Tag Archives: Big Data

5 ways that all businesses can capitalize on big data

EducationSummary: Many businesses assume that they’re too small to care about “big data.” They don’t think they generate enough data for it to apply. The reality is, big data can help companies of all sizes. In fact, small companies may even be better suited to capitalize on big data than the large ones. Learn why, and how your company can take advantage of big data–regardless of size.
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How will big data change your business?

EducationSummary: Many businesses assume that big data doesn’t apply to them. Maybe they don’t see its value, or maybe they don’t generate much data. The reality is, big data impacts most any business. These changes are already affecting businesses, and will continue to do so in the near future. Learn why you can’t ignore big data, and a few ways it will change your business.

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5 hurdles to Hadoop adoption (and how to fix them)

EducationSummary: Hadoop has emerged as somewhat of a “poster child” for the Big Data movement. Its ability to store and process massive amounts of data on commodity hardware has caught the eye of many businesses. But, while Hadoop holds massive potential for your business, it’s not without challenges. If you plan on adopting Hadoop in the near future, here are some hurdles you must address.

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Weekly recap: A strategy to improve application development, web accessibility, and more…

EducationEvery week, I share the most interesting and useful tech articles that I’ve found over the past week. This week’s top articles focus on improving application development, web accessibility, and more. I hope you find them useful:

Most data isn’t “big,” and businesses are wasting money pretending it is
It’s all over the tech sites. You’ve heard the hype. “Big Data” is the next big thing. Quick! Buy expensive software to manage all of your big data! Of course, I’m joking. The fact is, most companies don’t actually have “big data.” Unless you’re dealing with absolutely massive amounts of data, you don’t need “big data” software. You need BI software that will let you quickly analyze your data and run reports. If you’re looking for good BI software, here’s a handy guide that will help you choose the best option. Continue reading

Weekly recap: 10 BYOD concerns, design tips, and more…

EducationEvery week, I share the most interesting and useful tech articles that I’ve found over the past week. This week’s top articles focus on BYOD concerns, application design tips, and more. I hope you find them useful:

iPad: Shiny new object, or new enterprise computing platform?
How does your business view tablets? Like it or not, tablets are making their way into the business world, with many experts predicting that tablets will even replace the PC. That means it’s time to start adapting your current apps for use on a touch-based interface. How can you do that? This article gives some good advice for those just starting out. Continue reading

Weekly recap: 10 things I’ve learned from working in IT, how big data became so big, and more…

EducationEvery week, I share the most interesting and useful tech articles that I’ve found over the past week. This week’s top articles focus on lessons learned from working in IT, big data, and more. I hope you find them useful:

What we mean when we talk about cloud computing
The term “cloud computing” might just be one of the most overused buzzwords in recent history, but…do you really know what it means? This article gives a great overview of cloud computing, and even explains important terminology related to the cloud. Continue reading