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At the Amazon Summit in Chicago, the CTO of GE Oil & Gas said his unit is exploring ways to better understand and save with the AWS platform.

Charles Babcock

By Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/21/2016ReadPost a Comment

Small devices such as iPhones and iPads can't handle big data, but they can help you gain big data skills, access cloud-based data, and leverage that cloud-based data for insights. Here are 10 iOS data-centric apps for hardcore dataphiles.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/21/2016ReadPost a Comment

Synergy Research assessed the growth of SaaS in 2015, and found it more mature than other cloud services -- and ready for an even greater takeoff. In addition, the report showed Microsoft may be one company poised for significant growth.

Charles Babcock

By Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/20/2016ReadPost a Comment

"Microsoft has invested heavily in making many of the productivity features...

IBM embarked on its first quarter breaking out "strategic imperatives," as part of an effort to showcase businesses such as cognitive computing that the company believes will shape its future. Yet, overall IBM's revenue experienced a decline compared to last year's first quarter.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/19/2016ReadPost a Comment

IBM is not a startup, and venture capital is still borrowed money.

Most business decision-makers aren't trained to understand data outliers, but they can learn the basics. Executives, managers, and employees without math degrees can ask smarter questions about analyses they're basing crucial judgments on. Here are some things to know.

Lisa Morgan

By Freelance Writer, 4/18/2016ReadPost a Comment

Google machine learning wants to harness your unscheduled minutes. Pivotal expands its alliance with Hortonworks. The big data-as-a-service market is forecast to grow in a big way. Dell updates Statistica for "citizen" data scientists. All that and how your emoji choices may be driving your friends away, in the Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 17, 2016.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/17/2016ReadPost a Comment

Las Vegas is a modern high-tech hub. Casinos depend on technology to keep guests happy -- and honest. Here's a look at some of the tech behind the magic, and the lessons that can pay off big for enterprises.

Curtis Franklin Jr.

By Executive Editor, Technical Content, 4/15/2016ReadPost a Comment

Curt,   You don't mention any business acumen until the last slide....

At Facebook's F8 developers conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage to talk bots and Messenger. Also on display were AI and a big dose of virtual reality. Here are some highlights from the event.

Thomas Claburn

By Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/14/2016ReadPost a Comment

A new book by authors John Johnson and Mike Gluck, offers tools for better understanding the "little data" in our lives, and reasons for being leery of big data claims that others make. Johnson spoke with InformationWeek about how data is interrupted and misinterpreted all the time.

Michelle Maisto

By Freelance Writer, 4/12/2016ReadPost a Comment

Women make up half the population, yet it's been well documented that they don't come close to parity in STEM fields. Could the rise of big data and data science offer women a clearer path to success in technology? Here's a list of 12 inspiring women who work in big data and data science.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/11/2016ReadPost a Comment

LinkedIn contributes new technology for monitoring and managing Hadoop and Spark, MapR announces Apache Drill 1.6, SAP and IBM take their relationship to the next level, and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 10, 2016.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/10/2016ReadPost a Comment

Companies are using behavioral analytics and sentiment analysis to better understand their customers, but there are still important pieces of insight missing. Few businesses have the ability to engage individuals in a way that is appropriate to the emotions they are feeling in the moment. Emotional analytics can help bridge cognitive gaps between humans and machines.

Lisa Morgan

By Freelance Writer, 4/8/2016ReadPost a Comment

Nvidia's DGX-1 supercomputer is designed to deploy deep learning technology to help businesses quickly dig through huge reams of data. It's another way to bring AI, IoT, and big data technologies into the enterprise.

Nathan Eddy

By Freelance Writer, 4/6/2016ReadPost a Comment

As organizations consider analytics in an era of big data, they are also considering a range of new database types to accommodate the challenges that come with it. A new survey looks at the databases under consideration, the big concerns of IT pros in charge of these systems, and what compromises the pros may need to make.

William Terdoslavich

By Freelance Writer, 4/5/2016ReadPost a Comment

Visually impaired Facebook users will now find it easier to catch up with their friends' and family's photos with automatic alternative text for iOS. The new feature is based on the social network's AI technology.

Nathan Eddy

By Freelance Writer, 4/5/2016ReadPost a Comment

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