With all the focus on big data and business intelligence in the job market, a new certification at the University of Illinois is just the thing hiring managers need this year.
Small, medium and large enterprises each face unique data challenges. Part three in our FCIO special report Scaling up for Big Data.
Twitter has rolled out comprehensive analytics for Twitter Card users. Good move on Twitter's part in upping its game, albeit in a limited fashion.
When you can't use an answer, or when you can't act upon it, then you also can't realize a return. In an effort to aid you in formulating the "right" questions to ask of data, I turn to a number of experts in different industries for their advice. Here's what they say.
Big data is past the hype phase now, with half of organizations now implementing or planning to implement a big data initiative, according to the just-released, 2014 IDG Enterprise Big Data report.
It will probably come as a shock to most readers that the U.S. is already almost completely independent in terms of energy. Indeed, Wired reports that "according to the International Energy Agency, by 2016 the U.S. will surpass Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world's largest oil producer." U.S. energy producers of every stripe are using big data analytics to produce more energy even faster than the Agency predicts.
There is also no shortage of predictions around big data and data analytics as we close out the year. The latest come from Capgemini's Scott Schlesinger, senior vice president for business information management.
Neal Lustig, a pioneer in pricing optimization and management, says the science of margin analytics is still a mystery to many organizations. That ignorance could prove costly. The days of one-price for all are nearly gone and the days of sweeping price discounts are on their way out.
Some call it the big hype; others say it is the most overused word in the IT vocabulary. But however you view big data, it will be a driving force in IT spending in 2014.
Machine-to-machine communications, also known as the Internet of Things, will be a "key area of interest for IT buyers and sellers" next year, predicts Andrew Milroy, vice president of ICT practice with Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific.