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It makes sense for enterprise business to think differently about text data, but are they already doing this?

Ninety percent, or more, of the data produced by enterprise-class businesses and organizations in the public and not-for-profit sectors is entirely structured. But content published on web pages is unstructured text data and, therefore, a difficult challenge. So should these Read more ›

Personal agents, and artificial intelligence may transform enormous amounts of information into manageable resources

Peter Holley of the Washington Post captured some thoughts Bill Gates articulated during a Reddit “Ask me Anything” session on the topic of a Microsoft project “called the Personal Agent”. Holley’s clips appear in an article titled Bill Gates on Read more ›

Competitors exhibit a strong desire for some of the recent success of Microsoft’s Office 365

On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, Amazon announced the launch of a new product: Amazon WorkMail. This new offer is targeted to enterprise businesses in need of email and calendar management offered on a subscription basis via a cloud service. The Read more ›

Lessons learned from Microsoft’s Q2 2015 Earnings Report

In the aftermath of Microsoft’s Q2 FY 2015 earnings conference call and webcast, it is clear a number of well respected Wall Street Analysts–including Rick Sherlund of Nomura Securities–have re-calibrated their future earnings expectations for the company. Sherlund now has Read more ›

Microsoft’s Q2 FY 15 webcast adds some form to the target market for Hololens and word of a formal end to the Windows XP refresh cycle

During Microsoft’s Q2 FY 15 webcast, Satya Nadella alluded to Windows 10 Universal Apps, and their usefulness for average consumers of Microsoft’s recently debuted Hololens “alternative reality/AR” headset computer. So Microsoft clearly intends to promote the Hololens to the consumer Read more ›

SQL remains a useful foundation for building tools to analyze data

A lot of editorial content about data, and tools built for data analysis, includes a Pavlov-like association between “big data” and “modern” computing. Relational database approaches to addressing data in a form built to accommodate analysis with Structured Query Language Read more ›