Posts Tagged ‘list’

25 Facts Celebrating 25 Years of the Web

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John Naughton of The Guardian put together a list of 25 things about the web in honor of the web’s twenty-fifth birthday, which falls on March 12. Naughton’s list includes, “(4) Many of the things that are built on the web are neither free nor open. Mark Zuckerberg was able to build Facebook because the web was free and open. But he hasn’t returned the compliment: his creation is not a platform from which young innovators can freely spring the next set of surprises. The same holds for most of the others who have built fortunes from exploiting the facilities offered by the web. The only real exception is Wikipedia.” Read more

10 Considerations for Securing the Internet of Things

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Mark O’Neill, VP of Innovation at Axway recently wrote for Silicon Angle, “Welcome to the future, where smart meters monitor your home appliance usage, where fitness devices on your wrist track your heart-rate, and where electric vehicles can take commands from your wristwatch. What does all of this have in common? These innovations are all part of the Internet of Things (IoT). While the Internet of Things is going through a rosy honeymoon period at the moment, security issues are slowly creeping to the surface. There’s a growing awareness that IoT devices are riddled with vulnerabilities, and securing these weaknesses will soon become one of the major priorities for both manufacturers and the people who use them. Let’s examine the top 10 things to consider in detail.” Read more

6 Suggestions for Making Open Data Work in Government

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Joel Gurin of InformationWeek recently asked, “Will 2014 finally become the year of open data? We’re certainly seeing evidence that open data is moving from the margins into the mainstream, with new uses for data that governments and other sources are making freely available to the public. But if we’re going to see open data’s promise fulfilled, it will be important for governments, and the federal government in particular, to make it easier for the public to access and use their open data.” Read more

Applied Semantics Makes List of Biggest Discounts in M&A History

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Jennifer Streaks of Fool.com recently wrote, “Applied Semantics was a California-based software producer for online advertising, domain name and enterprise information management markets. It was acquired by Google for $102 million in 2013. Google then used Applied Semantic’s technology to create its Google AdSense program, which brought in $3.44 billion in the last fiscal quarter of 2012 (or 27% of Google’s total revenue). That’s a return on investment you can get excited about!” Read more

Best Open Datasets of 2012

Emily Badger of The Atlantic Cities recently catalogued the best open data releases of 2012. She writes, “Last year, Cities named ten of its favorite metro datasets of 2011 from cities across North America, illustrating the breadth of what we might learn (regarding mosquito traps! misplaced vehicles! energy consumption!) in the still relatively young field of urban open data. For this year’s installment, we’re going one step further. Sure, raw data is great. But useful tools, maps and data visualizations built with said data are even better. Below, you’ll find our picks for 2012′s best open data releases from municipal vaults, with an emphasis on tools that can be used by anyone, not just developers and data geeks. If we missed your favorite, please add it in the comments.” Read more

Free Online Resources: Bone Up on Your Data Science and Machine Learning

The Conductrics blog has shared a list of data science and machine learning resources. The introduction states, “Every now and then I get asked for some help or for some pointers on a machine learning/data science topic.  I tend respond with links to resources by folks that I consider to be experts in the topic area.   Over time my list has gotten a little larger so I decided to put it all together in a blog post. Since it is based mostly on the questions I have received, it is by no means complete, or even close to a complete list, but hopefully it will be of some use.  Perhaps I will keep it updated, or even better yet, feel free to comment with anything you think might be of help. Also, when I think of data science, I tend to focus on Machine Learning rather than the hardware or coding aspects. If you are looking for stuff on Hadoop, or R, or Python, sorry, there really isn’t anything here.” Read more

5 Open Source Big Data Tools to Watch

Tim Gasper of TechCrunch has created a list of five open source Big Data technologies that are making waves. He writes, “Did you know that there are over 250K viable open source technologies on the market today? Innovation is all around us… We have a lot of…choices, to say the least. What’s on our own radar, and what’s coming down the pipe for Fortune 2000 companies? What new projects are the most viable candidates for production-grade usage? Which deserve your undivided attention? We did all the research and testing so you don’t have to. Let’s look at five new technologies that are shaking things up in Big Data. Here is the newest class of tools that you can’t afford to overlook, coming soon to an enterprise near you.” Read more

5 Ways Semantic Technologies Help Us All

Janice Lawrence of Semantic Arts recently shared a list of five business benefits — and truly, public benefits — of semantic technology solutions. Here are the benefits that she came up with along with links to some of our own articles underscoring each point. First, semantic technology helps us “Find more relevant and useful information because it enables us to search information from disparate sources (federated search) and automatically refine our searches (faceted search).” See Introducing International Dataset Catalog Search for more on federated search. Read more

Semantics in HIT: Improving Safety, Efficiency, & Effectiveness

Kathleen Roney of Becker Hospital Review reports, “Many hospitals and healthcare systems know the value that technology can provide for patient safety, clinical quality and overall decision making. But, they face enormous challenges when it comes to accessing and organizing information so it is available when they need it. Too often, hospitals are blocked by silo’d data reporting, lackluster HIT infrastructure and inadequate tools… For those hospitals and health systems that need help beginning the research and analysis phase, here are eight HIT infrastructure tools and software services to consider.” Read more

Cambridge Semantics Named a Vendor to Watch

Cambridge Semantics has been named to Information Management’s list of “40 Vendors We’re Watching” for 2012: “Recognized for its approach to unified information access, Cambridge Semantics was one of 10 companies included in the data integration and data governance category. Now in its third year, the Information Management “40 Vendors We’re Watching” list recognizes vendors that deliver technologies and offer practical solutions to IT managers who are tasked with exploiting new opportunities for their organizations. Vendors are chosen by the magazine’s editors with the help of a dozen leading IT professional firms and analysts.” Read more

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