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CEM Provider Clarabridge Acquires Engagor

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Clarabridge, Inc., the leading provider of Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions for the world’s top brands, today announced the acquisition of Engagor, the most comprehensive platform for real-time social customer service and engagement. The combined offering provides a complete, end-to-end technology solution for marketers, customer…

Pyramid Analytics Ranked #1 Leader in Business Intelligence Market Study

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Pyramid Analytics, the next generation business intelligence platform for the enterprise, today announced that it has earned the leader position out of 16 vendors in the 2015 Collaborative Computing and Business Intelligence Market Study by Dresner Advisory Services. One of the most comprehensive…

Embarcadero ER/Studio Data Architect Certified for HortonWorks Data Platform and MongoDB Enterprise

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, today announced that its data modeling tool, ER/Studio® Data Architect version 10.0, has been certified by HortonWorks for HortonWorks Data Platform (HDP) 2.1 and certified against MongoDB Enterprise for versions 2.4…

Teaching Artificial Intelligence to Play Poker (and Bluff!)

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by Angela Guess Tanya Lewis recently wrote in Live Science, “Computers have already succeeded in beating humans at chess and Jeopardy! Soon, they may add poker to that list. Earlier this month, several of the world’s best poker players faced off against an artificial intelligence(AI) program called Claudico at a game of Heads-Up No-Limit Texas…

How Cognitive Computing Will Power Future NASA Missions

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by Angela Guess Mark Pomerleau recently wrote for GCN, “Despite the conclusion of the space shuttle program, NASA shows no signs of slowing down.  The space agency’s recently released draft 2015 Technology Roadmaps outline NASA’s plans across 15 technology areas, ranging from nanotechnology to exploration systems. Underlying all NASA’s technology goals are its cross-cutting computing…

Data Assets and Data Successes: Stories from the Trenches

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by Jennifer Zaino There’s nothing like a good story about how companies succeed when they use their data assets in smart, strategic, and savvy ways. You could hear a lot of those tales at the DATAVERSITY® CDOvision 2015 Conference at Enterprise Data World, and many of the data successes recounted are worth sharing. To that…

How Data Breaches are Redefining Data Governance

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by Angela Guess Ian Rowlands recently wrote for Information Management, “If it feels like data breaches are occurring more frequently, it’s because they are. There were 579 reported data breaches in 2014, a 27.5 percent jump from the year prior, research shows. In California alone, 18.5 million of its 38 million residents – close to…

MDM is BI, and Other Misconceptions

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by Angela Guess Xpertek recently wrote for IT Web, “I have not been selling MDM solutions for very long, but what I have found out is that there is a common misconception that MDM is BI, says Marilynn Leonard, Divisional Head of Data at Xpertek. In other words, for those who hate TLAs (two/three-letter acronyms),…

Informatica Introduces Total Supplier Relationship Application

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Informatica Corporation, the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced the Informatica Total Supplier Relationship (TSR) application, a master data-fueled solution that enables supply chain, sourcing and purchasing teams to centralize and streamline the end-to-end process of managing information about…

Building the Smart City With the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Bernard Marr recently wrote, “‘Smart city’ is a term we are going to be hearing a lot more of in the coming years. It’s thought that by 2020 we will be spending $400 billion a year building them – but what are they? The idea is to embed the advances…