Many organizations may be tempted to forgo data quality management during a recession, but it is important to assess the ROI for managing data quality.
With the Actian Analytics Platform data warehouse appliance, both Hadoop and non-Hadoop clients can use their existing SQL applications and investments on new data sources.
The Vertica Analytics Platform from Hewlett Packard Enterprise is designed to be used for data warehouses and other complex, query-intensive applications.
Hadoop has been slowly plodding through the big data jungle, but SQL's integration may put a spring in the elephant's step.
Cloud-based BI helped ServiceChannel rely less on IT for data management and reporting, which freed up analysts to make stronger use of the company's data.
At the 2016 TDWI Executive Summit in Las Vegas, business intelligence managers detailed moves by their organizations to embrace self-service BI tools -- and the benefits that followed.
Convincing executives and other workers to adopt business intelligence software remains surprisingly difficult. If you aren't selling BI's benefits internally, that might be one reason why.
If private companies aren't adequately protecting consumer data against breaches, should governmental agencies step in and develop guidelines?
Companies that are subject to compliance or other regulatory requirements should take note: Archiving Office 365 applications takes several forms.
Manually applying metadata to SharePoint deployments is time-consuming and can create inefficiencies. The overlooked Managed Metadata Service can help.
Customer service agents set the tone for a customer's interactions with a company. Learn how to improve the experience with contact center management dos and don'ts from an expert.
The virtual contact center has become increasingly compelling. Why?
A shortsighted focus on closing the deal can cause a company to come up short of its real goal of nurturing consumers throughout the customer lifecycle.
The new OAUG president had a good first experience with Oracle support. But there's always room for improvement, and she has since worked to take Oracle support from phone to online.
Database administrators can use Oracle's services mechanism to improve application performance and better manage clustered Oracle RAC databases. Expert Brian Peasland explains how.
A Colorado school district moved some business applications from Oracle EBS to Workday, then switched to Rimini Street's EBS support services after Oracle wouldn't lower its support costs.
SAP HANA Cloud Platform provides the technology backbone for Super Bowl Fan Energy Zone. It's a showcase for SAP but some think the marketing benefit is limited.
SAP's Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence 15.0 gives users the power to create dashboards for real-time analytics through the Self-Service Composition Environment.
SAP Predictive Analytics uses statistical analysis and data-modeling logic to create meaningful predictions about future events. Here's a breakdown of its main components.
Microsoft offers a simpler way to configure SQL Server on an Azure virtual machine. Added automation should help speed up the connecting and provisioning process.
Microsoft has added Distributed Transaction Coordinator support, optimized log transport and other features to AlwaysOn Availability Groups in SQL Server 2016.
When Microsoft's licensing policy began costing too much, the City of Westminster used DH2i's containerization software to cluster its over 30 servers, standardize them and save money.