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Apple iBeacon

Apple’s iBeacon uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to detect a compatible device within a beacon's vicinity. More

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"Even though they won't have to join the guest Wi-Fi to take advantage of the iBeacon service, consumers still must opt-in by using the specific store's loyalty app." -- Gary Singh

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    What open source database system was inspired by the beautiful mystic seer in Greek mythology whose predictions for the future were never believed?
    a. Cassandra
    b. Medea
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    Helion

    Helion is the new brand name for Hewlett-Packard's open source cloud computing products and services.

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Applying data quality rules is a job for users -- and data virtualization

Consultant David Loshin outlines a strategy for ensuring data is suitable to use: Make business units responsible for applying data quality policies and use data virtualization tools to help manage...