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10% off SAP Crystal Reports 2016, Through Friday Only - Deal Alert

SAP Crystal Reports turns almost any data source into interactive, actionable information that can be accessed offline or online, from applications, portals and mobile devices. Currently discounted, for a limited time.

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CIO September 2016 Digital Magazine: Big data on campus

Cover story: Facing federal and state pressure to raise retention and graduation rates, dozens of colleges and universities are developing analytics tools to help students make better decisions about everything from courses to social...

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SAP makes HANA available on the PC and offline

Seeking to make it simpler for developers to experiment with SAP HANA and prototype and build applications on the platform, SAP announced an express edition that you can use for free on a desktop or laptop as well as a new personal...

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What is a sales engagement platform anyway?

Much of the front office has been automated, including customer relationship management and marketing. But sales itself has been adrift in business process automation. Sales engagement platforms are beginning to remedy that situation...

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Analytics with a strategic edge

A look at the role of voice of customer in enterprise analytics

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Don't do what I say, do what I mean!

The banking industry has recognized the risks to business without global information standards. In response, the banking industry has developed knowledge models to mitigate global risks.

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An inside look at Cogito's newest emotional intelligence software

CIO's own Sarah White goes on location to examine the role of emotional intelligence software in the workplace and it's potential impact to customer service.

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The four P's of analytics

As new technologies and practices disrupt the field, digital analytics practitioners adapt. In any given year, a few themes dominate, and right now, the topics dominating discussion at the enterprise digital analytics table all start...

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Open source R extension simplifies data science with IBM Watson

Open source R extension is designed to help data scientists access a bevy of Watson services without leaving their native development environment.

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A CIO's guide to understanding analytics

Today's data-driven business runs on the almighty algorithm. Here's how to get the most out of your data analytics.

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The two main pitfalls of business intelligence as we know it

A look at two primary reasons why business intelligence is soon-to-be extinct in the emerging technology landscape.

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Why Gartner's definition of BI Visionaries needs an extension

A look at how and where BI product/vendor roadmaps need to lead the industry and BI users.

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Making IoT magic

Connecting devices is just the first act in an Internet of Things production. The magic happens when analytics transform data into business intelligence. CIOs need to play a role.

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IT wants (but struggles) to operationalize big data

Big data leaders at large companies are bullish on the capabilities of big data analytics, but are struggling to break down data silos and make data accessible.

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CIO May 2016 Digital Magazine: Making IoT magic

Cover story: How analytics transforms IoT data into business intelligence

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How a medical device maker took control of its sales data

With more than 50 distributors, each supplying sales data in different formats, medical diagnostic equipment maker Alere had limited visibility into its own customer base until it built a single-source data strategy built on master...

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How to create your own Google Analytics dashboards

The Google Analytics suite can be overwhelming to new or inexperienced users. This jump-start video guide to GA details how to use one of its most important features: dashboards.

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Why 'Design Thinking' is becoming a game changer for many enterprises

This article introduces Design Thinking and it's repeatable processes for eliminating confusion around scope and direction, and improving benefit realization and shows how it can be used to deliver or procure better systems, that make...

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