IT working with business units on Internet of Things: Canadian survey

The number of smart connected devices in Canada is poised to balloon from 28 million in 2013 to no less than 114 million in five years, according to a study on Internet of

Published on: July 14th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Is Google eyeing big data analytics in electronic medical records?

Google might be getting into the analytics of electronic medical records (“EMR” or "EHR" for electronic health records). Google’s Co-CEO, Larry Page, was interviewed during the company’s Google I/O event. He noted that

Published on: July 7th, 2014 Chris Lau

Ontario water project on verge of a torrent of data

From little things, big data grows. That might be the slogan of the Southern Ontario Water Consortium, a partnership of eight Ontario universities which is building a data platform for water testing technologies

Published on: July 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Discover the value of analytics [sponsored]

In this video, hosted by Jim Love, CIO of IT World Canada, we hear from marketing and technology leaders as they share their perspectives on why analytics matter and just how growth can

Published on: June 19th, 2014 IT World Canada Staff

No need to re-invent the wheel for big data, says IT director

Next week Montreal's Yellow Pages Group will welcome its first data scientist. It will mark the end of a frenzied first phase of overhauling the advertising network's IT infrastructure to handle big data

Published on: June 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Public Health Ontario’s CIO diagnoses how messy big data can be

Most CIOs get asked questions about how quickly a new software program will be deployed or what it will cost to outsource parts of their IT infrastructure. For Jim Tom, it’s more like

Published on: June 5th, 2014 Shane Schick

Cloudera beefs up security

Open source analytic data management software provider Cloudera has taken some of its recently-raised cash to add more security to its offerings. The company said this week it has bought Gazzang, a Texas-based

Published on: June 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Think right data, not big data

“Big data” is hot. We know it is because a) every industry analyst firm put it in their top five trends for 2014 and b) as of this morning there were 826 million

Published on: June 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Big data myths can sink projects, says expert

Precision is what most people strive for in using analytics. Crunching all those numbers with computing power that could run a small province has to generate an exact measure, right? No, says an

Published on: June 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon