16 Top Big Data Analytics Platforms
Data analysis is a do-or-die requirement for today's businesses. We analyze notable vendor choices, from Hadoop upstarts to traditional database players.
Government Loosens Data Disclosure Gag
Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, and Yahoo can now publish more of the details on user data that the government demands, but startups might suffer.
7 Ways Wearables Will Go To Work
Smartwatches, smartglasses, smart ID badges, and activity trackers will all find a home in the enterprise and change how we do our jobs.
Google Mulls Boredom Meter
Google patent application describes ways computers can read people's body language to measure their interest in media.
IBM Plans Layoffs, New Investments
IBM says it will "rebalance" its workforce in 2014 after a steep slide in hardware sales, but also invest in cloud, mobile, analytics, big data, and security to fire up growth.
2014 IT Budget Survey
Is the IT budget moving out of IT’s control? Maybe -- 37% of respondents say the rate of outside spending is on the rise, up from 22% last year. Just 21% of CIOs retain full spending authority. What is in our control: How we respond.
Top 10 Retail CIO Priorities For 2014
NRF Big Show 2014 serves up a wealth of advice for retail tech leaders looking to embrace digital commerce, adopt a mobile-first strategy, and take advantage of big data.
D&B Adds Social Media To Corporate Data
Dun & Bradstreet partners with FirstRain to pull unstructured data from Twitter along with web newsfeeds and incorporate them into the corporate data it sells.
Data Fog Blinds Marketers
Companies spend too much time simply getting data into a form where it can be analyzed, professor says. That doesn't leave enough time for business problems.
With Watson, Is IBM Riding Right Wave?
IBM bets that its Watson technology will ride the cognitive-computing wave to commercial success -- while rivals gear up for the connected-computing era.
6 Cool Apps From Uncle Sam
The US government now offers more than 100 handy apps for mobile devices. Check out new apps users rate highly.
2014 Analytics, BI & Information Management Survey
Enterprises want less complexity and more user-friendly, visual dashboards: Forty-six percent of respondents cite ease-of-use challenges with complex software as a significant barrier, while data visualization tools rate as the most interesting leading-edge technology, with an average 3.5 rating on a 1-5 scale.
When Log Data Meets BI
Stop thinking of log data as a break/fix tool and start thinking of it as a business intelligence tool, says Sumo Logic CMO.
Gas Stations Use Data To Pump Up Sales
Midwestern gas stations use data collected from their customers' cellphones by third party iSIGN Media Corp. -- and sell 8,000 more gallons of gas per month than usual.