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  • What Open Source Hadoop Coming to Windows Means to IT

    Hadoop is nearly synonymous with the analysis of big data. The Hortonworks Data Platform on Windows is significant as it means that companies lacking Linux expertise will finally be able to benefit from the big data analysis platform, which has been out of the reach of Windows shops.

    Written by Paul Rubens13 May 13 14:21
  • How Big Data can improve marketing and customer service

    Big Data is poised to help marketers reach and engage customers and prospects in ways that businesses are only now starting to understand. Enterprises that don't embrace analytics may soon see embattled customers voting with their wallets.

    Written by Allen Bernard13 May 13 13:28
  • Sizing up open source: Not so simple

    Choosing open-source software is more complicated than picking traditional software. Is your IT department prepared to contribute code fixes to the community?

    Written by Stacy Collett06 May 13 10:09
  • What IBM's x86 exit may mean for rivals

    IBM's reported interest in selling parts of its x86 server business to Lenovo may bring major changes to the global market.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau19 April 13 18:32
  • SAP's first quarter: The key questions

    SAP will announce its first-quarter 2013 earnings on Friday, a report that will get heavy scrutiny from company watchers. Here's a look at some of the more important topics that should come up during SAP executives' conference calls with press and analysts on Friday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus18 April 13 14:57
  • Open your data to the world

    Not having an API is becoming like not having a website, but the interface has got to be easy for outside developers to work with.

    Written by Neil Savage16 April 13 11:22
  • Marketo IPO may spark suitors, including Salesforce.com

    Cloud-based marketing automation vendor Marketo's plans to raise up to $75 million in an initial public offering, which were revealed this week, could influence larger companies to acquire the company, including Salesforce.com and SAP.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus03 April 13 18:19
  • Social Media Certifications Prepare Students, Employees for Social Business

    Using social media to market your business or collaborate internally means more than having a presence on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Facebook. To teach college students that lesson, Syracuse University adopted HootSuite University's certification program. Syracuse isn't alone: Social media certifications are a growing trend, but is a training course right for you?

    Written by Kristin Burnham02 April 13 16:22
  • Does Big Data spell the end of business intelligence as we know it?

    Traditional BI requires human input to decide what correlated factors to query. As predictive data analytics gets increasingly powerful, the algorithms do the deciding. That spells the end of BI as columnist Bernard Golden knows it - and he doesn't feel fine about it.

    Written by Bernard Golden26 March 13 22:26
  • Big Data success is all in the analysis

    IT executives are starting to realize that there's little value in big data without robust analytics systems that can crunch the numbers and give key decision makers (read: their bosses) easy-to-digest information. With so few real solutions on the market, though, this is easier said than done.

    Written by Rob Enderle22 March 13 12:37
  • Microsoft Office 2013 vs. Office 365 price calculator

    Which is the better value, an Office desktop license that's good 'forever' or an annual cloud subscription? The answer is: It depends on your situation. Our interactive calculator will show you the price for each to help you make the best choice.

    Written by Gregg Keizer21 March 13 20:11
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