IDG Contributor Network: A speedy recovery: the key to good outcomes as health care’s dependence on data deepens

It may have been slow to catch on compared to other industries, but the health care sector has developed a voracious appetite for data. Digital transformation topped the agenda at this year’s Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Florida, and big data analytics in health care is on track to be worth… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: A speedy recovery: the key to good outcomes as health care’s dependence on data deepens

What is Apache Spark? The big data analytics platform explained

From its humble beginnings in the AMPLab at U.C. Berkeley in 2009, Apache Spark has become one of the key big data distributed processing frameworks in the world. Spark can be deployed in a variety of ways, provides native bindings for the Java, Scala, Python, and R programming languages, and supports SQL, streaming data, machine… Continue reading What is Apache Spark? The big data analytics platform explained

IDG Contributor Network: Where the business cloud weathers the storm

Over the past few months, two of the biggest storms in recent history battered cities across the country. One estimate pins the damages at $290 billion, which doesn’t include the decreased or lost productivity that is still to come for offices and businesses across the regions. It’s impossible to predict everything, including the timing and… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: Where the business cloud weathers the storm

How enterprises should use the cloud in China

By 2020, which is not that far away, the aggregate market size of China’s cloud computing industry is expected to hit 686.6 billion yuan (about $103.6 billion), according to Forward Intelligence. China’s cloud computing industry has experienced strong growth since 2010, with a market size reaching 178.2 billion yuan in 2016, up 18.8 percent annually. The… Continue reading How enterprises should use the cloud in China

IDG Contributor Network: Cloud computing, the Rx for health care

The supply chain sits at the center of the health care industry’s ongoing transformation. A recent study by Navigant found that U.S. hospitals could reduce annual supply expenses by approximately $23 billion in aggregate through improvements in supply chain operations, processes and product use. The cloud offers a cost-effective model, along with massive computing power,… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: Cloud computing, the Rx for health care

IDG Contributor Network: 20 billion IoT devices. Now what?

Expect a computational tidal wave by 2020. By then, data traveling to and from an estimated 20 billion IoT devices will flood datacenters—outpacing data flowing from datacenters to users by a factor of 275. Yet there’s a wealth of computing power in underused devices that often lie dormant for long stretches of time, collectively hundreds… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: 20 billion IoT devices. Now what?