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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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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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