A major Internet of Things hack has shown the importance of cybersecurity

A major Internet of Things hack has shown the importance of cybersecurity

Hackers were recently able to obtain access to a wide variety of connected devices, prompting new concerns over the security of the IoT, The Wall Street Journal reports. The majority of devices hacked were connected cameras that consumers and businesses use for monitoring purposes. The hackers utilized a collection of connected devices to generate data and webpage requests that took …

5 Ways to Tell if You’re Having a ‘Big Data’ Problem or Just a ‘Lots of Data’ Problem

In the Era of Big Data, it’s easy to assume thatall large collections of data are ‘Big Data‘. For example, large manufacturing companies and warehousing facilities might have years’ worth of inventory data, many terabytes in fact, but this isn’t necessarily Big Data. Similarly, data from 1,500 PoS cash registers isn’t Big Data, nor is a large collection of spreadsheets. …

Data Curation, Analytics Collaboration Top Big Data Concerns

IT and data professionals are under increased pressure to deliver the goods when it comes to data – that is, insights that can help drive business decisions and boost profits. Toward that goal, many organizations are focusing on collaborative analytics to empower analysts and business users to get their jobs done with greater accuracy and speed. Stephanie McReynolds, vice president …

Is machine learning the next commodity?

It’s not every day you can witness an entire class of software making the transition from specialized, expensive-to-develop code to a general-purpose technology. But that’s exactly what’s happening with machine learning. Chances are, you’re already hip-deep in machine-learning applications. It’s how Google Photo organizes those pictures from your vacation in Spain. It’s how Facebook suggests tags for the pictures you …