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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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Startup aims to bring order to performance monitoring

The IT market is seeing a rush of startups that monitor apps, data, websites, servers and networks. While it's a great trend for best-of-breed IT shoppers, deployment of multiple tools creates its own problems.

IBM sends Cognos and SPSS to the cloud

IBM's popular Cognos Business Intelligence and the SPSS predictive analytics package are headed for the cloud.


Capitalizing on the data driven revolution

Data is being generated at a pace that was unimaginable a decade ago. It is clear that the use of data to drive business insights will separate those who lead from those who fall behind. Learn more about how we organizations can...


Analytics for the rest of us

In most enterprises up to now, analytics has been something separate from day-to-day operations. That’s about to change.


Salesforce's big opportunity is in keeping it simple

Salesforce is growing revenues fast and its developer ecosystem faster, meaning there are piles and piles of customer data just waiting to be studied.

Hadoop World: The executive dashboard is on the way out

Organizations hoping to gain an advantage through the use of big data will need to rethink how they process, analyze and present that material.

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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...


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.

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