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Qlik courts the business manager with easier analytics

Qlik Sense does not replace Qlik's flagship QlikView and is aimed at a more general user base

SAP spices up its predictive analytics and visualization apps

Hadoop support and a tie-in to BusinessObjects are among the highlights


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Mayo Clinic Turns to IBM's Watson to Fill Clinical Trials

Mayo clinicians will leverage Watson's natural language processing and data analytics capabilities to quickly sift through millions of pages of clinical trial and patient data to match patients with appropriate clinical trials.

Tibco going up against Oracle, IBM and Adobe with new customer engagement platform

Tibco Engage seeks to go beyond mere customer loyalty programs

Cloud BI: Going Where the Data Lives

As more companies store data in the cloud, they're increasingly crunching the numbers there, too.

Review: Birst Brings DIY to BI

With straightforward data access, automated modeling, and easy reporting tools, Birst Enterprise is the data warehouse for the rest of us

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9 Common BI Software Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

Business intelligence experts and business leaders discuss the most common mistakes companies make when selecting and implementing a BI solution and what steps to take to avoid potential problems.

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Data Scientist Role Shifting to Focus on Developers

Anant Jhingran, one of the luminaries that helped develop IBM's Watson, says that as big data becomes more mainstream, data scientists must begin to think of their role as enabling developers to deliver business value to end users in...

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CIO 100 Winners Turn Analytics Into Money-Making New Products

GE Capital, Procter & Gamble and other winners of our 27th annual CIO 100 awards say big data brings IT a chance to break new ground in generating revenue and improving customer experience.

Real-Time Analytics Helps Virginia Credit Union Prevent Fraud

The credit union used agile development to build an analytics system to stop fraudsters who, with only a bit of personal information, can con call center workers.

Analytics Project Wins New Business for Insurance Company

Insurer Bankers Financial wins a CIO 100 award for a new system that helps sales agents generate more accurate quotes that customers are more likely to accept.

Apache Hive Brings Real-Time Queries to Hadoop

Hive's SQL-like query language and vastly improved speed on huge data sets make it the perfect partner for an enterprise data warehouse

Teradata acquires assets of Hadapt, Revelytix for big data

The deals give Teradata SQL querying and metadata management for Hadoop

Actuate software offers free data analysis to enterprise business units

Departments can create reports and embed analysis results directly into Web pages, using a teaser version of Actuate's software

Salesforce.com continues focus on mobility with new reports, dashboards

New APIs (application programming interfaces) also allow users to embed reports in any app

Native Data Analysis Comes to MongoDB

With the latest release of its business analytics and data integration platform, Pentaho claims to make it easier for organizations to apply analytics to their big data.

Avoiding the Perils of 'Rogue Analytics' with a New Approach to Data Blending

Big data value is found by combining data from an assortment of both new and established sources.

Microsoft Aims to Take Predictive Analytics Mainstream

Microsoft moves to make machine learning available for organizations of all sizes with a cloud-based machine learning service that uses visual workflows and templates.

Microsoft Launches a Service to Help Predict the Future

The Azure Machine Learning service will streamline the task of predictive analysis, Microsoft asserts

Attensity Q Makes it Easier for Businesses to Drink From the Twitter Firehose

But social media monitoring's value has limitations, according to one analyst

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