What the consumerization of big data means for data scientists

By Cameron Graham, TechnologyAdvice No doubt you've heard the term “big data” or “data analytics” more than a few times in the past year. Driven in part by a cloud-computing price war between

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 11th, 2014 TechnologyAdvice

Microsoft launches Power BI to all users

Microsoft Corp. is now making its business intelligence program, branded as Power BI for Office 365, generally available. While Microsoft actually launched Power BI in closed beta in July 2013, the program is

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 10th, 2014 Candice So

The coming age of ubiquitous predictive analytics

In the first post of this series, I defined the differences between business intelligence, big data, and predictive analytics. In the second entry, I looked at the benefits of predictive analytics. In this

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 8th, 2014 Cindy Gordon

Decoding buzzwords: big data, predictive analytics, business intelligence

I must admit, I can get easily confused in discussing predictive analytics, or business intelligence, then adding the term big data in the mix, the sense-making becomes more challenging. With this market being

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 6th, 2014 Cindy Gordon

Mining the social networks for business intelligence

Business software vendor SAP AG wants to help you drive business value from your social networks. The company has launched the SAP Social Contact Intelligence analytic application, powered by its SAP HANA platform.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 29th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Cloud computing not widely adopted by SMEs: study

A new survey conducted by Oxford Economics of the U.K. found that small and mid-size enterprises are more interested in business intelligence, mobility and social business than cloud computing. This finding was a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 2nd, 2013 Candice So

SAS pitches visual analytics to mid-market

Software vendor SAS is targeting the mid-market with its new Visual Analytics solutions. The visual data exploration software combines business intelligence with analytics and graphical display options. It can be used to create

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 14th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Big data a ‘Holy Grail’ of opportunity for startups in cloud era

It's the inaugural Extreme Startups demo day at Berkeley Church in downtown Toronto and its CEO Jeff Lawrence's turn to evangelize his startup to the congregation – and much like a Sunday sermon,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

NexJ acquires Broadstreet Data for $8.2 million

Toronto-based cloud software provider NexJ Systems Inc. has acquired Broadstreet Data Solutions Inc. for $8.2 million, it announced today.NexJ has been highlighted in the past year for its rapid revenue growth, topping the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 2nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Choosing the right analytics software for your business

As mountains of customer data and increasing competition continue to overwhelm small and medium businesses, many will find themselves making key decisions on little more than gut reactions – potentially putting their business

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 12th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

New site brings business intelligence tools to Canadian SMBs

SAS is teaming up with Info-Tech Research Group on a new business intelligence portal for Canada's small and medium sized businesses.The Canada's Smartest IT site features over 200 pieces of originalInfo-Tech research and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 5th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Facebook Insights to appear in real-time

Page performance data on Facebook will begin showing in real-time rather than the usual 48 hours according to a report from technology news site TechCrunch. Work on getting Insights to show real-tme results

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 27th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Roambi gives context to Business Intelligence numbers on iPad

Business is full of dramatic narratives, from CEOs with uniquepersonalities to soaring sales and market crashes to cutthroatcompetition. Inside a company's massive storehouse of business data,you'll often find nuggets that foreshadow what's coming-that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 22nd, 2011 Tom Kaneshige

Claricent offers mid-market SAP shops new ways to optimize

North American mid-sized firms running SAP AG product looking to monitor performance and optimize storage now have a new option to do so with Acton, Mass.-based Claricent Inc.The SAP reseller announced earlier this

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 10th, 2011 Brian Jackson