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GE is using digital models of individual industrial assets, fed with data from the Internet of Things and tuned with machine learning, to drive efficiency.
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Big data leaders at large companies are bullish on the capabilities of big data analytics, but are struggling to break down data silos and make data accessible.
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I feel like while there is a lack of data researchers/scientists there's also a lack of value placed in those positions by companies (from my limited experience). It also seems like a large amount of progress can be made using rudimentary data analysis which can be done by reliable data analysts or even engineers. Again, the value therein is a difficult sell. 
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In an effort to address concerns that the ODPi is a vendor organization designed to exert undue influence on Apache Hadoop ecosystem projects, the Linux Foundation organization announced a gold sponsorship of the ASF.
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With the next generation of its Xively Connected Product Management Platform, LogMeIn is aiming to make it easier for companies to deploy and manage connected products in the Internet of Things.
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Bloomberg's New Gender-Equality Index http://trib.al/Cei1Xol
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Through Internet of Things analytics and optimization, GE says coal-fired steam power plants can reduce fuel consumption by 67,000 tons of coal per year, while maintaining the same megawatt output.
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The global services company is creating a new artificial intelligence practice around IPsoft's Amelia cognitive agent, with an initial focus of deploying virtual agent technology for clients in the banking, insurance and travel industries.
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The newly announced Apache Milagro (incubating) project seeks to end to centralized certificates and passwords in a world that has shifted from client-server to cloud, IoT and containerized applications.
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ManageEngine, a division of Zoho, is looking to leverage its IT management domain expertise to offer a self-service IT analytics solution to help IT better utilize the data it generates.
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TL;DR: Statistics are great, but be wary, check the sources and look for context.
We asked Tim Harford, host of statistics podcast More Or Less, how we can find out when newspapers and politicians are being liberal with the truth.
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Rember the old comment, "There are three kinds of Liar: liars, damned liars, and statisticians."
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Check out the crazy amount of stuff we'll have with us at PAX East this weekend!


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