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News Scan: New York drafts nation's first Bitcoin regulations; Identifying most common big data mistakes; more.

The top news stories for July 21, 2014.

News Scan: Two-thirds of business documents expose hidden data; Is work email consuming your personal time?; more.

The top news stories for July 17, 2014.

News Scan: Data location declining in importance; Will feds get giddy with IT spending?; more.

The top news stories for July 15, 2014.

Culture, collaboration and confidence key to big data success

The greatest advanced analytics success stories this year have been among organizations that focus on culture, collaboration and confidence, not the technology alone.

A new big data tool built for biology labs

Researchers in the life sciences spend a quarter of their time managing data, according to an online survey of 70 people working in biology laboratories conducted by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT in Sankt Augustin. Many reported that they have no centralized or structured approach to data collection in their workplace.

8 top challenges big data brings to statisticians

Ronald L. Wasserstein, executive director of the American Statistical Association, speaks frankly of the top eight challenges big data poses to statisticians--and the opportunities it presents as well. 

The right to not know or be known

As Google begins its effort to comply with Europe's "right to be forgotten" law, more is now known about what's being forgotten than ever before.

Big data: too big for its own good, say data scientists

Data scientists say they are drowning in data--but the biggest problem isn't the volume of it, it is the variety of that data that makes life so challenging.  

IT pros suffer from 'old school' thinking when it comes to malware detection, says ESG

IT pros are still looking to "old school" solutions for malware detection and analysis, says Jon Oltsik, senior principal analyst with research firm ESG.

Old school vs new school: sampling security data vs big data

"The new mantra for security analytics should be, 'collect and analyze everything,'" writes Jon Oltsik in his post in  NetworkWorld. "What makes up 'everything?' Meta data, security intelligence, identity information, transactions, emails, physical security systems--everything!"