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Study: Untamed analytics will take your business on a wild ride

The potential business benefits of data analytics are great, but the predictive models can also “go awry” and produce unintended consequences if underlying assumptions are faulty or outdated. Companies need a governance strategy to...

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Apache Hadoop turns 10

On the 10-year-anniversary of the birth of the Apache Hadoop project, co-creator Doug Cutting reflects on Hadoop's beginnings and where its future.

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21 data and analytics trends that will dominate 2016

Five industry insiders predict the trends that will shape the big data and analytics market in 2016.

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Tableau partners for BI on Hadoop

Startup AtScale will help Tableau accelerate BI on Hadoop with improvements to performance and enterprise-grade security without the need to move, transform or sample data.

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3 ways to make better decisions when interpreting visual data

How many times have your eyes seen one thing, but your mind believed another? 'Sleight of hand' is present when it comes to our interpretation and analysis of data. Understanding how our perception varies of data based on how they are...

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10 top big data and analytics stories of 2015

Data and analytics were a hot topic at CIO.com in 2015. Here are the 10 most-viewed big data and analytics stories of the year.

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Prospective Yahoo buyers would have eyes on its customer data

Potential suitors for Yahoo's Internet business could include Verizon, Comcast and AT&T, which would want to access the company's 20-year-old treasure trove of customer data.

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QlikView vs. Tableau: BI users debate the importance of pretty charts

Online reviews from business intelligence software users suggest that either QlikView or Tableau could do the job, so choosy BI buyers should consider whether it’s more important for the organization to have user-friendly charting or...

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Lenders may eye smartphone use before giving you a loan

Smartphone usage is likely to be tracked soon in the U.S. to determine whether you qualify for a loan or figure out what interest rate to charge.

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How AI will take over health IT

Artificial intelligence is after our jobs. And those in health IT will be the first to go.

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Training AI to be man’s smartest best friend

What if artificially sentient beings were unflinchingly loyal to and loving of humankind?

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AtScale looks to easily add BI on Hadoop

AtScale has released AtScale Intelligence Platform 3.0, which aimes to give business users the capability to interactively query Hadoop data without the need for extensive preprocessing or movement off the cluster.

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How Big Data can help save $400 billion in healthcare costs

Massive volumes of data are being collected on patients. This data is the raw material for making tools that could make patient handling more efficient and effective, improving patient outcomes and saving hundreds of billions of...

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Analytics and the state of knowing

Abetted by technology, our capacity to know is far outstripping what we actually know. (Insider; registration required)

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Amazon’s new BI tool may hurt more of its partners

At re:Invent Amazon Web Services launched QuickSight, a business.

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IBM launches cognitive computing consulting practice

The new IBM Cognitive Business Solutions will draw on the expertise of more than 2,000 consulting pros who bring backgrounds in machine learning, advanced analytics, data science and development, and industry and change management.

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Splunk updates platform, adds monitoring and analytics services

Splunk Enterprise 6.3 is intended to help the platform scale data collection for DevOps and Internet of Things devices, while the new Splunk IT Service Intelligence aims to deliver a central and unified view of critical IT services.

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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