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Manage data responsibly, even if it's big

The advent of modern data management technologies and the popularity of big data projects create many opportunities to ignore information management best practices. Nevertheless, data quality, governance, metadata and security remain...

Workday plots wave of predictive analytic apps

Series of specialized apps aims to help HR and financial management retain top workers and make more accurate forecasts

Google AI project apes memory, programs (sort of) like a human

DeepMind researchers' Neural Turing Machines attempt to emulate the brain's short-term memory

IBM sends Cognos, SPSS to the cloud

IBM continues to migrate its portfolio of enterprise software to the cloud

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Why BI projects fail -- and how to succeed instead

You can't simply shop for a BI solution and expect good results -- you need to think through your strategy first. Here's how to go about it

Data warehouse-as-a-service startup Snowflake comes out of stealth

Snowflake wants to do for the data warehouse what Salesforce did for CRM

BI startup's cloud service makes big data understandable

ClearStory Data's Collaborative Storyboards offers a way to present data in a series of live visualizations

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Why your future is in the public cloud

It's not a question of if, but of when: Most of enterprise computing will eventually be sucked up into the public cloud, kind of like the rapture in slow motion. This is not exactly a radical notion, but signs of a great skyward...

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Salesforce's Wave seeks to sweep aside the analytics competition

Wave is a long overdue addition to the Salesforce arsenal, designed to make analytics easy and to forestall growing competition

Microsoft looks to poach Salesforce.com customers with aggressive pricing

Aggressively priced CRM Online product bundle includes both Office 365 and Microsoft's Power BI tool

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Chief analytics officer: The ultimate big data job?

As organizations seek to not simply corral data, but apply it strategically across the business, analytics experts are making their way into the C-suite

Bossie Awards 2014: The best open source big data tools

InfoWorld's top picks in distributed data processing, data analytics, machine learning, NoSQL databases, and the Hadoop ecosystem

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Hortonworks reignites Spark to boost Hadoop

Hortonworks puts its development expertise into bolstering Spark, Hadoop's in-memory processing system, to craft a next-generation tool

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10 more do's and don'ts for faster SQL queries

Follow these tried-and-true techniques to improving both the speed and concurrency of your dawdling database

SAP spices up its predictive analytics and visualization apps

Highlights of the update include Hadoop support and a tie-in to BusinessObjects

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APIs will glue together the Internet of things

The so-called Internet of things can be up close and personal, and APIs are the key to making it happen

Splunk's log analysis framework adds C#, .Net tools

The new tools leverage recently added features and allow Splunk to be accessed in cross-platform development

Betting big on the 'SMAC stack'

The notion of combining social, mobile, analytics and cloud into one integrated architectural pipe is gaining traction

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