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  • Analysts react to Salesforce Tableau grab

    In what will be the largest acquisition in Salesforce history, “the move is not a big surprise,” according to Forrester VP and principal analyst Liz Herbert, speaking about the US $15.7 billion acquisition of analytics platform vendor Tableau.

    Written by Jennifer O'Brien11 June 19 14:16
  • In pictures: Turning insight into action - and your competitive edge - CIO Roundtable

    Australian CIOs continue to embrace digital transformation strategies at accelerated rates and increasingly recognise they need to transform data into actionable intelligence to succeed. Now more than ever, CIOs need to enable smarter decision-making, strengthen customer relationships and drive growth - and are turning to the power of business intelligence, advanced analytics - and even artificial intelligence - to achieve real-world tangible results. A group of IT leaders gathered in Sydney to discuss their challenges and opportunities in the business intelligence and data analytics journey.

    Written by Jennifer O'Brien29 Nov. 18 14:25
  • Rambo and the machine learning models helping Sportsbet up its games

    ​A Netflix-style recommendation engine on steroids, a Google AdWords beater and a souped-up game simulator are among a number of machine learning models at work behind the scenes at online bookmaker Sportsbet, the company has revealed.

    Written by George Nott06 March 18 10:44
  • BI power shifting from IT to the business

    Traditional business intelligence and analytic models are being disturbed as the balance of power shifts from IT to the business, according to Gartner.

    Written by Byron Connolly28 Jan. 15 10:37
  • Top 3 wrong assumptions of business analytics

    Executing an effective business intelligence (BI) strategy is at the front of many CIO's minds as their organisations rely more and more on data to make decisions. But many of these IT leaders are making the wrong assumptions about BI, says Gartner research director Svetlana Sicular.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett25 Feb. 14 13:12
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  • 3 Lessons CMOs Take Away From IT's Flawed Approach to Big Data

    There's no question that data analytics are playing an increasingly important role for marketing departments, but many marketers aren't getting what they need from the CIO. If IT can't deliver, CIOs should expect CMOs to go around them.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud03 Sept. 13 13:49
  • How to Use Big Data to Make Faster and Better Business Decisions

    Big Data is clearly a disruptive technology, but using it successfully is as much art as it is science. The key is integrating Big Data with traditional BI to create a data ecosystem that allows you to generate new insights while executing on what you already know.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud11 Jan. 13 14:21
  • Top 12 Big Data Stories of 2012

    The holidays are here and 2012 is on its way out, ending a huge year for Big Data. It's time to reflect on the most popular Big Data stories and tips of the year.

    Written by CIO Staff19 Dec. 12 14:32
  • 5 open source BI projects to watch

    Business intelligence (BI) is frequently among the top prioroties for CIOs and finding the right software to do the job is always a challenge. Cloud-based software may be all the rage, but CIOs must still manage in-house information and make better use of it through analytics and reporting tools. The big four software companies have all made strategic investments in the BI space over recent years and the options have dimnished, but there are alternative tools popping up and snatching a lot of customers in the process. This installment of '5 open source things to watch' is all about BI that doesn't scar the annual report.

    Written by Rodney Gedda07 Dec. 10 16:03

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