a prodigious rate and uses them to ward off challenges by rivals and patent trolls. It has been the single largest patent recipient for several of the past 20 years.
The service would transcribe incoming voicemail into messages for easier consumption.
Voicemail is a pain in the neck, and Apple has decided to do something about it. The company is testing a new way to transcribe spoken messages and send the contents to iPhone owners via text.
To help firefighters, the California State Assembly is considering giving them permission to take out drones in their way.
A bill being considered in the California Assembly would allow first responders to shoot drones out of the sky if they are hindering their job. This is in response to several incidents where drones hindered the efforts of firefighters and may have led to the death or injuries of people involved.
Microsoft explores new security strategies based on virtualization to better protect enterprise customers from malware and identity theft.
When we’re talking about Windows 10 features, security upgrades are often edged out of the spotlight by flashy additions like Cortana for desktop, Microsoft Edge, and Universal Apps.
Pebble, the Kickstarter success story, continues its upward climb through the wearables market thanks to a deal with Best Buy, which has exclusive preorder rights for its Time smartwatch.
For IT professionals, as well as the CIOs who sign off on expensive Oracle technology, the company’s new cloud strategy is a sea change worth watching.
Oracle is best known to the general public for co-founder Larry Ellison’s flamboyant passion for America’s Cup racing yachts, but the aircraft carrier of a company that he controls is in the middle of a course change in choppy water or, in this case, choppy clouds.
Do CIOs have an inherent conflict of interest when it comes to security? What should be their InfoSec involvement?
Who in the enterprise should take the lead on cyber-security issues? And what role should the CIO play? These were the two main questions with which speakers wrestled during the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, held in May on the school’s campus in Cambridge, Mass.
New technology allows irises to be scanned from 40 feet away. Is this a wonder weapon against crime and terrorism or a way for governments to invade our privacy and track our movements? Imagine if you could be identified with certainty from 40 feet away by anyone with...
Designers begin by understanding how people work in the real world, and then create the best IT system that’s technically feasible.
The one given across all sectors of healthcare today is that change is coming, and not the gradual kind. This is multi-billion-dollar, build-up while tearing down kind of change. If that change is to lead to dramatic improvements in the effective and efficient care of patients, our systems must be redesigned, not re-engineered. Here’s why: It’s a matter of life and death.
AWS has launched AWS Educate, an online service with self-paced labs, tutorials, and best practices for educators and students.
Amazon wants to educate us on how to use the cloud. And several major educational institutions — including Carnegie Mellon — are on board to help.
BI and big data analytics tools are getting more sophisticated and comprehensive. Yet, some organizations are failing to derive full value from their data because their corporate cultures do not reflect a data-driven mindset. Here are the common cultural challenges standing in the way of big data innovation.
Last night on Late Night with Seth Meyers, former HP CEO Carly Fiorina addressed the first mistake her campaign made — not buying carlyfiorina.org. It is slightly embarrassing. The person who owns the domain has filled the page with 30,000 frowning emoticons,...
Founder Elon Musk is leading the electric-car pioneer into the energy infrastructure business. Amazon and Target are among those with pilot projects in the works. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on Thursday introduced Tesla Energy, a line of large batteries for residential...
Western scientists are up in arms about a new experiment to alter the DNA of an embryo. The real issue isn’t ethics, however. It is whether it is the smart path to be taking in the first place. Researchers in China had the audacity (or immorality?) to try to...
We love feedback, but our enterprises do it all wrong. The CEO of BetterWorks wants employers to treat feedback more like a Fitbit.
People want to know how they are doing, and few of us feel like we hear it enough. Kris Duggan, CEO and founder of BetterWorks, believes that we’re bad at giving feedback to our employees, which keeps us from aligning work to business goals, makes employees less engaged and less productive, and keeps us all from reaching our full potential in the enterprise.
State government CIOs have some of the same hiring problems as their private-business counterparts. Here are 10 of biggest trends in IT hiring and what executives can do to get the best talent.