SAS expands availability of software for students

When there’s an IT skills shortage in a particular area organizations have only a few options: Hope a person with the needed qualifications shows up at the door, pay for talent or send

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Something to sneeze at

The promise of being able to analyze big datasets is that organizations will be able get more useful insight than the numbers they have been able to crunch until recently. One of the

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Mitel acquires contact centre supplier Oaisys

Canadian unified communication solutions company Mitel Networks is expanding its presence in the contact centre space with the acquisition today of recording software maker Oaisys. Oaisys, which was founded in 1996 in Cambridge,

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 4th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

The truth is, we don’t know if there’s a single version of it

There are any number of clichés around the word “truth.” The truth hurts, to tell the truth, truth in advertising, truth is stranger than fiction. In IT, there’s one big one: The single

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Large firms taking on digital disruptor roles

For years the common wisdom was that small technology start-ups were the nimbler organizations able to adapt and innovate faster that their larger counterparts. However, six new trends are turning the tables on

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IBM Q4 report reflects shift to cloud delivery models

IBM Corp’s fourth quarter earnings report for 2013, which shows a year-to-year slide in its hardware business coupled with a giant leap in its Internet-based services offering, is a sign the company is

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Businesses lag in using predictive metrics: Gartner

The majority of businesses are falling behind in employing predictive performance indicators which could give them a decisive competitive advantage over their rivals, according to a recent study by research firm Gartner Inc.

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Ontario auto insurers to use analytics against claims fraud

A group representing auto insurance companies has inked a five-year deal with BAE Systems Detica to use the UK firm’s anti-crime analytics tool system to help in detecting fraudulent auto insurance claims in

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Games may be part of SAS applications in the future, says CEO

The SAS Institute is known for business intelligence software used by the biggest corporations around the world. It isn’t known for making bad investments. But CEO Jim Goodnight, in Toronto this week for

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: January 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon