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  • 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.

  • Interop 2013: Big data is a big but young market

    A recent survey by Forrester found that 7% of IT executives and 9% of business leaders feel they have gained a true return on investment from big data. That means there's a lot more business can be doing to glean insights from the massive amount of data that's potentially available to them.

  • Pivotal launched from VMware, EMC technologies

    Making good on a promise made in December, VMware and parent company EMC have launched a new company, called Pivotal, to offer an enterprise-ready data analysis platform as a service (PaaS) based on software from both companies.

  • Oracle expands data sources for business intelligence software

    Oracle has revised two of its business intelligence products, giving users the ability to wrest intelligence from a wider range of data sources, including spreadsheets, social media sites and Hadoop deployments.

  • Tableau applies business intelligence to cloud data

    Business intelligence software provider Tableau Software has updated its namesake software with additional tools for connecting to the sources of data in the cloud.

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  • 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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