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IBM and Oracle tackle organizational complexity with acquisitions

Maria Deutscher | August 4th

The spread of mobile devices and cloud services has made workers more productive, but also introduced new issues of accountability and control. IBM and Oracle Corp. both moved to address these complexities this week through acquisitions. IBM's acquisition of...»

The flip side of the CDO story | #MITIQ

Maria Deutscher | August 4th

As as is happening with other regulated industries, the financial services sector is seeing a sharp increase in the number of chief data officers at the top of the business, but some companies are still going against the...»

Microsoft’s Surface tablets ‘touch down’ on the NFL sidelines

Mike Wheatley | August 4th

NFL players and coaches alike will no longer need to sit on the sidelines twiddling their thumbs if Microsoft has its way. The software giant has just agreed a deal to ...»

Symantec: Wearables can be hacked to track workouts and even sexual activity

Mike Wheatley | August 4th

Here's some jarring news for those who love to automatically tweet and track their exercise, sleep and sex routines. Adherents of “quantified self” might learn more about themselves, but they're also making it possible for...»

Researchers claim Google can predict the stock market

Mike Wheatley | August 4th

A group of British researchers believes they can harness the power of Wikipedia and Google searches to predict where the economy is going. The research comes just a few months after Google Search's Big Data was...»

What you missed in Big Data:  orchestration and security

Maria Deutscher | August 2nd

Seven years after its creation at Yahoo, Hadoop has proven itself amongst the most efficient solutions for storing vast amounts of unstructured information on the market, now finding its way into enterprise products. Hortonworks Inc., a distributor of...»

Future role of the CIO will focus on business optimization | #MITCDOIQ

Rose Meadows | August 1st

The CIO of a major health care firm speculated last week that the CIO job itself could disappear over the next 10 years, with responsibility accruing to the emerging role of Chief Data Officer. James, Noga, VP and CIO...»

Software that keeps employees happy, automates deployments faster

Mellisa Tolentino | August 1st

This week’s Smart IT roundup features a new program to keep employees in the loop, a virtual machine that reduces automated deployment time, and the state of software-defined data centers.

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The ‘father of data warehousing’ moves on to bigger things | #MITCDOIQ

Maria Deutscher | August 1st

The "father of the data warehouse" hasn't talked data warehousing in a decade. Instead, Bill Inmon is tackling the thorny problem of making the 80 percent of corporate data that's in unstructured form easily available for analysis. Inmon, who is...»

Report: SDN landscape divided among fast-moving majority and cautious pragmatics

Maria Deutscher | August 1st

The ability to provision network resources  at the push of a bottom and upgrade the underlying infrastructure without worrying about compatibility issues may seem like a distant dream for practitioners today, but a new report suggests that programmable...»