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MarkLogic Announces Major Enhancements to Worldwide Partner Program

Partner Momentum Growing with Key Announcements with NTT Data and Hortonworks Big Data is proving to be a major opportunity for organizations around the world.  As those organizations continue to search for Big Data technology, MarkLogic is developing new opportunities to make its best-in-class operational database available to customers.   MarkLogic Corporation, the company powering mission-critical Big Data Applications around ... Read More »

D&B Appoints Paul D. Ballew Chief Data and Analytics Officer

Almost unnoticed and without fanfare D&B is ramping up its data and analytics capabilities by hiring Paul D. Ballew as Chief Data and Analytics Officer.    He will be responsible for global data and information management, customer analytics, predictive analytics and the overall data and analytic strategy for the company.    According to Mr. Ballew’s credentials he does not come with ... Read More »

International Business Machines Corp.: IBM Brings the Power of Analytics to Social Business

IBM (NYSE: IBM) unveiled new software and services that delivers comprehensive networking capabilities to the increasingly social savvy workforce. Now, organizations can apply analytics to their social business initiatives, allowing them to gain actionable insight on social networking sentiment anytime, anywhere and put it to work in real-time. As part of today’s news, IBM is announcing new cloud services and ... Read More »

Managing Data Growth is Ranked Number 2 in IT Priorities

An ESG survey indicated that managing data growth is ranked number two in IT priorities for 2011.  Uncontrolled growth within database applications can negatively impact a business’ ability to simultaneously control cost and maintain application performance levels. In the same survey, 28% of enterprise organizations (1,000 employees or more) planned to deploy business intelligence applications in the next 12-18 months. ... Read More »

Big Data Unleashed – Turning Big Data into Big Opportunities

This white paper examines the challenges and opportunities with Big Data, outlines real-world use cases of organizations using Informatica to transform Big Data into business benefits, and details groundbreaking capabilities in Informatica 9.1 to empower the data-centric enterprise.  This White Paper will focus on four key themes:  Big Data integration  –  Authoritative and trustworthy data  –  Self service  –   Adaptive ... Read More »

The Landmark Year of Incorporating Content into Workflow

Under the rather eye catching headline The Ape and the iPad David Worlock, BIIA’s Chairman,  stated that the key trends of 2011 will always be, for him, the landmark strides made towards incorporating content into the workflow of professionals , and the progress made in associating previously unthinkable data collections (not linked by metadata , structure and /or location) in ... Read More »

Improved Risk Management via Data Quality Improvement

Not too long ago the Economist published an article which blamed in part poor data quality at banks for the 2008 financial melt-down.  In essence data silos and poor data quality had exacerbated the problem of accurately determine the risk exposure at that particular time. Recently BIIA came across a white paper which specifically deals with the issue of the ... Read More »

General Electric to Leverage Big Data

GE has announced a US$1bn investment in software development to provide big data services to industrial clients.  The facility will be located at a new global software headquarters outside San Francisco and will house 400 newly-hired software developers. GE has already a US$ 2.5bn software business and approximately 5,000 software engineers.  The existing software business is however largely in automation ... Read More »

Analytics and Cloud Computing: Businesses Need Solutions to a Specific Business Challenge

BIIA finds the recent FICO Banking Analytics Blog written by James Taylor, CEO of Decision Management Solutions of particular interest:   “Individually, predictive analytics and cloud computing are hot topics in business today. But what’s the potential for the intersection of these two exciting technologies? Based on new research and a recent survey of over 200 professionals, cloud-based predictive analytics are ... Read More »

Big Data: The next Frontier for Innovation, Competition and Productivity

In the past few years all of the pre-conditions for the data revolution have seemingly assembled themselves.  We are getting more skilled in adding value to text through mark up.  Sophisticated taxonomies working in conjunction with refined inference rules add ontologies and create further layers of value.  Big Data is identified as a critical factor in strategic thinking in our ... Read More »