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Salesforce brings more analytics power to mobile business users

Along with the rise of Big Data, efforts are emerging to put the power of analytics in the hands of business managers, often using the tools for mobile devices.

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Hitachi will buy Pentaho to boost its IoT business

Hitachi Data Systems is purchasing business intelligence software maker Pentaho to incorporate analysis into Internet of Things systems it'll build for the healthcare, public safety and other industries.

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IBM brings more Watson smarts to developers

IBM is expanding its roster of Watson online services that can be deployed by developers to enhance their apps with analysis and data processing capabilities.

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Test shows big data text analysis inconsistent, inaccurate

"State of the art" method to categorize and analyze unstructured data delivers different results from identical data one time in five, is wrong one time in 10, new study shows

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Microsoft previews free, updated Power BI business intelligence tool

Aiming at a mass business-user audience, Microsoft has released a preview of the next version of its cloud-based data visualization software, Power BI, with a promise to maintain a free option even after its general release.

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New SAP Hana tool aims to bring focus to Big Data insights

A new SAP rapid-deployment service aims to help enterprises tap its Hana in-memory database and computing platform for BI initiatives involving Big Data.

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Snowmageddon: interactive maps for your blizzard enjoyment

Forecasts and social media hype, visualized

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Teradata buys mobile marketing software company Appoxee

Analytics systems supplier Teradata has acquired Appoxee, a Tel Aviv startup that develops in-app and push messaging software designed to increase mobile user engagement.

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Now on CIO: 5 big data technology predictions for 2015

MapR CEO and co-founder John Schroeder predicts five major developments will dominate big data technology in the new year.

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2015 CRM predictions to fire up customer success and growth

Nearly every company is working towards a digital frontier and as we close out 2014, it’s important for companies to reflect on the strategic initiatives that will impact and accelerate customer success and business results for 2015....

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Test drive: IBM Watson Analytics free beta

Watson Analytics aims to make data analysis as simple as asking a question in plain English. We take it for a spin.

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Cisco sees a data analytics fortune at the network's edge

The company that commercialized routers 30 years ago is now using them to bring big-data analysis to the edges of networks, where some types of information may be valuable for a few seconds but not worth storing long-term.

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Hadoop successor sparks a data analysis evolution

If 2014 was the year that Apache Hadoop sparked the big data revolution, 2015 may be the year that Apache Spark supplants Hadoop with its superior capabilities for richer and more timely analysis.

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IBM Watson Analytics now open for business

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

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Microsoft Pulse 2.0 polling and analytics service launches in beta

Microsoft is launching its Bing Pulse real-time polling service as a free self-service beta that anyone can use to get feedback from their audience via phones and tablets during an event.

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Workday plots wave of predictive analytic apps

Workday is pushing into analytics with a series of specialized, predictive apps to help staff in HR and financial management roles.

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Election data: One picture is worth ...

Looking at an interactive graph of campaign finance data is quite a bit more useful than a text list of contributions. The Mass. Office of Campaign & Political Finance CIO shows a new tool.

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Twitter and IBM team up on analytics apps

IBM and Twitter today announced a partnership that allows them to collaborate in a variety of ways to join social media data with enterprise apps and analytics.

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