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Microsoft Buying Revolution Analytics For Deeper Data Analysis
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft acquisition of Revolution Analytics, an R-language-focused advanced analytics firm, will bring customers tools for prediction and big-data analytics.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 1/23/2015
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Data Scientist: Human Today, Software Tomorrow
Jeff Bertolucci,
Commentary
Automation will lessen the need for the elusive, talented, and expensive human data scientist -- and thatís a good thing, says Narrative Science cofounder.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 1/21/2015
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Microsoft Upgrades Azure SQL Database Service
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft cloud-database service nears parity with on-premises Microsoft SQL Server with support for larger databases and in-memory performance.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 1/30/2015
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Chief Data Science Officers Won't Supplant CIOs
James Kobielus,
Commentary
Some believe a new C-level data scientist will inevitably control the purse strings on data-related projects. Here's why that's a bad idea.
By James Kobielus , 1/30/2015
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Artificial Intelligence Will Put Us Out Of Work
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Forget killer robots. Widespread unemployment is the worst case scenario for humans in the AI future.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 1/30/2015
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Data Analyst: Does Everybody Need To Be One?
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
Microsoft Power BI and IBM Watson Analytics attempt to make data analysis accessible to all. But don't confuse access to tools with reaching correct and valuable conclusions.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 1/29/2015
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Spire Readies Satellite Swarm
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
To bridge an anticipated gap in weather satellite coverage, Spire intends to launch 100 satellites the size of wine bottles.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 1/29/2015
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How CIOs Can Win In The Cloud
Scott Kriz, CEO of Bitium
Commentary
Choosing to embrace cloud computing gets you only halfway there. Now you must reframe your strategy: Core business over costs, and employee productivity over control.
By Scott Kriz CEO of Bitium, 1/29/2015
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When Facebook's Down, Thousands Slow Down
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
When Facebook went down this week, thousands of websites linked to the social media site also slowed down, according to Dynatrace.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/28/2015
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FTC Seeks Internet Of Things Rules
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
More responsible business practices and new laws are needed to make the Internet of Things viable, the FTC says.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 1/27/2015
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Microsoft Power BI Makeover: 6 Big Improvements
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft's revamp of its cloud-based Power BI will challenge IBM, Tableau, and other business intelligence vendors. Here are six new ways it should appeal to users.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 1/27/2015
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Microsoft Power BI Gets 'Freemium,' Visual Makeover
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft Power BI revamp undercuts IBM Watson Analytics and Tableau with "freemium" services and data-visualization software.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 1/27/2015
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Cartoon: Chief Data Tyrant
Brian Moore, Cartoonist & Illustrator
Commentary
The purchase order to "Thrones 'R Us" should have been a clue.
By Brian Moore Cartoonist & Illustrator, 1/26/2015
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Ford Opens Palo Alto Research Center
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
The company's focus on mobility has led it to expand its presence in Silicon Valley.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 1/24/2015
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Windows 10, HoloLens, Analytics Acquisitions: Microsoft Week In Review
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
From HoloLens to free Windows 10 upgrades, Microsoft gave the tech world a lot to discuss. Here's a snapshot of its week.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/24/2015
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Microsoft Buying Revolution Analytics For Deeper Data Analysis
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft acquisition of Revolution Analytics, an R-language-focused advanced analytics firm, will bring customers tools for prediction and big-data analytics.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 1/23/2015
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Oracle Engineered Systems Strategy Pays Off
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
Oracle dodged declining server sales last year, and now it's going after Cisco and EMC. Is the software-meets-hardware strategy winning?
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 1/22/2015
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Ford Mobility Plan Searches For Growth Beyond Cars
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Commentary
The automaker has 25 experiments aimed at "enabling mobility," anticipating cities that become too crowded for more cars.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 1/22/2015
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IBM Can't Shrink Its Way To Greatness
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
IBM saw revenue declines in every major business unit in 2014. Can the company do more than please investors with fatter margins?
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 1/21/2015
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Data Scientist: Human Today, Software Tomorrow
Jeff Bertolucci,
Commentary
Automation will lessen the need for the elusive, talented, and expensive human data scientist -- and thatís a good thing, says Narrative Science cofounder.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 1/21/2015
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SAP Forecasts 7X Cloud Growth, Previews Next-Gen ERP
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
SAP CEO Bill McDermott predicts fast growth through 2020, previews S4 Hana, a new suite of "simplified" ERP software.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 1/20/2015
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IoTivity Preps For IoT Standards Showdown
Jeff Bertolucci,
News
Open-source IoTivity framework is built to ensure interoperability among devices and services across the Internet of Things. But itís got competitors. Who will win?
By Jeff Bertolucci , 1/20/2015
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