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Review: Tableau takes self-service BI to new heights

Tableau strengthens its case with cross-database joins, browser-based authoring, and geo-analysis improvements

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Data virtualization: Like rocket fuel for your mainframe

Data virtualization IS the perfect fuel for mainframes—or any system that relies on real-time analysis of data.

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Network check-ups critically important to a business' health

Network check-ups are important. Now, new analytics software makes it easy to check a network’s health and ID issues and remedies.

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Fragmented, disorganized IT systems thwart feds ability to track visas

DHS OIG says ineffective IT process has contributed to a backlog of more than 1.2 million visa overstay cases.

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The magic in your metadata

Metadata gives insight into data usage and uncovers patterns that enable predictive intelligence to automate storage efficiency and save IT budgets

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Microsoft Research boss headed back to academia

Columbia University has announced that Jeannette Wing, who has led Microsoft Research since the start of 2013, will be circling back to the world of academia in July as director of Columbia’s Data Science Institute and professor of...

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How to derive real, actionable insights from your data lake: Five best practices

By taking steps to ensure the quality of assets within the data lake, organizations can prevent their lakes becoming data swamps

Zoomdata wants to scale out real-time data visualization

Zoomdata introduces Hi Def Data Sharpening, wants to sell people on the sweet promise of data visualization with fast performance and massive scale.

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Cisco switch taps into Time Sensitive Ethernet; software bolsters industrial network mgmt.

Cisco introduced three products aimed at increasing the speed of communications while controlling and analyzing the substantial data stream of the factory floor.

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Demystifying network analytics

Understanding how analytics should work is key to the future of network operations

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Cybersecurity companies to watch

CBInsights created a list of startups that its metrics showed has early-to mid-stage high-momentum companies pioneering technology with the potential to transform cybersecurity. 

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Buyers’ Guide: Prices dropping for data visualization software

Buyers of data visualization software are enjoying “steady price drops” due to intense vendor competition, according to IBISWorld. Download this free procurement report, which analyzes the vendors, pricing trends and ways to negotiate...

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Drone software gives offline farmers real-time images

Software vendor DroneDeploy's latest feature, Fieldscanner, lets farmers view aerial pictures while the drone is still flying, without an internet connection.

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How IoT helps insurers mitigate the risks of climate change

The internet of things offers insurers a chance to collect better data and create new business models to engage consumers -- and reduce risks.

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Cisco fortifies storage throughput, analytics

Cisco this week took the wraps off several products aimed at helping existing fibre channel customers grow the speed, capacity and management of their storage environments.

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5 strategies to create meaningful mobile engagement with customers

For a mobile engagement plan to be effective, interactions with customers must be meaningful. Here are five best practices to ensure your mobile strategy works.

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Predictive analytics can stop ransomware dead in its tracks

Predictive analytics is a necessity because the malware of tomorrow is unknown and will surely evolve to our detriment. Find out how it finds traces of ransomware before the network goes down.

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AI player AlphaGo to play Chinese Go champion

DeepMind’s AlphaGo program will test its artificial intelligence capabilities in May against top Go player Ke Jie.

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Why Google BigQuery excels at BI on big data concurrency

Should you use Hadoop for your big data business intelligence needs? BigQuery? What's the difference between on-premises Hadoop, in-cloud Hadoop and a serverless model like Google BigQuery's? A new benchmark from AtScale seeks to help...

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10 steps to cut through the data management complexity

Many data-driven enterprises are seeking a single view of their customer data, which is often siloed and fragmented. MongoDB has developed a 10-step methodology to help you cut through the data management complexity to create that...

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