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Birmingham City University investing £10m in attempt to plug STEM skills gap

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Industry faces a shortfall of 80,000 skilled workers within the next two years, according to Semta
12 Dec 2014

Insurance firms expect to acquire digital start-ups to give them a competitive edge

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But many acquisitions are just 'exploratory', and a fifth of firms are yet to put together a digital strategy at all
08 Dec 2014

How insurers should make sure they don’t get left behind in the digital age

Ian Hood is group digital and multi-channel director at RSA
Insurers can't rely on self-taught staff any longer, they need to employ experts in the digital field, says RSA's Ian Hood
01 Dec 2014

BBC on the hunt for website ‘editorial optimisation tool’

Broadcaster is looking to optimise audience metrics through real-time monitoring of data
25 Nov 2014

Only one fifth of IT decision-makers can analyse all of their firm’s data using one tool

67 per cent said they could not look at and analyse all of their data within a single shared resource
18 Nov 2014

“Garbage in, garbage out” - a bad model for data collection...

Data is becoming more important than ever for winning and wowing customers. But many organisations admit that their data collection just isn't good enough
14 Nov 2014

How BroadReach is using analytics to improve healthcare in Africa

Tibco Spotfire-based system enables decision makers to integrate health and census data to identify poorly performing clinics
14 Nov 2014

Anonymise, encrypt, control access and assess risk – a security pro's four-point security checklist for big data

MWR InfoSecurity's Guillermo Lafuente describes the main steps organisations need to take in order to secure their big data systems
10 Nov 2014

We could learn something from Salesforce when it comes to marketing, admits Tibco CEO Ranadivé

CEO Vivek Ranadivé and COO Murray Rode discuss the need to focus on the 'prosumer' and the pressures that led to the private equity buyout
07 Nov 2014

Intel Capital invests $62m in 16 new companies with focus on cloud, mobile, IoT and analytics

Investment arm of chip-maker Intel is to invest a total of $355m this year
06 Nov 2014

BBC's 'conservative approach' to data use 'makes our jobs a little harder'

BBC Worldwide's Michael Fleshman talks to Computing about the organisation's conservative approach to data use
04 Nov 2014

BBC Worldwide's Michael Fleshman on how APIs and analytics are expanding the broadcaster's global reach

The BBC's Michael Fleshman explains the role API management and analytics will play in the broadcaster's forthcoming BBC Store service
04 Nov 2014

Looking beyond Oracle: two high-end SQL databases you may never have heard of

Harte-Hanks and Blue Yonder tell John Leonard why they selected Splice Machine and EXASolution over more established SQL databases from the majors
30 Oct 2014

Former Dow Jones CIO Stephen Orban moves to Amazon Web Services

Dow Jones runs all of its Asia traffic through AWS in project that was headed by Orban
27 Oct 2014

How the use of real-time data on iPads could change the face of women's tennis

New WTA rule that comes into effect in 2015 allows coaches to give their players tips on-court using real-time data provided by SAP
24 Oct 2014

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

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'

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

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