Hortonworks Commits To Microsoft's Azure Cloud
Hadoop distributor Hortonworks announced a deeper partnership with cloud giant Microsoft, a new consortium to create an open source genomics project for precision medicine, and new enterprise features in its Hortonworks Data Platform update at this week's Hadoop Summit.
8 Smart Ways To Use Prescriptive Analytics
Somewhere between blind faith and skepticism is the world of prescriptive analytics. Here, machine-generated action items and potential outcomes meet human decision-making. Finding the right balance between algorithms and common sense can be tricky, so consider these tips.
Hadoop Public Cloud Service, Couchbase Updated: Big Data Roundup
BlueData embraces the enterprise with a big data hybrid service for public cloud. Couchbase updates server with features that bridge SQL and NoSQL. Samsung bets big on IoT. Dell sells Statistica. It's our Big Data Roundup for the week ending June 26, 2016.
Microsoft Flow For iOS Aims To Help Apps Play Nice
It's remarkable how poorly software-based products and services communicate. With the introduction of Flow for iOS on Wednesday, Microsoft is taking another step toward enabling applications to play nice.
9 Tools To Help You Build A Better Bot
AI-fueled automation is all the rage in customer service, but a bot gone wrong can do your business more harm than good. We spotlight the better bot platforms presently available to help keep your automation ambitions in line with what your customers really want.
Salesforce Unifies Mobile App Dev, Updates Marketing Automation
Salesforce has introduced Cloud App Mobile, an app dev platform that unifies all its efforts to help non-coders develop business applications. The company has also released its Pardot Engagement Studio for marketing automation to general availability.
Samsung Commits $1.2 Billion To IoT Research In US
Open standards, shared approaches to privacy and security, and more open wireless spectrum are needed to help the internet of things to reach its full potential of making people's lives better, according to the company.
10 SaaS Startups Every Enterprise Should Know
Often thought of as a small-business tool, Software-as-a-Service offers plenty of potential for large enterprise customers, as evidenced by the 10 startups we're exploring here. Our list includes SaaS applications for big organizational challenges, such as supply-chain, payroll, sales, recruiting, and company-wide collaboration.
Dell Software Businesses Sold To Private Equity Firms
Dell Software, which includes Quest, SonicWall, and Statistica, is being snapped up by private equity firms for a reported price of more than $2 billion. The selloff comes as Dell positions itself for an expected October closing for its acquisition of tech giant EMC.
Oracle Cloud Shift Continues As Q4, Full-Year Revenues Dip
Oracle revenues declined slightly year-over-year in the fourth fiscal quarter, but they still beat analyst estimates. Meanwhile, Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison told financial analysts the company is ready to meet customer demand in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service market with its second-generation data center technology.
IBM's Deep Thunder Shows How Weather Is Big Business
IBM Research and The Weather Company are putting forecasting models and machine learning to work on historical data. The result? Deep Thunder, a hyper-local forecasting tool offering precision insights and predictions for business customers.
IDC: Wearable Device Shipments Will Top 213 Million By 2020
The current crop of wearables, such as smartwatches and fitness bands, is expected to power the market into the near future, but eyewear is where the profits lie. By the end of the year, wearable shipments will top 101 million. They will grow to 213 million by 2020.
IBM Watson Health Tackles Diabetes
IBM Watson Health is teaming with the American Diabetes Association to apply cognitive computing to the ADA's 66 years worth of research and data. The results will be used to help entrepreneurs, developers, healthcare providers, and patients learn more about diabetes, prevention, complications, and care.
The Rise Of The Bots: 11 Ways Your Business Can Prepare
Business is ripe for a bot explosion. The foundational technologies are available, industry behemoths are fanning the fire, users are demanding better experiences, and companies are looking for new ways to optimize their financial performance. Are you ready?
9 Tech Giants Embracing The Open Source Revolution
It was only 15 years ago that Microsoft's then-CEO likened open source software licenses to "a cancer." But today, Redmond is joining other tech giants in donating intellectual property to the hive mind of open source. Here's why it matters.
HPE Unveils Converged IoT Systems, Partnerships
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, at its Discover 2016 event, announced a multifaceted strategy for IoT that includes converged systems at the network edge, security, analytics, and partnerships with some of the big players in IoT platforms for business.
HPE Updates Helion, Opens 'The Machine' To Developers
At its Discover conference in Las Vegas Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced updates to its Helion Cloud Portfolio, and touted breakthroughs in its software-defined data center strategy. The company also welcomed developers to work on The Machine, its next-generation computer architecture.
Wearables At Work: 9 Security Steps Worth Taking
Wearables are finding their way into organizations, whether or not IT departments are prepared to deal with them. As the number of endpoints continues to grow, so does the potential for hacks. These nine pointers will help you prepare your organization to keep ahead of threats.
Thoma Bravo Buys BI Firm Qlik For $3 Billion
Qlik bowed to pressure to sell itself to private equity, announcing that it will be acquired by Thoma Bravo. Qlik was one of three companies ranked as Leaders in Gartner's most recent Magic Quadrant report for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms.
Security Threats Hiding In Plain Sight
IT professionals would rather manage external threats than worry about insiders, a recent survey by Soha finds. But singular focus when it comes to security can end up being a costly mistake.
9 Secrets Of Data-Driven Companies
What does it mean to call your company "data-driven?" Definitions range from simple reporting to viewing data science as a core business strategy. We asked executives from a variety of businesses to help us identify which traits are essential for becoming a truly data-driven company. See what we learned, and tell us how your organization stacks up.
10 Data Visualization Tools To Bring Analytics Into Focus
Data visualizations can help business users understand analytics insights and actually see the reasons why certain recommendations make the most sense. Traditional business intelligence and analytics vendors, as well as newer market entrants, are offering data visualization technologies and platforms. Here's a collection of 10 data visualization tools worthy of your consideration.