Analytics

Intel’s Data Platform Expands Its Analytics Reach

The analytics toolkit is very much a sequel to Intel’s Hadoop distribution, which it released last year. continue…

Shocker: Internet of Things Poised to Grow Bigger

Manufacturers will produce roughly 6.18 billion Internet-enabled devices this year, according to a new report. continue…

Facebook Shows Its Seriousness About Mobile Advertising

By ejecting two partners from its mobile ad-measuring program, Facebook demonstrates its desire to avoid privacy controversies. continue…

Twitter’s Rumored New Design Hints at Need for More User Data

Why would Twitter so radically change its interface? The answer, of course, is money. continue…

RNC’s Para Bellum Labs Faces Toughest Job in Politics

The group, structured like a tech startup, will seek to give the GOP a sophisticated set of digital tools. continue…

IBM Planning to Sell Off Semiconductor Manufacturing: Rumor

Big Blue seems intent on ridding itself of large swaths of its hardware business. continue…

What Cognizant Looks for in New Hires

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Cognizant Technology Solutions has a growing business in global consulting, IT and business process services, and its workforce is an important part of the equation. In an interview with Dice News, James Lennox, the Teaneck, N.J., company’s chief people officer, said Cognizant was hiring for several thousand full-time positions in North America through the end of 2013. However, the company wouldn’t break down hiring details further, noting country hires would depend on the nature of projects won and delivered. In… continue…

Lenovo Acquires IBM Server Business

The $2.3 billion deal will see Lenovo seize a big chunk of IBM’s hardware portfolio. continue…

Crunch Time for IBM

With its hardware sales declining, IBM’s bet on Watson is becoming more and more crucial. continue…

Why Retail Analytics Specialists Need New Skills

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Following the consumer fallout of the massive security breach that engulfed Target, retail analytics specialists may find it tougher to glean valuable shopping data from consumers. Consumers’ privacy concerns have already been heightened by the National Security Agency phone spying debacle, and may be exacerbated by the Target incident, making them more reluctant to willingly share information with retailers. Consulting firm Frost & Sullivan predicts that 2014 will be the year of privacy, says InformationWeek. In the wake of all… continue…