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Analytics app uncovers untapped sales opportunities

Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services deployed a mobile sales analytics application to identify new sources of revenue.


SAP talks up Hana but small companies slow to sign on

Small companies have some internal work to do before adopting the in-memory computing platform.

Teradata brings MapR Hadoop into the data warehouse

Enterprises benefit from extending their data warehouse architectures to handle big data workloads, Teradata says.

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IBM taps Twitter's data to drive business insights

IBM and Twitter say they will 'change the way business decisions are made' by pairing Twitter data with IBM's analytics tools and new apps for the enterprise. But CIOs won't buy in until the two companies can bring structure and...

HP plugs the Vertica analytics engine into Hadoop

HP Vertica for SQL on Hadoop promises to pair the reliability of SQL with the scalability of Hadoop.

IBM, Nvidia team to build even faster supercomputers

The Department of Energy has awarded a $325 million contract to IBM to create two supercomputers that will be at least three times more powerful than any existing systems in deployment today. IBM's partners in this endeavor will...

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Google project helps track overfishing

The prototype platform uses ship traffic signals to track fishing activity.

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Enterprises moving big data workloads to public cloud

More than half of large enterprises are either already using public cloud resources for their big data analytic needs or plan to do so, according to a report by Gigaom Research.

Tidemark software adds predictive analytics to help CFOs use big data in forecasting, budgeting

CFOs are now being asked to incorporate streaming data sources into sales forecasts, said CEO Christian Gheorghe

Platfora brings analysis to Internet of Things data

A customized version of Platfora's data analysis platform can work with data from Internet of Things systems

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10 IBM Watson-powered apps that are changing our world

IBM is investing $1 billion in its IBM Watson Group with the aim of creating an ecosystem of startups and businesses building cognitive computing applications with Watson. Here are 10 examples that are making an impact.

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7 ways IT can do a better job of listening to its end-user customers

Admit it, IT doesn't always do the best job of listening to its customers. Here are 7 strategies you can use to turn things around.

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Review: Connect your data better with Neo4j

Designed for linking relationships, the Neo4j graph database combines speed, ease, and extreme flexibility, though the query language may take some getting used to.

Workday plots wave of predictive analytic apps

The move could help the cloud finance and human-resources sofware vendor win more big enterprise deals

IBM drills into the energy industry for cognitive computing advances

A new partnership with Spanish energy company Repsol may lower the costs of finding new oil fields.

Power tools company uses marketing analytics to compete with big box stores

Big Data tools to combine internal and external information helps determine how to counteract the marketing muscle of Home Depot and Lowe's.

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Microsoft adds IoT, big data orchestration services to Azure

Looking to expand on the big data capabilities of its cloud platform, Microsoft has introduced Internet of Things streaming analytics, data production and workflow services for Azure.

Visualizations may shape smarter city development

How data is displayed can affect who helps make decisions, experts said.

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