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Deconstructing the omnichannel – with Sailthru CEO Neil Capel

April 18, 2014 | Sailthru's Neil Capel is not your typical CEO. He was up for some frank talk on personalization, and whether we actually need the 'omnichannel.' Read more [...]

Analytics and data lay the foundations for smart city energy consumption

April 10, 2014 | In Austria, researchers are building a data analytics environment to explore information about energy usage generated by smart meters and sensors in an intelligent grid. Read more [...]

Data and software big hitters as global IT spend set to reach $3.8 trillion in 2014

April 2, 2014 | Gartner's worldwide forecast predicts a 3.2 percent increase in spending compared to last year Read more [...]

Molson Coors talks SAP BW on HANA

March 25, 2014 | | 3 Comments Molson Coors found the transition to SAP HANA for BW relatively easy while predicting 50% savings in development times. That's far from shabby. Read more [...]

Facebook’s Hack: lessons for the enterprise?

March 21, 2014 | Facebook wants to make PHP more of a grown up development language. Enter Hack. Read more [...]

Insane valuations: good or bad for analytics and big data buyers?

March 20, 2014 | Huge valuations sound great for the data analytic and big data companies. Is it good for buyers? The short term looks good, but the longer term is much more murky. Read more [...]

Shop Direct: 80 year old catalogue business goes digital

March 10, 2014 | The group's retail and strategy director explains how everything is now designed around the customer Read more [...]

The inconvenient truth about data driven decision making

March 5, 2014 | | 10 Comments We are all creatures of habit and teaching. Vijay Vijayasankar questions whether we really do know how to measure and interpret the right things. It's a good question at a time when so many are relying upon data driven decision making as a mantra to slavishly follow. Read more [...]

Tweaking the Gartner MQ for BI pops up surprises

March 3, 2014 | | One Comment Gartner has made important changes to the way it constructs its MQ. This positively favors the data discovery vendors. That's a good thing although I worry it might be succumbing to hype in the short term. Read more [...]

Oracle’s BlueKai bid moves marketing cloud closer to ad tech

March 3, 2014 | In another marketing cloud offensive, Oracle last week announced plans to buy big data marketing platform BlueKai and its flagship Data Activation System. Read more [...]

Qlik shades Q4 expectations but lags on growth

February 21, 2014 | | 3 Comments Qlik made it home in 2013 with a solid Q4 but is forecasting modest growth in 2014 compared to competitors like Tableau Read more [...]

Big data SI teams with Intel to speed time to business value

February 17, 2014 | Big Data Partnership is one of new breed of specialist integrators helping enterprises implement big data projects for rapid business value Read more [...]

Tableau knocks one out the park

February 5, 2014 | | One Comment Tableau's Q4 results were well above analyst expectations. The market rewarded the company with a big uptick in the price, valuing Tableau north of $5.3 billion Read more [...]

Superbowl 48 – the day the Seahawks found a Black Swan

February 4, 2014 | The Superbowl result confounded many who predicted a Broncos win. What happened and does it knock down predictive analytics? No - but you have to choose your model carefully. Read more [...]

Overcoming resistance to BI in the cloud

January 28, 2014 | Cloud-based business intelligence provider Birst foresees a pick up in adoption as the fundamental barriers that have been a drag on the segment’s growth start to fall away. Read more [...]

Demystifying the value of big data

January 27, 2014 | | One Comment It's up to the business technology industry to go beyond buzzwords and show customers how big data can help achieve specific business goals Read more [...]