There have never been more ways to connect with customers—and it’s never been more challenging.
Find out why forward-thinking companies are integrating data across channels on page 12.
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Hadoop vendor MapR's latest release puts the focus on database replication across data centers. Also, Microsoft has built a Python-friendly Azure service for machine learning in the cloud.
The Open Data Platform has arrived, but not all Hadoop vendors are on board. The initiative, aimed at boosting interoperability, formed a backdrop for discussion at the Strata + Hadoop World 2015 conference.
Database expert Craig S. Mullins examines the criteria and characteristics you should consider when determining if a relational database management system is right for your company.
Analytics are gaining a high profile in sports media, but some fans and commentators say the stats just aren't what they're looking for.
Creating and enforcing data governance policies is a must in self-service BI initiatives, but a collaborative approach can avoid stifling users -- and produce good analytics results.
Expert contributor Wayne Kernochan describes the different types of business intelligence analytics tools on the market and how they can benefit corporate strategies and operations.
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Avoid wasting time with SuccessFactors support by communicating the right information about your issue. Here's what support representatives typically need to know.
SAP's Talent Hybrid packaged integration could make qualifications management a smoother process. Here's what you need to know.
Kroll Ontrack's new SQL Server database recovery tool was developed from customer feedback. It recovers selected tables instead of the whole database.
Direct-sales food distributor Epicure deployed a new server cluster to keep its websites from being overwhelmed -- and saved money on SQL Server and storage in the process.
Basit Farooq explains the pros and cons of scaling out and scaling up when increasing the workload on the SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).
Learn about the Google initiative, Solve for X, in this podcast with Barry Burd.
Aerospike's developer discusses how the NoSQL database recently moved its IP to open source at DeveloperWeek 2015.
Java platform architects reminisce about the design of Java and how the platform is being pushed forward.
Mainframe systems need comprehensive preparations to maintain business continuity during a disaster. Unfortunately, there's no easy way to accommodate the mainframe in BC.
IBM acquired cognitive computing provider AlchemyAPI in the hopes it can whip up an application elixir that gives Watson new life.
Virtualization is a great idea, but not for everything in the data center. Even if your goal is 100% virtualization, leave these servers off the list.
LWOB aims to protect human rights in conflict-riddled areas. Curiously, protecting its staff and data brought it to a cloud file-sharing app.
As companies strive for a 360-degree view of their customers, mastering big data can help make sense of consumer interactions.
Microsoft's SharePoint may be ubiquitous, but several alternatives to SharePoint have like functionality -- and fewer management headaches.
Gentiva saved time, money and labor by replacing Oracle Hyperion with Adaptive Insights CPM software.
Infor, Cornerstone and Workday are among HR software firms buying smaller companies to gain a foothold in predictive analytics.
Different types of human resource management software can help companies manage their most valuable asset: their people.