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Why organizations fail to create value from analytics, part 1

Many companies are striving to expand their data analysis initiatives, but struggle to understand how to create economic value from analytics

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Finding critical business data -- fast

These CIOs are jumping on a fast-moving trend — mining small data sets to deliver valuable insights quickly to the right people at the right time.

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How IBM’s Watson could change your business

Watson Group Chief Mike Rhodin talks about how IBM’s cognitive computing tech is rolling out to enterprises, developers and end users.

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Getting in customers’ faces

When retailers use IT analytics to get close to their customers, they need to do it the right way.

The CIO's top 3 priorities for 2015

The CIO will have three top priorities heading into 2015 -- all related to how data is used, shared and monetized.

Knowledge Vault helps CIOs stay in control of cloud-based email and storage

Its Microsoft Azure-based analytic-as-a-service platform is generally available

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IBM Watson Analytics now open for business

After a lot of buildup, IBM Watson is now open for business.

11 open source tools for making the most of machine learning

11 open source tools to make the most of machine learning

Tap the predictive power of machine learning with these diverse, easy-to-implement libraries and frameworks.

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Why enterprises should make analytics invisible

Putting data analytics into the hands of front line employees is critical to pervasive BI. But first you need to remove the fear factor.

Google, Facebook's hunger for servers drives market

Enterprise need for real-time analytics also helps fuels server sales in the face of uncertain economy.

HP rolls data analysis tools into the cloud

Online versions of HP Vertica and IDOL will be available as cloud services in 2015.

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How UPS uses analytics to drive down costs (and no, it doesn’t call it big data)

When you have an organization the size of UPS, every single little bit of efficiency that can be squeezed out of daily operations translates into a big deal.

Startup SQLdep aims to help DBAs stay sane

The company's tool automates analysis of SQL code.

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Data analytics scores marketing wins for the Texas Rangers

When it comes to convincing your boss of the value of a data dashboard, nothing works better than when you can save money as a result of a trend that you visualized.

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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.


Teradata brings MapR Hadoop into the data warehouse

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

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.

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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