Business Intelligence

Despite Apps, Much of Data Analytics Still Drudgery

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So-called “Big Data” has never been more popular among organizations, and those with the ability to analyze vast amounts of data find themselves much in demand. That demand, in turn, could drive more graduates to embrace analytics as a career. But for anyone contemplating such a move, be warned: Data scientists within even the most dynamic company face a whole lot of drudgery as part of their daily routine. A new study by The New York Times estimates that data… continue…

How to Apply BA Skills to Business Process Management

Business Process Management
If you’re a business analyst with experience in variations of process improvements, you might want to consider a changeover to business process management. Working in BPM provides you with a deeper understanding of business domains and can be viewed as a solid background for development into a department or operations leader, or an executive or consultant. Let’s look at the roles of BA and BPM, compare and contrast them, and highlight how a BA can enter the field of process… continue…

The Next Big Data Arena: Fraud Prevention

In the wake of some high-profile data breaches, tech vendors are heavily promoting anti-fraud analytics. continue…

Google’s Android Studio vs. Eclipse: Which Fits Your Needs?

Comparing Eclipse and its Google-made Google Plugin with Google’s own Android Studio. continue…

Snowden Appears at TED Via Robot

The government whistleblower seems determined to keep a public profile despite his asylum in Russia. continue…

Google Wants to Conquer the Wearable-Electronics Market

Google likely hopes Android Wear will do for wristwatches what Android did for smartphones. continue…

Pivotal Updates Its Hadoop Distribution

Pivotal HD 2.0 comes integrated with Pivotal GemFire XD, an in-memory database. continue…

IBM Denies Giving Client Data to NSA

In a blog posting, IBM insists that it hasn’t been involved in PRISM or other surveillance efforts. continue…

SourceForge Interview: Making a Universal Media Server

The project serves media (video, audio and images) to devices such as televisions, gaming consoles, smartphones and more. continue…

SourceForge Interview: Win32 Disk Imager Project

The software’s core team talk about their Win32 Disk Imager project, originally developed for the Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) Netbook release. continue…