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The Social Side of Big Data

The power of Big Data technology is being successfully applied to understanding such complex unknowns as consumer sentiment and even intent. That understanding then vastly improves how retailers and myriad service providers manage their users' experiences -- increasingly in real time. Fortunately, t...

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Microsoft SharePoint’s Crossroads: Where Opportunities, Challenges Meet

One of the most broadly deployed collaboration platforms, Microsoft SharePoint, is rapidly evolving from local network portal roots into the new cloud and mobile era. Delivering information as an actionable asset in a widely collaborative and increasingly mobile environment has become a top busine...

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Gaming Guru Jane Jensen: There’s a Yen for Adventure

Adventure games, which play out much like an interactive story, have had an adventure in their own right. These games peaked in popularity during the late 1980s to the mid-1990s but in recent years have been in decline. When action and online role-playing games gained mass market appeal, story often...

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Case Study: Software Security Pays Off for Heartland

Heartland Payment Systems has successfully leveraged software-assurance tools and best practices to drive better security within its IT organization -- and improve its overall business performance. In this podcast, Ashwin Altekar, director of enterprise risk management at Heartland, shares his insig...

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Easing DevOps Snafus in the Cloud Era

As developers are pressured to produce mobile and distributed cloud apps ever faster and with more network unknowns, the older methods of software quality control can lack sufficient predictability. And as Agile development means faster iterations and a constant stream of updates, newer means of aut...

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Old Discs Get a Chance to Spin Again

One of the UK's go-to spots for selling entertainment products online, Entertainment Magpie is now setting its sights on the U.S. with the launch of Decluttr.com. In this podcast, we chat with CEO Steve Oliver about how the digital revolution affects a business model predicated on physical entertain...

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Intrusion Prevention: Keeping the Bad Guys Out

By improving the security and availability of services, IT leaders can deliver better experiences and payoffs for businesses and end users alike. In this podcast, we're joined by Jim O'Shea, Network Security Architect for HP Cyber Security Strategy and Infrastructure Engagement. We'll explore the in...

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Turning the BYOD Lemons Into Lemonade

The recent and rapid evolution of mobile and client management requirements has caused considerable complexity and confusion. Incomplete solutions and a lack of a clear pan-client strategy have hampered the move to broader mobile support at enterprises and mid-market companies alike. This state of m...

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Where Have All the Forests Gone?

Earlier this month, researchers published a report discussing global forest coverage, and supplementing their findings was a first-of-its-kind interactive mapping tool that was created in partnership with Google. In this TechNewsWorld podcast, we discuss the research, the findings and the use of cut...

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Cloud Efficiency: Different Paths, Same Destination

Aggressive use of cloud-computing strategies can significantly improve delivery of applications to end users. Healthcare patient-experience improvement provider Press Ganey and project and portfolio management provider Planview are both exploiting cloud efficiencies and agility. Their paths have bee...

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E-Booksellers Take a Walk on the Vile Side

Last month, British retailer WH Smith temporarily shuttered its site after people realized it was selling particularly objectionable sexual content. Meanwhile, Kobo.com, the Toronto-based e-reading company from which WH Smith got its material, announced that it was suspending distribution of all sel...

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Measuring the Expanding Video Data Universe

Visible Measures measures via a massive analytics capability an ocean of video at some impressively high scales. By creating very deep census data of everything that's happened in the video space, Visible Measures uses unique statistical processes to figure out exactly what patterns emerge within vi...

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When Film Distribution Fails, Piracy Wins

Last month, researchers at George Mason University's Mercatus Center launched a website, PiracyData.org, to determine whether or not there are legal alternatives for viewing the world's most pirated movies. Drawing upon TorrentFreak's weekly list of the 10 most pirated movies, the researchers will q...

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Turning Politics Into Political Science With Big Data

It's no secret that Big Data is changing the face of customer analytics, giving organizations new insight into customers' wants and preferences. A similar phenomenon is going on in the realm of politics. In the 2012 U.S. national elections, in fact, the Democratic National Committee leveraged Big Da...

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The Winter Olympics of Russia’s Discontent

Earlier this week, a team of investigative journalists in Russia compiled a dossier suggesting that the Russian government will be embarking on an ambitious surveillance regimen for the upcoming Winter Olympics, which will be held in Sochi, Russia, next February. In this podcast, Andrei Soldatov, on...

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