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Statistics is the Fastest Growing Undergraduate STEM Degree

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Statistics—the science of learning from data—is the fastest-growing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) undergraduate degree in the United States over the last four years, an analysis of federal government education data conducted by the American Statistical Association (ASA) revealed.

Free the CIO

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From our friends at Lucidworks, we have a compelling new infographic below representing the latest research into how CIOs are succeeding (or not) and transforming their organizations.

Krowdster: Big Data Analytics Meets Crowdfunding

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Crowdfunding gets simplified with the recent launch of Krowdster, a new crowdfunding analytics, research and supporter discovery tool. Taking the guess work out of decision making, campaign creation and supporter engagement, the unique Krowdster web app is powered by big data, machine learning and predictive analytics – for projects that pack a punch.

SAS Achieves Record Revenue in 2014 – $3.09 Billion

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Growing customer demand for cloud analytics and data visualization in 2014 were among the top drivers for SAS’ 39th consecutive year of revenue growth. SAS posted US$3.09 billion, up 5.1 percent in constant currency (2.3 percent US dollars) over 2013.

Visualization of the Week: Patriots vs. Seahawks

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As a Superbowl treat, this week’s visualization is actually TWO cool interactive data viz apps about Sunday’s Super Bowl match-up between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks.

CAC’s Pension Management System Adopts MapR for Its Hadoop Infrastructure

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, has announced CAC Corporation (CAC) has adopted the MapR Distribution including Hadoop for its “Micmari” cloud-based pension management system.

Kdb+ and the Internet of Things/Big Data

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Kdb+ is a column-based relational database with extensive in-memory capabilities, developed and marketed by Kx Systems. A new research paper is now available that details the use of kdb+ for IoT applications – “Kdb+ and the Internet of Things/Big Data.”

The GPU Technology Conference

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March is a beautiful month to visit Silicon Valley, so why not register and book your trip now to the upcoming GPU Technology Conference (GTC) happening March 17-20, 2015 at the San Jose Convention Center. GTC is the most important event for GPU developers and computational scientists.

Will Big Data Kill The Art Of Marketing?

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In this special guest feature, Doug Camplejohn of Fliptop gives his views, as a long-time marketer, about how technology has affected his industry – is the “art of marketing” dead in favor of science? Doug Camplejohn is the CEO and Founder of Fliptop, a leader in predictive analytics applications for B2B companies.

Data Analytics: Do More Than Keep Up with the MPS Joneses

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In this special guest feature, Toni DuGal of Novitex examines how the Managed Print Services industry has evolved with the help of data analytics. The progress can serve as a model for many other industries. Toni DuGal is Vice President of Solution Services at Novitex, a digital-first document outsourcing provider, where she leads the development of Novitex’s MPS practice.