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Frontline surpasses 200,000 cloud-based advanced analytics users

Frontline Systems, developer of the Solver in desktop Microsoft Excel 26 years ago, announced that it has surpassed 200,000 users of its cloud-based advanced analytics tools for optimization, simulation/risk analysis, forecasting, data mining and text mining – based on usage data from Microsoft, Google and its own SaaS platforms.

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Strong market demand expected to drive public cloud growth

The public cloud market will grow rapidly to $236 billion in 2020, up 23 percent from 2014, according to Forrester’s latest forecast. The growth will be driven by a stronger market for cloud applications like software-as-a-service (SaaS) and an increased demand for cloud platforms such as infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS).

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Companies moving to hybrid clouds for more efficiency, growth

    Companies moving to hybrid clouds for more efficiency, growth

Almost every company is using the cloud, but not for everything, finds a new IBM study. Seventy-eight percent of respondents say their cloud initiatives are coordinated or fully integrated, compared to just 34 percent in 2012. And, among high-performing organizations, that number climbs to 83 percent. At the same time, nearly half of workloads – 45 percent – are expected to remain on-premises with dedicated servers.

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Big Data Analytics: Cloud-supported machine learning services

    Big Data Analytics: Cloud-supported machine learning services

Big data analytics and cloud computing are two of the most prominent technologies of high interest to business organizations and researchers across the globe today. Harnessing its potential has become the key to competitive advantage for data-driven businesses. This phenomenon, characterized by the “3Vs” (volume, velocity and variety), produces information far beyond the processing capability of conventional tools. Building powerful computational infrastructure to warehouse and make sense of all the data requires large investments and poses practical limitations. Cloud computing offers an attractive alternative.

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Predictive analytics in the cloud: It’s all about the data

    Predictive analytics in the cloud: It’s all about the data

During the 1992 presidential election, the Clinton team coined the phrase “it’s the economy, stupid,” as an easy way to remember one of the most important platforms of the campaign. For the cloud – and especially predictive analytics in the cloud – it’s not the economy, but the data, that makes all the difference.

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Cable & Wireless Communications revolutionizing business analytics with MediationZone and Cloud technology

Performing business analytics tasks that would normally require thousands of dollars in investment can now be done for just a few cents. Those are the findings in a recent briefing paper from Cable & Wireless Communications.

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IBM launches Services Innovation Lab

IBM announced the creation of the Services Innovation Lab (SIL), a new global lab that will initially comprise about 200 technology experts hand-picked from around the company. The lab will accelerate the expansion of real-time analytics and software automation in both IBM’s technology services offerings and its global services delivery capabilities.

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Inside Story: Big data, big deal

What a difference a few years make.

It wasn’t that long ago that business analysts and mathematical modelers were moaning about the lack of data with which to construct their models in order to better inform their decision-making clients. Now, the corporate world (and every other world you may live, work or play in) is overflowing with data, and the problem has done an 180-degree turn…

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IBM study: Cloud computing, BI, analytics top CIO priorities

    IBM study: Cloud computing, BI, analytics top CIO priorities

A new IBM study of more than 3,000 global CIOs shows that 60 percent of organizations are ready to embrace cloud computing over the next five years as a means of growing their businesses and achieving competitive advantage. The figure nearly doubles the number of CIOs who said they would utilize cloud in IBM’s 2009 CIO study, and is one of dozens of new insights and trends learned from CIOs worldwide in businesses of all sizes.

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Gartner highlights ‘cool vendors’

Delivering and consuming services to improve business outcomes is the new driver of “coolness” for the 2011 Cool Vendors research series, according to Gartner, Inc. Innovative technologies, the ongoing consumerization of IT, and cloud computing also continue to characterize vendor coolness.

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Using machine learning and optimization to improve refugee integration

Andrew C. Trapp, a professor at the Foisie Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), received a $320,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop a computational tool to help humanitarian aid organizations significantly improve refugees’ chances of successfully resettling and integrating into a new country. Built upon ongoing work with an international team of computer scientists and economists, the tool integrates machine learning and optimization algorithms, along with complex computation of data, to match refugees to communities where they will find appropriate resources, including employment opportunities. Read more →

Gartner releases Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 rankings

Gartner, Inc. has released its 10th annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 ranking. The rankings recognize organizations across the healthcare value chain that demonstrate leadership in improving human life at sustainable costs. “Healthcare supply chains today face a multitude of challenges: increasing cost pressures and patient expectations, as well as the need to keep up with rapid technology advancement, to name just a few,” says Stephen Meyer, senior director at Gartner. Read more →

Meet CIMON, the first AI-powered astronaut assistant

CIMON, the world’s first artificial intelligence-enabled astronaut assistant, made its debut aboard the International Space Station. The ISS’s newest crew member, developed and built in Germany, was called into action on Nov. 15 with the command, “Wake up, CIMON!,” by German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, who has been living and working on the ISS since June 8. Read more →

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