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March 17, 2017
A lot of factors go into a choosing a strong, modern BI tool. But several users say ease of use trumped all other considerations for them in picking self-service software.
March 08, 2017
By combining Watson's troves of unstructured data with Salesforce's CRM data, users can mine for even greater insights.
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.
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The desire to accelerate operational decision-making processes is leading organizations looking for a competitive edge to deploy streaming analytics platforms fed by real-time data. Continue Reading
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Real-time analytics applications typically involve multiple streams of data that need to be properly organized and coordinated, a job that calls for new message queuing technologies. Continue Reading
Smart cloud analytics platforms such as Salesforce Einstein play well as flashy demos, but they can have a substantive impact on day-to-day work in the enterprise. Continue Reading
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To be truly useful to a broad set of business users, self-service BI tools need to become easier to use. An increased focus on metadata and artificial intelligence can help with that. Continue Reading
Mobile BI apps may have lost some of their luster from earlier years, but PetSmart, for one, continues to find real business value in apps for their managers and executives. Continue Reading
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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
Choosing the right ETL tool for your data integration requirements can be a challenge. Here's a rundown on what to look for in ETL software and potential vendors to consider. Continue Reading
Hadoop and all the related technologies surrounding it enable organizations to design big data environments that meet their specific needs. But putting everything together isn't easy. Continue Reading