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How to craft a security awareness program that works

Organizations struggle with making security awareness training programs that work. One expert says that's because we treat security awareness training as an event rather than a continuous program of education that adapts to the risks employees face.

Written by Thor Olavsrud01 June 16 03:59

Financial services firms struggling with ecommunications

In its sixth annual survey of electronic communications compliance, compliance and ediscovery specialist Smarsh reports that financial services firms are struggling to retain and supervise the growing volume and variety of ecommunications.

Written by Thor Olavsrud28 May 16 02:19

IT wants (but struggles) to operationalize big data

Big data leaders at large companies are bullish on the capabilities of big data analytics, but are struggling to break down data silos and make data accessible.

Written by Thor Olavsrud27 May 16 02:39

Big data and analytics spending to hit $187 billion

In its new "Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide," research firm IDC forecasts revenues in the market will increase more than 50 percent over its five-year forecast period.

Written by Thor Olavsrud25 May 16 01:09

Open Data Platform Initiative looks to ease fears

In an effort to address concerns that the ODPi is a vendor organization designed to exert undue influence on Apache Hadoop ecosystem projects, the Linux Foundation organization announced a gold sponsorship of the ASF.

Written by Thor Olavsrud13 May 16 08:22

5 key requirements of successful big data projects

In her keynote presentation at Apache: Big Data North America, Amy Gaskins, a data scientist with more than a decade of experience, shared five key requirements that can make or break big data projects.

Written by Thor Olavsrud10 May 16 23:01

How a medical device maker took control of its sales data

With more than 50 distributors, each supplying sales data in different formats, medical diagnostic equipment maker Alere had limited visibility into its own customer base until it built a single-source data strategy built on master data management.

Written by Thor Olavsrud30 April 16 06:25

APIs abound, but challenges remain

Most organizations use APIs to build mobile and Web applications, integrate back-office systems, enable third-party developers, and incorporate third-party services. But IT departments face many challenges, ranging from infrastructure to suppliers to strategy and objectives.

Written by Thor Olavsrud20 April 16 06:15

Teradata forms Global IOT Analytics special ops team

The analytics company has created a new Global IoT Analytics unit within Teradata Labs and also introduced a Hybrid Cloud environment to help customers shift analytic workloads among a mix of on-premises, managed cloud and public cloud systems.

Written by Thor Olavsrud19 April 16 02:24

Global construction company uses analytics to make pricing local

Dayton Superior, a supplier of concrete and other materials for projects ranging from the Panama Canal to the Trump Ocean Club, is using a data-driven approach to price optimization to help it align prices with all the various markets in which it operates.

Written by Thor Olavsrud12 April 16 02:38

Big data gets runtime specification

The ODPi Runtime Specification and test suite is designed to help organizations write Hadoop-based applications once with the confidence that they will run on a variety of Hadoop distributions.

Written by Thor Olavsrud30 March 16 02:57

How GE will bring the Industrial IoT to life

The venerable General Electric is undergoing a profound change as the result of digital transformation and the Industrial Internet of Things. Its evolution is providing insight into what's coming for the industrial sector overall.

Written by Thor Olavsrud17 March 16 04:22