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IBM to pump $4B into cloud, mobile and analytics this year

IBM will dedicate $4 billion in spending this year to the cloud, analytics and mobile technologies, as it struggles with seismic shifts that are changing the landscape it once dominated.

Jive updates deliver boost to enterprise communications

New Marketo integration enables community-focused customer analytics.


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How IBM analyzes Twitter for enterprise devs

IBM is creating new ways to derive potentially valuable information from the massive, sprawling data set known as Twitter.

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IBM's cloud pitch aims for the gut

IBM on Monday made its case as an enterprise cloud vendor with something special: Watson, its one-of-a-kind, cognitively-capable platform.

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Why more data isn't always better

In the past 10 years, the focus of data has been on amassing and storing: the more data collected, the better. But while we all became expert data gatherers, what we actually ended up with was a glut of data, a shred of the insights...

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Apache Spark jumps on the R bandwagon

The big data processing technology looks to draw in data scientists.

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Creating cybersecurity that thinks

Data science techniques can help security move from reacting to threats after discovery to predicting them.

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White House gives DJ Patil new job (but what a mouthful)

What's a CDSaDCTODT? Dhanurjay 'DJ' Patil is now the U.S. (deep breath) Chief Data Scientist and Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers say it four times fast...

Microsoft adds machine learning as an Azure service

Microsoft has expanded the data-analysis offerings on its Azure cloud.

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Learn R for beginners with our PDF

It's all here in one place -- our popular "Beginner's guide to using R." You'll learn how to get your data into R, easy ways to do basic data analysis, painless data visualization, syntax quirks you'll want to know and get tons of...

Big data vendors to forge a common Hadoop base platform

Several of the largest big data vendors, including IBM, Hortonworks and Pivotal, have banded together to specify a unified base platform for Hadoop.

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HP extends R programming language for big data

Hewlett-Packard has devised a way to run programs written in the R statistical programming language against data sets that span more than one server

Big data digest: The backlash begins

Critics diagnose the limits of big data, while analysts continue to see a bright future.

Skytree aims to put machine learning in every data scientist's hands

By automating model creation, Infinity 15.1 promises significant productivity improvements.

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Urban Engines: Using data to power a better commute

One startup is collecting data to help track what it calls "The Internet of Moving Things" and improve urban commutes.

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Cloud analytics is expected to keep growing and growing

Companies are adopting data analytics to better understand consumption patterns, customer acquisition and various factors believed to increase revenue, cut costs and boost customer loyalty.

MIT randomizes tasks to speed up massive multicore processors

MIT researchers have created a data structure that can help large multicore processors churn through workloads more effectively.

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Test shows big data text analysis inconsistent, inaccurate

"State of the art" method to categorize and analyze unstructured data delivers different results from identical data one time in five, is wrong one time in 10, new study shows

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Microsoft's real-time processing engine boosts Bing, Azure services

Microsoft Research built Trill to radically speed up queries against real-time data -- but for now, it's for Microsoft use only.

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Data analytics: Are we there yet?

Organizational data analytics is a journey, not a destination.

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