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D. Henschen
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Microsoft Buying Revolution Analytics For Deeper Data Analysis
News  |  1/23/2015  | 
Microsoft acquisition of Revolution Analytics, an R-language-focused advanced analytics firm, will bring customers tools for prediction and big-data analytics.
Comment: Bait & Switch? - D. Henschen - 1/22/2015
Comment: Re: Omnichannel - D. Henschen - 1/22/2015
Oracle Engineered Systems Strategy Pays Off
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
Oracle dodged declining server sales last year, and now it's going after Cisco and EMC. Is the software-meets-hardware strategy winning?
10 Cloud Analytics & BI Platforms For Business
Slideshows  |  1/22/2015  | 
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.
IBM Can't Shrink Its Way To Greatness
Commentary  |  1/21/2015  | 
IBM saw revenue declines in every major business unit in 2014. Can the company do more than please investors with fatter margins?
SAP Forecasts 7X Cloud Growth, Previews Next-Gen ERP
News  |  1/20/2015  | 
SAP CEO Bill McDermott predicts fast growth through 2020, previews S4 Hana, a new suite of "simplified" ERP software.
9 CIO Tech Priorities For 2015
Slideshows  |  1/20/2015  | 
What's on the agenda for CIOs this year? Top executives at last week's NRF Big Show had plenty of advice for retailers, but these tips apply to any customer-facing company.
TIBCO Spotfire Joins Simplified Analytics Bandwagon
News  |  1/16/2015  | 
TIBCO eases analysis with a Spotfire Cloud Recommendations feature that suggests best-fit visualizations. Can it leapfrog IBM, SAS, and Tableau?
Comment: Re: Cost? - D. Henschen - 1/15/2015
Comment: Re: Cost? - D. Henschen - 1/15/2015
IBM Mainframe Makeover: Mobile, Big Data Reality Check
Commentary  |  1/15/2015  | 
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.
Oracle Details Cloud Cost-Cut Plan
News  |  1/14/2015  | 
Oracle president Thomas Kurian touts IT cost savings through cloud software automation. Will "transparent" pricing and fixed-price consulting seal the deal?
Salesforce.com Sees Upswing In Social Marketing
News  |  1/13/2015  | 
Salesforce.com survey finds marketers are shifting to social and mobile to reach younger consumers, prompting a shift in enterprise tech spending.
5 Analytics, BI, Data Management Trends For 2015
Commentary  |  1/9/2015  | 
InformationWeek survey shows growth in cloud-based data warehousing, real-time tech, and big-data platforms, but business intelligence standardization is waning.
Oracle Must Reform, Says Software Licensing Group
News  |  1/6/2015  | 
Oracle gets poor marks on audit and licensing practices, according to the Campaign for Clear Licensing, so the group is calling for change.
Amazon Echo: My First 10 Days
Commentary  |  1/6/2015  | 
Amazon Echo crosses Siri with Sonos to create a "smart" speaker that can summon information as well as music. It's promising, but here's where it falls short.
Microsoft Previews 6 New Power BI Features
News  |  12/19/2014  | 
Microsoft beta tests Power BI dashboards, visualizations, connectors, and an iPad app just as IBM launches a rival cloud-based BI service.
Big Data Analytics: Time For New Tools
Commentary  |  12/18/2014  | 
So you're considering Hadoop as a big data platform. You'll probably need some new analytics and business intelligence tools if you're going to wring fresh insights out of your data.
Salesforce.com Connects To Microsoft SharePoint
News  |  12/17/2014  | 
Salesforce Files Connect offers federated access to multiple content repositories. Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive are next.
Analytics Showdown: Should Apps Be Simpler, Or Smarter?
Commentary  |  12/17/2014  | 
Qlik, Tableau, and Salesforce.com are betting on simple analytic applications, while veterans IBM and SAS push smarter. What do you need?
SpaceCurve Promises Real-Time Location Insight
News  |  12/16/2014  | 
SpaceCurve takes on Oracle and other database vendors with a geospatial platform that brings location analytics to streaming apps.
MongoDB Buys WiredTiger: Database Move
News  |  12/16/2014  | 
MongoDB grabs technology and expertise from storage-engine company to address write-intensive, high-scale applications.
Hortonworks' Big IPO: Why CIOs Should Care
Commentary  |  12/15/2014  | 
Even before last week's successful IPO, Hortonworks had no trouble selling Hadoop's promise. But here's why many CIOs are betting on this platform.
Comment: Re: SQL on Hadoop - D. Henschen - 12/15/2014
Top 5 Enterprise Applications Trends Of 2014
Commentary  |  12/12/2014  | 
Here's a yearend toast to the top headlines in cloud, mobile, integrated marketing, embedded analytics, and software license management in 2014.
Salesforce.com Says Build Your Own App Store
News  |  12/11/2014  | 
Salesforce AppExchange Store Builder lets companies create their own app stores for business-to-business or business-to-consumer use.
IBM Apps For Apple iOS: Not Siri Meets Watson
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
IBM releases first wave of enterprise apps for Apple iOS. Niche apps for airlines, insurance, banking, and government sound useful, but not revolutionary.
BI Buyers Guide Taps Real Customer Reviews
News  |  12/9/2014  | 
TrustRadius releases a business intelligence buyer's guide based on 532 verified customer reviews. SAS, BIRST, GoodData, and Microsoft stand out.
Comment: Customer says??? - D. Henschen - 12/8/2014
Top 5 Big Data Trends Of 2014
Commentary  |  12/8/2014  | 
As companies move beyond bleeding-edge experiments into production deployments, these trends point to real-world progress in big data analysis.
SAP Seals Concur Deal: Desperate Or Strategic?
Commentary  |  12/5/2014  | 
SAP finalizes its purchase of cloud-based travel-and-expense management vendor Concur. Is it a coup or a misfit?
IBM Watson Analytics Goes Public
News  |  12/4/2014  | 
IBM opens beta use of its cloud-based, freemium data analysis service. Will natural-language interaction simplify number crunching?
IBM Slides, Dell Gains In Gartner Server Report
News  |  12/3/2014  | 
Gartner third-quarter worldwide server report shows x86 shipment and revenue growth while declines continue for RISC/Itanium servers.
Comment: Clue me in... - D. Henschen - 12/2/2014
HP Cloud Adds Big Data Options
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
HP's Haven big data analytics platform, including Autonomy search and HP Vertica database software, will soon be available on demand.
8 Tech Turkeys To Avoid As Gifts
Slideshows  |  11/25/2014  | 
Is your holiday shopping list full of smartphones, robots, and drones? Here's our advice on what gadgets not to buy.
Hadoop Highlights
Flash Poll  |  11/24/2014  | 
Comment: Computer overlords? - D. Henschen - 11/20/2014
Salesforce.com Tweaks Social Studio
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
Salesforce blends social listening, analysis with content publishing and customer engagement, plus touts Wave Analytics Cloud momentum at the Salesforce1 World Tour event.
IBM Verse: Can It Trump Google Inbox?
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Cloud-based IBM Verse blends email, collaboration, and social intelligence to show what's relevant. Main rivals: Microsoft Clutter and Google Inbox.
HP Taps Vertica For SQL On Hadoop
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
HP brings fast, familiar SQL querying to Hadoop using Vertica database. Here's how it stands out from other big data analysis options.
Oracle Lawsuit Against SAP Settled At Last
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
SAP will pay Oracle $359 million to settle the long-running copyright-infringement case involving its shuttered TomorrowNow services unit.


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