Loraine Lawson

Loraine Lawson

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Humanizing the Data Scientist

21 Aug, 2014

Whether you are attempting to analyze Big Data for human or machine consumption should inform your selection of the right person do tackle the job.

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Gartner Hype Cycle Predicts on Data Science, Predictive Analytics, Connected Home

19 Aug, 2014

It feels like the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies is speeding up.

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Big Data Success Requires More than New Technology

18 Aug, 2014

Banks must consider the data paradigm shift both IT and the business must make with Big Data when looking for a successful implementation.

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Big Data Gets a Little More Manageable

15 Aug, 2014

Processing advancements are getting a lot of attention for their use with Big Data.

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Wyvern Programming Language Leverages Data Types to Specify Sublanguages

14 Aug, 2014

The new Wyvern language increases security by allowing coders to use multiple languages within the same program.

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How Big Data Can Solve Small Data Problems

13 Aug, 2014

The reality of Big Data and Small Data isn't so binary.

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What IBM's New Chip Means for Data

12 Aug, 2014

It looks like this chip isn't just a major technology breakthrough, but a significant game changer for many data processing challenges.

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Internet of Things Faces Three Difficult Data Dilemmas

11 Aug, 2014

A recent IDTechEx report has identified several problems with the Internet of Things as potential business opportunities.

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Data Quality Takes on New Significance as Enterprises Go Mobile

08 Aug, 2014

The realities of working with mobile devices bring new complications to data quality efforts.

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Schism over Data Lakes: Open Source Vet Challenges Gartner’s Dire Take

07 Aug, 2014

Gartner says a data lake might work for a skilled data scientist, but it renders data useless for the rest of us. One expert thinks the firm is wrong.

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Master Data Management: It’s Not Just Used for Master Data Anymore

06 Aug, 2014

A recent report found that master data management is used for more than managing customer and product master data.

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Astrophysicist Explains How to Achieve Big-Data-to-Discovery Moments

05 Aug, 2014

Astrophysicist turned data scientist provides actionable features that must be identified in Big Data before true tangible knowledge can result.

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Some Organizations Still Struggle with Data Basics

30 Jul, 2014

Automating data integration can pay real business dividends.

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Forrester Finds Vendor Best Open Source in Big Data Streaming Analytics

29 Jul, 2014

Forrester reveals results of its Big Data Streaming Analytics Platforms reviews.

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Data Donation: A Philanthropic Trend that Could Grow Your Business

28 Jul, 2014

With data donation, tech startups can gain (free) media exposure and labor in the form of academics’ brains putting the data to use.

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Seven Key Issues to Research Before Integrating Cloud

28 Jul, 2014

How do you shift your thinking away from tactical integration to a more strategic approach to connecting with the cloud?

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New Sandbox Gives Integration Developers a Place to Play with Hadoop

25 Jul, 2014

Talend promotes a new developer's sandbox for Big Data programmers while SnapLogic releases new Elastic Integration Platform.

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More Data, More Profit

24 Jul, 2014

Data integration is an important tool—but it’s more like a wrench than a hammer.

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It’s On: The IoT Standards Games

22 Jul, 2014

Standards are emerging for IoT, but it seems like the approaches are so different at this point, it’s hard to even say they're competing.

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Why the Internet of Things Faces a Painful Path to Adoption

21 Jul, 2014

Security, privacy, vendor lock-in and legacy architectures top one industry expert's list of concerns.

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