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Microsoft: 5 Must-Do's In 2015
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft had a strong 2014. To continue its momentum, the company has some work to do next year.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 12/23/2014
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Microsoft Previews 6 New Power BI Features
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft beta tests Power BI dashboards, visualizations, connectors, and an iPad app just as IBM launches a rival cloud-based BI service.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 12/19/2014
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Internet Of Everything: It's All About The Ecosystem
Ed Featherston, Sr. Enterprise Architect & Director, Collaborative Consulting
Commentary
A recent chat with my doctor revealed new insight on lifecycles of connected medical devices and the need for an integrated infrastructure to support future IoT devices.
By Ed Featherston Sr. Enterprise Architect & Director, Collaborative Consulting, 12/18/2014
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Wearables In 2015: 4 Predictions
Shane O'Neill, Managing Editor, InformationWeek
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Smart glasses like Google Glass get put to the test in the enterprise, while smartwatches slowly woo consumers thanks to the Apple Watch.
By Shane O'Neill Managing Editor, InformationWeek, 12/18/2014
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Big Data Analytics: Time For New Tools
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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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.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 12/18/2014
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SpaceCurve Promises Real-Time Location Insight
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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SpaceCurve takes on Oracle and other database vendors with a geospatial platform that brings location analytics to streaming apps.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 12/16/2014
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MongoDB Buys WiredTiger: Database Move
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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MongoDB grabs technology and expertise from storage-engine company to address write-intensive, high-scale applications.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 12/16/2014
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Microsoft: 9 Best Moves Of 2014
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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After a rocky 2013, Microsoft bounced back this year. Here's what worked.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 12/15/2014
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Big Data Tool Analyzes Intentions: Cool Or Creepy?
Jeff Bertolucci,
News
Lexalytics intention analysis tool determines what you're going to do before you do it, the company says. This goes beyond sentiment analysis.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 12/15/2014
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IT's Role In The Business Of Things
Lori MacVittie,
Commentary
Eliminating the time suck associated with mundane tasks wins consumer loyalty. When colleagues knock on your door with ideas, are you ready to support them?
By Lori MacVittie , 12/10/2014
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Qlik Takes On Tableau In Data Visualization
Cindi Howson, Founder, BI Scorecard
Commentary
Qlik Sense complements QlikView data discovery with a self-service visualization toolset. Here's what's right and what's missing in the 1.0 release.
By Cindi Howson Founder, BI Scorecard, 12/8/2014
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Top 5 Big Data Trends Of 2014
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
As companies move beyond bleeding-edge experiments into production deployments, these trends point to real-world progress in big data analysis.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 12/8/2014
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Facial Analysis: Wall Street's Next Big-Data Tool
Jeff Bertolucci,
News
Researchers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology are analyzing facial expressions of corporate execs, as well as other data streams, to forecast stock market trends.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 12/4/2014
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Google Gives Raise To Top Partner Companies
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
By revising its partner program, Google hopes to better accommodate the needs of business customers.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 12/4/2014
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Multi-Structured Data: The New Innovation Opportunity
Ben Werther, CEO, Platfora
Commentary
Multi-structured data sets come in dozens of formats and reside in non-transactional systems such as sensors and customer interaction streams. Are you harnessing their power?
By Ben Werther CEO, Platfora, 12/3/2014
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HP Cloud Adds Big Data Options
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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HP's Haven big data analytics platform, including Autonomy search and HP Vertica database software, will soon be available on demand.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 12/2/2014
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4 Big Data Essentials For Startups
Jeff Bertolucci,
News
Data-driven insights aren't just for behemoth enterprises. Here's what startups need to know before embarking on a big-data strategy.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 11/24/2014
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Web Search, Transformed: Looking Out For You
Shane O'Neill, Managing Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
Microsoft Bing director and author Stefan Weitz discusses how sensors, wearables, and big data are changing search.
By Shane O'Neill Managing Editor, InformationWeek, 11/24/2014
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Open Source Vs. Proprietary: Time For A New Manifesto
Kurt Marko, Contributing Editor
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Philosophical debates over OpenStack vs. vCloud or OpenDaylight vs. Cisco ACI miss the point. For IT, ideological purity is neither possible nor desirable
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor, 11/20/2014
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Does Big Data Need A 'LinkedIn For Analytics'?
Jeff Bertolucci,
News
A social media approach to analytics could help enterprises get more value from their big data systems, says Teradata exec.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 11/20/2014
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