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Journalists are coping with the rising information flood by borrowing data visualization techniques from computer scientists, researchers and artists. Some newsrooms are already beginning to retool their staffs and systems to prepare for a future in which data becomes a medium. But how do we communicate with data, how can traditional narratives be fused with sophisticated, interactive information displays? Geoff McGhee looks at "Journalism in the Age of Data":
Christopher Conradi, an IBM client technical specialist, discusses how analytics and sensors work together to know when to fix something before it breaks down:
Everyone is talking about Hadoop. According to many data scientists, it doesn't get better than this. But how is Hadoop being used today? What are the top lessons learned from those that are deep with Hadoop? What are they accomplishing? What are their plans for the future? Paul Brown of Booz Allen Hamilton and Martin Hall of Karmasphere talk about it in "Hadoop: The Data Scientist's Dream":
A big challenge in the medical industry is electronic health record (EHR) adoption: meaningful use, defining standards, cloud, interoperability, etc. Andrew Gettinger, MD and Chief Medical Information Officer at Dartmouth Hitchcock Memorial Medical Center speaks with Associate Dean for the Tuck MBA Program, Professor M. Eric Johnson about the actual implementation of an EHR.
Brian W. Hill of Forrester Research addresses the question, how can legal teams prepare for collection from the cloud?