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May 19, 2017
CEO Bill McDermott called SAP Leonardo the 'most important move since HANA,' but some customers question the company's messages around the platform.
May 11, 2017
Businesses that want to use machine learning to glean more data from end-user apps can benefit from new AI capabilities in Microsoft developer tools. Plus, Office gets an AI upgrade.
April 06, 2017
The cost of Tableau software for most new customers will be calculated based on subscription fees rather than licenses, in a reaction to emerging market demands and challenges.
March 28, 2017
Self-service BI tools have become the go-to standard for business intelligence software, but users are pushing vendors to rethink how they address enterprise needs and advanced analytics.
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