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January 25, 2017
HR can use IBM Watson for recruitment, career coaching, exploring workforce data, recommending learning for employees, and answering questions about benefits and services.
November 10, 2016
SAP BusinessObjects Cloud now includes a wave of analytics enhancements; SAP Digital Boardroom meets Microsoft Surface; and Roambi mobile analytics expands global reach.
October 25, 2016
Users increasingly want data preparation to be tightly integrated into the analytics process to shorten time to insight, and Pentaho's new 7.0 software release aims to satisfy that need.
September 30, 2016
Real-time data processing and analytics technologies are helping companies find useful information in streams of big data so they can quickly take actions to boost their business operations.
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Real-time big data analytics calls for changes in the way data systems are built. Some of the pressing challenges are discussed in this edition of the Talking Data podcast. Continue Reading
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