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Adidas uses MicroStrategy analytic insights 'to get closer to consumers'

Michael Voegele, vice president of global IT and head of enterprise architecture for Adidas Group, explains how the sportswear firm uses MicroStrategy to bring consumers a better experience
08 Jul 2014

TfL selects Tibco on journey to exploit big data

CIO Steve Townsend says increased data intelligence will open up new avenues for developers and advertisers, as well as improving passenger journeys
03 Jul 2014

Hadoop distributor MapR announces $110m financing round

$80m equity funding led by Google Capital plus $30m debt facility with Silicon Valley Bank
30 Jun 2014

ITLF: putting big data into practice

Panel debate tackles skills shortages, the pace of change and the importance of leadership and evangelism
30 Jun 2014

New funding for Couchbase as NoSQL competition hots up

$60m funding round and appointment of new board member takes the fight to MongoDB
27 Jun 2014

Social homes, big data

The Housing Action Charitable Trust is starting to provide housing associations with big data analytic applications. Graeme Burton reports
24 Jun 2014

University of Cambridge picks Dell to help power SKA, the world's largest telescope

SKA project aims to harness the power of big data to help scientists observe the very edges of the universe
24 Jun 2014

The biggest big data projects

There’s big data and then there’s really big data. These are the big data goliaths. Stuart Dommett, Intel Business IT Evangelist, takes a look at the largest big data projects of all time
20 Jun 2014

How BNP Paribas manages multi-billion dollar asset markets with Tibco’s analytics solution

BNP Paribas Securities Service’s Laurent Chauvirey tells Computing why the bank selected Tibco’s Spotfire Enterprise Analytics solution in order to meet the time-to-market challenge.
19 Jun 2014

Five-star service: an interview with LateRooms.com CTO Stuart Hughes

LateRooms.com CTO Stuart Hughes tells Danny Palmer how agile development, big data and a happy, motivated IT team are key to providing the best customer service to hotel room bookers
19 Jun 2014

Transform 14: ‘Fast data’ is the evolution of big data – and not just hype', says Tibco CTO

Tibco CTO Matt Quinn tells Computing that ‘fast data’ allows organisations to benefit from making almost real-time analytical decisions
18 Jun 2014

Transform 2014: CIOs will lose control to the CMO as Internet of Things and big data explode

TIBCO CTO Matt Quinn: control of technology is moving away from CIOs and towards marketing
17 Jun 2014

Oracle’s new in-memory feature 'unfocused, hardware-centric and expensive' says Exasol CEO

Rivals respond to Oracle’s announcement that new in-memory capability is to be released in July
16 Jun 2014

Microsoft vs Splunk: how big fish still rule the big data market

A Computing survey reveals a conservative outlook among those looking at big data projects, but for how long will this continue?
11 Jun 2014

Data analytics for business advantage


06 Jun 2014

Microsoft: Be grateful for the data deluge

Value hidden in today's data is the revenue stream of the future, says chief envisioning officer Dave Coplin
23 May 2014

Changing Times: an interview with FT CIO Christina Scott

CIO Christina Scott tells Stuart Sumner how the Financial Times uses its data to improve its service and extend the brand to new audiences via new platforms
19 May 2014

Hadoop is 'the biggest paradigm shift in a lifetime' MapR CMO

Hadoop can make things simpler as well as bigger, says MapR's Jack Norris
16 May 2014

SAS CEO: "I didn't believe in mobile"

"I could not see any real reason to want to do analytics and bring results back to something the size of a BlackBerry," says CEO Jim Goodnight
13 May 2014

Big data case studies: travel and business services

Two Couchbase customers, Amadeus and Concur, explain how NoSQL technology is giving them wings
09 May 2014

Who’s pulling IT’s strings?

Graeme Burton examines the technology that is giving the marketing department increasing power over IT
07 May 2014

Building public trust: an interview with Hampshire council CIO Jos Creese

Jos Creese explains that the public sector’s reputation for playing fast and loose with sensitive public data is unfair and hampering its ability to deliver optimal services. Stuart Sumner hears why attitudes need to change
02 May 2014

Open season: is open source really the best approach for NoSQL?

Two major Couchbase customers explain why they are gunning for the open source model - and where it is vulnerable
02 May 2014

SMEs and the appliance of data science

While Hortonworks has advised firms to “stick Excel on Hadoop”, Peter Gothard hears how even small companies need a more bespoke approach to data analysis
23 Apr 2014