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US govt turns to big data to fight security breaches

A significant majority of federal US government agencies have adopted big data analytics tools in order to improve their cyber security capabilities, a new report has found. The 'Navigating the Cybersecurity Equation' study, conducted by MeriTalk on behalf of Cloudera, revealed more than four-fifths of organisations (81 per cent) are using this technology in some…

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Lack of skills holding back adoption of big data

Key technology projects such as big data analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) deployments and artificial intelligence (AI) are being held back because businesses lack the skills to properly implement them. This is the finding of a new report by Capita and Cisco, which revealed that while there is widespread awareness of the importance of these…

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IoT ‘to change focus’ of big data plans

The emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) as a key technology for many businesses will lead to a significant change in how organisations approach their big data analytics operations. This is according to a new report from Machina Research, which stated there will be an increasing focus on predictive and prescriptive analytics in order…

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Many firms still struggling to secure cloud-based data

For many businesses, cloud computing presents a great opportunity to make the most of big data, as the technology allows them to access storage and processing resources that may otherwise be beyond their reach. But if they are going down this route, they must take steps to ensure any sensitive data they transfer to the…

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