Author: Jorge Garcia


Jaspersoft Launches Hourly Pricing for BI Server

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: February 19 2013
Jaspersoft, a provider of open source–based software specializing in business intelligence (BI) and analytics applications, has announced the general availability of its BI platform on Amazon Web Services. This offering will be able to run as a standalone version or embedded within a third-party application. But its price schema is the real innovation for the BI cloud space—instead of being Read More

Inetsoft Releases Style Intelligence 11.4

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: February 14 2013
InetSoft, a New Jersey–based software company and provider of the business intelligence (BI) and analytics application Style Intelligence, has just released version 11.4 of its BI suite. With feature enhancements in collaboration and search, Style Intelligence is striving to provide better support for collaborative and self-service BI features. Some new key features include the Read More

Predictive Analytics and the Evolution of BI

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: February 12 2013
In the last couple of years, the popularity of predictive analytics offerings has increased significantly, as many companies looking to improve their existing business intelligence (BI) and analytics faculties are looking to the field of predictive analysis to enhance these capabilities, and in some cases even replace them. But, is predictive analysis really the new BI? Is it a replacement for the Read More

IBM Announces Advances on Big Data and Cloud to Its PureSystems Family

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: February 8 2013
Two new offerings will be added to IBM’s PureSystems family, the PureData System for Analytics and a smaller PureApplication System to accelerate cloud deployments. The new PureData System for Analytics, powered by Netezza technology, will address large amounts of data at high speed to assist organizations in the analysis of large volumes of information. The PuraData System for Analytics will Read More

Oracle Enhances Its Virtual Desktop Client Solutions for Mobile Devices

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: February 7 2013
With the release of Oracle Virtual Desktop Client 1.2 for Tablets, Oracle will be making available a new set of features to provide support for Android, in addition to the support it already provides for iPad, Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, to better support corporate client bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives. The new offering has features to support faster connection and higher screen Read More

IBM Acquires Star Analytics

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: February 6 2013
Growing its already wide analytics product portfolio, IBM has announced a definitive agreement to acquire business analytics organization Star Analytics. Star Analytics software comprises an interesting portfolio of applications for data integration and process and application automation, both on-premises and in the cloud. This helps organizations to simplify their processes and enables them to Read More

Microsoft to Provide 500,000 Students with Educational Opportunities in Morocco

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: February 5 2013
The Office of Vocational Training and Employment Promotion (OFPPT) of Morocco, a public training institution offering educational training in 35 fields of study has chosen Microsoft Office 365 for its education and vocational training solutions. The OFPPT will also work with Microsoft to create 100 new Microsoft IT Academies across the country to continue with its mission to offer vocational Read More

IBM Announces IBM Security Intelligence with Big Data

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: February 5 2013
IBM has announced IBM Security Intelligence with Big Data, an offering that combine big data analytics with security intelligence capabilities for addressing both internal and external cyber security threats. The solution aims to provide a comprehensive offering for security analysts to extend their capabilities in detection and prevention. Made in IBM Labs, Security Intelligence Read More

Attensity appoints Kirsten Bay as new CEO

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  • Published: February 1 2013
With almost 20 years of experience in providing strategic process and organizational policy advice for both public and private organizations in various industries, Kirsten Bay will step in as the new president and CEO of Attensity, succeeding Mr. Ian Bonner, who will now serve as Attensity’s chairman of the board. Previous to her new role at Attensity, Ms. Bay specialized in strategic processes Read More

Actian and Pervasive Software: Big Merge for Big Data?

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  • Published: February 1 2013
Actian Corporation, creator of the analytic database Vectorwise, and Pervasive Software, a provider of data management, integration, and analysis software, have entered into a final agreement in which Actian will acquire all of Pervasive shares. In a deal valued at $161.9 million (USD), Actian will acquire Pervasive’s ability to deal with the management of data in its many forms and Read More
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