Big Data

  1. Predictive Modeling

    Predictive modeling is the process of using known results to create, process, and validate a model that can be used to forecast ...
  2. Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

    Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is information that when used alone or with other relevant data can identify an ...
  3. First Notice Of Loss (FNOL)

    First Notice of Loss (FNOL) is the initial report made to an insurance provider following a loss, theft, or damage of an ...
  4. De-Anonymization

    De-anonymization is a reverse data mining technique that re-identifies encrypted information.
  5. Data Science

    Data science is a field of Big Data which seeks to provide meaningful information from large amounts of complex data.
  6. Machine Learning

    Machine learning is the concept that a computer program can learn and adapt to new data without human interference.
  7. Tor

    Tor is an open source privacy network that permits users to browse the web anonymously. Tor is short for The Onion Router.
  8. IBM Beats Expectations, Investors Not Impressed

    Despite beating analysts' estimates in the third-quarter report it released after the bell Monday, IBM (NYSE: IBM) stock ...
  9. Competition Fuels Aetna, Merck Deal (AET, MRK)

    In an effort to boost sales of its diabetes drugs, Merck inks value-based contract to ensure preferred status with insurance ...
  10. Legacy Tech Looks Toward an IoT Future (IBM, CSCO)

    Old-guard tech firms experiencing slowed growth in traditional hardware and software refocus on profitability in analytics, ...
  11. SAP to Invest $2.25 Billion in IoT

    Just a day after announcing it had acquired big data provider Altiscale for an undisclosed sum, Germany-based SAP (NYSE: ...
  12. SAP Acquires Big Data Start-Up Altiscale

    With the rise of mobile devices and the budding Internet of Things  market, the need to not only store the reams of data ...
  13. How Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Affect Investing

    Due to the increasing use of big data and artificial intelligence, investors are able to make more informed investment choices ...
  14. HPE Sees Growth in HPC Market (HPE)

    As HPE slims down its core businesses, it aims for the growing markets for big data management and analytics, which could ...
  15. Hewlett Packard Reaches 52-Week High (HPE)

    Investors see upside potential in a restructured Hewlett Packard Enterprise as the company sells off noncore assets and releases ...
  16. Tech Data Buys Avnet Unit for $2.6B (TECD, AVT)

    Another legacy IT giant focuses away from core hardware operations, towards cloud, subscription-based services and software ...
  17. 3 Surprising Things That Big Data Reveals About HR

    More and more companies are using big data in HR as a means of saving time and money when recruiting, hiring and retaining ...
  18. 5 Things CPG Companies Can Do to Win More Growth (AMZN, KR)

    This summary of McKinsey's report details the five imperatives consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies can employ to obtain ...
  19. HP Enterprise Secures $8.8 billion Deal (HPE)

    HPE continues to trim its core business, with 75% of remaining operations focused around hardware, to compete with industry ...
  20. HP Enterprise to close $8.8 billion software deal (HPE)

    With this move, the U.S. company will slim down its overall operations and shift focus to other key business operations.
  21. 7 Ways Amazon Uses Big Data to Stalk You (AMZN)

    Using predictive analytics, Amazon anticipates what you are likely to buy, when, and has it boxed and waiting in its nearby ...
  22. How Big Data Is Monitoring Good and Bad Traders

    Traders' job is about to get much more demanding as employers use advanced monitoring system based on bio-sensors, algos ...
  23. HP Enterprise Seeks $10 Billion for its Software Operations (HPE)

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise's prospective sale is part of the company's larger initiative to slim down noncore operations ...
  24. Alphabet Is Top PayPal Choice for Cloud Hosting (GOOGL, AMZN)

    While PayPal will benefit from migration to cloud, Google will get a high profile client considering the operations and scale ...
  25. Genesys to Buy Interactive Intelligence (ININ)

    Genesys Labs seeks to bolster customer engagement through improved customer service and cloud-based data capabilities for ...
  26. Amazon, Google Lead Contenders for SEC's Big Data Project (AMZN, GOOGL)

    Amazon and Google are the front-runners for SEC's ambitious cloud-hosting project called CAT, and the business opportunity ...
  27. How Nintendo Will Benefit From Pokemon Go

