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Taking Big Data to the Bank

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by Angela Guess Russ Banham of CenturyLink recently wrote in Forbes, “A customer walks into the bank to make a deposit, greets the teller and, out of the blue, she’s asked if she would like a second mortgage. Is this any way to serve a valued customer? Not if she isn’t in the market for…

Making the Most of Cloud-Based Business Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Writing for Information Management, Bob Violino recently noted, “More than 50 percent of businesses currently use or plan to use cloud-based business intelligence, according to a survey by Dresner Advisory Services. Still several common hurdles have limited cloud-based BI’s adoption in some companies. The report, the latest in the firm’s Wisdom of…

The Time to Consider Graph Databases Has Come

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by Angela Guess Tony Agresta recently wrote in Tech Page One, “Graph databases are rapidly gaining traction in the market as an effective method for deciphering meaning but many people outside the space are unsure of what exactly this entails. Generally speaking, graph databases store data in a graph structure where entities are connected through…

The Internet of Things Developer War

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay recently wrote for ReadWrite, “Developers are the new kingmakers, and nowhere will this resonate more than in the growing Internet of Things market. In fact, the easiest way to pick winners in this emerging field is to look for Internet of Things companies with the biggest developer populations. The hitch,…

The Data Warehouse Isn’t Dead — It’s Healthier Than Ever

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by Angela Guess James Kobielus recently wrote for InfoWorld, “When a topic is complex, people tend to indulge in sloppy analysis, inadvertently conflating concepts and making apples-to-oranges comparisons. A glaring example of such muddled thinking is the absurd meme that the data warehouse is ‘dead.’ This line of argument tends to confuse several distinct conceptions…

Gartner’s 3 Big Data Trends to Watch for Business Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Doug Laney of Gartner recently wrote in IT World Canada, “Big data has given businesses a window into valuable streams of information from customer purchasing habits to inventory status. However, internal data streams give only a limited picture, especially with the growth of digital businesses. Gartner has identified three trends that describe…

Qumulo Core Data-Aware Scale-Out NAS Software Now Available

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Qumulo, pioneer of the world’s first data-aware scale-out NAS, today announced the Qumulo QC208 hybrid storage appliance, the second hardware product in Qumulo’s Q-series portfolio. Qumulo Core, the company’s flagship software solution that was introduced to the market last month, is now available on a…

Fujitsu, Microsoft Collaborate on Internet of Things for Agriculture Sector

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by Angela Guess Business Cloud News yesterday reported, “Fujitsu and Microsoft announced an Internet of Things partnership focused on blending the former’s devices and IoT services for agriculture and manufacturing, powered by Windows software and Azure cloud services. The move will see the two companies offer a solution that blends Fujitsu’s Eco-Management Dashboard, an IoT…

Delivering Better Customer Experience with Big Data & Machine Learning

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Kurt Marko recently wrote, “Collecting, correlating and analyzing data from customer interactions across channels is the key to transforming the customer experience from nightmare to nirvana. The nexus of big data and machine learning in all its forms, including predictive analytics and even neural network deep learning, are the underpinnings…