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  • Microstrategy simplifies licensing, pricing in bid for growth

    Hoping to win new business and build loyalty among existing customers, business intelligence software vendor MicroStrategy has broadly revamped its pricing and packaging structure.

  • Google service analyzes live streaming data

    Taking what many see as the next step in big data analysis, Google is previewing a service called Google Cloud Dataflow that analyzes live data, potentially giving users the ability to view trends and be alerted to events as they happen.

  • Wall Street Beat: Despite Oracle earnings miss, software appears healthy

    An earnings miss by Oracle is usually enough to send tech market forecasters back to their spreadsheets with furrowed brows. But despite the enterprise software giant's weaker-than-expected financials, there was enough good news on the tech sales front this week to keep expectations for IT on the optimistic side.

  • Big data is ?irrelevant' to businesses, says Tibco

    Big data analytics relies too much on historic data and has failed to provide businesses with the real-time information needed to supporting fast decision-making, according to the CTO of software provider Tibco.

  • Microsoft launches toolset for capturing 'ambient intelligence'

    Microsoft is targeting the growing volume of data being generated by both machines and humans: CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday showed off tools that could help organizations better understand -- and profit from -- this trove of information.

  • New Relic expands into business metric monitoring

    New Relic is expanding its IT monitoring service to offer metrics that could help organizations better understand how effectively they are serving their customers.

  • Tableau folds Splunk data into business analysis

    Organizations can now add machine-generated data to their palate of information sources that can be aggregated and analyzed, thanks to a new connector jointly developed by Tableau Software, a provider of business intelligence software, and Splunk, which sells a log-file search engine.

  • Novell goes large for ZENworks update

    Novell has expanded the scope of its Novell ZENWorks IT management suite so that it can watch over 100,000 devices or more with a single server.

  • Microsoft PowerBI puts Web and internal data on the map

    Microsoft's new service, Power BI, provides a way to analyze data and present the results in a visually appealing way, without the bother of consulting an enterprise business intelligence software package.

  • IBM applies predictive analysis to IT operations

    Turning its considerable expertise in analytics to the study of IT operations, IBM has assembled a software package to help system administrators better pinpoint potential problems and performance issues, using many of IBM's tools for business intelligence, machine learning and data mining.

Latest Features

  • Top data visualisation and management tools

    You may not think you've got much in common with an investigative journalist or an academic medical researcher. But if you're trying to extract useful information from an ever increasing inflow of data, you'll likely find visualisation useful, whether it's to show patterns or trends with graphics instead of mountains of text or to try to explain complex issues to a non-technical audience.

  • TiVo chooses virtualisation for agile provisioning

    TiVo found a way to create a more agile provisioning method and offer developers cloned databases with which they could test code without worrying about blowing up their joint test environment.

  • Internal clouds: More than virtualising servers

    Less than two percent of enterprises have deployed internal cloud computing networks, and vendors are just beginning to provide the proper tools necessary to build them.

  • Linux starts to take a more central IT role

    IT managers are now running key applications and databases on Linux-based systems as open-source software penetrates deeper into corporates.

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