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IBM Watson Dives Further Into Cloud, Healthcare Analytics

IBM Watson Dives Further Into Cloud, Healthcare Analytics

IBM is looking to expand its Watson cognitive computing platform into many more fields, including cloud and healthcare. This includes bringing in more partners and developers. Moving aggressively on several fronts, IBM announced Tuesday that it is expanding the offerings of its Watson cognitive computing platform to focus more on cloud computing initiatives, as well as on healthcare — a mark... »

OTC 2015: Data, Analytics Could Unlock Huge Prize of Global Oil Supply

GE Oil & Gas believes that data and analytics can play a very strong role helping oil and gas companies make better decisions, with the prize being the equivalent of 80 billion barrels of oil, or three years of global supply. Three years ago, GE really leaned into the possibility and potential associated with the Industrial Internet, or the intersection of smart sensors, Big Data and analytics... »

Intel bets on real-time analytics with high-end processor refresh

The chip company launches its new generation of its Xeon E7 processor that it hopes will spur companies to crunch data as it is collected. Intel today refreshed its Xeon E7 family of processors with a line-up aimed at helping businesses carry out real-time analytics on big datasets. The chip giant launched the third generation of its high-end server chips, based on its Haswell-EX microarchitecture... »

Big data analytics are the future of cyber security

Big data analytics are the future of cyber security

LAS VEGAS: Developments in hacking culture and enterprise technology mean that big data-led intelligence defences are the future of the security industry, according to EMC. David Goulden, CEO of information infrastructure at EMC, made the claim during a press session at EMC World attended by V3. “The security industry is changing dramatically. If you look to the past, firewall and antivirus ... »

Birst shapes data analytics around the user

Birst shapes data analytics around the user

Data is in many ways the lifeblood of business, yet there are many different ways to present and use the results of analysis. Business intelligence specialist Birst is launching its Birst 5X Adaptive User Experience which allows users to work with data in the way they want without suppressing their curiosity and creativity. The new release includes updates to Birst Dashboards and Visual Discovery ... »

Dell to create Big Data skills in Brazil

Dell’s analytics arm will partner with Brazilian universities to facilitate the creation of a local pool of skills in data analytics. The project led by Dell’s subsidiary StatSoft is underpinned by the launch of Instituto Data Science (IDS), an institution that will provide analytics training methodologies for in-person or web-based classes. Public universities across Brazil have alrea... »

What to Look for in a Healthcare Big Data Analytics Vendor

Healthcare big data analytics is a booming business, which is both a good and a bad thing for providers seeking to bulk up their infrastructure to supplement their EHRs with sophisticated tools for clinical analytics, population health management, and predictive insights. The number of up-and-coming big data vendors is growing every day as providers recognize the need to treat data as a resource i... »

SAS enlarges its palette for big data analysis

SAS enlarges its palette for big data analysis

SAS offers new tools for training, as well as for banking and network security. SAS Institute did big data decades before big data was the buzz, and now the company is expanding on the ways large-scale computerized analysis can help organizations. As part of its annual SAS Global Forum, being held in Dallas this week, the company has released new software customized for banking and cybersecurity, ... »

Using Big Data In A Crisis: Nepal Earthquake

As I write this, hundreds of emergency services, charities, disaster relief agencies and volunteers are doing their best to help people affected by the terrible Nepalese earthquake which struck during the weekend. And Big Data is playing its part, too – with crowdsourced, data-driven efforts to connect people outside the country with their missing loved ones, and assist in getting aid to where it ... »

Big data could power on-demand public transport: IDA

TODAY reports: The Infocomm Development Authority says it is envisioning an on-demand express shuttle service that charges between S$5 and S$10. SINGAPORE: The authorities are looking at piloting a public transportation service, which can be activated at the drop of a hat for deployment at places where demand for both taxis and buses heats up, the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) has revealed.... »

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