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'Attack of the Data Silos 2': Coming soon to an enterprise near you

ERP was supposed to get rid of the silo problem, but today's do-it-yourself analytics trend threatens to bring it back

Tableau revs its analytics engines with an online speed injection

Also new in Tableau Online 9.0 is a sync feature for on-premises data


Oracle zeroes in on Hadoop data with new analytics tool

New offering focuses on spatial and graph capabilities

SAP CEO touts tighter Google ties

He also said SAP has "zero interest" to acquire Salesforce

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Dell brings advanced visualization to analytics platform

A partnership with data visualization specialist Datawatch gives Dell's Statistica analytics platform new capabilities that better position it for business analysts.

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IBM researchers make quantum computing breakthroughs

IBM's Experimental Quantum Computing group's development has enormous potential for overcoming big data simulation and optimization challenges.(Includes infographic.)

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The state of modern finance systems

A look at the evolving landscape of finance solutions and how new offerings should influence how you invest in and improve your systems.

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Teradata unveils improved QueryGrid connectors

Teradata is updating QueryGrid, which allows business analysts to use SQL to query multiple analytics engines without having to move data or learn a new language.

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Business intelligence and analytics trend towards self-service at the Gartner Summit

Self-service analytics, business intelligence on Big Data, and the changing role of the IT buyer were the belles of the annual Gartner Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit.

The most important and overlooked cycle in the CIO toolkit

We all agree that it's every CIO's job not just to operate, but to innovate. And not just to innovate on a single project, product or software release. The single most important cycle for a CIO is the critical sequence of conditions...

Microsoft scoops up Datazen to help mobilize BI

The company's tools are designed for on-premises implementation and optimized for SQL Server

Need to plumb Hadoop data lakes? This new tool can help

Think Big's Dashboard Engine aims to put big-data insights within closer reach for business users

AtScale opens Hadoop's big-data vaults to nonexpert business users

New platform enables Hadoop analyses from within standard BI tools such as Microsoft Excel

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Mix data sets with analytics tools for business results

Marketing firm Crossmark uncovers valuable consumer insights for its customers with high-powered analytics.

Why analytics is eating the world

New tools promise to empower an increasingly diverse set of business users, but there are potential pitfalls

Fake patient data could have been uploaded through SAP medical app

SAP has patched the issue, which affected Electronic Medical Records Unwired

Six features coming to Tableau's new BI analytics suite

Queries will be as much as 10 times faster

GinzaMetrics helps marketers get more bang for their social buck

Four new tools link social-media efforts with the bottom line

IBM puts a price on its Twitter analytics service

IBM is ready to sell the first sentiment analytics service that draws on a partnership it formed with Twitter last October

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Microsoft rolls out Delve to Office 365, previews PowerBI and Skype for Business

Even a classic productivity suite needs refreshing. Adding the Delve research tool to Office 365 subscriptions is just one of many new features Microsoft introduced this week around its Convergence conference for business customers.

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