How analytics can help communities visualize the future

An urban development initiative in Austin, Texas is using enormous amounts of data pulled from various agencies to create astonishing...

October 4th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

When small data is better than big data

The current focus on big data tends to fuel the idea that very large data sets mean value. In reality...

September 29th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Why tape is still tops for storing big data

Big data storage demand is giving a new lease on life to a storage technology which only a few years...

September 29th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

3 key differences between big data and analytics

Organizations around the world and across various industries are employing the philosophies of big data in order to gain more...

September 22nd, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

In Conversation: Pat Finerty

SAS Canada vice-president of business development Pat Finerty helps ComputerWorld Canada editor Dave Webb negotiate the continuum from data mining...

August 15th, 2013 Dave Webb

Fairmont Raffles uses analytics to boost profits

Fairmont Raffles uses analytics to boost profits

SAN FRANCISCO – As Fairmont Raffles’ executive director of customer relationship marketing, Andrea Johnson is helping to lead the charge...

May 10th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

SAS takes aim at SAP with in-memory analytics

SAS takes aim at SAP with in-memory analytics

SAN FRANCISCO – When is in-memory analytics not really in-memory analytics? According to business intelligence software vendor SAS Institute, when...

May 2nd, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Why big data is an analyst-invented buzzword

Why big data is an analyst-invented buzzword

SAN FRANCISCO – We’re hearing a lot these days about big data, including at analytics software vendor’s SAS Institute’s annual...

April 30th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

The big data battle in your organization is HiPPOs vs. Geeks

The big data battle in your organization is HiPPOs vs. Geeks

SAN FRANCISCO – How big is big data? According to Andrew McAfee, it’s so big it’s about to outgrow the...

April 30th, 2013 Jeff Jedras