James M. Connolly, US Correspondent, 5/21/2013 Comment now
If you look at the information that could be associated with a single household system or appliance, the data store isn't huge, but viewed in the aggregate -- all systems in all houses in all towns -- the impact on energy efficiency can be tremendous.
Michael Ross, Chief Scientist, eCommera, 5/20/2013 Comment now
With the explosion in multichannel commerce, retailers and brands already know they need to respond faster than ever to changes in consumer behavior. And in the push to drive innovation and find new cost savings, more businesses are recognizing the untapped potential of their data.
Robert Plant, Associate Professor, School of Business Administration, University of Miami, 5/8/2013 Comment now
State-run big data projects are in the news. CISPA and the IRS are trying to monitor our personal data and build big data solutions at the national level. The FBI, MI6, Mossad, and the Russian SVR, among other intelligence agencies, exchange information with one another through technology services such as the NSA and GCHQ.
Chris Taylor, Director of Marketing, TIBCO Software, 5/2/2013 Comment now
Big data is a polarizing topic whenever it comes up in discussions -- which is often. Like any hot trend, the combination of excitement, ignorance, and opportunism creates noise that leads to a healthy amount of skepticism, cynicism, and a few other isms as well.
Daniel D. Gutierrez, Data Scientist, 5/2/2013 Comment now
The effects of big data have touched many areas of human endeavor in a relatively short period of time, so I wasn't completely surprised to learn how it has affected another quaint little segment of society -- birding enthusiasts.
James M. Connolly, US Correspondent, 4/30/2013 Comment now
Having built out and marketed a big data platform long before big data became a buzzword -- 12 years ago, in fact -- placed MarkLogic Corp. in a pretty good position, and it has resulted in a $25 million investment now that interest in big data is really big.
Susan Fourtané, Science & Technology Writer, 4/26/2013 Comment now
Anyone who has experienced insomnia, or any other form of sleep disorder, knows that having a good night's sleep allows you to function properly with a rested body, good mood, and an alert mind the next day. Indeed, both quality and quantity of our sleep have a great influence in our bodies, especially in the nervous system and the mind.
Jeff Morris, VP Product Marketing, Actuate Corp., 4/25/2013 Comment now
It's the 20th anniversary of the famous Balanced Scorecard -- that popular and familiar analysis technique designed to translate your organization's mission statement and overall business strategy into quantifiable goals, and help managers monitor progress in achieving them.
Continuing our series of interviews with businesses leveraging big data, we talk to James Gill, CEO of GoSquared.
GoSquared offers real-time web analytics, using big data technologies to surface the analytical data that counts. Marketing managers and IT departments benefit from GoSquared's ability to pick out the most actionable insights as they happen.
In the first of a series of interviews with business leaders who leverage big data, we talk to James Robinson, CTO and co-founder of OpenSignal.
OpenSignal combines big data technologies and sensor data from mobile phones to give insight to both mobile consumers and telecommunications giants. Robinson is also a contributing writer on Big Data Republic.