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Addressing the Ethical Issues of Big Data By Rick Delgado Big Data is a growing trend, making it possible for businesses of every kind to gather, store, and use the unlimited personal and private data found on the internet. This massive collection allows them to predict trends, determine consumer tastes, and hone marketing plans for the greatest success. However, the concept of collecting vast amounts of information on people sounds dangerous all on its own; what keeps businesses from stepping over the line? What ethics code ensures consumer privacy along with corporate profit? Here are three of the main concerns about Big Data’s ethics, and ways to combat the issues. 1. Working in Secret "Big brother is watching,” in the modern age is quickly becoming “Big Data is watching.” Many people fear that the invention of Big Data and the advantages it offers have encouraged... (more)

Data Lake Phenomenon | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #BigData #Microservices

Data Lake Phenomenon Among Enterprises Over the past few years, there has been an explosion in the volume of data. To tackle this big data explosion, there has been a rise in the number of successful Hadoop projects in enterprises. Due to the large volumes of data, the emergence of Hadoop technology, and the need to store all soloed data in one place, has prompted a phenomenon among enterprises called: Data Lake. Is the Data Lake an effective catchment for all of the enterprise data? Yes and No. Data lakes are good to house the current, inter-related data but they don’t address th... (more)

Fed Tech Roundup November 24

The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker National Science Foundation, Agriculture Release CIO-Boosting FITARA Plans - Nextgov 2015 Greater Washington Heart Walk Raises $1.85 Million with Vencore’s Mac Curtis as Chair Leidos, USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Information Sciences Institute to Partner on Research Projects Serco Names Tom Sorel Vice President of Surface Transportation Technology upgrades planned at Taunton Public Schools - Taunton Daily Gazette FAA task force deliv... (more)

Fed Tech Roundup November 9th

The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker GE Unveils Dubai-Based Aviation Tech Support Hub; Jim Daily Comments SAVE THE DATE: 2015 Technology “Good Scout” Award Luncheon, Nov. 17 Amyx, Inc. Promotes Allen Ashourian, Paul Regazzi and Bill Cummings Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Marvin Young Joins Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Coming set-top box mandate may help break pay TV firms' hold over viewers - Los Angeles Times New York-Washington Maglev Train Gets First Federal Funds - Wall Stre... (more)

Big Data and IoT - A Match Made in Heaven | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #BigData

Why Big Data and the Internet of Things Are a Match Made in Heaven By William Hayles There’s a closer relationship between big data and the IoT than most people realize – almost as if they were made for one another. See for yourself. Today, we’re going to talk about the Internet of Things and Big Data. Bear with me here. This isn’t going to be some vague, half-cocked article bogged down by buzzwords and vagaries. Instead, what we’re going to do is take a close look at both technologies - what they actually are and what they actually do - in regards to how they’re changing enterprise... (more)