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Spotlight: And the winner of the race between an NPR reporter and a machine to write a news story is…

Many jobs, from janitor to the C-suite, are being replaced by automation, or soon will be. An algorithm sits on a company board already! So, when a seasoned human NPR reporter raced a machine in...

Microsoft, DataStax team on IoT, Web and mobile apps in the cloud

DataStax, provider of Apache Cassandra enterprise, announced today at Cassandra Summit 2015 that it is collaborating with Microsoft on Internet of Things, Web and mobile apps in cloud environments. DataStax Enterprise – or DSE – is now available on Azure to aid in fast, scalable enterprise app development, deployment and monitoring.

The problem with mobile BI – and how to fix it

The few mobile BI apps released so far have been met with mixed success, and for good reason. As a result, many enterprises are steering clear of mobile BI apps for the moment, representing a huge lost opportunity for businesses. So what needs to happen to spur the creation and adoption of more robust mobile BI apps?

Brisk tool integrates third-party Salesforce apps to combine data for analysis

At the Dreamforce conference this week in San Francisco, Brisk launched a new tool which integrates all third-party Salesforce apps to extract and analyze all that data for sales teams. The tool then delivers predictive next steps to aid salespeople in reaching their sales goals via an auto-generated "to-do" list.

Big data takes root in the cannabis industry with New Frontier

If there remained any doubt that big data is thriving and driving every industry, its use in the budding cannabis industry should go far in eradicating it. Recently several states have legalized the use of marijuana to some degree, and everywhere that happened, a cannabis industry took root. Specialized big data tools soon followed. Case in point: New Frontier's launch of Equio this week.

New predictive analytics enable financial providers to coach SMBs on business decisions

RAI Stone Group launched a new predictive analytics system that combines big data and SMB past and present performance data so that financial providers can coach SMB clients on future business decisions. It also allows the financial providers to assess and mitigate risks associated with serving a specific SMB as well as capitalize on the more successful SMBs. 

Ugam analysis reveals gaps, pricing opportunities in merchandising

Ugam, a provider of managed analytics for retailers, brands and market research firms, analyzed two key sporting goods categories to find opportunities for retailers to compete and possibly best It's a good example of how companies can used big data analytics to disrupt an industry giant and take possession of a larger market share. 

How big data is driving your car insurance rates up

There's an interesting report in Consumer Reports on its exclusive data analysis of more than 2 billion car insurance price quotes by zip codes from over 700 insurance companies that reveal your...

Microsoft's Power BI now generally available

Both Power BI service and Power BI Desktop were made generally available on Friday.  Here are the new features and a link to the free trial version. 

EY to build 200-strong data scientist team in Madrid to focus on data in financial services

EY, formerly known as Ernst & Young, announced today the opening of its Global Innovation Center in Madrid that will focus exclusively in managing and analyzing big data in financial services. The company says the center will serve clients across the globe. It will launch with 50 data scientists with plans to grow to a 200-strong team soon, topping 500 across Europe at end goal.