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  • Pentaho adds Amazon EMR, SAP HANA to data integration platform

    On the heels of Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) closing on its acquisition of data integration specialist Pentaho last week, Pentaho today released an update to its platform that adds integration for Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) and SAP HANA.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud10 June 15 02:12
  • IBM unveils industry-specific predictive analytics services

    Drawing on a history of more than 50,000 analytics-focused client engagements, IBM has debuted 20 new behaviour-based predictive analytics solutions tailored to address 12 industries and use cases within those industries.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud29 May 15 06:33
  • Offshore sensors record NSW Coast wave data

    A network of seven motion sensor buoys, located several kilometres off the NSW coastline, is helping to determine onshore wave conditions and identify associated coastal hazards.

    Written by Bonnie Gardiner26 May 15 10:03
  • Solving skills crisis starts at preschool: Dr Goodnight

    SAS chief, Dr Jim Goodnight, discusses what people are doing wrong with Hadoop, and why paying some teachers more money and improving education for preschoolers from low income families could help with the skills crisis.

    Written by Byron Connolly11 May 15 12:03
  • How LinkedIn uses data to drive sales

    Sales representatives at LinkedIn are using data from the professional social media website to help customers with hiring and marketing.

    Written by Hamish Barwick06 March 15 12:18
  • Data analytics keeps tabs on Victorian cabbies

    The Taxi Services Commission (TSC) of Victoria is using a data warehouse to access the data of more than 100 million trips made by taxi drivers in the state over the past 2.5 years.

    Written by Hamish Barwick04 March 15 13:00
  • How Amaysim used analytics to engage management

    Mobile provider Amaysim needed to develop a business intelligence (BI) strategy but didn’t want to subject its management team to static PowerPoint presentations about BI.

    Written by Hamish Barwick03 March 15 13:13
  • Urban Engines: Using data to power a better commute

    Urban commuting pretty much sucks, no matter where you go: No matter the promise of high-speed trains, light rail and efficient bus routes, public transit always ends up feeling like the crammed-in people-mover tubes from Futurama.

    Written by Matt Weinberger13 Feb. 15 01:45
  • 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
  • In pictures: CIO roundtable - Analysing your IT

    IT leaders gathered at Sydney's Aria restaurant to discuss the best ways to assess the cost and effectiveness of IT products and services across their businesses. The luncheon was sponsored by ET Business Solutions.

    Written by Byron Connolly08 Dec. 14 10:50