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Better Healtcare Delivery Through Business Intelligence | #tcc13

Better Healtcare Delivery Through Business Intelligence | #tcc13

Joining Wikibon’s Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly on SiliconANGLE’s theCube was Mark Jackson, Manager of Business Intelligence and Management Reporting for Piedmont Healthcare. Piedmont Healthcare is one of the largest physician-owned and directed, multi-specialty groups in North Carolina and the Southeast region. With the advent of the Affordable Care Act, Piedmont has recently gone live with their electronic medical records program across their 5 principle hospitals. As the new regulations come online, the use of analytics and the speed and scalability associated with analytics has to be part of the solution. In Jackson’s early days with the company, he notes the workload... more »
R Language Tops the Charts As Most Prefered Language for Data Science and Big Data Analytics

R Language Tops the Charts As Most Prefered Language for Data Science and Big Data Analytics

Demonstrating the potential of Big Data technologies requires expertise from different areas. Data Science, data mining, and big data analytics are some of the expert roles that bring together the diverse skills needed to deal with big data technologies, products, and services to optimize the operations of a company. Amid those skills are the languages an analyst knows, so when KDNuggets released its survey of languages and skills, we reviewed the results. Data visualization is an essential skill for every Web Analyst and data scientist. Data Science demands a number of additional skills, most of which are not learned in a... more »
Carl Icahn's Sour Grapes as Dell Takeover Fails

Carl Icahn's Sour Grapes as Dell Takeover Fails

After buying up millions of dollars worth of shares in PC maker Dell, activist investor Carl Icahn has thrown in the towel, announcing he'll no longer be pursuing his hostile takeover plans. Icahn states that he continues to oppose CEO Michal Dell's plans to take the firm private, but with his announcement today it looks as though there's nothing left to stop that from happening. In a letter addressed to shareholders on Monday, Icahn stated that it's not possible to turn around a series of defeats in his takeover battle, which include voting rule changes that made it easier for the... more »
Weekly Cloud Review: From APIs to Data Centers

Weekly Cloud Review: From APIs to Data Centers

Developers are a driving force behind the rapid adoption of cloud computing in the enterprise. For companies like Axway, they represent a massive market opportunity that simply can’t be ignored. The Phoenix, Arizona-based cloud solutions provider kicked off the week by pulling the curtains back on a new release of its API management platform. Version 7.2 of API Server introduces a transaction log, support for historical data analysis, and improved data access controls that can help organizations simplify large development projects. Mark O’Neill, the vice president of innovation for Axway, explained in an interview with SiliconANGLE’s Kyt Dotson that v7.2 ensures... more »
Icahn Drops Out of Dell Bidding War

Icahn Drops Out of Dell Bidding War

Activist investor Carl Icahn has decided to end his pursuit of PC maker Dell after a 14-month struggle to thwart a buyout offer from founder Michael Dell and his ally, the investment firm Silver Lake Partners. The Dell camp is looking to privatize the company as part of an ambitious plan to shift its focus from the shrinking PC market to the enterprise. Icahn proposed to recapitalize the computer maker with a $15.6 billion self tender that would have left the company public while providing shareholders with a handsome dividend, as well as the option to buy additional shares in the... more »
The Golden Age of Autoworkers Compared to Software Developer

The Golden Age of Autoworkers Compared to Software Developer

A few days ago, a post entitled Autoworkers of Our Generation appeared, comparing the automobile industry of fifty years ago to software development today. In his post, Greg Baugues argues that 50 years ago, autoworkers enjoyed the same demand and perks that software developers receive today. Autoworkers held a job that didn't require a degree and paid handsomely enough to sustain a single-income household. The key aspect of Baugues’ post is a comparison of the analogous demand of the 1980s Detroit auto worker to the developer of the new millennium. Baugues argues that autoworkers were paid a higher salary for several... more »
Virident’s Ken Grohe Discusses the Flash Transformation #VMworld

Virident’s Ken Grohe Discusses the Flash Transformation #VMworld

We're taking this opportunity to recap some of the wise words spoken by Ken Grohe, the vice president of worldwide customer operations for Virident Systems, who stopped by theCube at VMworld 2013 to share his take on the rapid adoption of PCIe flash beyond the realm of web-scale giants. Of recent interest on Virident is the company's recent acquisition by Western Digital for $685 million. Grohe opens the interview by noting that his company recorded a 300 percent sales increase this year, a massive growth rate that is due in no small part to increased demand from clients in the retail industry... more »
If We're Not Surprised, We're Not Pushing Ourselves | GE at #tcc13

If We're Not Surprised, We're Not Pushing Ourselves | GE at #tcc13

The 2013 Tableau Customer Conference is currently unfolding at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The conference key speakers are being interviewed by theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante, Wikibon Senior Analyst, and Jeff Kelly, Principal Research Contributor. You can learn more about the event here. Their first guest for the day was Philip Kim, Marketing Operations Leader at General Electric Measurement and Control Division. Asked about his responsibilities within the company, Kim described his crew as a "division of GE that specializes in Measurement and control or 'industrial healthcare'." "A lot of the assets that we monitor are the... more »
Google Strengthens its Encryption Methods to Hinder NSA Espionage

Google Strengthens its Encryption Methods to Hinder NSA Espionage

From what we understand the NSA has a trove of pilfered, traded, and collected encryption keys collected in a huge database of such codes called the Key Provisioning Service. Encryption codes that protect international trade and banking systems, sensitive data such as professional and fair information, medical records, e-mails, phone calls and chat logs. The whistleblower documents of Edward J. Snowden possessed by The Guardian and the Washington Post has given a glimpse of how deep the rabbit-hole of NSA spying capability goes. Now they also reveal how the NSA uses it carelessly. The project Bullrun enabled the NSA to work... more »
Opera Coast's Minimalist iPad Browser : Compare to Safari, Chrome + Dolphin

Opera Coast's Minimalist iPad Browser : Compare to Safari, Chrome + Dolphin

Opera has finally launched its browser for the iPad, and it might be the simplest iPad browser you'll ever use. Dubbed the Opera Coast, this iPad browser has a very minimalist design, built atop the WebKit rendering engine baked into iOS.  Featuring the search/address bar up top, the websites are treated like an app, similar to Chrome's browser format, and you won’t see buttons for going forward or backwards, as everything is swipe-able. On the upside, you won’t have to learn a new UI in using Coast, as it makes use of the iOS UI.  Web sites are positioned like apps on the... more »

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