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10Fold – Big Data Business Insights – 40

Big Data

10 FOLD ICON 15x15 AEG Live, the production company that puts on the Coachella music festival,  is working with app developer Aloompa to create an iOS app and Android app for the upcoming festival. Aloompa hopes that when Coachella-goers have opened the app and their Bluetooth is turned on, the company’s beacon technology can track their location down to a foot. AEG claims it is trying to leverage this data in a way that’s “not creepy,” nor invasive. Instead, the festival organizers can use this location data as a gut check, or can compare which artists app users favorited, starred, or scheduled, and which artists’ sets were actually attended. The data is also used by promoters to inform their decisions about booking artists that better resonate with a specific audience. It is suggested that AEG is employing this new technique after the success that Bonaroo had when compiling their 2015 lineup.

10 FOLD ICON 15x15  According to a TechRadar report from forrester, many businesses are looking to make changes to their companies by implementing streaming analytics and self-service into the way they do business.  This is largely in part to the boom recently seen with enterprises incorporating more data adoption into their everyday businesses. Forrester defines stream analytics software as a technology that “can filter, aggregate, enrich, and analyze data from multiple sources.  For the report, Forrester looked at about 20 different technology categories that include big data. In addition, they spoke with multiple vendors and experts in the field, and found that five specific technology categories ranked the highest in terms of customer interest.  Those categories are data integration, data services and APIs, in-memory computing, data preparation and discovery, advanced analytics, and monitoring and administration.


Big Data’s Priorities: Streaming Analytics, Self-Service – InformationWeek


10 FOLD ICON 15x15 The Internet of Things is changing everything, or it soon will, and few companies exemplify this trend more than industrial titan General Electric, which announced in January that it will pull up stakes from its long-established corporate headquarters in Connecticut and move to Boston for its concentration of elite research universities and tech firms. Additionally, the company plans to undergo a revolution driven by digital transformation and the Industrial Internet of Things. With new IIoT technologies, GE expects to grow its software and analytics enterprise from $6B in 2015 to a top 10 software company by 2020. However, others like Mark Bernardo, leader of Professional Services, Americas at GE Digital Services, believes this growth will take more than adopting new technology practices. Bernardo believes the company needs to become more agile (leaving behind or adjusting its traditional Six Sigma methodology for business process improvement), embrace change management, and encourage the CIO position to become a leadership in this effort of change.

How GE will bring the Industrial IoT to life – CIO

Cognitive Computing

10 FOLD ICON 15x15 There were several articles about the University of Aberdeen Department of Computer Science being given access to one of IBM Watson. Aberdeen becomes one of only four UK Institutions to have access to the Watson Engagement Advisor solution and its experts. It will initially be used by students undertaking the Department of Computing Science’s Semantic Web Engineering module, and will eventually be offered more widely across a range of relevant programs.

Students get access to IBM Watson with University of Aberdeen Cognitive Computing Deal – Tech Week UK

University of Aberdeen students to get access to IBM Watson – CBR


10 FOLD ICON 15x15 Most IT organizations today are under pressure to increase their “cloudification” and speed up every data-driven aspect of their business, but the challenges of integrating disparate data, applications, and APIs are causing a slowdown that threatens to ground some companies. Darren Cunningham, VP of marketing at SnapLogic, outlines the steps an organization should consider when planning its upgrade to a modern cloud and big data integration technology. Some tips include finding a forward-thinking consulting partner with a great track record and satisfied clients to help you assess where you are, where you want to go, and how quickly you can get there, ensure the iPaaS solution you choose is resilient enough to handle updates and variations, and to get rid of technologies that keep you chained to them with heavily-involved or expensive upgrades.

Headed for the Cloud? Watch Out: Legacy Data Integration Can Bring You Down – Inside Big Data

Network Function Virtualization

10 FOLD ICON 15x15 At the Open Networking Summit this week, vendors big and small are talking about the success and direction of the open networking movement, including SDN, NFV, and whitebox hardware. The new era of networking is defined by several key trends: disaggregation, a move to software virtualization, and open source. Guru Parulkar, Chair of ONS and the Executive Director at the Open Networking Research Center (ONRC) sees a need to also build and support fully integrated open source solutions that enable the disaggregated network experience. He emphasizes that those solutions need proven scalability, performance, and ease of use to prevent closed solutions from dominating the industry.

ONS and the challenge of Open Networking – Enterprise Networking Planet

10Fold – Big Data Business Insights – 8

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 CRN  released their list of the 10 coolest big data startups of 2015.

10 FOLD ICON 15x15  Here are five big data metaphors that either hit the mark or are very far off.

10 FOLD ICON 15x15 According to reports, about 90% of  data  today was created within the last two years. With so much data being produced, small businesses often believe they aren’t equipped to participate. They are incorrect.

10 FOLD ICON 15x15 IBM is using big data to help Beijing combat its air pollution crisis using a data analysis platform called Green Horizons.

The 10 Coolest Big Data Startups of 2015 – CRN

5 metaphors for Big data and why they matter – Data Informed

How You can use big data in your small business – Smart Data Collective

How IBM Is using big data to battle air pollution in cities – Huffington Post Tech


10 FOLD ICON 15x15 Another company has joined the efforts for long distance networks that cut the cost and power consumption of today’s cellular machine-to-machine networks.

10 FOLD ICON 15x15 Preliminary research has begun to understand how IoT will impact education.

IoT Networks Get New Rival– EE Times

The Internet of Things is about to Re-shape E-Commerce – Vision Mobile

IoT in Education: The Internet of School Things – Dataconomy


10 FOLD ICON 15x15 Microsoft is calling their latest release of Cloudified System Center Configuration manager (ConfigMgr) a huge millstone in bringing the PC and server management software into the SaaS era.

Microsoft calls cloudified ConfigMgr “Most significant” Release yet – eWEEK


10 FOLD ICON 15x15 Ecommerce marketers are using the insight from online shoppers to potentially improve conversation rates and marketing effectiveness.

10 FOLD ICON 15x15 Here are three key ways to focus on improving B2B ecommerce relationships.

Using ecommerce site search for Customer insights – Practical Ecommerce

3 ways to build B2B relationships with ecommerce – Practical Ecommerce


10 FOLD ICON 15x15 CustomerThink created seven habits of highly effective sales content – personalization came in as number two.

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Sales Content #2: personalization – CustomerThink