10Fold – Big Data Business Insights – 13

Your daily digest of “All Things Big Data” gathered, collected and researched by your very own 10Fold Big Data Practice team.

Big Data

10 FOLD ICON 15x15 Forbes interviewed the chief data scientist at Whitepages.com and picked his brain about what data scientist really do.

10 FOLD ICON 15x15 The FTC is concerned about how companies are using their big data. FTC has warned in a new report that while big data can benefit under-served populations through better opportunities for education, credit, health care and employment, it can also lead to reduced opportunities and targeting of vulnerable consumers for fraud and higher prices.

10 FOLD ICON 15x15 CompTIA conducted a survey of 402 businesses and IT professionals regarding their big data projects. The report found that organizations are willing to work with third parties for help with their data initiatives.

Big Data uncovered: What does a Data Scientist really do? – Forbes

Watch What you do with that big data, FTC warns businesses – PC World

Big Data Poses Challenges, Opportunities for Businesses – eWEEK

IoT

10 FOLD ICON 15x15 There were several articles about the new cellular network software, Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT), that Ericsson announced at CES.

10 FOLD ICON 15x15 Also at CES, Samsung and Microsoft announced their partnership in developing IoT devices based on Windows 10. They plan on creating products that can run on the platform and integrate with other companies developing hardware and services on Microsoft’s OS.

10 FOLD ICON 15x15 Annapurna Labs Inc., who was bought by Amazon last year, just announced they will start selling chips for use in next-generation Wifi and in IoT devices.

Ericsson, AT&T Trailing Cellular LPWA solution for massive IoT – FierceWireless

LTE is turning up for tiny IoT Devices – Computer World

Samsung Partners with Microsoft for Windows 10 IoT Effort – TechCrunch

Amazon to Sell Wifi, IoT Chips – Network World

Cognitive Computing

10 FOLD ICON 15x15 Forbes talks with VP of IBM Watson Steve Gold on how IBM is taking on the world. Steve discussed the advancements being made in cognitive computing, calling it the arrival of the new “era” in computing. He used the example, “cognitive computers don’t need to be programmed—they can learn for themselves.”

The rise of Thinking Machines: How IBM’s Watson takes on the world – Forbes

Ecommerce

10 FOLD ICON 15x15 Practical Ecommerce lists 10 very surprising mistakes that large ecommerce sites made after the holiday season rush. For example, Overstock.com still had their Christmas banner up six days after Christmas was over.

10 Surprising mistakes on large Ecommerce Sites – Practical Ecommerce