Accel buys into Big Data hype with $100M venture fund

Accel Partners launched a $100 million Big Data Fund at the sold-out Hadoop World conference in New York Tuesday in an effort to help start-ups exploit new data types expected to dominate computing and networks

Published on: November 9th, 2011 Bob Brown

How Data Mining Gave KKR A Competitive Advantage

When CIOs elect to build software from scratch, analytics systems are a popular project. The hope is that companies can find new insight and competitive advantage using data they already have.Kohlberg, Kravis and

Published on: September 1st, 2011 Kim S. Nash

Jive Software buys data-mining vendor

Jive Software is buying data-mining startup Proximal Labs in a move that will help it derive deeper insights into social-networking data, the companies announced Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed.Proximal has created a "web-scale,

Published on: April 13th, 2011 Chris Kanaracus

Chicago school to offer degree in predicting the future

The Chicago-based DePaul University will offer what it says is the nation's first master's degree in predictive analysis, the school announced on Wednesday in conjunction with IBM Corp., which will provide resources for

Published on: June 17th, 2010 joab jackson

SAS stops charging students, profs for software

Students and professors at universities around the world will have free access to business analytics software and resources from SAS Institute Inc. starting in the fall 2010 semester.SAS OnDemand for Academics, a Web-based

Published on: April 19th, 2010 Jennifer Kavur

IT pros must get smart about analytics: IBM

TORONTO--Today business intelligence may only reach 15 to 20 per cent of an organization’s users, but that will explode to 65 per cent in the next five years, said an executive with IBM Canada

Published on: February 10th, 2010 Kathleen Lau

Business Objects has predictive analytics now, too

Hot on the heels of Information Builders’ announcement of its adding predictive analytics to its portfolio, Business Objects has entered the space as well with the announcement of the availability of BusinessObjects Predictive

Published on: June 11th, 2008 Briony Smith

Justice report finds secretive FBI data mining widespread

The FBI is using data mining programs to track everyone from potential terrorists to individuals who file fraudulent automobile insurance claims, according to a U.S. Department of Justice report filed with Congress.The DOJ

Published on: July 15th, 2007 Jaikumar Vijayan

TD Meloche Monnex tries SAS BI for smarter decision-making

Canadian home and auto insurance provider, TD Meloche Monnex (TMM) seeks to use business intelligence (BI) technology to speed up executive decision making and enable users with limited technical skills to access metadata

Published on: June 20th, 2007