Salesforce.com rides a new Wave of analytics

SAN FRANCISCO — Salesforce.com announced a new product that capitalizes on the analytics software acquisitions it’s made in 2013. Wave is Salesforce’s analytics cloud, a big data engine paired with a visual, user-friendly

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Quebec IT consulting firm partners with U.S. software maker

Groupe CMI, a Quebec-based IT and management consulting service company, has formed an alliance with Infor, a business software developer headquartered in New York with a presence in more than 200 countries and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 11th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Apple, IBM gun for BlackBerry’s market in new alliance

BlackBerry is barely getting its bearings back, but now Apple Inc. and IBM Corp. have forged a global alliance that will see both develop business-focused mobile apps that threaten to eat into the Canadian

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 16th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Big data firm releases cloud data warehousing service

A San Francisco-based software company known for its cloud-based business intelligence and big data analytics platform has rolled out a fully managed cloud data warehousing service. GoodData said its agile data warehousing service

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 30th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Big data myths and the dangers they pose

Precision is what most people strive for in using analytics. Crunching all those numbers with computing power that could run a small province has to generate an exact measure, right? No, says an

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Solgenia expands cloud biz analytics offering for partners

In line with its strategy to further grow its channel presence, cloud infrastructure solutions provider Solgenia Canada Inc. is offering its partners a new business analytics tool focused on providing customers greater visibility

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 14th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

IBM’s customer engagement products now under one roof

TAMPA -- IBM has no shortage of software for helping organizations with what is broadly called customer engagement – everything from analytics to price optimization – and separate channels for selling them. To

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

IBM’s Blue Insight, Catalyst Insight to simplify analytics

LAS VEGAS – IBM Corp. is adding two new features to its data analytics portfolio, aimed at helping businesses refine their data and get more out of what it has to say. At

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 30th, 2014 Candice So

Xerox launches print management, analytics service

The average employee in North America generates about two pounds of paper a day and nearly 3.7 million tons of copy paper are used annually in the continent according to some studies. Clearly, predictions of the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 29th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

SAS goes to distribution with Arrow Electronics

SAS Institute, which specializes in big data analytics software and services, has signed a distributor-managed reseller agreement with Arrow Electronics. SAS is a global vendor, with more than 70,000 customer sites in nearly

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 19th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Top Irish solution provider expands to Canada

TORONTO – Dublin, Ireland-based solution provider DNM Analytics chose today, St. Patrick’s Day, to announce its expansion into Canada. The company whose expertise is creating dashboards so their customers can get the best

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 17th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

Analyst says IBM’s social consulting shouldn’t worry channel

ORLANDO – IBM has announced that it is building a global consulting practice that offers business strategy, design and data expertise. The new IBM Interactive Experience offers a suite of services that bring

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 29th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Why visual analytics may benefit from a dose of gamification

In Toronto for a company meeting, Jim Goodnight talks about upcoming applications The SAS Institute is known for business intelligence software used by the biggest corporations around the world. It isn’t known for

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon

What HP, NASCAR and wildlife have in common?

BARCELONA, SPAIN – In case you haven’t noticed I was in Barcelona, Spain for the HP Discover conference this week. Covering the high tech industry you get the chance to see a lot

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 13th, 2013 Paolo Del Nibletto