Our most recent event, "Big Data Debunked - Finding the Data Signals," was held on October 4, 2012 in New York City. Watch the discussion here.
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Costs matter, but being nimble is the big selling point behind a Sears move to open source. As a CIO priority, agility is high on the to-do list for 2013.
We rounded up industry experts, talked big data then procured big beverages. Here are five things that you missed.
Facebook has hit the saturation point. What the company does with those 1 billion users---and all the data they cough up every second---will be far more important than landing the next billion people.
Industry consortium TechAmerica Foundation delivers its report on what government is doing with Big Data, and what it should do going forward.
The talent shortage in big data is a hot topic among technology leaders. Data scientists can call their career shots.
Join us here on Oct. 4 for a live-streamed panel discussion on big data.
Data outside of corporate firewalls will require aggregators and service providers to package it so it can be used by enterprises. Big data as a service isn't too far behind.
At a panel discussion in Manhattan, we learn that BI, Hadoop, NoSQL and Data Analytics companies look at the same issues and technologies, sometimes through very different lenses.
A never-ending stream of call detail records, network events and file sizes helps T-Mobile optimize its network.
Katrina Montinola's company is both a creator and consumer of big data, and its simulator---think something akin to The SIMs for healthcare decision---examines evidence based medicine.
The bank has already invested heavily in data analys, and the next step is to implement a big-data strategy to speed up the process of understanding a torrent of customer data.
Photographer Rick Smolan, one of the project leads aiming to visualize big data, explains how seals, taxis and rain, and the human nervous system helped him to give analytics a "human face".
Keith Sherwell, CIO of Sears Holdings, recently outlined the retailer's technology overhaul, which depends on Hadoop, open source and cutting maintenance costs.
For a company like Ford the promise of big data revolves around analyzing internal information from repair logs and sensors.
Nicholas Skytland, program manager for NASA's Open Innovation Program, argues that workers will need to be big data literate in the future.
At the TechLines future of email debate held this month, IBM general manager of Lotus Software and WebSphere Portal Alistair Rennie said that social networking will be useful in the business, not necessarily for communications purposes, but rather to glean data to improve the workforce.
On August 12, at noon, ZDNet Australia presented a live broadcast on the future of email. Featuring a panel of local and global communications experts, this discussion delved into the issues and challenges facing email in its current state, and looked at how social media is changing the way we exchange information.
The best of ZDNet, delivered
- 1 TechLines panelist profile: Archimedes' Katrina Montinola
- 2 Sears eyes big data for dynamic pricing, cost savings
- 3 Big data, analytics as a service: Likely boom on deck
- 4 TechLines panelist profile: Ford's Michael Cavaretta on internal big data
- 5 ZDNet Techlines: Big Data debunked event (gallery)