There have never been more ways to connect with customers—and it’s never been more challenging.
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SonarW is a columnar data warehouse built especially to handle JSON data. It can support data warehousing for MongoDB systems and some data lakes.
Hadoop data lakes offer an enticing location for large data sets. But consultant Andy Hayler says more examples of successful big data projects are needed to help boost their adoption.
Machine learning is a hot technology in analytics applications -- and it also underpins new data preparation tools that let business analysts and users integrate data for analysis.
Apache Spark is about more than just data processing. The software libraries included in the big data platform make it suitable for a variety of analytics applications.
Predictive analytics lets organizations look ahead in an effort to optimize business strategies. But there has to be a purpose to the analytics efforts, and a solid plan behind them.
The current mayor of Boston is moving to make data analytics a key part of how city services are run, which is a major departure from his predecessor's approach.
Non-compliance with regulations creates legal and financial risks for companies. An expert suggests that Employee Central can help mitigate that risk.
Four years after its acquisition of SuccessFactors' Employee Central, SAP is still working to make the platform a robust, cloud-based HR system.
The SAP Missing Parts Information System can help prevent production or maintenance disruptions by alerting planners to impending material or component shortages.
SQL Server 2014 provides two features that let database administrators easily encrypt database backups. An expert provides two demos that show you how.
For most companies, SQL Server's security auditing tools aren't always enough to meet regulation requirements. The answer is third-party products.
In a podcast, SearchSQLServer's Jessica Sirkin discusses the noteworthy features in SQL Server 2016, reactions from early users and issues to consider in thinking about upgrading.
OpenShift not only revolutionizes PaaS platforms, it embraces DevOps by creating tools and advancing technologies that simplify operations professionals' lives.
In this podcast, a principal software engineer at Red Hat talks about important industry trends, including containerization and system optimization.
Red Hat joins other vendors to support the Open Container Project, not a surprise.
Purchases of racks, cabling, power equipment and data center infrastructure management software top the list for data center spending.
Virtualization, rapid refreshes and shadow IT make it harder for IT departments to really know -- and properly license and support -- what they have. You need an IT asset management system to show you.
The increasing expectation for high quality content and the growth of IoT will be helped as edge computing brings nodes closer to end users.
Expert Pat Brans examines how ECM tools have become a cornerstone application in the enterprise information toolkit.
Legacy systems can last well beyond their expiration date. So how do you know when it's time to upgrade them?
Your information governance strategy is like running a long-distance race, not a sprint, so plan for endurance, fortitude and various steps along the way.
Leaders of ESPN, Humana and Robert W. Baird describe how video interview software saves time for job candidates and enterprises.
Marsh & McLennan analytics leader says biggest payoff in HR analytics comes from monetizing HR functions.
Finance has an ongoing requirement to close the books faster and cheaper -- and financial close management software can help achieve that goal.