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IBM To Furlough Hardware Division Workers As Revenues Dive

More trouble for IBM. According to reports, IBM is forcing the employees in its hardware business to take a week off with only one-third pay to cut costs as sales plummet. During that week, which is due at the end of this month, executives will not be paid either.

Kofax Buys Kapow to Move into Big Data Integration Space

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Kofax has been making some serious moves to position itself in the big data market in recent months. In the latest move, it has announced the acquisition of data integration software vendor Kapow for US$ 47.5 million.

Building the Business Case for Information Governance - Contrasting Risk, Value

The Big Data movement has legions of companies showing renewed interest in harnessing the value of information. Followers of this trend know that the 3 Vs of Big Data (Volume, Variety and Velocity) have converged to make it feasible to utilize predictive analytics on everything from social media content to influenza outbreak data. The excitement is both palpable and justified because companies can now analyze data in minutes compared to what would've been practically impossible just a few years ago.

Market Intelligence Provider FirstRain Unveils New Big Data Tool, Market Insights

Customer Experience, Digital Marketing, FirstRain Market Insights.png Every up-to-date marketing department these days has to have Big Data analysis and visualization tools. Market intelligence provider FirstRain has released a new suite of tools in this category, a solution called Market Insights that builds on the company's existing Big Data analytical offerings and integrates with’s Sales Cloud, Microsoft’s SharePoint and other platforms.

Social Data Blooming into Social Intelligence

Social Data Blooming into Social IntelligenceSocial media sites are spinning off huge amounts of data that companies are eagerly attempting to integrate into their own systems. All that information is now being combined into what’s known as social intelligence, a recent Altimeter report has found.

Forrester: Clear Strategies, Objectives Needed to Deliver Superior Mobile Experiences

Customer Experience: Forrester Analytics Mobile MarketingA report from Forrester Research showed too few businesses employ analytics solutions to measure mobile experiences and identified a shortage of clear mobile strategies and objectives.

The Data Management Problem and the RedPoint Global Solution

Customer Experience: Analytics and Data Management with RedPoint GlobalIn marketing, data is an important tool for engagement, improving the customer experience and targeting, but sometimes it’s not as manageable as marketers would like. Marketers don't have to spend a lot of resources and time sorting this data by themselves; there are platforms and products to help with this task.

Dale Renner is the founder and CEO of one such company, RedPoint Global, and he spoke to CMSWire about this problem and his company’s solution.

Cloudera Delivers Sentry Security For Hadoop: Regulated Enterprises Can Now Ask Big Data Questions

cloudera, big data, information management,Cloudera challenges enterprises to ask bigger questions, and why not? This is the age of Big Data, after all.

Predicting Customer Behavior with Analytics Begins with a Plan

Companies collect a lot of information about their customers’ behaviors. How much of that data is actually used to improve upon the customer experience? According to a recent survey by Alteryx and AbsolutData, customer analytics is used primarily for customer-focused sales and marketing activities, but much of that data is unstructured, making it hard to access, work with and blend that information into workflows.

Tealium Integrates with Splunk for Rich Data Analytics

Tealium Integrates with Splunk for Website Data Analytics

Splunk, a big data and analytics vendor, has integrated the Tealium tag management system into its Enterprise 5 system so customers can collect visitor interaction data from websites and mobile apps.

Datastax Makes it Easier for Developers to be Productive + Wins US$ 45 Million Investment

Datastax enterprise, information management, cassandra,Larry Ellison probably won’t be celebrating Apache Cassandra’s fifth birthday today. Instead he’s likely to be peering into a metaphorical window to see which of his customers have come to the party since a number of them have, or are in the process of, abandoning Oracle’s RDMS in favor of Datastax’s Enterprise edition.


IBM Earnings Up Over Q1, But Still Point to Weak Market

Information Management: IBM Q2 EarningsIBM is generally considered the weather vane for the global tech industry and after last night's release of its Q2 figures it was firmly pointing to unsettled weather ahead for everyone. The figures were slightly better than those of Q1, but they were still well down even if the company bravely raised its forecast for the entire year.

Alteryx + Tableau = Big Data Insights, No Data Scientist, No IT Intervention Required

Alteryx and Tableau Big Data InsightsDrum this into your head: Big Data insights lead to better decision making. Big Data insights lead to better decision making. Big Data … 

Microsoft Restructured: One CEO To Rule Them All - Windows, Cloud, Mobile, Business

 If you’re not a fan of centralized decision making overseen by a single CEO then the restructuring plan that Microsoft announced yesterday probably won’t impress you. However, IT and business analysts have cautiously welcomed the move, even if many are unsure how Steve Ballmer is going to put everything he plans in place.

Microsoft Restructuring: No Obvious Bloodstains, But Will It Be More Agile?

Microsoft RestructuringIt's leaner, it's meaner and, undoubtedly, Steve Ballmer is hoping that Microsoft will become a real killing machine. Not that we should expect blood on the production floors at Redmond -- at least not immediately. The killings Ballmer is looking for right now are in sales. Lots and lots of sales, and across all product lines.

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