Microsoft is making the connection between Cortana and Power BI available for public preview starting Dec. 1.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 12/1/20150 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Big data technology vendors are helping to close the skills gap when it comes to training the next crop of data scientists. Here's what they are offering.By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 11/30/20150 comments | Read | Post a Comment
In our big data roundup for the week of Nov. 27, we've got updates on Apache Spark and its ecosystem, a reality check on the practical use of artificial intelligence today and more.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/29/20151 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Right now, big data looks like it holds all the answers for any questions a person or company might have. However, in reality, big data eventually has to succumb to the law of diminishing returns. Here's what several experts see as the gap between promise and reality.By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 11/27/20155 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Modern data-related technologies are changing the way law firms do business. IT executives across all industries will benefit from understanding how these data tools and practices are being applied to legal cases so that you can be ready if you're ever called upon by your organization's legal team. We break it down for you here.By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 11/27/20152 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Marketers are after every scrap of customer data they can get, in hopes of increasing their company's sales. Do you know they may be putting you at risk in the process? In the last of our three-part series on cyberwar, learn what IT needs to know about potential security threats rising from companies' marketing habits.By Pam Baker Author and freelance writer, 11/27/20151 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Data scientists and the Wizard of Oz have something in common: Few people really know what they do behind the curtain, which makes it hard to tell good from bad data science. These tips can help you discern the difference.By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 11/26/201510 comments | Read | Post a Comment
HP reported mixed results in its final quarter as a single company this week with revenue declines, but promises of more focused efforts in the future as HP Enterprise and HP Inc. pursue separate paths.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/25/20151 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Apache Spark hit two more incremental milestones as the IBM SystemML machine learning engine for Spark was accepted to the Apache Incubator program and Databricks unveiled a preview of its SaaS edition of Spark 1.6.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/25/20150 comments | Read | Post a Comment
McGraw-Hill Education's chief digital officer has driven the company's effort to leverage small data to improve student outcomes, teacher insights, and curriculum improvements. Here's why small is better than big.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/24/20153 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Andrew Moore, Dean of Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science, talks about artificial intelligence, robotics, and the future of education.By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 11/24/20156 comments | Read | Post a Comment
AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions' new D3 analytics business unit is predicting more than just the weather. It's capitalizing on what has become one of the company's fastest-growing businesses, predictive analytics-as-a-service, to help clients make business decisions. AccuWeather's chief commercial officer shared the details.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/23/201510 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 22 spotlights a hiring algorithm that's smarter than hiring managers, identifies which big data skills are worth the most in today's job market, explores whether Donald Trump has a chance to win the US presidential elections, and much more.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/22/20151 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
This week Satya Nadella discussed enterprise security, Microsoft joined forces with HP Enterprise, and Dynamics AX was updated for cloud, machine learning, and Power BI.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 11/21/20150 comments | Read | Post a Comment
The use of hiring analytics leads to better outcomes for companies, according to a National Bureau of Economic Research study.By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 11/20/20151 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Cloud-based enterprise software provider Salesforce reported strong revenue growth for the third quarter and raised its revenue guidance for the full year. Here are the details.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/19/20150 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Along with the 5.5 version of its Enterprise big data platform, Cloudera is rolling out a beta version of its Navigation Optimizer data management suite to existing customers.By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 11/19/20150 comments | Read | Post a Comment
The next generation of Microsoft's Dynamics AX, redesigned for cloud and upgraded with Power BI, Azure Machine Learning, and Cortana, is available for public preview.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 11/19/20151 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Nate Silver, the world's most famous statistician, offered his perspectives on the news media, political polling, and what will happen in the 2016 US presidential election during a presentation at the Salesforce World Tour in New York today. Here's what he said.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/18/20155 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Salesforce is rolling out new features to its Marketing Cloud this week, leveraging machine learning and data science to add real-time predictive customer scoring and audience segmentation. Here are the details. By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/18/20150 comments | Read | Post a Comment
6 Tools to Protect Big DataMost IT teams have their conventional databases covered in terms of security and business continuity. But as we enter the era of big data, Hadoop, and NoSQL, protection schemes need to evolve. In fact, big data could drive the next big security strategy shift.
Big Data Brings Big Security ProblemsWhy should big data be more difficult to secure? In a word, variety. But the business won’t wait to use it to predict customer behavior, find correlations across disparate data sources, predict fraud or financial risk, and more.
Dark Reading Threat Intelligence Survey Threat intelligence is the best way to stay ahead of new and complex attacks, say survey respondents. How analytics influences their IT security strategies varies.