Business Intelligence (BI)

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dreamforce

Salesforce unveils Wave, its play in cloud analytics

Wave uses a search-like medium along with extensive visualizations.

APIs could be used for business intelligence

An organization can learn more about potential customers by carefully studying how they use its APIs, according to John Musser, CEO of consulting firm API Science.

mergers and acquisitions

Tibco goes to private equity firm for $4.3B

Weeks after Tibco said it was looking at its long-term business options, the business intelligence software and middleware vendor disclosed Monday that it will be acquired by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners.

business intelligence

Qlik courts the business manager with easier analytics

Qlik Sense does not replace Qlik's flagship QlikView and is aimed at a more general user base

Data and analytics

IBM looks to replace the spreadsheet with Watson Analytics

In an effort to commercialize its Watson analysis technology, IBM is testing a new service that answers questions business managers might have about their data.

clinical trials healthcare

Mayo Clinic Turns to IBM's Watson to Fill Clinical Trials

Mayo clinicians will leverage Watson's natural language processing and data analytics capabilities to quickly sift through millions of pages of clinical trial and patient data to match patients with appropriate clinical trials.

How analytics empowers business

The 2014 Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honorees were selected for their ability to make better business decisions using big data.

Thomson Reuters

A 2014 Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree, Thomson Reuters adds enhancements to its homegrown financial analysis tool, Eikon, to help users access data more quickly and make more-informed decisions.

Texas Children's Hospital

A 2014 Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree, Texas Children's Hospital uses a specialized approach to analytics tool to study records in its enterprise data warehouse and identify ways to improve clinical care and...

SwiftIQ

A 2014 Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree, SwiftIQ uses a suite of Google hosted services to uncover contextually relevant insights for retail and consumer product companies.

Shine Technologies

A 2014 Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree, Shine Technologies uses a deep analytics tool to understand audience engagement with advertising campaigns through the analysis of ad impression logs.

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

A 2014 Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium uses a cloud-based analytics system to deliver significant labor cost savings by better matching staffing with anticipated attendance.

Persistent Systems

A 2014 Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree, Persistent Systems used big-data analysis to drive an extensive marketing campaign for the Bollywood movie Chennai Express.

Merck

A 2014 Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree, Merck uses a combination of Hadoop and cloud technologies to identify the causes of yield variations in the vaccine production process.

LA Clearinghouse

A 2014 Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree, the Los Angeles Regional Criminal Information Clearinghouse uses GIS software and geospatial analysis technology to streamline the process of gathering evidence in criminal...

Kisters

A 2014 Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree, Kisters developed a Web portal for information on floods and droughts. It provides a cross-domain view and serves both professional users and everyday citizens.

Kennesaw State University

A 2014 Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree, Kennesaw State University developed an applied statistics program that digs into real-world data from large companies, creating a supply of IT professionals with big data and...

Keller Williams Realty

A 2014 Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree, Keller Williams Realty uses a new business intelligence system and real-time dashboards to culls insights from real estate transaction data.

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