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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 aren’t new to Box. Earlier this year it joined Microsoft’s 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 IBM’s 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 didn’t 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

Salesforce Analytics Cloud: here comes another Wave

At its recent London based customer tour Salesforce gave us an update on Wave, its Analytics Cloud platform. It was clear from these discussions that the company is still in the early stages of its analytics journey; one that is currently focused on targeting existing customers requiring a better, faster and mobile friendly way of analysing […]

Posted on Monday, June 1, 2015 by

Getting ahead of the game with analytics

There’s no denying that ‘analytics’ is getting more and more airtime these days. The ability to harness raw data and turn it into analytical insight that can be used to drive business action means that the promise of analytics is creating huge interest across a diverse range of use cases and industries – whether that’s […]

Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2015 by

Adobe Summit: taking analytics up a gear

During its recent EMEA Digital Marketing Summit, analytics once again played a big role in the story Adobe was telling. This time round the digital marketing software giant introduced two new analytics additions: contribution analysis and customer attributes – alongside a new strategic partnership with Microsoft relating to Dynamics CRM. Together these point to Adobe’s […]

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 by

EVRYTHNG: ‘Facebook pages’ for connected products

You’re exploring how connected products and the Internet of Things might bring opportunities to your business. Perhaps you’re a supply chain player and you want better visibility; perhaps you’re a consumer brand and you want to create new kinds of engagement with customers (circumventing retailers); perhaps you’re a white goods manufacturer wanting to find ways […]

Posted on Friday, May 8, 2015 by