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Why a mobile-first strategy and data scientists are definitely worth it at L'Oréal

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L'Oréal global head of digital Vincent Stuhlen tells Danny Palmer how the cosmetics firm is preparing for a digital future
21 Oct 2014

Salesforce Wave: Cloud-based analytics that 'should feel like Angry Birds'

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Salesforce execs thrown into the lion pit of a press Q&A session. SVP analytics says beta testers laughed when they used Wave
14 Oct 2014

Customer-focused teams secretly daunted by data demands

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Iron Mountain's Christian Toon explains how marketing teams are grappling with big data
10 Oct 2014

Insurance firms unsure how far to push big data mining while remaining ethical

Insurance industry unsure how far to mine data - and the implications of ever-more accurate information
10 Oct 2014

Can Salesforce.com take on SAP, Oracle and IBM in cloud-based analytics?

Believe the hype? The anticipated Salesforce.com analytics solution, and the SAP-Birst partnership are just the latest in a string of cloud analytics announcements. John Leonard surveys the landscape
10 Oct 2014

SAP and Birst collaborate to offer cloud-based analytics on Hana

Engineering partnership promises high-speed analytics from a single cloud platform
09 Oct 2014

Demandware's 'Trojan Horse' analytics allowing L'Oréal to 'better manage the customer journey'

L'Oréal global head of digital Vincent Stuhlen explains how analytics were a surprise package within Demandware's e-commerce platform
07 Oct 2014

How Timberland used Demandware to improve e-commerce and analytics

Timberland's Dan Mahoney tells Computing how the fashion retailer is planning to personalise customers' online experience
07 Oct 2014

Gold diggers: Insurance firms are looking to harness big data to get a ‘golden’ view of customers

Computing and Talend’s ‘Big data and analytics challenges in the insurance sector’ roundtable finds that big data could be bigger in insurance
03 Oct 2014

Data analytics firms make a serious play for telematics

The rise of telematics in the insurance industry has data analytics vendors’ tongues wagging, Sooraj Shah investigates
18 Sep 2014

IBM's Watson supercomputer turns from Jeopardy! to crunch scientific research data

Watson Discovery Advisor cloud-based software will help scientists analyse research data
28 Aug 2014

Using mobile and big data to accommodate customer needs – an interview with Hotels.com CTO Thierry Bedos

Hotels.com CTO Thierry Bedos tells Danny Palmer how harnessing mobile and big data technology is allowing the hotel booking service to cater to the personal preferences of customers
22 Aug 2014

Lax customer data analytics 'not acceptable' in today's industry, says Hotels.com CTO

Hotels.com CTO Thierry Bedos likens not knowing what website visitors want to bakers not knowing what regular customers like
21 Aug 2014

Bayern Munich partners with SAP to power analytics and enterprise software

Deal will see German football champions use SAP Hana to monitor player performance and health
20 Aug 2014

Analyse first, store second says big-data analytics firm Guavus

Guavus chief technologist Ben Parker discusses streaming analytics and the increasing use of open source
19 Aug 2014

Zenith Insurance gets better data insight and cuts fraud with SAS

Zenith Insurance's Jason Cabral explains how deploying SAS has improved efficiency at the insurance company
15 Aug 2014

National Express drives away from Excel and Access for data analytics

National Express's Frank Kozurek tells Danny Palmer about the benefits QlikView's business discovery platform has brought to a company previously reliant on Excel for analytics
12 Aug 2014

'Lack of maturity' in Hadoop big data analytics space, says Hotels.com CTO

Thierry Bedos, chief technology officer at Hotels.com says analytical tools providers have yet to catch up to a shift towards Hadoop
06 Aug 2014

Demand for in-car telematics boxes seeing strong growth, says Direct Line Group CEO

Meanwhile, shift away from RBS data centres is already delivering benefits for Direct Line, says firm
04 Aug 2014

Predictive big data analytics in healthcare

John Leonard talks to big data firms Amara and FlyingBinary about applying analytics to healthcare in the US and in the UK's NHS
23 Jul 2014

Leicestershire County Council selects Tableau Software to improve data insight

“Tableau has opened up greater possibilities for us by allowing staff to interrogate data and see results on-the-fly in an easily understandable format," says Robert Radburn, research and insight team leader
17 Jul 2014

KPMG and Imperial College London team up in bid to help businesses exploit big data analytics

Partnership claims that new centre will help put UK at the forefront of data science
15 Jul 2014

Big data ‘crucial’ to daily decision making at Netflix

Speaking during a session at MicroStrategy World Forum 2014, Justin Ward, manager for data science & engineering at Netflix, explains how big data and algorithms play a part in everything the firm does
11 Jul 2014

European Space Agency sees out of this world potential in MicroStrategy BI tool

Salim Ansari, head of technical IT services at ESA, tells Computing how the organisation harnesses MicroStrategy's business intelligence solution and how they can push it further
09 Jul 2014