Business Intelligence - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/1926 en R u mdrn? How to lure hipster hackers http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/r-u-mdrn-how-lure-hipster-hackers-240650?source=rss_business_intelligence <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/vintage_man.jpg" alt="R u mdrn? How to lure hipster hackers" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> </em></div> <p>Are you keeping up with the JonesCos? Everyone is doing it -- and so should you.</p> Application Development Application Development Hadoop JavaScript Business Intelligence Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Andrew Oliver 240650 at http://www.infoworld.com SAP offers business users a MOOC for HANA http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/sap-offers-business-users-mooc-hana-239818?source=rss_business_intelligence <p>SAP is hoping that a new massive online open course will help plant seeds of interest in its HANA in-memory database platform and also lead business end users to understand it better.</p> <p>The MOOC will explain the ins and outs of running SAP's Business Suite on HANA, as well as the impacts that will have on different lines of business and industries, SAP said Thursday.</p> Application Development HANA SAP Application Development IT Training Business Intelligence Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:18:49 +0000 admin 239818 at http://www.infoworld.com Survey: State of the enterprise 2014 http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/survey-state-of-the-enterprise-2014-239131?source=rss_business_intelligence <p>With big tech investments come big expectations. So says a survey of 313 IT and business professionals released by Computerworld's research group.</p> <p>Compared to a similar survey done in 2012, a higher percentage of respondents reported this year that they are adopting, have already deployed or have optimized their ROI from mobile (74%), cloud (58%) and consumer IT (45%) projects. Collaboration tools' implementation and ROI remained stable, with 73% of respondents saying their companies have deployed them or are doing so.</p> Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Mobile Technology IT Management Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Mobile Technology IDG Insider Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:46:02 +0000 admin 239131 at http://www.infoworld.com Business groups see IT shops as roadblocks to data analytics projects http://www.infoworld.com/d/business-intelligence/business-groups-see-it-shops-roadblocks-data-analytics-projects-239088?source=rss_business_intelligence <p>Business groups in a growing number of companies appear to be plowing ahead on data analytics projects with little input or help from their own IT organizations. Rather than leveraging in-house IT skills and technology, many business groups are using their own data and department-level analysts to cobble together analytics strategies, according to a survey by IDC.</p> Business Intelligence IT Management Predictive Analytics Business Intelligence Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:33:50 +0000 admin 239088 at http://www.infoworld.com Google puts Amazon on notice with new Cloud Platform features http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/google-puts-amazon-notice-new-cloud-platform-features-239078?source=rss_business_intelligence <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Google_Cloud_hp.jpg" alt="Google puts Amazon on notice with new Cloud Platform features" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Google wants you to know that cloud computing will not be a one-horse race.</p> Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Google Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:10:31 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239078 at http://www.infoworld.com Government open data proves a treasure trove for savvy businesses http://www.infoworld.com/d/business-intelligence/government-open-data-proves-treasure-trove-savvy-businesses-238937?source=rss_business_intelligence <p>When President Barack Obama signed the Open Data Executive Order last May, many IT leaders applauded the White House's decision to release treasure troves of public data as part of an important government initiative for greater transparency.</p> <p>However, what many didn't bargain for was the state in which they'd find these once-buried data sets. "A dog's breakfast," "a train wreck," "a massive hairball" -- those are a few of the terms IT leaders have used to describe the vast volumes of public data now being made available to the general public.</p> Business Intelligence Data Mining Business Intelligence Government Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:08:53 +0000 admin 238937 at http://www.infoworld.com IBM wants to see your Watson mobile apps http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/ibm-wants-see-your-watson-mobile-apps-237230?source=rss_business_intelligence <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 223px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/30NNibm_hp 1.jpg" alt="IBM wants to see your Watson mobile apps" width="223" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Big Blue has announced a new contest to get mobile developers -- and most everyone else who can use an API -- serious about Watson, its cognitive computing platform.