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Autotracing is a technique for producing a vector image from a bitmapped image. Bitmapped images, which are represented by dots, could have possible grains, halftone dots or other limitations. This can be... (Read on)

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The question of how big data may change official statistics, and the research of federal or government agencies, is a fascinating one, partly because of the nature of new data... (Read on)
Destroying Silos With Integrated Data Analytics Platforms

Silos can isolate departments within an organization and hinder progress. An integrated data analytics platform can enhance communication, collaboration and cooperation, making everything run more smoothly between departments. 
The Build vs Buy Debate on Embedded Analytics is Moot

When it comes to embedded analytics solutions, most seem to think that the options are "build" or "buy." However, there is a third option, more like a partnership, that can be far more beneficial. 
Chief Technology Officers: Top Twitter Influencers to Follow

Chief Technology Officers occupy a unique position in modern business. Keep up with the latest technology trends by following these CTOs on Twitter. 
How Big Data Can Revolutionize Home Health Care

Home health care is a growing field, and big data is helping it become more effective. By analyzing a patient's data, it's possible to avoid trips to the doctor. 
How Recommendation Systems Are the Way We Shop Online

Recommendation systems can help people find what they're looking for - even if they didn't realize they were looking for it! By analyzing data, these systems can predict what customers might be interested it. 
New Generators Put Modern Algorithms to Work on ASCII Art

ASCII art, once a response to the limitations of computers, is showing a resurgence in popularity with new algorithms that can automatically generate complex ASCII designs. 
Top Must Know Network Security Tricks

Secure networks are critical for business. Here security experts share some of their secrets. 
The Impact Internet of Things (IoT) is Having on Different Industries

The Internet of Things is having a huge effect on business, but the specifics can differ depending on the industry. Here we take a look at some of its effects on manufacturing & logistics, retail and health care. 
How IoT Data Analytics & Personal Fitness Devices Can Keep You Healthier

Personal fitness devices are becoming a more common way for people to keep track of their health statistics, but the data has even more potential than many may realize. 
Beware! Your Devices Are Spying On You

While we welcome the latest technological advances into our lives, they may be providing our private information to others. What should we watch out for, and how can we maintain our privacy? 
Is Hadoop Adoption Really Worth It?

Just how difficult is it for a business to adopt Hadoop for big data analysis? Some businesses consider it too difficult and expensive, but the data it provides can be invaluable. 
The Advantages of Real-Time Analytics for Enterprise

With today's non-stop flow of data, real-time analytics can be the key to making the best use of data. Many businesses are utilizing it to improve efficiency, customer relations and a number of other uses. 
5 Ways Our Cars Have Become Computers

Cars are constantly becoming more high tech, but not everyone agrees these "upgrades" are for the best. 
Internet of Things (IoT) Data vs. Static Data Analytics

The Internet of Things is taking the world by storm, but how do we handle all the data it generates? It needs a new, different approach than traditional data analysis. 
5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Business Secure Online

Protecting your personal computer isn't that difficult, right? Well, protecting all of the machines in your enterprise can be nearly as easy with the right tools and strategies. 
Don’t Look Back, Here They Come! The Advance of Artificial Intelligence

Rather than simply helping to guide humans' decisions, artificial intelligence is now beginning to make decisions for humans. Where is this leading and what kind of impact can it have? 
What Core Business Functions Can Benefit From Hadoop?

Big data is streaming into businesses at unprecedented rates, and properly harnessing that data can lead businesses in exciting new directions. Hadoop is just the tool many businesses need. 
Uncle Sam in the Cloud? Federal Trends in Cloud Use

The U.S. government is beginning to utilize cloud computing for its convenience and cost savings. 
INFOGRAPHIC: Why Do People Uninstall Apps?

Apps can help us have fun, be productive and learn new things. But why do we keep some apps and uninstall others? We take a look at the most common reasons for uninstalling apps. 
Internet of Things (IoT) and Real-Time Analytics - A Marriage Made in Heaven

Data from the Internet of Things often needs to be interpreted as it is being collected. This can be accomplished with the help of real-time analytics. 
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Tech Pioneers You've Probably Never Heard Of

As in any field, there are big-name pioneers in tech. Here we look at some of those who made a huge impact but received much less recognition. 
Introduction to Databases

No matter what part of IT you work in, you have to store data at one point or another, and it doesn't hurt for just about everybody to have some knowledge of databases and how they work. 
8 Steps to Understanding IP Subnetting

Understanding IP subnetting is a fundamental requirement for almost any IT pro. But although the concepts are simple, there is a general difficulty in understanding the topic. We break it down in eight simple steps. 
Creative Disruption: The Changing Landscape of Technology

Learn about the history behind some major technological innovations - and how they changed the world. 
How Spreadsheets Changed the World: A Short History of the PC Era

The introduction of spreadsheets helped launch the movement that eventually brought computers to home users. Writer John McMullen was there when it happened. Hear the story first-hand, based about his experiences working in the field. 
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A game port is a device port which was available in most personal computer-compatible systems. This input/output connector traditionally allowed users to connect... Read more 

Factory reset is the term used to describe the removal of user data from an electronic device and restore it back to factory settings. It is a software restore and... Read more 

Geostationary orbit is a type of geosynchronous orbit of a satellite whereby it moves with the same speed as the rotation of the Earth. Because it orbits at the... Read more 

Hi-MD refers to an enhanced form of MiniDisc for storing and playing of media. It is magneto-optical, whereby a laser is used for reading and a laser along with a... Read more 

A genetic algorithm is a heuristic search method used in artificial intelligence and computing. It is used for finding optimized solutions to search problems based... Read more 
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