Posts by Scott Etkin:


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IBM: Cloudant Acquisition Key to Platform Services Strategy

by   |   February 27, 2014   |   Leave a comment

LAS VEGAS—Sean Poulley, IBM vice president of databases and data warehousing, sees big data analytics changing the way businesses gain an edge. “This isn’t about a labor-based economy anymore,” Poulley says. “This is about intellect, and the fact that you Read More…


Cloud Analytics Expert: Adopt Data Security When You Begin a Project

by   |   February 26, 2014   |   Leave a comment

LAS VEGAS –Given the possibilities of big data analytics, many practitioners in its early days charged headlong into the space without giving security its proper attention. But the time to do that is right at the start of any experiment Read More…


What Enterprise IT’s Embrace of Open Source Means for Big Data Analytics

by   |   February 21, 2014   |   Leave a comment

The open-source community has shown momentum and its members will continue to develop big data analytics technologies such that enterprise IT will shift to open-source models, argues Eren Niazi of Open Source Storage in this opinion article. Read More…


How the Social Sciences Can Help Data Scientists Understand Customers

by   |   February 13, 2014   |   Leave a comment

Christian Madsbjerg and Mikkel B. Rasmussen, senior partners at the consultancy ReD Associates, argue in their new book, “The Moment of Clarity,” that big data is an insufficient tool for understanding customers and an approach that incorporates social and human Read More…


U.T. at Chattanooga Revamps Courses for Analytics Certificate Program

by   |   January 29, 2014   |   Leave a comment

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s new business analytics certificate program began with a conversation. In the spring of 2011, representatives from the university’s College of Business and College of Computer Science and Engineering met with IT and business analytics Read More…