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Is your data analyst essentially a janitor?

The role of data scientist has been called the sexiest job of the century. But it turns out that many skilled data analysts are more likely to be donning janitor garb than pageant contest laurels.

Infographic offers advice on preparing for the future with IoT

For the benefit of CIOs that want to know what the exploding tech trend means to them, the New Jersey Institute of Technology has prepared an infographic on the Internet of Things and "How to Prepare for the Future."

News Scan: Big data putting big strain on the data center; Virtually every organization has been hacked; More.

The top news stories for July 1, 2015.

App developers feel overwhelmed by IoT data

I came across an interesting survey about app developers and the Internet of Things. Close to one-third of 675 app developers surveyed by Harbor Research feel "overwhelmed" by the data generated by the Internet of Things.  

Sink or swim: How an empowered chief data officer can prevent the enterprise from 'drowning' in data

The more enterprises come to rely on connected devices to carry out tasks, the more data those devices will generate. Many companies choose to discard that data or just allow it to go stagnant. But tuned-in IT professionals have realized the business value self-generated big data can play in the world of digital business, and many of those impassioned individuals are storming the C-suite as chief data officers.

News Scan: CIOs can actually unplug and unwind this summer; Complexity, lack of resources dooming many big data projects; More

The top news stories for June 23, 2015.

News Scan: Microsoft tweaks preview program; Big data a big deal now for most firms, but still a big pain for many; More

The top news stories for June 22, 2015.

A look at the state of big data infrastructure management

According to the report, 55 percent of responding organizations have already implemented big data projects and another 29 percent are looking at doing so in the next 12 months. However, most such projects are aimed at customers. Sixty percent of the companies say their using big data to improve customer service while over half (54 percent) are using it to acquire new customers.

News Scan: Upstart startups are forcing IT to up its game; Data quality, old infrastructure woes hamper big data; More

The top news stories for June 19, 2015.

Big data today: Still tall on hope, but short on returns

Big data continues to be a big mystery for the majority of organizations, at least in terms of drawing actual financial value from it.