How Transport for London enables its open data strategy

Transport for London (TfL) is a statutory body, created under a UK Act of Parliament, to implement the Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy and manage London’s integrated transport network (including surface and underground rail, buses and trams, cycling, river services, and taxis). Its main digital asset is the website, which serves between 600,000 and […]

Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2015 by

Alteryx: on a mission to make analysts more productive

This month Alteryx, Inc. was in London as a participant of Tableau’s user conference. The data blending and advanced analytics vendor has around 350 joint customers with Tableau (including recent wins at Audi, EasyJet, EMC, and Johnson & Johnson) so it’s perhaps no surprise to see the company take prime position at the customer event. […]

Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015 by

Peeking into Pentaho’s Big Data Analytics platform

Pentaho, a Hitachi Data Systems company ( is headquartered in Orlando, FL, USA and provides a big data orchestration platform for blending data from multiple sources and delivering a broad range of embeddable business analytics capabilities. The company was acquired by Hitachi Data Systems in June 2015 after over a decade of being privately held […]

Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 by

Cupenya – innovation in process performance and prediction

Cupenya is an early-stage company providing an operational process intelligence platform that helps organisations measure the performance of business processes using a highly intuitive graphical modeling notation. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, with a US operation in Dallas, TX. Cupenya Insights is a web-based operational process intelligence platform designed […]

Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2015 by

A tale of two clouds from IBM and Box

Last†week IBM and Box jointly announced a partnership that heralds a much closer working relationship between the two companies, and easier integration for their customers and developer communities alike. Enterprise vendor partnerships arenít new to Box. Earlier this year it joined Microsoftís Cloud Storage Partner Program and tightened up its integration with Office, but the […]

Posted on Monday, June 29, 2015 by

Qlik kicks off a shift to platform provision with QIX

Qlik has just released its Qlik Analytics Platform: a developer platform aimed at software vendors and web developers wanting to harness components such as Qlik’s analytic engine, or build their own data visualisations or mash-up websites. The release marks a subtle shift for the company, part of a bigger initiative to broaden its appeal in […]

Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2015 by

Influencing HR at IBM Smarter Workforce London

By Angela Ashenden and Helena Schwenk Last week was IBMís Smarter Workforce London event, which targets HR professionals to showcase the company’s Kenexa products and strategy, and also to inspire HR leaders to take a more innovative approach to getting more from their workforce. As this is an area which overlaps significantly with both our […]

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by

Rounding up Teradata’s big data portfolio

Formed in the late 1970s following a research partnership between the California Institute of Technology and Citibank’s Advanced Technology Group, Teradata spent much of its first two decades specialising in large-scale data warehouses built on massively parallel processing architectures. However, with the big data capability landscape now more diverse, and with cloud-based delivery vying with […]

Posted on Friday, June 19, 2015 by

Widening the net for Teradata’s Integrated Marketing Cloud

Teradata held its annual Connect conference in London recently, and although the marketing applications vendor didnít make any big announcements or major product updates it provided a useful opportunity to recap the progress of its Integrated Marketing Cloud and the role of customer analytics within it. A steady climb to the marketing cloud Teradata Marketing […]

Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2015 by

Rounding up IBM’s Big Data portfolio

Capitalising further on the $1bn investment announced in January 2014 around the launch of the Watson Group to develop future big data, analytics, and cognitive computing capabilities, IBM has brought together its entire big data and analytics portfolio under one logical roof – the IBM Analytics Platform. The IBM Analytics Platform includes many of the […]

Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2015 by