Category Archive

Big data, smarter staffing

In the past few years, analysts have argued that the skills gap facing businesses will intensify and spread significantly.

Making sense of connected things through big data

The Internet of Things has become one of the most discussed trends in corporate computing, all in a relatively short period of time, as the applications of these connected devices and assets are vast.

Data analytics use cases expand in the IoT

As many businesses have already started to see, big data did not take long to move from a highly novel and niche movement in corporate computing to one that is relatively crucial to success and widely implemented.

What you need to support big data

When it comes to choosing a big data analytics package, your decision likely depends on how well its visualizations convey information and whether or not it integrates well with existing architectures.

Machine learning is great, but how are companies using it?

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about artificial intelligence - specifically, how machine learning (which is rooted in analytics) is a subset of this technology.

6 big data terms you may have used out of context

When discussing any IT-related topic, it's easy to use terms that are related to certain subjects, but don't actually describe the function or technology you're talking about.

Utilities taking a comprehensive approach to data analytics

I've often discussed the energy industry's use of big data to better allocate electricity output from green technologies and enhance smart grid solution functionality.

Diagnostics and prognostics in manufacturing analytics

I've often spoke about predictive maintenance in my pieces about the manufacturing sector's applications of big data analytics.

Big data: What to expect in 2015

When discussing big data, people could be talking about either one of two things: the technology or the industry. This post will focus on the latter.

3 ways in which analytics, IoT is impacting the automotive industry

Sure, there's a lot IKEA can learn from a Web-connected recliner, but imagine the kind of insight a business such as General Motors or Ford could gain by scrutinizing data produced by a car equipped with smart devices.