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alternative data

Alternative data is information gathered from non-traditional information sources. Analysis of alternative data can provide insights beyond that which an industry’s regular data sources are capable of providing. See More

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semi-structured data

Semi-structured data is data that has not been organized into a specialized format, such as a table, a record, an array or a tree but that nevertheless has associated information, such as metadata, that makes it more amenable to processing than raw data.

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  • HoloLens tested for bridge inspections

    Cambridge University is investigating how augmented reality could help improve safety and lower the cost of inspecting large structures, such as bridges

  • The AR/VR enterprise materializes

    The AR/VR enterprise gets real: From carmakers to retailers, augmented reality and virtual reality tools are changing how workers interact and how products are made.

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Users tap mix of tools to mine big data analytics architecture

Predictive modeling, machine learning and other advanced analytics applications help dig the business value out of big data systems -- but for many ...

Creative projects leave people guessing about future impact of AI

A push is underway to write creative AI algorithms that can engage in music, film and design projects. So far, they have delivered mixed results.

Data visualization plays an important role in a big data environment

Enterprises are increasingly putting data visualization tools, like Tableau, at the top of their big data platforms to start making sense out of ...

Emerging analytics tools challenge dominant big data philosophy

Analytics technologies like the internet of things and cognitive computing mean we cannot have all the data on a given subject. So, what does that ...

  • Storage

    Hot data storage market technologies for 2017

    The Storage Media Group has selected five new technologies that we think are poised to make a big impact to storage shops in 2017.

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  • Modern Infrastructure

    Impact Award winners announced

    Independent industry experts reveal the top data center and cloud products of the year, as chosen by your peers.

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  • Modern Mobility

    Innovation Awards

    Explore 4 award-winning projects that show how organizations that embrace mobility and take advantage of cutting-edge technology can transform their processes and achieve new levels of productivity

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  • Tech Watch

    12 Storage Companies to Watch

    Hyper-convergence, solid-state, software-defined storage and the cloud have changed the way we deploy, manage and secure storage. Learn which enterprise storage vendors to keep an eye on in 2017.

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SearchCompliance

  • PCAOB (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board)

    The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) is a Congressionally-established nonprofit that assesses audits of public ...

  • cyborg anthropologist

    A cyborg anthropologist is an individual who studies the interaction between humans and technology, observing how technology can ...

  • RegTech

    RegTech, or regulatory technology, is a term used to describe technology that is used to help streamline the process of ...

SearchSecurity

  • email spam

    Email spam, or junk email, is unsolicited bulk messages sent through email with commercial, fraudulent or malicious intent.

  • distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack

    A distributed denial-of-service attack occurs when an attack originates from multiple computers or devices, usually from multiple...

  • application whitelisting

    Application whitelisting is the practice of identifying applications that have been deemed safe for execution and restricting all...

SearchHealthIT

  • athenahealth Inc.

    Based in Watertown, Mass., athenahealth Inc. is a leading vendor of cloud-based EHRs for small to medium-sized physician ...

  • Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare)

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is legislation passed in 2010 that changed how uninsured Americans enroll in and receive healthcare...

  • HIPAA Privacy Rule

    The Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, commonly known as the HIPAA Privacy Rule, establishes ...

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS)

    One approach to a strong disaster recovery plan is DRaaS, where companies offload data replication and restoration ...

  • data recovery

    Data recovery restores data that has been lost, accidentally deleted, corrupted or made inaccessible. Learn how data recovery ...

  • disaster recovery plan (DRP)

    A company's disaster recovery policy is enhanced with a documented DR plan that formulates strategies, and outlines preparation ...

SearchStorage

  • virtual memory

    Virtual memory is a memory management capability of an OS that allows a computer to compensate for physical memory shortages by ...

  • yottabyte (YB)

    A yottabyte is a measure of theoretical storage capacity and is 2 to the 80th power bytes, or, in decimal, approximately 1,000 ...

  • Kilo, mega, giga, tera, peta, exa, zetta and all that

    Kilo, mega, giga, tera, peta, exa, zetta are among the list of prefixes used to denote the quantity of something, such as a byte ...

SearchSolidStateStorage

  • PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive)

    A PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive) is a high-speed expansion card that attaches a computer to its peripherals.

  • SSD caching

    SSD caching, also known as flash caching, is the temporary storage of data on NAND flash memory chips in a solid-state drive so ...

  • NVDIMM (Non-Volatile Dual In-line Memory Module)

    An NVDIMM (non-volatile dual in-line memory module) is hybrid computer memory that retains data during a service outage.

SearchCloudStorage

  • RESTful API

    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

  • Zadara VPSA and ZIOS

    Zadara Storage provides block, file or object storage with varying levels of compute and capacity through its ZIOS and VPSA ...

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