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Data Science Education on the Rise #MITIQ

Data Science Education on the Rise #MITIQ

In their ongoing coverage of the M.I.T. Data Quality Program Conference, Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly spoke with Michael Rappa, Executive Director of the Institute for Advanced Analytics at North Carolina State University. The three discuss the Institute’s program to produce data scientists, as well as duties and opportunities for graduates. The goal of the Institute for Advanced Analytics is to produce data scientists through an intense 10-month program with real world applications. Students learn how to understand a business problem and clean, organize and model data. Students address sample problems from leaders in diverse sectors from Proctor and Gamble to... more »
Data Enables Proactive Perks to US Veterans | #MITIQ

Data Enables Proactive Perks to US Veterans | #MITIQ

Dat Tran, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Data Governance and Analysis, Department of Veterans Affairs, explained his department's approach to data integration and how it can be used to provide better services to veterans to theCUBE co-hosts Jeff Kelly and Dave Vellante, live at the MIT CDOIQ Symposium. With a long history of dealing with veterans' needs after service, the VA has been implementing its technology infrastructure and setting up systems since the 1970s, and currently focuses a customer-centric perspective when approaching data. "The number one thing when we look at how to approach customer data integration, we look at it from a... more »
Telligent Takes Zimbra off VMware’s Hands

Telligent Takes Zimbra off VMware’s Hands

Zimbra is something of a hot potato. The email and collaboration specialist was acquired by Yahoo! a mere two years after its foundation, and got sold to VMware three years later in January 2010. This week, it exchanged hands once again. On Monday, enterprise social software provider Telligent announced that it has agreed to buy the firm for an undisclosed amount. The two firms intend to merge under the Zimbra brand in order to “enable customers to maximize productivity, innovation and customer experience.” The combined company is set to receive funding from VMware, Intel’s investment arm, NXT Capital Venture Finance, BDCA... more »
"Pew Pew Pew" and Other Stupid Hotwords Considered for Google Glass

"Pew Pew Pew" and Other Stupid Hotwords Considered for Google Glass

“OK Glass”   That's what Google Glass users have to mutter whenever they wish to command the device to perform a certain task.  Not complicated, simple to remember, easy to pronounce, and it sounds quite formal. But what if Google Glass had used a different “hotword”?  Would people be more or less interested in the device?  Would it actually affect the device in any way? I think it would, especially when you consider some of the other phrases that Google was seriously considering as the command prompt for its speccy device. Amanda Rosenberg, Glass Marketing Manager, has finally made the origins of  “OK Glass”... more »
Google Tries TV Again & Casts That Won't Get Itchy - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

Google Tries TV Again & Casts That Won't Get Itchy - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

Another Market for Google to Dominate...   The race to internet television is getting closer, with Google becoming the latest company to join in on the competition. If launched, Google’s Internet-TV service could have major implications for the traditional TV ecosystem. For Google, the road ahead won’t be easy. They’ll be creating new competition for pay-TV operators, who are already struggling to retain subscribers, thanks to the increased use of online providers like Hulu, Netflix and Amazon. Google hopes to break through the competition by simply offering the best of both worlds. Their latest efforts are aimed at allowing customers to flip through channels,... more »
iPhone 5S Set for Fall Launch, But Good Luck Finding One if You're Russian

iPhone 5S Set for Fall Launch, But Good Luck Finding One if You're Russian

The next-generation iPhone is rumored to have been given a September or October launch date, and there may be some truth to this one as analysts project that production is set to begin start later this month. Based on inventory channel checks, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek speculates that small-batch production of low-cost iPhones began last month, while the production of the iPhone 5S will begin later this month and the devices will be launched in either September or October. Misek estimates that 15 million iPhones, both the iPhone 5S and the low-cost version, are being produced. So is there any truth to this... more »
LIVE: Big Data's Next Big Chore - Taking Out the Garbage

LIVE: Big Data's Next Big Chore - Taking Out the Garbage

Updated with full video - see below. Welcome to NewsDesk on SiliconANGLE TV for Wednesday July 17, 2013. Yesterday Wikibon Principal Research Contributor Jeff Kelly took to the Wikibon blog to give readers a sneak-peak into the topics of discussion that will be taking place at today’s MIT Chief Data Officer and Information Quality Symposium in Cambridge, Mass. Joining us now to kickstart the discussion on the importance of quality in big data is SiliconANGLE Senior Managing Editor Kristen Nicole. See live feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand. On today's NewsDesk with Kristin Feledy, Kristen Nicole will be stopping by to discuss the rise and... more »
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We Take On the Next Big Data Mystery @ MIT: Quality vs. Quantity [LIVE Broadcast]

