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R programming language gains on traditional statistics packages

The R programming language is quickly gaining popularity over the traditional statistics packages such as SPSS, SAS and MATLAB, at least according to one data statistician who teaches the language.
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Philadelphia uses Salesforce.com for next-gen 311 system

Philadelphia is set to use a slew of Salesforce.com technologies in order to create a next-generation version of its 311 system for public information and citizen reporting of nonemergency situations around the city.

Microsoft makes Bing search more chatty

Microsoft has added some new smarts to its Bing search engine that lets you phrase queries in a way that feels more natural.

Adatao bridges the gap between data scientists and normal people

Adatao is the latest in a big wave of startups promising to make business intelligence easier and more accessible for the masses, but the company stands out in a few ways -- most notably, it tries to bridge the gap between non-technical business professionals and the data scientists that many companies employ to make sense of the massive flood of data pouring in.

National Express replaces spreadsheets with QlikView for data analysis

National Express is using QlikView business intelligence tools to improve fleet management and monitor customer service, replacing the spreadsheets it previously used for data analysis.

Splunk app captures real-time streaming wire data

Aiming to expand its operational intelligence capabilities, Splunk today unveiled Splunk App for Stream, which the company says is a free addition to Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud that makes it easy to capture wire data and combine it with the machine-generated data Splunk already captures and analyzes.

5 Big Data projects that could change your life

Most over-hyped technology trends wear out their welcome pretty quickly, which should make skeptics among us wary about Big Data. However, while Big Data is being touted as the latest trend that will change the world, the skeptics aren't as, well, skeptical as they were about cloud and social.

HP invests in Hortonworks' Hadoop

Hewlett-Packard is betting $50 million that its customers will find value in the Hadoop data processing platform by investing in Hadoop distributor Hortonworks.

Oracle builds on BlueKai acquisition with Data Cloud

Oracle is combining its BlueKai consumer data aggregation platform with other parts of its catalog to create Oracle Data Cloud, a data-as-a-service offering aimed at companies that want to reach customers and prospects across multiple channels.

Teradata acquires assets of Hadapt, Revelytix for big data

Teradata has bought the assets of Revelytix and Hadapt in a bid to grow out its capabilities for the Hadoop big-data processing framework.

Business Intelligence/Analytics In Depth

Cloud BI: Going where the data lives

Historically, cloud BI has been mostly used by smaller businesses, but larger enterprises are starting to make the trek.

Hadoop gets real

Its fast and robust data processing and storage power make Hadoop both wildly popular and wildly complex. Here's how four IT leaders have managed to bring Hadoop systems from the sandbox into production.

Review: Birst brings DIY to BI

With straightforward data access, automated modeling, and easy reporting tools, cloud-based Birst Enterprise is the data warehouse for the rest of us

9 Common BI Software Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

According to Gartner, business Intelligence and analytics will remain a top focus for CIOs through 2017, with companies spending millions on traditional BI software, cloud BI services and now mobile apps and even social BI. However, as the type and number of BI solutions has grown, so too has the possibility of failure, of picking the wrong business intelligence software for your business problem or problems or of having end users not understand or properly use the solution.

Top 25 DIY Tips for Better SEO

Is do-it-yourself (DIY) search engine optimization (SEO) possible if you lack SEO experience?

CIO 100 Winners Turn Analytics Into Money-Making New Products

This year's CIO 100 honorees collectively spent more than $502 million on their technology projects, and many of the winning efforts focus on using advanced analytics to create new sources of revenue, improve customer experience and increase competitive advantage.

Apache Hive brings real-time queries to Hadoop

Hive's SQL-like query language and vastly improved speed on huge data sets make it the perfect partner for an enterprise data warehouse

Developing a smart approach to SMAC security

Few security executives at global enterprises--or even at smaller organizations--have not had to deal with issues related to social media, mobile technology, big data/analytics, or cloud computing.

Invincea FreeSpace and ForeScout CounterACT: More than the sum of their parts

"In 2013, we estimated that the NAC market was 350 million dollars, which was an increase of about 55-percent over 2012," says Lawrence Orans, Research Vice President, Gartner, Inc. According to Orans, Gartner expects that growth to slow in 2014, with an estimated increase of 45-percent over 2013 numbers. Burgeoning enterprise BYOD concerns have been the major drivers in that growth, says Orans. NAC vendor ForeScout is integrating its capabilities with those of Invincea in order to further abate those concerns.

Predictive data, the real workhorse behind the Internet of Things

Companies are having to be pickier about which data sets they collect, process and use. It's all about having the right architecture in place.

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