</p> Big Data Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Mobile Technology IBM High-Performance Computing Mobile Apps Mobile Development Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:30:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 237230 at http://www.infoworld.com Splunk feels the heat from stronger, cheaper open source rivals http://www.infoworld.com/t/log-analysis/splunk-feels-the-heat-stronger-cheaper-open-source-rivals-237041?source=rss_business_intelligence <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/BigData440x330.jpg" alt="Splunk feels the heat from stronger, cheaper open source rivals" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Ask most any sys admin what the No. 1, go-to product is for log analysis in the server world, and odds are you'll get the same answer from just about every corner: Splunk.</p> Big Data Data Center Log Analysis Business Intelligence Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 237041 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft Power BI puts Web and internal data on the map http://www.infoworld.com/d/business-intelligence/microsoft-power-bi-puts-web-and-internal-data-the-map-236052?source=rss_business_intelligence <p>Microsoft's new service, Power BI, provides a way to analyze data and present the results in a visually appealing way, without the bother of consulting an enterprise business intelligence software package.</p> <p>"We're making it easier for the user to interact with the data without having to go back to IT," said Eron Kelly, Microsoft corporate vice president and director SQL Server marketing.</p> Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Microsoft Microsoft Office 365 SaaS Business Intelligence Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:57:33 +0000 admin 236052 at http://www.infoworld.com SAP lays out its strategy for growth, with HANA at the forefront http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/sap-lays-out-its-strategy-growth-hana-the-forefront-235729?source=rss_business_intelligence <p>SAP's strategy event for the investment community on Tuesday offered few major surprises to anyone who's been closely monitoring the software vendor lately, but did serve to cement the company's future direction for product development, growth and customer retention. Here's a look at some of the highlights of the event.</p> Applications Cloud Computing The Industry Standard SAP IT Strategy ERP SaaS Business Intelligence Data Management Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:43:14 +0000 admin 235729 at http://www.infoworld.com ThoughtSpot promises Google-like BI experience http://www.infoworld.com/d/business-intelligence/thoughtspot-promises-google-bi-experience-235753?source=rss_business_intelligence <p>Two items on BI (business intelligence) customers' wish lists have long been ease of use and a lower burden on IT. A startup called ThoughtSpot says its new BI appliance can tackle both.</p> <p>ThoughtSpot has developed an in-memory database for the appliance. This allows information to be held in RAM for faster processing of queries, which users enter in natural language through a Google-like form.</p> Business Intelligence Data Mining Startups Applications Business Intelligence Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:33:41 +0000 admin 235753 at http://www.infoworld.com Technology of the Year 2014: The best hardware, software, and cloud services http://www.infoworld.com/t/data-center/technology-of-the-year-2014-the-best-hardware-software-and-cloud-services-234193?source=rss_business_intelligence <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 192px; height: 145px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/toy-2014-hp.jpg" alt="Technology of the Year 2014: The best hardware, software, and cloud services" width="192" height="145" align="right" /></div><p>A bumper sticker philosopher once said, "The best things in life aren't things." We can't be sure the deep thinker had cloud computing in mind, but the same thought occurred to us as we drew up <a href="http://www.info</p> Application Development Big Data Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Computer Hardware Data Management Microsoft Windows Mobile Technology Networking Open Source Software Security Storage Virtualization Application Development Open Source Software Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Data Center Data Management Mobile Technology Networking Operating Systems Security Storage Virtualization Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 234193 at http://www.infoworld.com Amazon wants to analyze real-time data with Kinesis http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/amazon-wants-analyze-real-time-data-kinesis-232798?source=rss_business_intelligence <p>Amazon Web Services hopes enterprises are willing to rely on the company when getting large amounts of data ready for analysis with its latest service, Kinesis.</p> <p>Kinesis was first made available as a limited preview last month, but is now available as a public beta. It is a managed service designed to handle real-time streams of data. It can collect and process large amounts of data, from any number of sources, including server logs and social media feeds, according to Amazon.