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  • New York Turns to Big Data to Solve Big Tree Problem

    Trees probably aren't the first thing you think of when someone mentions New York City, but the city has a lot of them. Pruning and maintaining them is a public safety issue, and determining how to prioritize that maintenance is no easy feat. With the help of a nonprofit organization called DataKind, the city's Parks department is leveraging big data analytics for the job.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud04 June 13 19:23
  • What IBM's x86 exit may mean for rivals

    IBM's reported interest in selling parts of its x86 server business to Lenovo may bring major changes to the global market.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau19 April 13 18:32
  • Does Big Data spell the end of business intelligence as we know it?

    Traditional BI requires human input to decide what correlated factors to query. As predictive data analytics gets increasingly powerful, the algorithms do the deciding. That spells the end of BI as columnist Bernard Golden knows it - and he doesn't feel fine about it.

    Written by Bernard Golden26 March 13 22:26
  • Analytics boost social marketing efforts

    Big-name companies including General Electric and Best Western are maturing their social marketing programs and integrating social metrics with back-end systems.

    Written by Sandra Gittlen28 Feb. 13 11:54
  • How to Use Big Data to Make Faster and Better Business Decisions

    Big Data is clearly a disruptive technology, but using it successfully is as much art as it is science. The key is integrating Big Data with traditional BI to create a data ecosystem that allows you to generate new insights while executing on what you already know.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud11 Jan. 13 14:21
  • SAP in 2013: Five things to watch

    It was a typically busy year for SAP, with the company making headlines for strong sales of its HANA in-memory database, high-profile acquisitions and aggressive moves into cloud computing.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus21 Dec. 12 21:11
  • Top 12 Big Data Stories of 2012

    The holidays are here and 2012 is on its way out, ending a huge year for Big Data. It's time to reflect on the most popular Big Data stories and tips of the year.

    Written by CIO Staff19 Dec. 12 14:32
  • Presidential election a victory for quants

    If there was one lesson for political pundits from last week's presidential election, it was that basic statistical modeling techniques can be used to predict election outcomes with stunning accuracy.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan14 Nov. 12 12:33
  • In-memory computing

    The massive explosion in data volumes collected by many organisations has brought with it an accompanying headache in terms of putting it to gainful use. Businesses increasingly need to make quick decisions, and pressure is mounting on IT departments to provide solutions that deliver quality data much faster than has been possible before. The days of trapping information in a data warehouse for retrospective analysis are fading in favour of event-driven systems that can provide data and enable decisions in real time.

    Written by Brad Howarth20 Jan. 11 09:33
  • 5 open source BI projects to watch

    Business intelligence (BI) is frequently among the top prioroties for CIOs and finding the right software to do the job is always a challenge. Cloud-based software may be all the rage, but CIOs must still manage in-house information and make better use of it through analytics and reporting tools. The big four software companies have all made strategic investments in the BI space over recent years and the options have dimnished, but there are alternative tools popping up and snatching a lot of customers in the process. This installment of '5 open source things to watch' is all about BI that doesn't scar the annual report.

    Written by Rodney Gedda07 Dec. 10 16:03
  • Business intelligence evolution

    Australian CIOs may be thankful this year’s flu season was relatively sparing on their employees, but many have themselves become the source of another form of infection within their business - the ever growing call for more robust business intelligence.

    Written by Brad Howarth01 Oct. 10 18:24
  • Apocalypse: 52 percent of CIOs plan to blow up IT groups

    The saying goes something like this: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." The statement is, of course, embraced as dogma by those fearful of change and by automobile owners praying for a reasonable bill of charge while waiting at the mechanic's garage.

    Written by Thomas Wailgum24 July 10 09:00
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