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  • The slow evolution of predictive data analytics

    A lack of data scientists in the market and increased complexity around analytics are holding organisations back from getting the answers they need from their information.

    Written by David Bowie01 June 17 10:16
  • Quip mashes up documents and spreadsheets

    Quip is pushing ahead with its plan to turn the mobile and cloud productivity software market on its head, adding spreadsheet capabilities to its namesake app, which until now had been limited to documents.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez10 Oct. 14 03:49
  • Google breaks out Docs, Sheets from Drive mobile app

    Google is releasing separate mobile apps for its Docs, Sheets and Slides apps, breaking them out from the Google Drive storage service where they used to reside.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez01 May 14 08:51
  • Google relaxes access controls to Apps documents

    Adding convenience possibly at the expense of security, Google will now let people without a Google Account view documents stored in its Apps cloud suite.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez08 Oct. 13 02:25
  • Startup Colabo gives marketers self-service analytics

    A startup called Colabo has developed a set of analytics tools that it says marketers can use to research trends, brand awareness and other subjects without the need to involve IT departments.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus26 Feb. 13 15:53
  • Treasury CIO’s big data odyssey

    The Department of Treasury’s CIO, Peter Alexander, has likened the Treasury’s journey of utilising big data technology to classical Greek poet Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey.

    Written by Hamish Barwick02 Nov. 12 10:04
  • Forrester: Enterprise social software to become a $6.4 billion market in 2016

    Enterprise social collaboration software, which offer Facebook and Twitter-like capabilities adapted for workplaces, will grow strongly in the coming years, eclipsing demand for more traditional communications and collaboration products, according to a new study from Forrester Research.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez03 Dec. 11 04:04
  • Use Microsoft Excel for (nearly) everything

    Microsoft Excel spreadsheets hold more than a million rows of data and automate number crunching, but they can do so much more. Excel's simple interface lends itself to uses well beyond those that its designers ever imagined.

    Written by Helen Bradley28 Feb. 11 02:30
  • Why some companies are ditching their spreadsheets

    Until a few years ago, Thule Group's North American division would have been considered a "classic spreadsheet-driven" company, according to Vice President of Finance Mark Cohen.

    Written by Sandra Gittlen20 Jan. 11 07:05
  • Four questions for Dan Bricklin, VisiCalc inventor

    Dan Bricklin first came up with the idea of an electronic spreadsheet while he was at Harvard Business School in 1978. He later joined forces with Bob Frankston and Dan Fylstra to publish the now-legendary VisiCalc in 1979. Bricklin, currently president of software developer Software Garden Inc., recently spoke with Computerworld about the intent of VisiCalc and how the spreadsheet has evolved.

    Written by Sandra Gittlen20 Jan. 11 07:06
  • Microsoft debuts data visualization tool

    Microsoft has released a controller for its Silverlight multimedia software that can present dynamic visual summaries of large data sets in Web browsers.

    Written by Joab Jackson01 July 10 03:46
  • Startup pushes Hadoop via spreadsheet

    A startup called Datameer is offering a simpler way for business analysts to use Hadoop, the open-source framework for large-scale data processing on clusters of commodity hardware.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus15 April 10 04:24