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IoT And Big Data At Caterpillar: How Predictive Maintenance Saves Millions Of Dollars

When it comes to big data and Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives most companies are still in the design or early adoption phases which make it hard to get a solid return on investment (ROI) figures. So it’s refreshing to share a story of an organization delivering real-world ROI for their customers by vastly ramping up their data collection and predictive maintenance analytics.

Read more at Forbes.

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Big data, IoT, and security are hot IT careers for 2017

Randstad USA, a provider of HR services and staffing, has singled out full-stack developer, big data engineer, security engineer, IoT architect, and VR/AR engineer as in-demand IT careers for 2017.

In many of those cases, Randstad has tracked exploding demand -- anywhere from 45 to 117 percent more job listings year-over-year -- and listed skills and specializations that might not seem obvious at first glance. But some of these jobs are staple positions that would be tops in most any year, and Randstad's list is as notable for what's missing as what is present.

Read more at InfoWorld.

Technology Spotlight

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India's Growing Big Data Future

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data," Sherlock Holmes had noted in A Study in Scarlet. Data continuously aided this famous consultant detective for deductive reasoning to solve perplexing investigations. Availability and accessibility of data has helped increase the efficacy in human intuition (decision-making) in every field of science, medicine and technology. With technological advancements in storage of this large volume of data - which until recently were inaccessible for analysis - we have vast opportunity to derive at conclusions.

Read more at NDTV.