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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

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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 Over the last couple weeks big data has made a big impression over the medical industry. This week, president Obama promoted expansive medical data is the key for future cures. “My hope is that this becomes the foundation, the architecture whereby 10 years from now, we can look back and say that we have revolutionized medicine in areas like cancer or Alzheimer’s or some of the diseases that caused so much pain and suffering for so many families across the country,” Obama told medical professionals Thursday at the Precision Medicine Initiative Summit at the White House. Its his hope that the medical industry can utilize big data to accelerate medical data more rapidly.

10 FOLD ICON 15x15  IoT was a large topic at both the Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas earlier this year, as well as this week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. With overloads of smart kitchens, smart cars, smart clothes, smart shoes and more- there has been a lot of discussion about the future of IoT and 5G. 5G is currently trending with its ability to support hundreds of thousands of connections for massive sensor deployments. 5G is predicted to happen before 2020 with a large demand for it already.

IOT Is The Killer App For Big Data – Forbes

Obama: ‘Big Data’ Medical Research Is Key to Future Cures – The Blaze


10 FOLD ICON 15x15 IoT was a large topic at both the Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas earlier this year, as well as this week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. With overloads of smart kitchens, smart cars, smart clothes, smart shoes and more- there has been a lot of discussion about the future of IoT and 5G. 5G is currently trending with its ability to support hundreds of thousands of connections for massive sensor deployments. 5G is predicted to happen before 2020 with a large demand for it already.

10 FOLD ICON 15x15 Mobile World Congress has generated more eye-catching business technology this week, especially IoT devices. PCMag has put together the memorable features from the show including multiple IoT wearables. IoT Journal has also put together an article about all the major announcements at MWC – including telecom companies, Ericcson, Telular, and more.

This week’s 5G buzz indicates IoT is finally kick-starting – VentureBeat

The Most Eye-Catching Business Tech at MWC 2016 – PCMag

IoT News from Mobile World Congress – IoT Journal


10 FOLD ICON 15x15 eCommerce has a number of advantages over traditional retail. However, it lacks a competitive advantage in one glaring area. Whereas online products must be viewed through the screen of a device, in-store products can be touched and held. While eCommerce businesses can’t let customers physically interact with products, they can do the next best thing: provide them with immersive video content. Social Video increases conversions with better penetration, integrating CTAs, conducive to shorter content, consumer acceptance, and increases ability to boost content.

The Role of Social Video Marketing in eCommerce Sales – Huffington Post

Network Function Virtualization

10 FOLD ICON 15x15 Cisco has hopped on board announcing an NFV solution built out of Cisco UCS Servers, Nexus switches, and a “hardened and automated” version of RedHat OpenStack. Other companies with NFV announcements include: Cavium, Kontron (A German based company), and ETSI.  

NFV players push their wares to mobile operators at MWC – The Register

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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 The Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)’s recent survey, Big Data Insights, is examined by CIO Magazine. Of the 402 respondents, 51 percent reported having a big data project in place today, yet another 36 percent reported they were still in the project-planning stage. While many U.S.-based companies now have some form of big data initiative in place (31 percent surveyed said they were exactly where they wanted to be in managing and using data), yet few have managed to reach their data-related goals (only six percent felt their organization was where it needed to be in regard to data usage). Currently, some individual pieces of holistic data solutions are improving, but they are not yet integrated in a way that drives ideal results. While some businesses may have made progress in select areas of data management, many have not fully connected the dots between developing and implementing a data strategy in order to have a positive effect on other business objectives, such as improving staff productivity or developing more effective ways to engage with customers. CompTIA encourages companies to improve their data management by taking the measured steps of the three stages of data usage: collection and storage, processing and organization analysis and visualization.

10 FOLD ICON 15x15 When it comes to capturing data for cloud-based analytics, “big” does not even come close to being an adequate characterization. Big data keeps getting bigger, yet the percentage of data accessed by cloud-based analytics remains very low.IDC predicts the amount of data created annually is expected to grow from 4.4 zettabytes (2013) to 44 zettabytes in 2018 worldwide. It would seem logical that in the world of cloud-based analytics more data is better, but that is not always the case. IBM’s vice president of business analytics, Mike O’Rourke, said some kinds of data get more valuable over time, especially in specific industries such as wine vineyards or retail. While cloud data-storage providers work to expand storage capabilities, the problem is the small percentage of collected data that is used for analytics purposes.

