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  • Big data causes concern and big confusion

    Posted February 26, 2012 - 8:29 am

    A new study suggests many organizations are concerned about managing big data, but most don't have a clear understanding of what big data means. Log management solutions can help organizations make sense of some of the data they're generating, but many resort to syslogs, spreadsheets or nothing at all.
  • Deep into big data

    Posted February 22, 2012 - 3:41 pm

    Democratization of data inside a company to make a business agile is important, says Kee Siong Ng, senior data scientist at EMC's Greenplum.
  • Teradata partners with Hortonworks on Hadoop

    Posted February 21, 2012 - 9:02 pm

    Growing enterprise interest in Big Data analytics is beginning to drive partnerships between vendors of traditional relational database management technologies and purveyors of Apache Hadoop.
  • Organizations failing to tap into business intelligence

    Posted February 16, 2012 - 2:54 pm

    The majority of organizations are indifferent to the analysis they get from their data, indicating that business intelligence initiatives are having little or no impact on their businesses.
  • IBM serves up real-time data for Tennis Australia

    Posted January 17, 2012 - 9:02 pm

    As players fight for the top spot in the Australian Open, behind the scenes, Tennis Australia is tracking their every move using an IBM scoring and analysis tool called SlamTracker.
  • Scottish university in IBM business analytics education drive

    Posted January 15, 2012 - 8:34 am

    IBM is working with a group of universities around the world, including in Scotland, to deliver advanced business analytics training as demand increases for the skill.
  • Hadoop solidified for production duty

    Posted January 4, 2012 - 9:10 am

    After nearly seven years of development and fine tuning, the Apache Hadoop data processing framework is finally ready for full production use, the developers of the software announced Wednesday.
  • Analytics, mobile apps are hot, hot, hot

    Posted November 16, 2011 - 3:32 pm

    It's clear by the increasing use of analytics software that companies are struggling to get their hands around the huge amounts of data it takes to run a successful business. But developing social, mobile, cloud computing and other applications are also driving the need for new technical skills.
  • 7 ways to do big data right using the cloud

    Posted November 1, 2011 - 3:33 pm

    There's a wealth of data out there companies can use to better understand customers and identify emerging business opportunities and threats. But how to access and work with all that data? An emerging type of service called data as a service, or DaaS, promises to help.
  • Use analytics to create a greener business

    Posted October 31, 2011 - 1:51 pm

    Investing in better analytics can help you turn environmental compliance costs into sustainability benefits
  • IBM turns up Watson-like natural language healthcare analytics

    Posted October 25, 2011 - 11:31 am

    IBM today said it was rolling out software that will help doctors and insurance companies reduce costs by better analyzing and managing huge amount of patient data.
  • 'Big data' prep: 5 things IT should do now

    Posted October 25, 2011 - 10:55 am

    Got your "big data" plan in place? If not, you may want to start thinking about implementing one.
  • Gartner: The top 10 strategic technology trends for 2012

    Posted October 18, 2011 - 1:41 pm

    The technology that makes up many of the systems in the IT world today is at a critical juncture and in the next five years everything from mobile devices and applications to servers and social networking will impact IT in ways companies need to prepare for now, Gartner Vice President David Cearley says.
  • Just how boring was that Titans-Browns NFL game? Researchers say Twitter knows

    Posted October 5, 2011 - 12:52 pm

    Fans of the National Football League have plenty to be excited about so far in Houston this year, with the hometown Texans off to a 3-1 start. But just how excited are they and other NFL fans? New software from Houston’s Rice University and Motorola Mobility Applied Research Center can figure that all out using the millions of Tweets sent by fans during games.
  • Oracle's Big Data Appliance taps growing enterprise need, analysts say

    Posted October 3, 2011 - 5:19 pm

    Oracle's new Big Data Appliance should appeal to enterprises looking for more efficient ways to capture, organize and analyze vast amounts of unstructured data, analysts said.
  • Twitter analysis reveals global human moodiness

    Posted September 29, 2011 - 2:08 pm

    Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites are often criticized for encouraging people to share thoughts of little consequence, though social scientists are finding these electronic missives, when assembled en masse and analyzed with big data tools, can offer a wealth of new information about how people think and act.
  • How to get started using analytics to profit from Facebook

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 7:29 pm

    Online fashion retailer Tobi integrated data from customers’ Facebook pages and their purchasing histories to better target promotions and increase sales.
  • Computer scientist predicts your next Facebook friends

    Posted August 10, 2011 - 6:09 pm

    Half of the friends you will add on Facebook in the future can be predicted, said Stanford University's Jure Leskovec. He has been elected as one of this year's recipients of the Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowships.
  • Dell sells preconfigured Hadoop system

    Posted August 4, 2011 - 9:01 am

    Recognizing Apache Hadoop's growing presence in the field of data analysis, Dell will start selling servers preloaded with the open-source data processing platform, the company announced Thursday.
  • Hadoop growing, not replacing RDBMS in enterprises

    Posted July 29, 2011 - 6:10 am

    The growing need for companies to manage surging volumes of structured and unstructured data is continuing to propel enterprise use of open source Apache Hadoop software.
  • SAP, Rent-a-Center in battle over millions in fees

    Posted July 28, 2011 - 2:19 pm

    SAP and Rent-a-Center are locked in a legal battle over whether the rent-to-own chain owes the vendor about US$9 million in fees for excess use of its Business Objects analytics software.
  • IBM rolls out cloud-based Web analytics tool

    Posted July 15, 2011 - 11:27 am

    IBM has released a Web analytics tool that combines two existing products from its acquisitions last year, Coremetrics, a Web analytics provider, and Unica.
  • Social CRM for business: Analytics can spur greater success

    Posted July 6, 2011 - 5:21 pm

    Done right, Social CRM can help your company talk to your customers, but even more importantly, it can help you listen to your customers in ways you've never imagined. And that can help your business grow.
  • Has business intelligence failed?

    Posted June 20, 2011 - 6:18 pm

    Is your business keeping up with the huge advances in predictive BI technologies that can help your company grow?
  • Open-source analytics options grow

    Posted June 14, 2011 - 12:04 pm

    The options for open-source data warehousing and analytics grew on Tuesday, with a number of announcements from Infobright, Jaspersoft and Ingres.

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