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Microsoft Upgrades Azure SQL Database Service
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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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,
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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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Data Analyst: Does Everybody Need To Be One?
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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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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Oracle Service Cloud Upgraded, Explained
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Oracle adds co-browsing to cloud service suite formerly known as RightNow. Here's a fresh look at Oracle's cloud customer-service portfolio.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 1/28/2015
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Microsoft Power BI Makeover: 6 Big Improvements
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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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
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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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SAP On Cloud HR: Q&A With Mike Ettling
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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SAP has combined SuccessFactors and on-premises HR apps into a single business. Unit president Mike Ettling talks Workday, Oracle, and the "journey" to cloud HR.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 1/27/2015
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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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10 Cloud Analytics & BI Platforms For Business
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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With apps and data headed into the cloud, analytics and business intelligence can't be far behind. Here are 10 options, ranging from simple data-visualization tools to complete cloud suites.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 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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Microsoft Buys Equivio for Data Management
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft has acquired software startup Equivio with plans to integrate its machine learning technology into Office 365.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/20/2015
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TIBCO Spotfire Joins Simplified Analytics Bandwagon
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
TIBCO eases analysis with a Spotfire Cloud Recommendations feature that suggests best-fit visualizations. Can it leapfrog IBM, SAS, and Tableau?
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 1/16/2015
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IBM Mainframe Makeover: Mobile, Big Data Reality Check
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
IBM z13 refresh packs performance gains, but can it really join the mobile, big data, and cloud age? Here's a look at aspirations versus realities.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 1/15/2015
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3 Tips For Minding The IT Skills Gap
Julie Stansbury, CIO, GE Capital Treasury
Commentary
In the digital enterprise, CIOs must help IT staffers expand their abilities and value soft skills as much as tech acumen.
By Julie Stansbury CIO, GE Capital Treasury, 1/14/2015
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5 Analytics, BI, Data Management Trends For 2015
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
InformationWeek survey shows growth in cloud-based data warehousing, real-time tech, and big-data platforms, but business intelligence standardization is waning.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 1/9/2015
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How To Build A Data-Driven Dream Team
Ron Bodkin, Founder & CEO, Think Big Analytics, a Teradata company
Commentary
Like any good sports team, your data team needs a leader, a common goal, and group chemistry.
By Ron Bodkin Founder & CEO, Think Big Analytics, a Teradata company, 1/9/2015
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InformationWeek 2014 Strategic Security Survey
InformationWeek Staff,
News
Managing the complexity of security is the top concern for enterprise IT teams. Look for a new era of more sophisticated data analysis in the coming year.
By InformationWeek Staff , 1/9/2015
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Enterprise Communications Trends In 2015
Marty Parker,
News
Continuing evolution in mobility, software-based communications, architectural design, data analytics, and the user experience will keep us hopping this year.
By Marty Parker , 1/6/2015
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Windows 10 Preview: How To Try It, Safely
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Want to test drive the Windows 10 Technical Preview without screwing up your computer? Windows 8.1's built-in virtualization technology makes it easy.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 12/31/2014
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