Top 10 most popular blogs of 2014

It's hard to believe another year has come and gone, but 2014's days are numbered and we're already looking ahead to 2015 for our coverage. So much happens in the technology world in

Published on: December 1st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Former FBI agent creates system to predict insider threats at Dell

When he was on assignment for the FBI in its Los Angeles field office, John McClurg was charged with bringing down hacker Kevin "Dark Dante" Poulson. Poulson orchestrated a hack of Pacific Bell's

Published on: October 31st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Brave ‘now’ world: rise of the chief data scientist

This is part three of a three part blog series. Read part two about how predictive analytics is disrupting the finance sector and part one about how the emergence of big data has

Published on: September 3rd, 2014 Cindy Gordon

Brave ‘now’ world: predictive analytics disruption in financial services

This is part two of a three-part blog series. Part one examined how big data has changed our approach to crafting business questions and the expectations of what information we'll have access to

Published on: September 3rd, 2014 Cindy Gordon

Brave ‘now’ world: Everything predictive and connected

As humans, we have an insatiable appetite for deriving insights from data. With the intensification of big data and the promise of connecting the dots, our hunger for meaningful insights is greater than

Published on: September 2nd, 2014 Cindy Gordon

Hangout with Kayak.com’s CTO Giorgos Zacharia

Kayak.com is the ultimate travel comparison site - users can find the cheapest flight between two points, compare hotel rates, find car rentals, and even buy complete packages for their getaways. It's all

Published on: July 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson

First look at IBM’s new mobile-friendly Concert and analytics apps

IBM Corp. announced yesterday it is bearing new fruits from several of its analytics software acquisitions over the years, offering mobile access to IBM Concert and a new data-crunching piece of software. From

Published on: May 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

IBM to simplify data analytics for novice users, developers

LAS VEGAS – IBM Corp. is adding two new features to its data analytics portfolio, aimed at helping businesses refine their data and get more out of what it has to say. During

Published on: April 30th, 2014 Candice So

How ‘prescriptive analytics’ could automate business decisions

By Cameron Graham, TechnologyAdvice In our last post we discussed what the on-going trend of consumerization would mean for the business intelligence (BI) market, and specifically those working inside it. However, that’s only

Published on: April 25th, 2014 TechnologyAdvice

Quini turns wine drinker reactions into real-time data source

When you first approach Quini's wine rating Web app or iOS app, its presentation has the appearance of a consumer-facing app. But linger in the app's more subtle depths, and it finishes with

Published on: March 14th, 2014 Brian Jackson

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

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

Published on: February 8th, 2014 Cindy Gordon

Predictive analytics: Where is the beef?

The last post I wrote defined three market segments: business intelligence, and big data to help frame a baseline of understanding. This blog post I wanted to continue our conversation and focus on

Published on: February 7th, 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

Published on: February 6th, 2014 Cindy Gordon