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Big Data, for Better or Worse: 90% of World’s Data Generated Over Last Two Years

Big Data, for Better or Worse: 90% of World’s Data Generated Over Last Two Years

A full 90% of all the data in the world has been generated over the last two years. The internet companies are awash with data that can be grouped and utilised. Is this a good thing?   An increasing amount of data is becoming available on the internet. Each and every one of us is […]

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Over Half of Big Data & Cloud Projects Stall Because of Security Concerns

Over Half of Big Data & Cloud Projects Stall Because of Security Concerns

The majority of IT professionals within large and mid-size corporations worry about the security of big data and cloud projects Cupertino, CA – May 21, 2013 – Voltage Security®, the world leader in data-centric security, today announced results of a recent industry survey in which 76% of senior-level IT and security respondents said the inability […]

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Ayla Networks Promotes Device Connectivity for Internet of Things

Ayla Networks Promotes Device Connectivity for Internet of Things

A previous blog explained how the connectivity of end devices leads to intelligence. Simply connecting the devices does not by itself produce intelligence, but connecting them to a bigger system that aggregates, stores, and analyzes their data does. Many details still need to be worked out. An ecosystem for intelligent systems consists of several players, […]

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CIA Predicted the Future of Big Data Half a Century Ago

The Cold War is something far from Americans’ minds. However, the effects of it can still be felt and seen today in the digital world. Recently, the CIA released an internal document that appears to have predicted the future of Big Data. The publication gives a glimpse into the agency’s push to use data and […]

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Big Data: Searching Large Amounts of Data Quickly and Efficiently

Big Data: Searching Large Amounts of Data Quickly and Efficiently

Not only scientific institutes but also companies harvest an amazing amount of data. Traditional database management systems are often unable to cope with this. Suitable tools are lacking in information retrieval on big data. Computer scientists from Saarbrücken have developed an approach which enables searching large amounts of data in a fast and efficient way. […]

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When We Stop Being Human

When We Stop Being Human

Terence McKenna talks about the Singularity and Change Change is a constant, and however we might  forget or passively ignore the fact, it is happening behind our backs, in front of our eyes, above our heads, and at a corner we have not bothered hearing about. For me, the change we have let slide passively […]

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Solving Big-Data Bottleneck: Scientists Team With Business Innovators to Tackle Research Hurdles

Solving Big-Data Bottleneck: Scientists Team With Business Innovators to Tackle Research Hurdles

In a study that represents a potential cultural shift in how basic science research can be conducted, researchers from Harvard Medical School, Harvard Business School and London Business School have demonstrated that a crowdsourcing platform pioneered in the commercial sector can solve a complex biological problem more quickly than conventional approaches — and at a […]

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Big-Data Research Spurs Industrial Development

Big-Data Research Spurs Industrial Development

One of the world’s largest specialist groups within the field of big-data analytics is being assembled in Norway. The centre for Information Access Disruptions (iAD), with its head office in Tromsø, is at the core of this activity. It is a great credit to Norwegian IT research that Microsoft is moving 50 positions from the […]

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Search Technology That Can Gauge Opinion and Predict the Future

Search Technology That Can Gauge Opinion and Predict the Future

Inspired by a system for categorising books proposed by an Indian librarian more than 50 years ago, a team of EU-funded researchers have developed a new kind of internet search that takes into account factors such as opinion, bias, context, time and location. The new technology, which could soon be in use commercially, can display […]

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What Makes Paris Look Like Paris? Software Finds Stylistic Core

What Makes Paris Look Like Paris? Software Finds Stylistic Core

Paris is one of those cities that has a look all its own, something that goes beyond landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower or Notre Dame. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and INRIA/Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris have developed visual data mining software that can automatically detect these sometimes subtle features, such as street signs, […]

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