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  • How UPS uses analytics to drive down costs (and no, it doesn't call it big data)

    By John Dix | 01 December, 2014 23:05

    When you have an organization the size of UPS with 99,000 vehicles and 424,000 employees every single little bit of efficiency that can be squeezed out of daily operations translates into a big deal. UPS has been using analytics to do just that for a long time now, and keeps getting better and better at it. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix caught up with UPS Senior Director of Process Management Jack Levis for an update on their latest achievements.

  • Big IT vendors mostly mum on commercial drone plans

    By Bob Brown | 26 November, 2014 01:18

    Word that the Federal Aviation Administration might take a very hard line on commercial drone use has those with designs on such activity nervous. But as for big enterprise IT vendors, it's really hard to tell what they think because they're keeping any plans in this field very hush-hush.

  • Workday plots wave of predictive analytic apps

    By Chris Kanaracus | 05 November, 2014 04:01

    Workday is expanding its move into analytics with a series of specialized, predictive applications designed to help staff in HR and financial management roles retain top workers and make more accurate forecasts.

  • Big data wars: How technology could tip the mid-term elections

    By Jeff Vance | 27 October, 2014 21:08

    After John Kerry lost a very winnable election in 2004, Democrats were worried that Republicans had gained an almost insurmountable lead in both technology and data analysis.

  • Startup offers a big-data storyteller

    By Joab Jackson | 18 October, 2014 07:52

    Amassing a pile of big data is not sufficient to spur insight, even if you have clever ways of analyzing that data. The savvy data scientist must also find a way to make all this information tell a story so it can be understandable to others.

  • Salesforce unveils Wave, its play in Cloud analytics

    By Chris Kanaracus | 13 October, 2014 23:05

    The knock against Salesforce.com has long been for its lack of robust analytics, but the company is hoping to change that perception and challenge the competition with Wave, its sixth discrete Cloud service.

  • Qlik courts the business manager with easier analytics

    By Joab Jackson | 18 September, 2014 05:47

    Continuing its efforts to bring business intelligence to the masses, software provider Qlik has released Qlik Sense, which is designed to provide business managers with an easy way to examine large data sets for insights and trends.

  • SAP spices up its predictive analytics and visualization apps

    By Chris Kanaracus | 12 September, 2014 05:42

    SAP has made a series of updates to its InfiniteInsight predictive modeling software and Lumira data-visualization tool in a bid to shore up its foothold in the analytics market.

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