Category Archives: NEWSROOM

Machine Learning – A Trend or a Fad

Big Data and Machine Learning are the two buzz words in the industry today. The way companies in various sectors are adopting data science approach to improve their top line and bottom line numbers has been phenomenal. With the huge popularity that the data science has achieved in the recent past, it’s high time to […]

Neverware – Revive your old Windows PC as a Chromebook

Do you have an old Windows laptop lying around that you refuse to touch because of how slow it runs Windows (Vista/7) today? If so, a new product called Neverware CloudReady may be able to help. CloudReady is FREE for Home use. Neverware’s CloudReady will help you repurpose that laptop into a Chromebook that your young child […]

Developing the Right Data Strategy for Your Organization

- By Randy Bean When it comes to making actionable use of data, there is no single playbook or set of common practices that apply universally to all businesses, CIO Journal Columnist Randy Bean says. “Organizations would be well served to break from accepted dogma and apply fresh thinking as they consider how best to […]

Combining consumer data to solve big problems

This Forbes article includes some great examples of business models evolving to make money and improve our lives through mining and sharing data. The businesses are not making money immediately but are investing in data capture, analytics and partnerships to start capitalizing on their data for long term revenue. Key points in the article: – […]

Start-ups are now offering BI solutions to our middle market customers

We know we have data which we can leverage as an asset. We also can derive great insights or predictions for our customers. In this article it describes what start-ups are doing to build a winning BI business model in this middle market. I like the intercept/middleware model mentioned near the end of the article. […]

Great analysis of the 2014 Gartner BI Quadrant – winners and losers

The Gartner report was released a few months ago. I was looking for an objective review of their quadrant and who was gaining ground and who was losing ground. I found this excellent summary with insightful commentary. Link Gainers: Tableau, Qlik and Spotfire. Losers: Microsoft, MicroStrategy, SAP and Oracle. We don’t need more tools right now […]

The Industries Plagued by the Most Uncertainty

It’s a cliché to say that the world is more uncertain than ever before, but few realize just how much uncertainty has increased over the past 50 years. To illustrate this, consider that patent applications in the U.S. have increased by 6x (from 100k to 600k annually) and, worldwide, start-ups have increased from 10 million […]

Business Choice Awards 2014: Business Intelligence

Some might call it an oxymoronic term, but Business Intelligence can put an organization on the path to data-driven decisions. Here are the ratings of BI tools used by PCMag’s more corporate readers. In today’s big data world, every big business needs a software or service designed to retrieve, analyze, and report data to provide […]

“Global SaaS-Based Business Intelligence (BI) Market 2014-2018″

New Software market report from TechNavio: “Global SaaS-based Business Intelligence (BI) Market 2014-2018″ Boston, MA — (SBWIRE) — 07/25/2014 — The term BI refers to applications and technologies that are used for gathering, providing access to, or analyzing information about a company’s operations. BI help organizations to acquire comprehensive knowledge of the factors affecting their […]

Big data a winner in the World Cup

ON the exhibition floor of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February, one of the stand-out displays was a large TV screen on which the tactics of the German football team were being analysed. Enterprise systems company SAP was demonstrating how an application called Match Insights could gather data before and during a match […]