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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.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM gets an analytics-infused update

Highlights include new social and mobility features, closer Office 365 integration

German industry is poised to exploit rural broadband

Digital farming is the next big opportunity for Germany's software and manufacturing industries

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Why businesses should focus on wide data, not big data

Data doesn't have to be big to provide your organization with important insights. True insight lies at the intersection of different data sets.

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Higher ed CIOs list their top tech priorities

College and university technology leaders get high marks for C-suite relations (particularly with the CMO), succession planning and cloud-based activities.

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Gartner BI & Analytics Magic Quadrant : What it’s Right About, What it’s Not

The report gets it dead right on certain aspects of BI and analytics today. However, the reports are also constrained by a conformity to a certain structure and equating analytics with BI, a notion that’s past its shelf life.

For Attensity's BI parsing tool, emoticons are no problem

Java-based product can be integrated into existing enterprise systems

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CIOs Have to Learn the New Math of Analytics

Today's data-driven business runs on the almighty algorithm. But if you're not careful, those geeky formulas can stir up legal and ethical trouble.

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CIOs Have to Learn the New Math of Analytics

Today's data-driven business runs on the almighty algorithm. But if you're not careful, those geeky formulas can stir up legal and ethical trouble.

Think you know your competitors? This tool helps uncover some you don't

GinzaMetrics updates its competitive intelligence suite with a feature focused on finding new foes

Oracle steps up its big-data push with new products

New tools aim to make it easier for enterprises to wrest value from their information stores

Luminoso to enterprises: Here's what all that chatter really means

Based on machine learning, the company's new Compass system helps you understand what consumers are really saying

Hitachi buying Pentaho to boost its IoT business

Pentaho's software will provide data analysis in IoT systems Hitachi Data Systems plans to build for vertical industries

No end in sight to the growth of cloud analytics

The annual growth rate in this rapidly expanding area could be as high as 46 percent.

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