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Microsoft finalises acquisition of Revolution Analytics
Microsoft has officially closed an acquisition agreement with Revolution Analytics, the statistical software company behind the open source software R
SeaDragon signs new agreements for shark liver oil; costs jump in Nelson refinery
SeaDragon, which manufactures fish oil for health supplements, has terminated a contract with a charter vessel that supplied deep-sea shark liver oil
Five areas to watch in big data
David Eaton, Chief Technology Officer, HP New Zealand, takes a closer look at one of the biggest technology trends of today.
Gartner’s view: When it comes to BI, it’s not about the software
CIOs need to create a ‘more realistic’ plan for technology standardisations.
Data analytics set to be key market driver
According to Research and Markets, data analytics is going to be a major driver in the market over the next few years, and a few vendors are already dominant in the area.
Analytics here, analytics there, analytics everywhere
"Vendors will seek to break the mould and flip the model on its head by delivering analytics out to the data. You can expect Dell to be on the leading edge of this movement.”
IBM 4Q revenue slumps, 2015 outlook not great
Global tech giant IBM’s earnings slumped in the fourth quarter for 2014 as it moves away from its core hardware business.
OpenText acquires Actuate and expands portfolio
The acquisition of Actuate enables OpenText to expand its portfolio and allow customers to analyse and visualise a range of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data.
Massey University plugs NZ skills shortage with new big data degree
Massey University has announced it is launching New Zealand’s first business-focused analytics degree next month to address the skills shortage in ana
BI/analytics top Kiwi CIO tech priorities list
Gartner says business intelligence and analytics are top of the list of technology priorities for Kiwi CIOs, as they grapple with a digital world which requires 'an active search for insight'.
AppDynamics widens scope to IT managers
AppDynamics has updated its software to make it more useful for business managers as well as IT staff.
Paging Dr Watson: Cognitive computing with a twist
Westcon Imagine 2014 - It’s the stuff of business utopia: Being able to provide superior customer service, obtain expert advice or accelerate professional research via simple natural language queries.
Analysing contact centres
Contact centres are home to some of the richest data a company may have. Now, as Heather Wright discovers, the move is on to fully utilise that data through efficient analytics.