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Data management is undergoing a major shift as more and more enterprises are discovering the benefits of Big Data and venturing headfirst into a dynamic new era of innovation and data explosion. Today, there are more opportunities for businesses to gain insights from valuable data than ever before, but they must embrace change to do so. Organizations across the world are embracing this change and beginning to implement Big Data programs. However, with an overwhelming array of moving pieces to consider, some remain puzzled as to where to start. Well, here's some valuable advice on beating the curve and finally gaining traction in the realm of Big Data. Determine a Starting Point According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), data is growing by 60 percent annually. Today's enterprises are inundated with data, easily gathering terabytes of information from soc... (more)

5 New Gadgets that Prove Wearable Tech Is Here to Stay

For the tech world, 2014 started off with a bang thanks to CES, and if there's one thing to take away from the convention it's that wearable technology is sure to be a big hit this year. CES highlights The annual convention in Las Vegas never fails to disappoint with the newest gadgets, coolest cars, and above all the latest innovations that will shape the future. Among the gadgets that were shown off at CES 2014 were numerous wearable technologies, and while there was a lot of diversity among their looks and functions, they all point to a growing trend that's sure to take off ... (more)

Is Lenovo Staging a Takeover?

If the CEO of the company has anything to say about Lenovo's standing in the PC industry, the company won't stop until massive growth is achieved. In a series of recent buying sweeps, Lenovo has bought Motorola Mobility for a whopping $2.91 billion from Google and also acquired the server business side of IBM for another $2.3 billion; the CEO said in March 2014 that Lenovo will "continue to acquire companies" to secure more growth. It seems like there's no end to the funds Lenovo has available, and closing these two big deals have set up the company for a major overhaul. However,... (more)

Siri Braces for Competition

Siri wasn't just a phenomenal technological achievement. "She" also segued into the core of pop culture, serving as a guest star on hit shows like "The Big Bang Theory" and some even say serving as inspiration for the Oscar-nominated film "Her." However, it looks like she's about to have some stiff competition as makers of Windows phones such as Nokia's Lumia are getting ready to reveal "Cortana." With a more exotic name, this digital PA might just give Siri a run for her money according to a recent report in The Verge. With Microsoft behind the project, Cortana has piqued every ... (more)

How the Internet Is Transforming Driver Education

Remember driving in circles around your high school parking lot and waiting for your instructor to correct you verbally or stomp on the passenger side brakes? Well, driver education isn't like that anymore. It's been getting a slow makeover with supplemental educational resources that aspiring drivers can now find online. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has embraced digital communication as a way to train new drivers on proper safety techniques. Now parents, teens, and educators have greater control over driver education by using videos, digital practic... (more)