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IBM to Utilize Big Data, the Internet of Things and Cognitive Computing to Help Beijing on Energy and Health Issues

IBM said its research labs will aim to help China revamp its energy system and healthcare over the next 10 years via big data, the Internet of Things and cognitive computing. The effort is led by IBM’s China research unit. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. IBM said it had a collaboration agreement with the Beijing Municipal Government.  The two ... Read More »

FICO Debuts Solution Stack to Accelerate Big Data Analytics Adoption and Innovation

Groundbreaking data visualization, decision management and analytics bridge the gap between Big Data, analysis and decision execution FICO announced the general availability of the FICO® Solution Stack the FICO® Decision Management Platform and three new analytic and decision studios. The FICO Solution Stack is available in the cloud and as on-premises software. With 30 patents at its core, the FICO Solution Stack brings together ... Read More »

FICO: Technology, Economic Promise and Privacy

In the USS there is an ongoing debate over the technological and economic promise of Big Data and the tension created by privacy concerns.  The argument underscores a key question for policy leaders: Are existing privacy laws and policies sufficient to address the privacy risks that some envision in the era of Big Data?  Earlier this month, the White House ... Read More »

HG Data Secures $2 million in Funding

HG Data (www.hgdata.com), a global leader in enabling B2B technology companies to target sales and marketing programs by the installed technology environments of their customers and prospects, announced it has secured $2 million in additional Series A funding led by venture capital fund Rincon Venture Partners, bringing its total Series A funding to $5.5 million.  Also participating in the round ... Read More »

FICO Adds Big Data Analytics for Hadoop to FICO Analytic Cloud

FICO (NYSE:FICO) has acquired Big Data analytics technology from Karmasphere, Inc.  The acquisition includes Karmasphere’s Big Data analytics software for query construction and collaboration using Hadoop data stores, together with related intellectual property. As part of the FICO Analytic Cloud, this technology will power insights from Hadoop Big Data for analysts, data scientists and business users. “Our goal is to ... Read More »

Connotate Awarded Patent for Automated Quality Control of Webdata

Innovations in Web data delivery and Advanced Pattern Recognition to Ensure Consistency of Large-Scale Webdata Extractions Connotate, the enterprise-grade datapipe for Web-sourced information, or Webdata, announced the award of its sixth patent, U.S. Patent No. 8,666,913.  Connotate received this patent for its innovative use of advanced pattern recognition techniques that automatically identifies inconsistencies in data formats during large-scale Web data extractions. Connotate’s ... Read More »

Intel Acquires Stake in Big Data Startup Cloudera

Intel Corp said it made a significant investment in Cloudera and will make the fast-growing startup its preferred distributor of software for crunching Big Data.  The top chipmaker said its equity investment in Cloudera makes it the company’s single largest strategic shareholder and it comes as Intel looks to expand its server business to make up for falling sales of ... Read More »

Business Information Acquisitions Lead over Internal Business Development

During the first quarter of 2014 BIIA tracked over 90 company announcements covering acquisitions, internal product development, partnerships, international expansion, start-ups and divestitures. In comparing the first quarter with the full year 2013 data it can be said that business information companies acquired more capabilities and products than what they developed on their own. Partnerships continue to be in vogue ... Read More »

FICO Infographic: How Fast is Real-Time Fraud Detection?

FICO (NYSE: FICO) released an infographic illustrating the speed at which Big Data analytic software operates. In the example of credit card payments, analytic software is able to recognize potentially fraudulent transactions within 40-60 milliseconds — five times faster than you can blink. FICO® Falcon® Fraud Manager performs more than 15,000 calculations to detect fraud in less time than it takes a helicopter blade to ... Read More »

Market Research Indonesia: Primera Acquired by GFK

Gfk Integrates Pt Primera Indonesia into its Existing Business to Strengthen Position in Southeast Asia Region The deal with the Indonesian market research agency will expand GfK’s Consumer Experience research offering into this fast-growing key market. PT Primera Indonesia, a full service market research agency, and GfK have announced today that PT Primera Indonesia will merge into GfK’s existing business ... Read More »

PERC: BIG Data for Smallholders

PERC has partnered with Experian MicroAnalytics (EMA) to develop an innovative solution to expand access to finance in emerging markets, especially for the rural poor. Financial Identity Risk Management (FIRM) is a solution that will enhance the data needed to assess a borrower’s credit risk and estimate their borrowing capacity. FIRM was featured in a recent ICT Update, focusing on ... Read More »

Connotate Names Laura Teller Chief Strategy Officer

Connotate, Inc., provider of Web data extraction and monitoring solutions, announced that Laura Teller has joined the company as its first Chief Strategy Officer.  In that role, she will be responsible for developing and executing the company’s product and marketing strategies. “There are over 700 million websites globally today, containing an almost immeasurable amount of valuable data on markets, competitors, ... Read More »

Oracle to Acquire Cloud-Based Data Platform BlueKai

Oracle announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire BlueKai, the cloud-based big data platform that enables companies to personalize online, offline and mobile marketing campaigns with information about targeted audiences. BlueKai will be integrated with both Responsys for B2C marketing automation and Eloqua for B2B marketing automation in order to deliver orchestrated and personalized customer interactions across all ... Read More »

Datawatch and MarkLogic Announce a Global Strategic Alliance

Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH), a provider of visual data discovery solutions, announced a new global strategic alliance with MarkLogic Corporation, the leading Enterprise NoSQL database platform. The combination of technologies created by this partnership for the first time enables the value of all enterprise data–including streaming real-time sources–to be exploited. With it, organizations can store, access and visualize massive amounts ... Read More »

Global B2B Matchmaking Company Powerlinx Launched by Former Dun & Bradstreet Executives

Three former D&B executives and an executive of D&B Israel launched Powerlinx, a new global business-to-business matchmaking company.  Powerlinx received its first round of seed funding and unveiled its digital platform, which combines proprietary intent recognition technology, Big Data, and advanced needs-matching analytics. Now, through the power of these capabilities, companies can be directly connected to new markets, growth opportunities, ... Read More »

Predictions 2014: All Things Data

It appears that in spite of the general notion about the commoditization of data Forrester Research says data’s value is on its way to be finally recognized in the shift in power from companies to customers. For several years, Forrester Research has noted a shift in power from companies to customers.  Customers call the shots; they can and do transfer ... Read More »