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Big data has immense value, but there is little doubt it remains extremely vulnerable to hackers and malicious actors. Billions of people have had their personal information compromised in recent years, and the tech industry is actively seeking to increase cybersecurity efforts and find more efficient ways to protect big data before breach issues get even more out of hand. The answer may lie in using the power of big data to protect itself. It may sound…

Last Tuesday, National Instruments announced its intent to acquire the Israeli data analytics startup OptimalPlus for $365 million. The two companies share many of the same enterprise-level customers within the automotive, semiconductor, and electronics industries which is one of the reasons that I believe this acquisition makes a lot of sense. National Instruments is positioning this acquisition as another piece of the puzzle moving toward accelerating its growth and without getting into all the details, I…

There exists a fundamental difference between a bank offering digital services and a bank becoming truly digital. The digital bank represents Finance 5.0 – the generation of banking that will arise in the next 5 years. Traditional banks will either need to partner with FinTech’s or take on the transformation process themselves. Key to this evolution will be the need to further develop digital capabilities as well as welcoming a fundamental mindset shift [1]. AI and Big…

Today, Caesar’s Entertainment announced that it had reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended cash acquisition of British betting house William Hill for approximately $3.7 billion. If this transaction goes through, the company will be more diversified in terms of geographical exposure and the type of gaming it offers to its customers. Interestingly, only three months ago, Eldorado Resorts bought Caesar’s for about $17,3 billion, after billionaire investor Carl Icahn joined the board and supported the company’s sale.…

From the downhill of key technologies to new innovative solutions on the plate: Roberto Bentivoglio takes us swimming in the stream, with a technical explanation on event stream processing architectures as a future-proof approach to take full control over your data strategy Big data is probably one of the most misused words of the last decade. It was widely promoted, discussed and spread by business managers, technical experts, and experienced academics. Slogans like ‘data is…

Every business manager and marketing pro understands the importance and power of understanding what drives their customers and prospects, seeing big data as the key that opens that treasure chest. What is sometimes lost in the larger picture of effective marketing is the actual consumer. Intuitively, most customers and prospects can sniff out businesses looking for sales instead of learning what the client desires and meeting their wants and wishes. And when business interests prevail…

In a story I wrote earlier this year, I referenced how data protection can actually empower a new generation of app development. As part of this, I said that there’s no reason the backup function can’t play a vital role in helping companies drive innovation. How can backups help? I asserted that backups in a platform could be put to the following uses: Creating a metadata catalogUsing data crawlsEstablishing better search functionality within the dataServing as a…

Burning Glass Technologies is among the preeminent data analytics firm worldwide in the employment field. It tracks 3.4 million job listings daily, across more than 50,000 job boards and corporate sites, analyzing these listings by occupations, skills and qualifications requested. The starting point for the rebuilding of America’s job base is identifying and rapidly filling the jobs that are available and will be soon. Burning Glass data analytics provide insight on the current hiring, and…

Remember big data? Big data was introduced way back in 2005. It was intended to describe the harnessing of critical information from disparate systems and situating that information into one place for analysis. It was the sort of innocuous term that seemed like nothing more than the latest buzzword we could all ignore. Do you want the truth? Many small companies did just that. They gave the concept of big data the cold shoulder. To…

National Instruments announced its intent to acquire the Israeli data analytics startup OptimalPlus for $365 million. The two companies share many of the same enterprise-level customers within the automotive, semiconductor, and electronics industries which is one of the reasons that I believe this acquisition makes a lot of sense. National Instruments is positioning this acquisition as another piece of the puzzle moving toward accelerating its growth and without getting into all the details, I see a…