Quality vs. Quantity - this is the looming question when it comes to, well, almost anything.  The same question can be directed at the busy Big Data industry, now becoming an expected standard within the industry.  Now that we can collect and analyze more data than we ever imagined,  how do we determine the quality of that data? How would you define data quality in Big Data, and what’s the criteria? First off, data is considered high quality if "they are fit for their intended uses in operations, decision-making and planning," a definition easily applied to the emerging applications of Big Data. Big... more »
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Fusion-io Repositioning Ahead of Earnings Call

Flash memory juggernaut Fusion-io is set to announce its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2013 on August 7. The earnings report will shed new light on the company’s activity in recent months, namely its acquisition of NexGen and the high-profile management shakeup that left many analysts speculating about its future. In April, Fusion-io revealed that it’s shelling out $119 million for NexGen Storage, a Louisville-based maker of hybrid arrays. The startup uses Fusion-io’s flash cards in its n5 series systems for small and medium enterprises. The company announced the buyout a day after it held its third quarter... more »
Cloud Computing & The Internet of Things go Hand in Hand

Cloud Computing & The Internet of Things go Hand in Hand

There's no holding back the Internet of Things – this is where the world's heading, and we're already seeing it in concepts ranging from smart electricity meters to IBM's rather more ambitious Smart Cities initiatives. The basic fundamental holding IoT together is connectivity, a world in which machines with intelligent sensors are hooked up to the web, and able to deliver a stream of constant data. But in order to do this most effectively, proper utilization of cloud computing will become a vital component. A Normal Day in 2023   Ten years from now, things will be different. These days we wake up... more »

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- David Floyer

The premise for this research is that high value computing has unique compute, network and storage infrastructure requirements. The key systems requirements are low or very low latency, high bandwidth and high availability designed to lower software costs, improve time-to-value and help maintain high levels of data integrity and system availability. Wikibon researched the differences between performance optimized and cost optimized systems for a sample high-value compute environments, and concluded that the total 3-year cost of a sample cost-optimized configuration and software were 63% high than a performance optimized configuration. The key differences are higher costs for performance optimized hardware, but lower costs for the software required in high value compute application, as well as lower operational costs.

- Brian Gracely

As the market for Hybrid Cloud services and solutions evolve, every vendor and cloud provider is attempting to align their offerings to market demands. Wikibon looks at the current offerings and provides guidance to vendors on how to succeed in this market.

- George Gilbert

In this report we look at ad-tech as an example of Systems of Intelligence. Using ad-tech applications, combinations of advertisers, ad agencies, consumers, and publishers -- the advertiser’s marketing ecosystem -- collaborate in real time to personalize an optimal customer interactions with the brand. One software company pioneering video ad-tech, Altitude Digital, pulls all these different pieces together, and highlights the types of function big data ecosystem apps must support.

- David Vellante

On May 12, 2016 at 12 Noon EDT, several CxOs will gather to discuss how to best communicate to Boards of Directors on the topic of cyber security. Has a failure = fire mentality led organizations to "sandbag" the threat? Is security a shared responsibility across the business or does it fall on the shoulders of a few security gurus? How should CxOs be changing the way they communicate about cyber in the digital age?

- Brian Gracely

In this Trip Report from OpenStack Summit 2016, the Wikibon team looks at five critical areas for OpenStack - Community, Consumption Models, Revenues, New Use-Cases and the OpenStack technology ecosystem,

- Brian Gracely

While automation is often looked at as a way to reduce IT costs, it has far-reaching impacts for Digital Business Platforms. Wikibon looks at how automation improves the ability to experiment with new ideas, improve market responsiveness, improve overall application security and better align development and operations requirements.

- Brian Gracely

With the release of the Native Hybrid Cloud solution, EMC is offering customers the ability to rapidly build new applications. But will the lack of embedded operations slow the adoption of the product and slow customer deployments?

- David Floyer

The x86 microprocessor has reached a limit in how much an application can be speeded up. Intel can no longer rely on economies of scale to drive market share in processors. Future advances will come from designing the microprocessor and software-in-silicon together. There are multiple large niches that have opened up to new processor/software approaches, including mobile, IoT servers, specialized servers for the cloud, telecommunications servers and large system servers for large database and big data applications. New winners in this space are likely to come from companies like Apple, Amazon, Fujitsu, Google, Hitachi, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle.

- Peter Burris

Wikibon was the Analyst Partner at the recent GDS CIO Summit, US in Denver, Colorado. This is the trip report from that session.

- Brian Gracely

Understanding how to accelerate “Idea to Execution Time” (I2ET) may become the most important measurement of any Digital Business Platform. Wikibon explore the core attributes needed to be successful in rapidly developing and deploying new business applications.