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10 top big data and analytics stories of 2015

Data and analytics were a hot topic at in 2015. Here are the 10 most-viewed big data and analytics stories of the year.

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Lack of big data talent hampers corporate analytics

Businesses continue to struggle with hiring the talented data scientists they need to manipulate their corporate data for insights, according to new research from consultant A.T. Kearney.

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Why one CIO hopes self-service analytics will make IT irrelevant

With the help of cloud software, Merck Animal Health’s Dave Williams is striving for self-service supply chain analytics.

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Weather Company forecasts more big data for IBM Watson Analytics

IBM acquired the Weather Company for its capability to analyze and gain insights from a vast array of sensors situated on planes, trains, automobiles and other machines. CIO Bryson Koehler discusses some of the other opportunities the...

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IDC says big data spending to hit $48.6 billion in 2019

The research firm predicts the market for big data technology and services will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 23.1 percent through 2019.

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Study reveals that most companies are failing at big data

Research from PwC and Iron Mountain reports some surprising statistics about how companies are using the data they collect.

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ExtraHop appliance blends historical data with real-time wire data

The ExtraHop Explore analytics appliance is designed to give organizations the capability to blend historical data with real-time network, client, application, infrastructure and business data.


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The award-winning CIO at Schindler Group is using digital tools -- sensors, analytics, mobile -- to take the No. 2 elevator company to the top.

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IBM stirs Spark-as-a-service into IBM Bluemix

The new IBM Analytics on Apache Spark service is designed to allow developers to infuse applications on the Bluemix cloud platform with real-time analytics.

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CIOs turn to cloud-based analytics to manage IT asset costs

CIOs are struggling to calculate IT service costs for environments that have grown more complex from cloud services. However, they are finding answers in analytics software.

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Concurrent improves big data application performance management

The data application infrastructure specialist has released Driven 2.0, which adds support for Apache Spark and redesigned application analytics as well as custom views to the big data application performance management solution.

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AtScale looks to easily add BI on Hadoop

AtScale has released AtScale Intelligence Platform 3.0, which aimes to give business users the capability to interactively query Hadoop data without the need for extensive preprocessing or movement off the cluster.

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IBM launches cognitive computing consulting practice

The new IBM Cognitive Business Solutions will draw on the expertise of more than 2,000 consulting pros who bring backgrounds in machine learning, advanced analytics, data science and development, and industry and change management.

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4 tech tips to guarantee holiday success for retailers

Retail sales are predicted to hit new highs this holiday season. But staying on top of technology issues might mean the difference between success or failure when it comes to competing for those shopping dollars. Here are a handful of...

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Splunk updates platform, adds monitoring and analytics services

Splunk Enterprise 6.3 is intended to help the platform scale data collection for DevOps and Internet of Things devices, while the new Splunk IT Service Intelligence aims to deliver a central and unified view of critical IT services.

It’s time for PDF 2.0

Love for PDFs is no surprise in the business world. But the rise of sophisticated BI and analytic tools is changing how organizations operate and communicate. As users demand more and more out of their analytics, the “fixed-layout...

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Microsoft's Cortana gives Salesforce customers insights into sales pipeline

Microsoft and Alpine Metrics have joined forces with to bring the power of predictive analytics to the sales pipeline.

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How Sunny Delight juices up sales with cloud-based analytics

Sunny Delight’s CIO made a bold move when it was time to pick a cloud analytics service to identify deficiencies in its sales promotions and opportunities for sales growth. He let business managers make the decision.

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The Takeaway: Windows 10's uptake surges

Windows users seem to have taken a real shine to Microsoft's new OS, which ended last week powering a record 3 percent of all Windows devices.

Data analytics help food company spot bottlenecks and defects

Berner Food and Beverage deploys predictive analytics to increase operational efficiency and manage product defects.

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