Disease monitoring at Internet speed

Nowcasting: Disease monitoring at Internet speed

New research adds to growing evidence that disease monitoring techniques using social media are emerging to take the place of costlier and slower traditional tools.

Science community seeks standard data formats

Science community building standard data formats

Some scientific fields that do not have standard data formats are creating new platforms to facilitate the information sharing that will advance research.

Chicago builds ETL toolkit for open data

Chicago builds ETL toolkit for open data

Data officials in Chicago built an automated extract transform load (ETL) framework to more quickly and easily open city data.

IBM extends Smarter City Challenge

IBM extends Smarter City Challenge

Building on four years of helping cities improve services, IBM's Smarter Cities Challenge invites local governments to apply for assistance from problem-solving teams.

analytics tools can help agencies sharpen e-discovery

How analytics tools can help agencies sharpen e-discovery

With the use of advanced analytics tools, legal e-discovery workflows can often be streamlined to eliminate multiple review passes that characterize manual reviews in the discovery process.

Uber to open its data books to Boston transit planners

Uber to open its data to Boston transit planners

Uber will provide Boston with trip data from its quarterly logs to help the city improve transportation practices.

5 trends that will drive IT management in 2015

5 trends that will drive IT management in 2015

2015 is shaping up as a year when data analytics, ubiquitous video, and cyber forensics will force government IT managers to make decisions about how they deploy their resources.

Cloud ‘Commons’ would accelerate biomedical research

Cloud ‘Commons’ would accelerate biomedical research

The National Institutes of Health is supporting the launch of an electronic “Commons,” a shared cloud and high-performance computing ecosystem to support the biomedical research community.

Argonne sets new marks for high-speed data transfer

Argonne sets new marks for high-speed data transfer

Argonne National Laboratory researchers moved 65 terabytes of data between storage centers in Ottawa and New Orleans in under 100 minutes.

How will you manage big (and bigger) data in 2015?

How will you manage big (and bigger) data in 2015?

Government IT departments will increasingly turn to data warehouse augmentation tools and tactics in 2015 to address their big data management challenges.

Howe big science is cutting big data down to size

How science is cutting big data down to size

Researchers are developing set of data management tools that could be used across the scientific community.

VA recruits Watson analytics, cloud to fight PTSD

VA recruits Watson analytics, cloud to fight PTSD

Veterans Affairs launches a pilot project to test uses of IBM Watson analytics to help doctors sift electronic medical records to support clinical decision-making in treating PTSD.

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