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Key to productivity: A good place to gossip

Detailed analysis of office worker activities shows those who hang out and talk are far more productive than loners

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Tidemark adds predictive analytics to help CFOs use big data in forecasting, budgeting

Tidemark is adding predictive analytics functions to its cloud-based financial planning and analysis software.

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How automation could take your skills -- and your job

Nicholas Carr's new book, The Glass Cage, examines the idea that businesses are moving too fast to automate white collar jobs, sophisticated tasks and mental work, effectively dumbing down workers.

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Platfora brings analysis to Internet of Things data

Software provider Platfora has extended its analysis software to work with data generated by sensors, machines and other devices that are part of the Internet of Things.

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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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IBM drills into the energy industry for cognitive computing advances

Finding new sources of oil underground is an expensive and risky undertaking. Now IBM is working with energy company Repsol to look for ways in which new cognitive computing techniques could help reduce the uncertainty and improve...

BitYota cloud data warehouse gets a boost from Microsoft Azure

The BitYota cloud data warehouse can ingest semi-structured data natively, for instant analysis

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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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Speedboats race with the cloud

With the cloud, SilverHook Powerboats can track the company boat's performance during offshore races and keep fans and racing officials updated with animated visualizations in real time.

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Big Data Digest: Rise of the think-bots

A vital missing ingredient in the long-sought goal of getting machines to think like humans -- artificial intelligence -- is data, lots and lots of it.

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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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Ask Watson or Siri: Artificial intelligence is as elusive as ever

At O'Reilly Strata + Hadoop World, a Salesforce.com expert on AI assesses the state of machine smarts

IBM earnings slump as company shifts to cloud, mobile and analytics

IBM is hitting a rough patch financially as it shifts its strategy from hardware to cloud, mobile and analytics technology.

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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.

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Here's a bird’s eye view of Ebola epidemic

Data-publishing platform Silk has created a world map depicting the spread of the Ebola epidemic worldwide.

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.

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