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Why Big Data Is Big Business in Agriculture Why Big Data Is Big Business in Agriculture Why Big Data Is Big Business in Agriculture Why Big Data Is Big Business in Agriculture


Agriculture usually isn't considered a very high-tech industry, but farmers are now using big data and other technological innovations to...

6 Big Myths About Managing Big Data 6 Big Myths About Managing Big Data 6 Big Myths About Managing Big Data 6 Big Myths About Managing Big Data


Big data is big business, but only if it's used properly. Here we examine some myths about big data that may be holding your company back

10 Low-Tech Ways to Protect Digital IP 10 Low-Tech Ways to Protect Digital IP 10 Low-Tech Ways to Protect Digital IP 10 Low-Tech Ways to Protect Digital IP


Digital IP can make or break a company, and its theft and misuse can be disastrous. Here we examine some low-tech ways to keep your IP out...

10 Tips for Avoiding Key Software Flaws 10 Tips for Avoiding Key Software Flaws 10 Tips for Avoiding Key Software Flaws 10 Tips for Avoiding Key Software Flaws


In software development, focus is shifting from eliminating bugs to fixing flaws, many of which happen again and again. Here are the top 10...

Augmented and Virtual Reality Help Design Firms Please Clients Augmented and Virtual Reality Help Design Firms Please Clients Augmented and Virtual Reality Help Design Firms Please Clients Augmented and Virtual Reality Help Design Firms Please Clients


A design firm's business is based on its ability to show clients what the finished product will look like. Now, with the assistance of...

10 Innovations That Have Made Data Centers More Efficient 10 Innovations That Have Made Data Centers More Efficient 10 Innovations That Have Made Data Centers More Efficient 10 Innovations That Have Made Data Centers More Efficient


Data centers can consume massive amounts of energy, but some companies are implementing methods to lower their environmental impact - and...

Who's Responsible for Cloud Security Now? Who's Responsible for Cloud Security Now? Who's Responsible for Cloud Security Now? Who's Responsible for Cloud Security Now?


Data security is as important as ever, especially in business. But who is responsible for that security when data is stored in the

Is There Any Trust Between Corporate and IT Departments? Is There Any Trust Between Corporate and IT Departments? Is There Any Trust Between Corporate and IT Departments? Is There Any Trust Between Corporate and IT Departments?


Ask either corporate or IT professionals, there is little trust between the two departments. One researcher has some ideas on how to fix...

Google's End-to-End Encryption Isn't What It Seems Google's End-to-End Encryption Isn't What It Seems Google's End-to-End Encryption Isn't What It Seems Google's End-to-End Encryption Isn't What It Seems


Google tries to make end-to-end email encryption simple to use. It will be, but there are caveats. Learn more about it here

Trusting Encryption Just Got a Lot Harder Trusting Encryption Just Got a Lot Harder Trusting Encryption Just Got a Lot Harder Trusting Encryption Just Got a Lot Harder


Edward Snowden's revelations of government access to personal data has cast suspicion on just how secure "encrypted" data really is. Can...

Why Android Anti-Malware Apps Are a Good Idea Why Android Anti-Malware Apps Are a Good Idea Why Android Anti-Malware Apps Are a Good Idea Why Android Anti-Malware Apps Are a Good Idea


Malware doesn't just affect computers anymore - it's becoming an ever-increasing threat to Android devices as well. Learn about Android...

Is This a Potential Cure for Malicious Android Apps? Is This a Potential Cure for Malicious Android Apps? Is This a Potential Cure for Malicious Android Apps? Is This a Potential Cure for Malicious Android Apps?


Android marketplaces are not vetting applications sufficiently. A North Carolina State University research team has a solution that will...

5 Key Areas Where Big Data Is Making a Major Impact 5 Key Areas Where Big Data Is Making a Major Impact 5 Key Areas Where Big Data Is Making a Major Impact 5 Key Areas Where Big Data Is Making a Major Impact


Big data is big business. Here are some of the ways it is changing our lives as well as the world around us

7 Things to Know About Hadoop 7 Things to Know About Hadoop 7 Things to Know About Hadoop 7 Things to Know About Hadoop


Hadoop has been helping analyze data for years now. Here's a look at it's start, what it's good for and where it may be going... and an...

Do Millennials Understand Online Privacy? Do Millennials Understand Online Privacy? Do Millennials Understand Online Privacy? Do Millennials Understand Online Privacy?


Millennials are all about using the Internet to its fullest potential. However, when it comes to online privacy, are they doing it

How I Got Here: 12 Questions With Cybercrime-Fighter Gary Warner How I Got Here: 12 Questions With Cybercrime-Fighter Gary Warner How I Got Here: 12 Questions With Cybercrime-Fighter Gary Warner How I Got Here: 12 Questions With Cybercrime-Fighter Gary Warner


Gary Warner's the guy behind the end of the infamous Koobface virus. Here he discusses his career in cybersecurity. discusses where his...

Internet of Things: Great Innovation or Big Fat Mistake? Internet of Things: Great Innovation or Big Fat Mistake? Internet of Things: Great Innovation or Big Fat Mistake? Internet of Things: Great Innovation or Big Fat Mistake?


The Internet of Things will change everyone’s life, no doubt there. The question is will it be a positive change or one that we all

Electronic Health Records: Here's What's at Stake Electronic Health Records: Here's What's at Stake Electronic Health Records: Here's What's at Stake Electronic Health Records: Here's What's at Stake


Electronic health records have a lot going for them, but there's also plenty at stake. Here we take a look at key problems

PowerLocker: How Hackers Can Hold Your Files for Ransom PowerLocker: How Hackers Can Hold Your Files for Ransom PowerLocker: How Hackers Can Hold Your Files for Ransom PowerLocker: How Hackers Can Hold Your Files for Ransom


CryptoLocker began crippling computers in late 2013. Now the new and improved PowerLocker has been discovered, and is even more dangerous...

Why Free Smartphone Apps Are Anything But Free Why Free Smartphone Apps Are Anything But Free Why Free Smartphone Apps Are Anything But Free Why Free Smartphone Apps Are Anything But Free


Free applications are everywhere, but most expect something in return

Money Laundering, the Internet Way Money Laundering, the Internet Way Money Laundering, the Internet Way Money Laundering, the Internet Way


The convenience of the Internet is not lost on nefarious types who need a quick and safe way to launder money. Find out how they do it

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