BI vendors are trying to develop competitive niches for their products, but the trend is further fragmenting the technology market.
Social media analytics can give businesses a better idea of what customers think about them, but there are some common challenges to be aware of before getting started on projects.
Sentiment analysis based on social media data can be tricky to pull off, but Capital Market Exchange is using it to provide insights on the corporate bond market to investment managers.
Agriculture, social media, IBM's Watson system and other global topics were discussed at EmTech MIT 2014, with big data wrangling often at the fore.
Consultant Colin White says cloud-based big data systems require the same kind of data management attention as their on-premises counterparts do.
It's hard to pin down exactly what big data is -- and that makes the term almost meaningless, and even cringeworthy, says consultant Rick Sherman.
Lured by the promise of instant data visibility, manufacturers are using a variety of rugged devices, including customized consumer hardware, to access real-time ERP data on the fly.
A director of manufacturing shows how lack of executive buy-in can delay deployment, and shares other ERP upgrade tips.
The CIO of Ferrari shares the best practices that made the Italian automaker's Infor LN ERP upgrade a winner for business and IT.
Larry Ellison stepped down as Oracle CEO for a position as CTO and executive chairman. His vision remains integral to Oracle's development; only time can tell whether that will push Oracle ahead or hold it back.
Oracle founder and CTO Larry Ellison's cloud-focused opening keynote speech at the vendor's Oracle OpenWorld 2014 conference was a mix of the substantial and the specious.
At Oracle OpenWorld 2014, CTO Larry Ellison announced that users will be able use a new cloud database service to send their Oracle Database instances to the cloud with "the push of a button."
SAP Shift Notes can help with any disconnect that occurs between shift supervisors, while lending visibility into production processes, writes Jawad Akhtar.
In the end, will users benefit from SAP's acquisition of Concur? One analyst doesn't think so.
In this news roundup, SAP InfiniteInsight and Lumira both get new updates, and a report finds many companies struggle with long-term HR strategies.
Basit Farooq provides a step-by-step explanation for using the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard to transfer data between SQL Server databases and Microsoft Excel worksheets.
Robert Sheldon explains the new subscription model for Azure SQL Database coming out in 2015. The new model will have three service tiers -- basic, standard and premium. It will also have performance levels for each tier.
With DBAs rewarded for server performance and SAN specialists rewarded for server capacity, there can be a tug of war. Mavis Tire goes SANless with SIOS DataKeeper. SIOS Technology releases a survey about high availability and SAN.