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Data Scientists... and the Rest of Us

Posted on April 13, 2012 at 8:30am 0 Comments


Recently, I’ve been feeling like I’ve stepped through a looking glass to another similar-but-very-different world. I’m steeped in 20+ years in corporate data warehousing and business intelligence practice. Throughout that time, there have been big and small technology improvements, but nothing truly disruptive (although new…


Vestas Wind Systems Turns to IBM Big Data Analytics for Smarter Wind Energy

Posted on April 10, 2012 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

“Firestorm” Supercomputer to Help Maximize Turbine Performance

IBM big data analytics software and powerful IBM systems to improve wind turbine placement for optimal energy output. Turbine placement is a major challenge for the renewable energy industry, and Vestas expects to accelerate the adoption of wind energy internationally and expand its business into new markets by overcoming this challenge.  

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Can Apple give police a key to your encrypted iPhone data? ARS

Posted on April 4, 2012 at 2:27pm 0 Comments

Does Apple have a backdoor that it can use to help law enforcement bypass your iPhone's passcode?.Can Apple give police a key to your encrypted iPhone data? Ars investigates  That question became front and center this week when training materials (PDF) for the California District Attorneys Association started being distributed online with a line implying that Apple could do so if the appropriate request was filed by…

Big Data in the Enterprise

Posted on January 16, 2012 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Companies are capturing and digitizing more information than ever before. According to IDC, the world produced one zettabyte (1,000,000,000,000 gigabytes) of data annually. Fueling this data explosion are over five billion mobile phones, 30 billion pieces of content shared on Facebook per month, 20 billion Internet searches per month, and millions of networked sensors connected to mobile phones, energy meters, automobiles, shipping containers, retail packaging and more. Big Data is a…


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