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  • How to achieve Agile business intelligence success

    The Agile development approach to data management and business intelligence projects is seeing greater take up by CIOs as public and private sector firms demand faster, more measurable returns on their information investments.

    Written by Tony Kenney18 Feb. 15 14:39
  • Hitachi buying Pentaho to boost its IoT business

    Hitachi Data Systems is purchasing business intelligence software maker Pentaho to incorporate analysis into Internet of Things systems it'll build for the healthcare, public safety and other industries.

    Written by Joab Jackson12 Feb. 15 07:04
  • No end in sight to the growth of cloud analytics

    It's no secret that cloud computing and data analytics are both rapidly growing areas of IT. Put them together, and you get a winning combination that's expected to grow by more than 26 percent annually over the next five years.

    Written by Katherine Noyes07 Feb. 15 10:17
  • BI power shifting from IT to the business

    Traditional business intelligence and analytic models are being disturbed as the balance of power shifts from IT to the business, according to Gartner.

    Written by Byron Connolly28 Jan. 15 10:37
  • How UPS uses analytics to drive down costs (and no, it doesn't call it big data)

    <em>When you have an organization the size of UPS with 99,000 vehicles and 424,000 employees every single little bit of efficiency that can be squeezed out of daily operations translates into a big deal. UPS has been using analytics to do just that for a long time now, and keeps getting better and better at it.</em> Network World <em>Editor in Chief John Dix caught up with UPS Senior Director of Process Management Jack Levis for an update on their latest achievements.</em>

    Written by John Dix01 Dec. 14 23:05
  • Big IT vendors mostly mum on commercial drone plans

    Word that the Federal Aviation Administration might take a very hard line on commercial drone use has those with designs on such activity nervous. But as for big enterprise IT vendors, it's really hard to tell what they think because they're keeping any plans in this field very hush-hush.

    Written by Bob Brown26 Nov. 14 01:18
  • Cost, integration issues halting big data projects

    Big data projects are being held back by the high cost of setting up infrastructure to support the capturing of potentially hundreds of millions of data points each day.

    Written by Byron Connolly11 Nov. 14 10:39
  • Workday plots wave of predictive analytic apps

    Workday is expanding its move into analytics with a series of specialized, predictive applications designed to help staff in HR and financial management roles retain top workers and make more accurate forecasts.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus05 Nov. 14 04:01
  • Big data wars: How technology could tip the mid-term elections

    After <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2325573/software/how-the--net-might-get-kerry-elected.html">John Kerry</a> lost a very winnable election in 2004, Democrats were worried that Republicans had gained an almost insurmountable lead in both technology and data analysis.

    Written by Jeff Vance27 Oct. 14 21:08
  • Startup offers a big-data storyteller

    Amassing a pile of big data is not sufficient to spur insight, even if you have clever ways of analyzing that data. The savvy data scientist must also find a way to make all this information tell a story so it can be understandable to others.

    Written by Joab Jackson18 Oct. 14 07:52
  • Salesforce unveils Wave, its play in Cloud analytics

    The knock against Salesforce.com has long been for its lack of robust analytics, but the company is hoping to change that perception and challenge the competition with Wave, its sixth discrete Cloud service.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus13 Oct. 14 23:05
  • Qlik courts the business manager with easier analytics

    Continuing its efforts to bring business intelligence to the masses, software provider Qlik has released Qlik Sense, which is designed to provide business managers with an easy way to examine large data sets for insights and trends.

    Written by Joab Jackson18 Sept. 14 05:47
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