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It’s time for PDF 2.0

Love for PDFs is no surprise in the business world. But the rise of sophisticated BI and analytic tools is changing how organizations operate and communicate. As users demand more and more out of their analytics, the “fixed-layout...

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All your big data will mean nothing without systems of insight

Businesses want to use data to understand customers, but they can’t do that without harnessing insights and consistently turning data into effective action.

How data analytics helped DirectBuy gain new customer insights

How data analytics helped DirectBuy gain new customer insights

As part of its digital transformation, the membership retail club is using analytics software to strengthen its business in the face of threats from and other ecommerce providers.

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OnlyBoth cracks big data wide open

The benchmarking engine, OnlyBoth, uses 'discovery algorithms' to ferret out unique aspects of persons, places or things in a database; compares them to others in the database; then describes results in natural language. The engine...

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Why an analytics culture change needs strong data stewards

Why organizations need data stewards to chart their path towards being data driven and analytically savvy.

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GE, Pitney Bowes team up on predictive and prescriptive analytics

The two companies will use GE's Predix software platform for the Industrial Internet of Things to develop customized asset performance management applications.

Microsoft's Cortana Analytics aims to democratize big data

Cortana Analytics will unify a number of different Microsoft data processing technologies, such as machine learning and stream processing

New BI tool aims to help SMBs navigate a data-deluged world

Financial dashboards, alerts and reporting templates are among the features included in Quatrro's new offering

Microsoft's Power BI visualization service will be generally available July 24

After six months of beta availability, the service is coming out, with more updates on the horizon

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Self-service BI review: Tableau vs. Qlik Sense vs. Power BI

All three next-gen BI solutions make data discovery and analysis remarkably easy, but Tableau does it best

Kyvos serves up Hadoop on cubes

New software from Kyvos can format Hadoop data into OLAP repositories

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The grand unified theory of metadata governance

Metadata fabrics will be critical to IoT success, here's a look at why a curated, healthy metadata fabric is necessary for IoT ROI.

From doughnuts to Dressgate: How real-time marketing helps brands stay relevant

Say goodbye to those leisurely campaigns of yore

MicroStrategy 10 promises enhanced BI with more governance, security

New enterprise controls ensure that a 'single version of the truth' is preserved

Salesforce doubles down on big data with new analytics tool

Through a variety of partnerships, Wave for Big Data aims to open new data sources to Salesforce's Analytics Cloud

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New data alchemy: top tech leaders transform data into cash

Savvy CIOs in a variety of industries are generating additional revenue and value for their organizations by creating new data-driven products and services, a feat of IT alchemy wherein focus leads to financial reward.

'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

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