</p> Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Amazon Web Services Managed Services Business Intelligence Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:13:51 +0000 admin 232798 at http://www.infoworld.com CareerCloud app aims to find job openings before they're advertised http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/careercloud-app-aims-find-job-openings-theyre-advertised-231989?source=rss_business_intelligence <p>CareerCloud's Hidden Jobs app tracks what it calls "hidden jobs leads," which are primarily news stories, press releases, blog posts and other sources of information that describe a firm's expansion plans, relocations, a new product line or other news indicating plans to hire.</p><p>It's information that can be useful in finding a job, since a company may announce an expansion, relocation or some other action well before it begins advertising jobs.</p> Business Intelligence IT Jobs Business Intelligence Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:09:26 +0000 ccraig 231989 at http://www.infoworld.com Watson as a service: IBM preps AI in the cloud http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/watson-service-ibm-preps-ai-in-the-cloud-230901?source=rss_business_intelligence <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/ibm-watson_resized.jpg" alt="Watson as a service: IBM preps AI in the cloud" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>It was hard to see IBM's Watson supercomputer as much more than a PR stunt. Big Data Cloud Computing Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Fri, 15 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 230901 at http://www.infoworld.com Pivotal bulks up big data software portfolio http://www.infoworld.com/d/business-intelligence/pivotal-bulks-big-data-software-portfolio-229402?source=rss_business_intelligence <p>While EMC and VMware <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/042413-pivotal-launched-from-vmware-emc-269077.html" target="_blank">spinoff Pivotal</a> prepares to launch its <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/042513-pivotal-paas-269101.html" target="_blank">business intelligence PaaS (platform-as-a-service)</a>, the new company has also been busy building its portfolio of data mining and analysis software.</p> Business Intelligence Big Data Business Intelligence Wed, 23 Oct 2013 21:54:00 +0000 admin 229402 at http://www.infoworld.com MicroStrategy revamps BI software for bigger data sets, faster visuals http://www.infoworld.com/d/business-intelligence/microstrategy-revamps-bi-software-bigger-data-sets-faster-visuals-229354?source=rss_business_intelligence <p>Keeping up with the ever-changing nature of business intelligence, MicroStrategy has revamped and expanded its line of BI software to incorporate big-data analytics and desktop visualization.&nbsp;</p><p>"We're delivering a substantial new set of functionality," said Kevin Spurway, MicroStrategy's vice president of industry and mobile marketing.</p> Business Intelligence Big Data Predictive Analytics Business Intelligence Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:59:48 +0000 ccraig 229354 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft sharpens Office 365 tool to slice and dice data http://www.infoworld.com/d/business-intelligence/microsoft-sharpens-office-365-tool-slice-and-dice-data-227558?source=rss_business_intelligence <p>Microsoft has added features to Power BI for Office 365, a data analysis tool to complement Excel that the company hasn't yet released in final form.</p> <p>The preview of Power BI for Office 365 now offers users the ability to mine data using natural language, question-and-answer-type queries.</p> Applications Business Intelligence Office Software Business Intelligence Wed, 25 Sep 2013 22:24:59 +0000 admin 227558 at http://www.infoworld.com Oracle makes its big data push even bigger http://www.infoworld.com/d/big-data/oracle-makes-its-big-data-push-even-bigger-227363?source=rss_business_intelligence <p>Oracle is doubling down on big data with a number of new products and enhancements to existing ones, in hopes that customers looking to analyze massive amounts of information for business insights will in turn invest further in Oracle.</p> <p>For one thing, Oracle's Big Data Appliance now features "enterprise-class" security for Hadoop, the open-source data processing framework, Oracle announced Monday during the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.</p> Big Data Computer Hardware Oracle Big Data Applications Business Intelligence Mon, 23 Sep 2013 18:22:26 +0000 admin 227363 at http://www.infoworld.com How to master disruptive technologies http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/how-master-disruptive-technologies-227317?source=rss_business_intelligence <p>Social, mobile and analytics technologies are disrupting business as usual at companies in all industries. In 2014, the disruption will continue, morphing into a new kind of business as usual with enterprises expanding their reliance on the cloud, mobile technologies, social media and, increasingly, predictive analytics. The goals: reducing costs, creating new revenue streams, boosting customer satisfaction and beefing up brand awareness, to name a few.</p> Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Mobile Technology Predictive Analytics Private Cloud Social Networking Business Intelligence IDG Insider Mon, 23 Sep 2013 15:48:39 +0000 admin 227317 at http://www.infoworld.com