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

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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

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

Denver Broncos to defeat Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl: big data analysis

The Denver Broncos will win this weekend's Super Bowl XLVIII contest against the Seattle Seahawks, enterprise software firm SAP AG is predicting. The German-based business software vendor did what any football fan looking

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 31st, 2014 Brian Jackson

SAP launches new predictive analytics solution

SAP AG has released a new predictive analytics engine – the first solution to come out of its acquisition of KXEN Inc., a U.S.-based predictive analytics software provider, which took place earlier this

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 9th, 2013 Candice So

More businesses to harness predictive analytics

Businesses are planning on investing more and more in predictive analytics in the next few years, using their data as a crystal ball for the future, according to a new survey measuring U.S.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 4th, 2013 Candice So

Adobe improves analytics tool for marketers

Adobe Systems Inc. is rolling out several new features to its Adobe Analytics service, helping marketers carve out new trends from their data and analyze data collected from mobile apps. In July, Adobe

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 15th, 2013 Candice So

From Big Blue to code red, Privacy by Design framework being widely adopted as industry standard

Talking at a sports arena in the middle of St. Petersburg, Russia, the chief data scientist of IBM Corp.'s entity analytics group describes how his software will anonymize personal information, making it impervious

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

The quest to quantify a startup’s likelihood to succeed

The odds of a tech startup surviving aren't just bad. They're terrible. About 75 per cent of all startups backed by venture capitalists fail toeven return investors' capital, according to research out of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 30th, 2012 Christine Wong

IBM offers SMBs analytics as a service

IBM Corp. is pushing the pedal on big data analytics, including a focus on analytics-as-a-service for small to mid-sized businesses. The company announced new acceleration technology for its portfolio of big data software

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 29th, 2012 Brian Bloom

Health care taps analytics to support aging population

Call it the great northern seniors migration. Those aren't the words of Chris Sambol, but they epitomize a trend he describes: the composition of Sault Sainte Marie, Ont.'s population is quickly changing as

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 26th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Smart software helps hospital reduce medical complications, save lives

The statistics were telling: 15 per cent to 20 per cent of neurosurgery patients developed infections in the drains that neurosurgeons implanted to draw away fluids, a complication that not only threatened lives,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 14th, 2008 Mary K. Pratt