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Microsoft Adds Q+A Search, Improved 3D Data Mapping To Office 365 Analytics

Microsoft has just upped the ante again in the productivity suite space with the addition of a bunch of new features to its Power BI for Office 365. Among the new additions is natural language search and 3D mapping visualizations, which combined will bring impressive 3D analytics visualizations to Office 365 users.

Social Competitive Intelligence Answers the 'So What?' Question

Customer Experience, Social Competitive Intelligence Answers the 'So What?' QuestionBoth business intelligence and competitive intelligence crunch big data to deliver answers to the questions, “what happened?” and “how did that happen?” Only a social competitive intelligence framework can answer the most important question, “so what?”

Pentaho v5.0 Offers 'Blended Data' Analytics, Deep MongoDB Integration

Over the past year, business intelligence (BI) vendor Pentaho has been steadily building up its BI suite by adding all kinds of new functionality. With the release of v5.0 today, it has upped its game by simplifying business user access to analytics, providing deep data integration, and advanced MongoDB integration. 

Viewpoints: SharePoint On Premises vs. Office 365 - Take Off the Rose Colored Glasses

ViewPoint, SharePoint, Information ManagementShould organizations choose Office 365 over SharePoint on-premises as their SharePoint solution?

This is the million dollar question that organizations are faced with today.

Government CIOs Prioritize Business Intelligence, Analytics, IT Management as Role Changes

Information Management, Government IT spending, CIOs Prioritize Business Intelligence, Analytics, IT Management As Role ChangesEven if there are signs of improvement for the US economy, government Chief Information Officers (CIOs) face stagnant IT budgets and pressure to reduce costs while delivering tangible business results.

Birst To Aggressively Market Cloud-Based Business Intelligence Offering With US$ 38m Funding

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Cloud-based business intelligence vendor Birst has announced that it has secured US$ 38 million in funding that will be used almost exclusively to expand its operations globally, particularly in Europe and Asia.

Oracle Releases Mobile BI App Designer

Oracle Releases Mobile BI App DesignerOracle has announced it intends to release an added component to Oracle BI Mobile, a tool called BI Mobile App Designer for allowing lines of business to create their own analytics apps.

End the BI Platform Obsession: 10 Key Principles to Building Empowering Solutions

Information Management,Why it's Time to End the BI Platform Obsession: 10 Key Principles to Building Empowering Solutions It’s hard to admit after 25 years that the business intelligence (BI) stacks we all worked to build are failing us, but to make progress, we must. If we, as technologists, take a hard look at what we’ve learned from the current generation of big data and other analytics technology and keep the following principles in mind, we can build empowering solutions.

CSC Buys Infochimps for Big Data, Analytics Expertise

Infochimps bought by CSC, big dataConsolidation in the big data space continues with the announcement by Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) that it has bought Infochimps, a provider of big data PaaS based in Texas. Infochimps is a relative minnow compared with CSC, but seems like CSC was quite keen on getting it.

HP Extends Vertica Big Data Reach With Logi's Embedded Analytics Visualization

big data, hp, analytics HP continues to expand the reach of its big data capabilities with the announcement that it has partnered with Logi Analtyics to provide enterprises with the possibility of performing analytics on a massive scale.

Tidemark Takes Aim at Legacy Business Analytics Providers, Announces $13M Funding Round

Enterprise Performance Management, Information Management, Tidemark Funding.jpgBusiness analytics company Tidemark is making headlines for its US$ 13 million funding announcement and it's looking to use that money to take on the big names in the market.

Google Unveils Analytics API in Closed Beta, Offers Real-Time Website Visitor Monitoring

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Google has announced the beta-launch of a new analytics reporting API that enables users to act immediately on information that their Analytics account receives from other Google services. 

Gartner's Sales Force Automation MQ: Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP Lead, NetSuite Challenges

Yesterday, in our first look at Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Sales Force Automation (SFA), we saw that there is growing interest, and use, of SaaS deployments. This is coupled with an ongoing discussion about the best mobile strategies and what SFA applications fit in with what kinds of business. Let's now take a look at who made the leaders quadrant and why.

Gartner MQ: Sales Force Automation Moves to SaaS, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP Lead

If the majority of the US$ 4.7 billion spent on Sales Force Automation (SFA) software last year was mainly spent on sales applications, the market was characterized by the continued move to SaaS models by enterprises looking for economy and agility. Mobility also played a part, as those working directly with enterprise clients looked for smartphone and tablet support.

Mobile App Responsive Design Best Practices

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Perhaps responsive design is only a passing fad, but it does shed some light on how we build the digital tools we use, and more importantly, why we build them that way.

 

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