    Pokemon Go became the most downloaded app in App stores over the weekend. How will it translate into revenues for Nintendo?
  28. Dell Nears Purchase of EMC For $67B (EMC, VMW)

    What’s in it for Dell and also for EMC shareholders as the deal gets support from advisory firms?
  29. Cisco Bets Big on Data Center Analytics

    Cisco's (NASDAQ: CSCO) fiscal third-quarter earnings release was a testament to the direction new-ish CEO Chuck Robbins ...
  30. Hewlett Packard Enterprises Will Pressure Cisco (HPE, CSCO)

    HPE's significantly lower margin structure allows it to undercut Cisco on price.
  31. Alibaba Wants to Become Equivalent to World’s Fifth-Richest Country by 2020 (BABA)

    Founder and chairman of Chinese e-commerce giant announced his goal to double gross merchandise value to one trillion dollars ...
  32. Morningstar's Client Portal Now Features Data Aggregation

    Morningstar’s new client portal features data aggregation to aid financial advisors in helping clients gain a better view ...
  33. Despite Struggles, IBM Seeks to Hire 20,000 (IBM)

    From its slow embrace of cloud computing to sinking sales, IBM has limped along. But not when it comes to jobs: Big Blue ...
  34. IBM Could Lay Off 14,000 More Employees

    Earlier this year, IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced that it would downsize its global workforce of nearly 378,000 employees by ...
  35. Global Technology: Exploring Revenue Trends and Fundamentals

    Analyze geographical revenue exposure data in the technology sector and determine which economic factors are driving revenue ...
  36. G.E. Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers

    Learn about General Electric's five largest customers and the global demand for this iconic industrial manufacturing giant's ...
  37. Leucadia National Buys ITG Investment Research

    Research has traditionally been considered an important component of any investment banking operation. Leucadia National ...
  38. Microsoft Partners with Twist Bioscience to Store Data in DNA (MSFT)

    Big data storage poses a challenge to the digital economy. As DNA sequencing becomes affordable and scalable, it serves as ...
  39. Chief Technology Officer - CTO

    An executive who is responsible for the management of an organization's research and development (R&D) and technological ...
  40. Microsoft Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (MSFT, YHOO)

    Discover the five key suppliers that keep Microsoft's cloud strategy on track, and learn which suppliers could help your ...
  41. How Uber is Selling all Your Ride Data

    Customers are not just a source of revenue for a company’s core business, information about them is used by many companies ...
  42. How Advisors Can Use Big Data to Gain an Edge

    Here's how big data is playing a crucial role in the work life of financial advisors and some strategies on how to take advantage ...
  43. Alphabet's Key Ventures Beyond Search

    An overview of Alphabet's companies, beyond Google.
  44. How China Mobile Makes Money (CHL, CHU, CHA, VZ)

    The story behind China Mobile, the biggest company you might never have heard of.
  45. Cloudera - An IPO Candidate in 2016?

    Find out the reasons why 2016 may or may not be the year when big-data storage leader Cloudera finally files for an initial ...
  46. 2016's Most Promising Stocks (INTC, IBM)

    Learn about the most promising stocks of 2016 and the potential they hold to bring investors safe and reliable gains over ...
  47. 10 Chicago-based Startups That Emerged This Century

    Understand why Chicago has become one of the best places to work or start a new business. Learn about the top 10 startups ...
  48. Data Analyst: Job Description & Average Salary

    Learn about a data analyst career and how much money you can expect to make. Understand the skills and education needed to ...
  49. Why Tech Startups are Taking Sweden by Storm

    Investors searching for the ideal place to funnel their venture capital might be surprised to find that Sweden is home to ...
  50. Will IBM's Watson Group Turn Data Into Revenue?

    IBM made a major splash at CES with announcements regarding its data analytics ventures. Will it succeed?
Hot Definitions
  1. IRR Rule

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  2. Short Covering

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  3. Covariance

    A measure of the degree to which returns on two risky assets move in tandem. A positive covariance means that asset returns ...
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  5. Nostro Account

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