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News Scan: Microsoft's Nadella tops most influential tech leaders; Firms see, but too often can't realize, big data benefits; More.

The top news stories for May 27, 2015.

IoT will beat big data as innovation generator, says Gartner

I came across an interesting blog post by Andrew White, research vice president at Gartner. He predicted that the Internet of Things will dwarf big data in terms of its innovative impact.

SDN, big data analytics may be perfect match

Software-defined networking and big data analytics may very well be a match made in heaven, according to Len Padilla, vice president of product strategy for NTT Europe.

News Scan: Culture, legacy systems doom many transformation efforts; Moms in IT reveal how they best juggle it all; More

The top news stories for May 7, 2015.

Step one for big data payoffs: Asking the right questions

There's an old saying that, "It's not how big it is. It's what you do with it that counts." That, in a nutshell, sums up big data.

Spotlight: Your every move is recorded in police records

Sharon Fisher wrote an excellent piece in IT Knowledge Exchange at  TechTarget  on how your data falls into the black hole of a police database.

News Scan: 4 new lawsuits filed against net neutrality; Data analytics job growth outpacing all others; More

The top news stories for April 16, 2015.

Healthcare's lessons for big data and digital transformation

In their new book "n = 1," authors Gary Bisbee, Ram Charan and John Koster explore what is happening in healthcare with digital transformation. The lessons learned there are equally valuable to IT leaders anywhere.

Here's how Adidas caught a $200k employee theft while testing a new data mining program

With a worldwide operation, complicated supply chains and retail outfits on top of manufacturing responsibilities, getting product to the buyer is not as easy as Adidas makes it seem. But using a data mining and loss prevention program powered by Oracle MICROS XBRi, the company has harnessed its point-of-sale data to cut down on preventable losses and build a leaner business.

Big data and the cloud: friends, enemies or frenemies?

How then can you know which big data components do and don't make sense to run in the cloud, both for now and in the future, considering the new technologies cresting on the horizon? How can you discern whether big data and the cloud are friends, enemies or frenemies in the short and long terms?