Failure is an option in predictive analytics

Like any historic big system implementation -- think ERP -- predictive analytics implementations offer lots of exposure for error. John Elder, CEO of data mining firm Elder Research, told ComputerWorld's Robert L. Mitchell that

Published on: July 24th, 2013 IT World Canada Staff

U.K.’s Logica goes to CGI for $2.6 billion

CGI Group, a Canadian IT services and business process services company, has agreed to acquire its larger European competitor Logica for £1.7 billion (US$2.7 billion) in cash, in a bid to expand its

Published on: June 1st, 2012 John Ribeiro

Future CIOs will blend non-tech roles with traditional IT

Next-generation CIOs will have to consider how technology affects other corporate departments as well as handle traditional IT management functions, especially those accompanying mobile device management and greater data analysis, according to panelists

Published on: May 28th, 2012 Fred O Connor

Microsoft’s new server and tool upgrades and CIOs

MIAMI -- CIOs and IT directors tracking the barrage of major upgrades for Windows and Office also need to stay tuned to the refresh cycle for Microsoft's servers and tools, including Windows Server

Published on: May 25th, 2012 juan carlos perez and chris kanaracus

SAP launches Visual Intelligence for casual BI users

SAP launched a new HANA-powered business intelligence tool aimed at non-IT users Wednesday at its SAPPHIRE NOW conference in Orlando. SAP Visual Intelligence is the desktop version of SAP Business Objects Explorer. The company

Published on: May 16th, 2012 brian bloom

BI requires cultural transformation, says Gartner

Chief information officers must ensure that business intelligence programs are treated as a "cultural transformation of the business, instead of an IT project", analyst house Gartner has said.Leading organisations are using key parts

Published on: December 17th, 2010 antony savvas

Birst offers concurrent user pricing for BI

On-demand BI vendor Birst Inc. announced Tuesday that it is now offering the option of concurrent user pricing, a licensing model few BI providers use because it can limit the amount of money

Published on: July 20th, 2010 Chris Kanaracus

iPhone, iPad get Microstrategy mobile BI

McLean, Virginia-based vendor Microstrategy Inc. announced its mobile business intelligence for Apple Inc.'s iPhone and iPad, a move that certainly responds to the recognition among executives of mobile intelligence as a high priority, said the

Published on: July 6th, 2010 Chris Kanaracus

Open source BI vendor ties up with Hadoop

Open source business intelligence company Pentaho Corp. has said that it will become the first BI company to support Apache Hadoop, the project that offers a framework for large volume database analysis.Hadoop has

Published on: May 21st, 2010 Maxwell Cooter