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SAS, SAP Partner to Boost Big Data Analytics

partner.jpg Now that two competing technology giants have joined forces — SAS, a Cary, N.C.-based developer of analytics software, and enterprise applications provider SAP AG, a German multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software — there's just one question. What’s next?

Open Data is Worth $3 Trillion, New McKinsey Report Claims

Thumbnail image for OpenDataMcKinsey.pngYou don't have to sell Michael Chui on the importance of big data. He knows the amount of data worldwide is exploding, that use of big data is becoming a key basis of competition and growth -- and that we're on the cusp of a critical shortage of data scientists.

Chui is one of the authors of what is arguably the most quoted source of information on big data, a 2011 report from McKinsey & Co. And now he's pushing the envelope on our understanding of a data-driven world with a new report that focuses on the economic potential of open data. "The open and liquid use of data is becoming more and more prevalent," Chui said. And that's a good thing.

Infochimps Delivers Big Data Insights Without the Heartburn #strataconf

Information Management, Infochimps Delivers Big Data Insights Without the Agita #strataconfInfochimps isn’t monkeying around with Big Data, they’re busy delivering insights to customers’ doors. “We’re the ones who let the genie out of the bottle,” says Jim Kaskade, Infochimps’ newish CEO. The genie, of course, is the one who provides strategic insights gleaned from big data, that make your company smarter and more able to act based on knowledge, than the competition.

MetaVis Bashes Google with Office 365 Migration Tool

Microsoft has just taken another pop at Google, this time with the help of MetaVis Technologies. MetaVis, which develops software to help organize SharePoint and Office 365 environments, launched a new migration wizard that can quickly move content from Google Apps to Office 365.

With the expanded MetaVis Architect Suite customers can migrate File Shares, Google Drive, Exchange Public folder or SharePoint content to SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online.

Emerging Platforms and Applications for the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) isn't coming, it's here and some companies are leading the way to connect the digital with the physical world. 

File Share Won't Solve Enterprise Content Management Problems

The fragmenting Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems market has file share vendors eager to take the place of production-ready ECM suites. But agile and effective as they may be, file share applications fall flat when compared with an Enterprise CMS for securely managing content.

Hey Salesforce, Hey Oracle, Can You Do This? SAP Infuses Big Data Insights into CRM Apps #strataconf

Now that Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Salesforce boss Marc Benioff are bosom buddies again, they must have forgotten that they and their companies still have formidable competition.

But they’ll surely be reminded when they wake-up this morning and learn that SAP customers can now infuse big data insights from social apps like Facebook and Twitter into their daily operations, no manual intervention required. This not only promises to free data workers from worrying about things like data cleansing, because SAP’s data services handles that, but it also unlocks numerous data-driven opportunities.

Collaboration and the Internet of Things

How to Collaborate with the Internet of ThingsThis is not an article about SkyNet and Terminators that come back in time to save the future. It is not about the rise of the machines, and it is about the rise of the machines … but not in the way you might think.

How Local Librarians Can Impact the Digital Asset Management Industry

How Local Librarians Can Impact the Digtial Asset Management IndustryLocal libraries are going digital at the same time organizations are building their own internal digital asset repositories, so who's to say those librarians can't help companies organize it all?

Microsoft Upgrades Search for SharePoint Online

In keeping with its push to be the productivity suite of choice, Microsoft announced today two new search features for SharePoint Online, which will be rolled out globally over the next few days. The new Content Search Web Part (CSWP) enhances overall search functionality and result displays, while Cross-Site Collection Publishing (CCP) gives users the ability to publish content on multiple sites from the same content source.

Information Management Pros Don't Get Enough Respect, Report Finds

Everyone wants information, but too few people value the information management professionals who provide it. While 55 percent of knowledge providers say they add "a lot of value" to the enterprise, only 34 percent of executives say the same.

“The Evolving Value of Information Management” report was commissioned by the Financial Times and the Special Libraries Association to look at the “evolving value” of today’s information management pros, by which it means roles that might otherwise be called digital librarians or even heads of research.

 

Office 365 Gets Social CRM with Nimble Integration, Passes 2M Subscriber Mark

Microsoft continues its push to increase the functionality of Office 365 with the announcement of a partnership with Nimble which brings customer relationship management (CRM) to the productivity suite. The news coincided with Microsoft's report that Office 365 home subscriptions have hit the 2 million mark. 

Cloudera Changes the Data Game: 'Watch Us Become a Data Hub' #strataconf

Cloudera watchers would have to be blind to think that the company is only about Hadoop. After all, it not only has over 700 partners that add value to its software, but it has also leveraged a good number of Apache open source technologies to help its customers ask bigger questions and gain more value from their data.

Citrix Speeds Up its XenMobile MDM

citrix.jpgWith everyone bringing a mobile device of choice to work, mobile management has become critically important. This week, Citrix is out with the latest version of its enterprise mobile device management suite, XenMobile. It features several time-saving functions.

XenMobile MDM provides a unified, role-based management of mobile devices, apps and data with integrated email, browser and data sharing. It also offers Citrix’ Worx Mobile Apps, which Citrix says is the industry's largest collection of business-specific apps, including WorxMail for email, calendars and contacts, WorxWeb for Net and Intranet access and ShareFile for file synching and sharing. 

Microsoft's Plan to Bring Big Data to a Billion Users #strataconf

When it comes to big data, Microsoft doesn’t think small. The company wants to bring big data insights to a billion users, said Eron Kelly, the general manager of product marketing for Microsoft’s Data Platform Group.

Needless to say, it’s a big goal, but there may be no company in a better position to achieve it. After all, Microsoft has a footprint of more than a billion Excel users and its Azure cloud service is enjoying triple digit revenue growth. Add red-hot Hadoop, big data and SQL Server to the mix and you’ve got the recipe for what could become a big data powerhouse.

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