The Internet of Things is putting poachers on the endangered list

IBM Harriet Green, General Manager, Watson Internet of Things, Customer Engagement, and Education The Internet of Things (IoT) is dramatically changing the world around us. In fact, it’s safe to say the IoT is far more pervasive and impactful than just about any of us can imagine. Just ask the team at the Welgevonden Game Reserve. Located in the Waterberg District of the Limpopo, province of South Africa, this 37,000-hectare game reserve is filled with plentiful birdlife and stunning wildlife.

CRN Exclusive: Machine-Learning Startup DataRobot Hires Alteryx Vet To Expand Channel Efforts

Seann Gardiner joins DataRobot to boost its work at bringing predictive analytics into enterprises and find partners with a strong understanding of data analytics and data science.

Real-time data analytics startup Incorta raises $15M Series B led by Kleiner Perkins

 Incorta, the startup that wants to speed up big data analytics by eliminating the need for data warehouses, has raised a $15 million Series B led by new investor Kleiner Perkins. Existing investors GV and Ron Wohl, former executive vice president of applications development at Oracle, also participated. Read More

Why the new iPhone 8 may not bring Apple good fortune in China

Guang Niu/Getty ImagesTwo of Apple’s latest iPhone models may carry the number eight in their names, but that may not bring the company the luck in China that the number is associated with there. A recent survey showed that the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus may be less popular among Chinese users than the company’s other new model, the iPhone X, because its new features and striking change in visual appearance appeal more than just another upgraded model.

4 core principles for mastering lean data management

This methodology is analogous to 'going green,' as your primary goals will be operating as sustainably as possible while relying only on the resources you truly need for the task.

Veritas considers ‘restructuring’ another two offices, with 350+ pink slips possible

Plans hiring too, but the 'We closed Sydney because of real estate costs' line looks thin “Veritas” is the Latin word for truth, a fact we mention because data management software vendor Veritas has offered The Register a revised explanation for the closure of its Sydney support desk after we received information that told a different story.…

This is how migrants are being trafficked to grow marijuana in the UK

Rishabh R. Jain/APIt was “like a dog’s life”, one Vietnamese women told me about her experience of living in the UK. She had been trafficked into the country and said she had “no fixed job and no fixed accommodation”. The woman, who I interviewed as part of my research exploring human trafficking and Vietnam, has now returned to Vietnam. But the distinction between trafficking and illegal migration is a complex and political one – and some people who the UK defines as victims of human trafficking, don’t see it that way.

The Future of Big Data: 10 Predictions You Should Be Aware Of

Come 2020, every person in the world will be creating 7 MBs of data every second. We have already created more data in past couple of years than in the entire history of human kind. Big data has taken the world by storm and there are no signs of slowing down. You might be thinking, “Where would big data industry go from here?” Here are 10 big data predictions that will answer your intriguing question.

Looker’s latest looks to simplify data integrations

 Looker is holding its Join user conference this week, and these affairs often involve a new release to show off to customers. Today, the company released Looker 5, which they say will make it easier for employees to make use of data in their work lives. Company CEO Frank Bien believes there is a growing group of people, who need quick access to data to do their jobs.

Are Major Optimization Opportunities Hiding in Your Business Data?

By now we all know that big data and powerful analytics are changing the way businesses work. Executives don’t have to rely purely on experience, “best practices” or instinct anymore. Instead, the business intelligence gained through querying datasets and creating actionable metrics is driving stronger decision-making, and that makes for significant operational improvements. The question is, though, are you going far enough?
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