Big Data Projects on the rise (but data use could be better) – CIO

Is Big Data too big for cloud-based analytics? – Tech Target


10 FOLD ICON 15x15 Cisco Systems Inc. acquired Jasper Technologies Inc. for $1.4 billion, strengthening its offerings in the growing market for technology that lets people manage technologies like jet engines and vending machines over the Internet.. This ambitious partnership will likely put Cisco in competition with Ericsson’s Device Connection Platform, a product that does many of the same things as Jasper’s platform.

Cisco-Jasper deal should make enterprise IoT safer – Computer World

Cisco to Buy Jasper for $1.4 Billion, Adding IoT Management – Bloomberg

Self-Service and Enterprise

10 FOLD ICON 15x15 IBM launched a suite of new tools designed to help companies make the most of the data they have. They’ve introduced four new tools.

  • IBM Graph – a fully managed database service built on the open-source Apache TinkerPop graph-computing framework. Graph can help make real-time recommendations, including fraud detection.
  • IBM Compose Enterprise – a platform designed to speed the development of Web-scale apps by enabling teams to deploy open-source databases on their own dedicated cloud servers.
  • IBM Predictive Analytics – a new service that allows developers to make machine-learning models for built-in predictive capabilities.
  • IBM Analytics Exchange – a self-service marketplace that includes more than 150 publicly available data sets that can be used for analysis or be integrated into applications.

IBM doubles down on data with four new cloud tools – CIO


10 FOLD ICON 15x15 Software-defined networking and other network virtualization technologies have driven conversation for years, yet the tech world is still in the early stages of SDN and NFV. Analysts and Markets expect the market to quickly grow to an estimated $11.5 billion between now and 2020. Quinstreet, the publisher of eWEEK, found that the market is moving beyond the hype with real and expected deployments growing vendor options. The publication presented a slideshow with examples of growth.

SDN is no longer just about the Hype, Quinstreet Survey Finds – eWeek

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Big Data

10 FOLD ICON 15x15 Within the last couple of years, every industry is starting to look to big data to help add business value. Colleges and universities, have begun to link disparate information from across campus. However, big questions still remain: how will schools use big data for existing privacy and security policies? and how will big data help with a more diverse student population?

Big Data’s Coming Of Age In Higher Education – Forbes


10 FOLD ICON 15x15 The next wave of automation is here and it involves making the Internet invisible and ubiquitous. One of the more famous applications for IoT whas been innovation in home appliances like the thermostat, which can now be turned on remotely. Surprisingly, retail IoT products like ovens, door locks and baby monitors have yet to find a firm ground among consumers perhaps due to security concerns. At hospitals, IoT will allow a patient’s vital signs to be monitored via a sensor in her hospital bed, and trigger medication and outreach to doctors and nurses at programmed intervals, as well as provide updates to family members. The floodgates to the machine-to-machine (M2M) market have opened up and will only be accelerated going forward.

IoT Ushers In A New Wave Of Automation – PYMNTS


10 FOLD ICON 15x15 eCommerce around the world is growing quickly- in France especially. eCommerce in France was worth 64.9 billion euros last year and could reach the 70 billion euro milestone this year. For 2016, Fevad expects consumers to make nearly 1 billion transactions this year. It is also believed that there will be more than 200,000 eCommerce platforms for the French to choose from by the end of 2016.

10 FOLD ICON 15x15 The Chinese eCommerce powerhouse, Alibaba, is hoping its good third-quarter report will help reassure investors worried about the state of the Chinese economy. Alibaba is benefiting from a shift to mobile spending and a growth in users. Mobile spending accounted for 65 per cent of total China retail revenue, up from 30 per cent last year. Annual active buyers rose 22 per cent to 407 million.

Ecommerce in France was worth €65 billion in 2015 – eCommerce News

Alibaba’s profit jumps on strong eCommerce sales – The Star Business


10 FOLD ICON 15x15 Telecom operators are expected to increase their reliance on software technologies based on NFV and SDN to reduce costs and compete with well established providers. The TBR report claims telecom operators over the next year will look to focus on consolidation and cost-cutting initiatives “to improve the profitability of their enterprise business,” citing recent moves by CenturyLink and Verizon Communications in looking to divest their data centers. Another influences was IBM’s recent acquisition of AT&T’s managed application and hosting service business. TBR also noted carriers were adopting NFV and SDN to reduce costs and gain agility in service offerings.

