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Upcoming Event: IE Chief Data Officer Summit

Are you attending the Chief Data Officer Summit in San Francisco this year? Our partners at IE know how to put together a fantastic event—but if you haven’t attended one before, here’s the breakdown on what you can expect. Chief Data Officer Summit: May 22-23, San Francisco, 2014Data Strategy InnovationThe Chief Data Officer summit brings together...

Join Us at the Big Data Conference Next Week

Are you planning on attending the Global Big Data Conference in Dallas? We hope you are. Two of our executive chimps, Flip Kromer and Eddie Satterly, will take the stage at the Global Big Data Conference’s Big Data Bootcamp next week to present on Storm and other big data tools. This conference, targeted to both technical and non-technical people who...

A Guide to the Internet of Things [Infographic]

Every so often there comes along a fact or prediction about the future of technology that blows my mind. This infographic, published by BusinessIntelligence.com, takes us on a tour of the Internet of Things landscape, exploring its current state and its future possibilities. This fact in particular is the one that got me this week: “Our Internet of...

10 Social Media Facts You Should Know in 2014

Did you know 500 million tweets are sent every day? Or that more than 55 million photos are shared every day? The online social landscape is impressive — both Facebook and YouTube have more than 1 billion users, Twitter has 232 million active users (and 651 million accounts), and Pinterest has more than 70 million users, just to name a few. There’s...

Tell the White House What You Think About Their Use of Big Data

When you think of the US government and big data, it’s almost impossible not to think about the issue of privacy and the growing concerns surrounding it. In light of multiple controversies surrounding this topic including Edward Snowden, the NSA and general US spying, the government has (perhaps belatedly) opened conversations on the future of privacy — and...

Science Tells Us How to Have a Happy Relationship

The secret to a happy relationship has finally been cracked thanks to Happify and countless hours of scientific research. Now I know some of you have probably seen this infographic before (probably a couple months ago around Valentine’s Day), but I thought it was so good I had to share in case you missed it. Also who doesn’t want a few tips every now...

25 Years of the World Wide Web

Anyone reading this blog post right now knows the significance of the World Wide Web. It’s an invention that has revolutionized our world and given rise to seemingly boundless creativity, innovation, collaboration and knowledge — but it hasn’t yet reached its full potential. Father of the Web, Tim Berners-Lee, named some of the key challenges we still...

The Quantified Cow: The Internet of Things for the Dairy Industry

The future is here. We’ve all heard about the Internet of Things, another buzz word circulating the tech community recently. Although technically in existence for more than two decades, the Internet of Things movement has gained greater momentum in the last few years—most notably stepping into a bigger spotlight with Google’s $3.2 billion purchase of...

Take Our CIO & Big Data Survey (and win $100 Amazon gift cards)

We learned a lot from our 2013 CIOs & Big Data report — for instance, that 96% of enterprises have Big Data in their top 10 priorities list, but 55% of Big Data projects aren’t completed. This year we’re interested in seeing if the stats have changed, and we want to hear from you. Take this quick survey and tell us what you really want your execs to...

Reinvention of Enterprise Analytics

Authors: Mark Lenke and Shawn Nelson Breaking the Barriers of Time and Expense There’s no doubt that companies have benefited tremendously from business intelligence (BI) applications. Enterprise business intelligence (EBI) has enabled companies to spot emerging trends, identify new markets, serve customers more effectively and improve operational...

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