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IoT data challenges

How Devicescape handles its IoT data challenges

Technology is only part of the solution. For turning large amounts of data into useful information in real time, staffing and organization are key.

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6 tips for working with IoT and big data

Is your company looking to get started with IoT and big data, or are you looking to improve on how you’re handling it now? Here are six tips from the pros that should help anyone.

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IoT and the data-driven enterprise: How to dive into the data flood

Virtually every kind of company will eventually have to become a data-driven enterprise. It's a matter of competition. Here, experts share strategies for making the most of IoT data.

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CIOs turn to cloud-based analytics to manage IT asset costs

CIOs are struggling to calculate IT service costs for environments that have grown more complex from cloud services. However, they are finding answers in analytics software.

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IBM stirs Spark-as-a-service into IBM Bluemix

The new IBM Analytics on Apache Spark service is designed to allow developers to infuse applications on the Bluemix cloud platform with real-time analytics.

Is self-service BI the right or wrong approach for front-line decision support?

There is a lot of hype and confusion around self-service BI and what some industry analysts call “traditional BI.”

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AtScale looks to easily add BI on Hadoop

AtScale has released AtScale Intelligence Platform 3.0, which aimes to give business users the capability to interactively query Hadoop data without the need for extensive preprocessing or movement off the cluster.

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Amazon's new BI tool may hurt more of its partners

At re:Invent Amazon Web Services launched QuickSight, a business.

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SAP unveils SaaS analytics platform

SAP Cloud for Analytics aims to redefine analytics by combining business intelligence, planning and predictive analytics into a SaaS offering built on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

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Hadoop is slowly eating conventional analytics

The components of the Hadoop ecosystem won't overthrow Teredata or IBM Netezza any time soon, but ultimately, the commodity solution almost always wins.

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Data analytics are 'gold' for pharmaceutical distributor

H.D. Smith is using cloud analytics software to get a better handle on its supply chain, allowing it to slice and dice inventory by profit margin and customer as well as track the shipping route of prescriptions and health and other...

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How data finds the truth -- in baseball and in business

Speaking at the NetSuite NYSE Disruption Summit at the New York Stock Exchange, baseball luminaries Bill James and Billy Beane talk data, truth and the new frontier for sabermetrics.

It’s time for PDF 2.0

Love for PDFs is no surprise in the business world. But the rise of sophisticated BI and analytic tools is changing how organizations operate and communicate. As users demand more and more out of their analytics, the “fixed-layout...

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Bossie Awards 2015: The best open source big data tools

Our top picks in distributed data processing, streaming analytics, machine learning, and other corners of large-scale data analytics

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Microsoft's Cortana gives Salesforce customers insights into sales pipeline

Microsoft and Alpine Metrics have joined forces with to bring the power of predictive analytics to the sales pipeline.

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How Sunny Delight juices up sales with cloud-based analytics

Sunny Delight’s CIO made a bold move when it was time to pick a cloud analytics service to identify deficiencies in its sales promotions and opportunities for sales growth. He let business managers make the decision.

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Technology that predicts your next security fail

There's both art and science to predictive analytics in a security setting, early adopters say.


The big greenfield cannabis cloud

The marijuana business is making the leap from paper ledgers to the cloud and big data analytics, offering a provocative example for us all.

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