NFV and SDN core to telecom operators service positioning – RCR Wireless

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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 InfoWorld highlights big-data vendor, Talend, which is following in the footsteps of two of the hottest  open-source technologies in big data — Hadoop and Apache Spark. Talend provides integration technologies for big data, cloud and applications based on the open-source software model. Because of this, the company  has placed a significant bet of its own on Hadoop, Spark, and open source in general.

10 FOLD ICON 15x15 With modern humanity continuing to generate large sets of data, machine learning has become a relevant tool to help researchers interpret all of this information.. These machines have been helpful in analyzing complex networks, yet some supercomputers still present problems. Now, a new approach that would use quantum computers to streamline these problems has been developed by researchers at MIT, the University of Waterloo, and the University of Southern California. They believe this approach, which uses algebraic topology, will help reduce the impact of distortions that arise.

Why open source is the ‘new normal’ for big data – InfoWorld

A new quantum approach to big data – MIT News

Cybercom: OPM Hack Highlights China Big Data Spying – The Washington Free Beacon


10 FOLD ICON 15x15 Splice Machine has secured $9m in C-round funding to continue its efforts in connecting Hadoop and relational database management systems (RDBMS) technologies together. Splice Machine aims to have an RDBMS running on top of Hadoop and Spark and aims to increase performance over traditional RDBMS, such as Oracle and MySQL, at a lower cost.

10 FOLD ICON 15x15 Cloud-scale data processing software, Qubole, raised $30 million to aid its mission in simplifying Hadoop by allowing users to manipulate information in their cloud-based analytics clusters without writing any code. The additions aim to make Qubole’s Hadoop distribution more viable for sensitive workloads, such as healthcare information and financial records.

Splice Machine bags $9m to fund RDBMS on Hadoop and Spark – The Register

What you missed in Big Data: Hadoop is the star of the show – SiliconAngle


10 FOLD ICON 15x15 Because IoT is all about connectivity, there have been many alternatives rising for getting data from “here to there.” A new breed of low-power, long-range wireless networks have arisen and are now being used by several companies. But there is also a new option: LPWANs. These networks are designed to work at distances measured in kilometers and have power consumption figures that allow for years of battery power. Another option is LTE-M, which is designed to work with existing equipment installed in LTE networks. Although neither technology is a fool-proof solution for IoT devices, they still provide newer options for carriers and companies to chose from.

10 FOLD ICON 15x15 As most organizations now embrace the IoT, they still need to process and analyze the subsequent, large quantities of data in real-time, which can increase security, capacity and analytics challenges.One way to address these would be to put automated, intelligent analytics at the edge — near where the data is generated to reduce the amount of data and networking communications overhead. The questions of what data can be collected, what data should be collected, and how long the data should be retained still apply. The difference is the physical point at which the data should be analyzed and acted upon, which depends on the use-case and on what an organization is trying to achieve.

Does The Internet Of Things Really Need Dedicated Low-Power WANs? – Forbes

Edge Analytics An Antidote To IoT Data Deluge  – Informationweek


10 FOLD ICON 15x15 Salesforce saw growth like never before in 2015 with an estimated 1 million jobs projected by 2018 that will be directly enabled by the Salesforce ecosystem. That being said, CloudCraze, Salesforce’s only enterprise-class eCommerce partner, is poised to lead the forefront of cloud innovation for 2016. CEO Chris Dalton provides insight for how he believes eCommerce will be effected in the future with the use of CloudCraze.

CloudCraze Has Changed The Face of eCommerce For Salesforce: An Interview With CEO Chris Dalton – Forbes


10 FOLD ICON 15x15  According to a recent  report from the OpenStack Foundation, Accelerating NFV Delivery with OpenStack, NFV is changing the game for telcos because it helps them quickly develop and deploy new applications while reducing their reliance on proprietary hardware from traditional network suppliers, and eases the strain on their data centers. Although adoption of NFV remains in its infancy, it is already projected to grow rapidly by the end of the decade.

More telcos turning to NFV to cut costs and provision services – Computer Weekly