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What Supply Chain Executives Should Know About Third Party APIs in 2017

In this special guest feature, Jett McCandless, CEO of project44, discusses the value of APIs for supply chain where too few supply chain companies recognize the monetary value of an API-first approach.

Why Online Gambling and Gaming Companies are Rolling the Dice on Machine Learning

In this special guest feature, Jay Patani is a Tech Evangelist for ITRS Group, examines how online gambling and gaming companies have access to a wealth of big data created by every click of a customer’s mouse. The key to extracting valuable predictive insights from that data will be sophisticated machine learning.

HPC Storage Performance in the Cloud

In this contributed article, technical story teller Ken Strandberg, discusses the feeding of high-performance computing (HPC) and enterprise technical computing clusters with data using Lustre, the open source parallel file system that provides the performance and scalability to meet the demands of workloads on these systems.

How Retailers are Using Big Data to Their Advantage

In this contributed article, tech writer Rick Delgado, discusses how the retail world is jumping on the big data analytics bandwagon. Analytics are being used at every stage of the buying process — from predicting popular products to pricing and figuring out what to sell to customers next. Retailers aren’t holding back on what big data can do for them.

Raising the Bar for System Availability

In this special guest feature, Rochna Dhand, Director of Product Management at Nimble Storage, argues that a new standard has emerged that organizations must adopt to stay competitive: six-nines availability, or 99.9999 percent up-time. She examines the new standards, the challenges IT teams face from a reactive strategy to availability, and how a predictive approach can help reach a new level of availability.

Why Businesses Need to Continue Investing in Data: Big and Small

In this special guest feature, Julie Lockner, Global Market and Partner Programs, Data Platforms at InterSystems, discusses why businesses don’t need to stop investing in big data, but better manage and analyze the data in their arsenal to provide more personalized customer experiences.

Flash Storage, the Backbone of IoT

In this special guest feature, Rajesh Nair, CTO at Tegile Systems, discusses the impact multi-tier flash, NVMe, and scale-out storage technologies will have on the real-time processing of data for IoT, and what we can expect in the near future.

Big Healthcare Players Store Big Data in the Cloud

In this special guest feature, Gerard Scheitlin, Vice President of Security, Risk, and Assurance at Orion Health, makes the case that big healthcare players are storing big data in the cloud because the benefits of cloud infrastructures are significant and hard to ignore.

AI and Chatbots: Where we are and Where we’re headed

In this special guest feature, Kevin Curran, IEEE Senior Member and senior lecturer in computer science at Ulster University, takes a high-level view of one of the more popular AI-driven technologies we have seen this past year, and will continue to see in 2017 – chatbots.

Cognitive Computing: Ushering in a Whole New Cognitive Era with Deep Learning

In this special guest feature, Amitabh Sahare, Senior Content Writer at Allied Market Research, discusses how the cognitive era is fast approaching and the new cognitive computing systems are speeding up the process with sophisticated deep learning methods.