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Salesforce unveils a new CRM tool for 'relationship intelligence'

Brand-new SalesforceIQ tool taps RelateIQ technology and comes in separate versions for small businesses and enterprises

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Technology that predicts your next security fail

There's both art and science to predictive analytics in a security setting, early adopters say

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Five signs an employee plans to leave with your company's data

By offering early warning indicators, predictive analytics plays a growing role in detection and prevention

Apple, IBM release 10 new enterprise apps incorporating analytics and iBeacons

The apps use technology like predictive analytics and are for business travelers and mortgage officers, among other professionals

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IBM's machine-learning crystal ball can foresee renewable energy availability

By predicting the weather, the technology can then forecast how much energy will be generated by solar- and wind-powered sources


Are you a sensor on the Internet of things?

Far from science fiction scenarios in which you are surgically implanted with sensors, more and more organizations are actually using you as a sensor to collect valuable data points.

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Predictive analytics: Where big data and messy humans meet

Corporate decision making is increasingly driven by big data, but the involvement of human beings in algorithmic systems makes things more complicated than the elegant models might seem.

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Microsoft closes acquisition of R software and services provider

Revolution Analytics provides services for the open source R programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics

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Microsoft's Satya Nadella is picking March Madness winners better than Bing

Google has also been more accurate than Bing in predicting the winners of the annual March Madness competition

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Microsoft's Bing will predict the entire NCAA tournament bracket for you

Microsoft's search engine will be adding its own predictions to March Madness sometime this weekend

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SAP brings new analytics tools to companies large and small

Predictive Analytics 2.0 aims to help organizations uncover trends and patterns in massive stores of data

HP extends R programming language for big data use

Distributed R can be used to analyze data across multiple file servers

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Analytics and measurements: A recipe for sustainable food chains

Our food chain is full of waste, but widely distributed sensors and big data analytics together hold potential for dramatic conservation of resources

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MongoDB gets its first native analytics tool

SlamData adds its own extensions to the SQL language, enabling analysts to query MongoDB directly, without conversion to an RDBMS or Hadoop database

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

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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

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Zoomdata's 'micro-query' tech speeds up analytics

The micro-query engine breaks requests into tiny queries so that it can start delivering results in under a second

Big data: There's signal in that noise

When the data you capture and crunch is large and disorderly, interesting bits may come along for the ride. Don't squeeze the life out of it -- explore it

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