Tag: big data

3 Tech Trends Retailers Can’t Afford to Ignore

Like other industries, retail is experiencing rapid technological change — change that, if disregarded, could have a negative impact on business. That’s why it’s so important for business and IT leaders to keep abreast of the latest in retail technology. Let’s take a look at some of the important trends in retail IT, and how they can help businesses like yours see success. Read more…

Back to Your “Tech-Centric” School

From instant student-teacher collaboration based on cloud technology to art and music educational apps and interactive gaming, schools nationwide embrace advanced technologies even with ever-looming budget cuts.

Using technology to transform education isn’t a new concept. But the breadth and depth of how technology can be used today makes it even more important for education and IT leaders to be prepared — so that school district infrastructures and devices can handle the evolution now and in the future. Read more…

Thriving With New Technology Starts With a Strong Network

In today’s business climate, the key to staying competitive — and thriving — is embracing and implementing new technology.

In fact, more than 40 percent of companies are upping their investments in technologies such as mobile, analytics, cloud, and social over the next two years, according to a recent IBM Tech Trends study. This growth shows why it’s so important for businesses to make sure their networks have the bandwidth speed needed for optimal performance.
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Big Data and Sports: A Winning Strategy

When the final two teams face off soon for the NBA finals, one thing that probably won’t get a lot of attention amid all the hoopla is the role Big Data likely played for the organizations.

But the NBA and other professional sports organizations are very much like traditional businesses: They are always seeking ways to improve the bottom line, get ahead of the competition, and offer value to their customers and stakeholders. And, increasingly, Big Data is crucial to achieving success.

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GigaOM’s Latest Conference Tackles Big Data

Big Data has become a big topic for business and technology professionals like you — mostly because of its promise to offer substantial competitive and financial advantages. The big question: How can you harness massive troves of consumer information most … Read more…

Entertaining Change: Big Data and Cloud Transform Film Industry

We’ve been talking a lot about how Big Data and cloud computing are changing business, adding value through agility, mobility, and competitive advantages. These benefits span industries, and one in particular is experiencing an evolution: the entertainment business. In celebration of recent award shows, let’s look at how these technologies are transforming the industry — even the awards themselves. Read more…

IT in 2012: A Look Back at the Top Trends

Though cloud computing dominated many IT conversations this year, there was plenty else to talk about in the tech world. And talk you did. We analyzed the articles you clicked on, retweeted and mentioned on Twitter to come up with the five IT stories that you, the folks on the front lines, deemed most important in 2012 for business. Read more…

Three Ways to Get Your Organization in the Big Data Game

When it comes to Big Data, your organization could be missing out on key advantages to find and keep customers. Businesses today are producing and processing masses of data — at breadths, depths and velocities never seen before — and they’re using the information collected for competitive advantage with customers. But many organizations might not fully recognize the value of all the data being managed. In fact, only 37 percent of IT and business managers are familiar with the Big Data concept, according to CompTIA’s recent “Big Data Insights and Opportunities” study. Read more…