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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 ›

Big Data, Business Intelligence, and Predictive Analytics all make up a segment of the Productivity theme of computing in late 2014

An important segment of the productivity theme for computing in the fall of 2014 is composed of big data, business intelligence and predictive analytics. Early stage ISVs with solutions in one of these three high demand needs will benefit by Read more ›

IBM Acquires Silverpop — Just How Big a Market is Online Product Promotion?

On April 10, 2014, IBM® published a press release about its intention to acquire Silverpop. Perhaps it will be useful for readers to consider the importance of this acquisition from a couple of different angles: How, if it all, could Read more ›

Gartner Releases Its First Quarter, 2014 IT Spending Forecast

On March 27, 2014, Gartner, Inc. published a press release announcing public availability of its 1Q14 IT Spending Forecast. The release mentioned some report findings: The top end market for “mobile phones” (Gartner’s term) continues to contract, while most of Read more ›

On the Healthcare Panel Discussion from the Bloomberg Big Data Conference, March 14, 2013, Washington DC

The Bloomberg Big Data Conference, held on March 14, 2013 in Washington DC included a panel discussion on the impact of big data on the healthcare industry. The panel was moderated by Matt Berry, Director of Healthcare Analysis, Bloomberg Government. Read more ›

Energy Sector Needs for Big Data Provide ISVs with Opportunities for Product Development

Michael R. Nelson, Analyst, Technology and Internet Policy, Bloomberg Government, moderated a panel discussion, “Rethinking Risks and Opportunities in Big Data: Energy and Utilities”, last Thursday, March 14, 2013, during the Bloomberg Big Data Conference, held in Washington, DC in Read more ›