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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

Attracting and retaining data scientists: not easy unless you're in the financial or technology sectors

'Unless you're an Amazon, where you're perceived as a technology company, it will always be hard to attract and retain these types of talents,' says Jan Karstens, CTO at predictive analytics firm Blue Yonder
20 Oct 2014

H4cked off: Neelie Kroes' €2.5bn for an EU big data push - Potemkin Village policy making

European Commissioner Neelie Kroes wants to splash €2.5bn developing big data in Europe - in a scheme reminiscent of the old 'national champions' policies of the 1970s
17 Oct 2014

Neelie Kroes' €2.5bn EU big data push – but what will it really do?

Neelie Kroes, the EU's digital agenda commissioner, wants to splash €2.5bn on a scheme to develop big data in Europe
16 Oct 2014

'We want to be the Rackspace of Domino’s Pizza,' says US-based manager

Domino's Pizza wants to leverage Splunk multi-tenant platform to countries outside of the US
14 Oct 2014

Businesses must put upgrading infrastructure ahead of short-term profit, argues Talend

Talend's Tim Harris urges firms to properly update IT architecture, rather than just patching it up
13 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

Driving a digital transformation – an interview with JLT Group CIO Ian Cohen

JLT Group CIO Ian Cohen tells Danny Palmer how collaboration tools, big data, mobile devices and more have helped the insurance broker become a global force
03 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

The data science skills gap is real, and industry needs both academic and technological input to crunch big data, says dunnhumby CIO

Algorithms without fast and effective application 'defeat the purpose' of big data, says Cosset
01 Oct 2014

AXA sharpens up its data act: an interview with CIO and COO Kevin Murray

AXA group CIO and COO Kevin Murray tells Sooraj Shah how the insurance giant is using data from a growing range of sources to better tailor its policies to the needs of its customers
25 Sep 2014

How IT keeps HS2 project on the right track

HS2 Ltd CIO James Findlay on the technology that could one day turn the government’s controversial high-speed rail vision into reality
25 Sep 2014

Internet of things case study: reducing water leaks by smart pressure management

John Leonard talks to i2O Water software director Mike Williams about the Internet of Things, self-learning systems and the need for new architectures
18 Sep 2014

DataStax announces $106m VC funding for NoSQL database Cassandra

Tranche puts DataStax second only to MongoDB in league of best-funded NoSQL firms
04 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

Bad news for Android, good news for BlackBerry: Top 10 IT news stories of the week

NHS IT, getting your own back on hackers, Linux cold feet and Windows 9 - it's all here folks
22 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