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October 1, 2013 by

Big data: An overview

Data is being generated about the activities of people and inanimate objects on a massive and increasing scale. We examine how much data is involved, how much might be useful, what tools and techniques are available to analyse it, and whether businesses are actually getting to grips with big data.

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May 16, 2013 by

Smart Things

Machine-to-machine technology is creating an ‘Internet of Things’, or smart devices that share information with each other—and you. It’s the next big thing and, like mobilization, is largely consumer-driven.

March 3, 2013 by

SaaS: Pros, cons and leading vendors

Software as a Service (SaaS) is an increasingly popular delivery model for a wide range of business applications. We outline the benefits and drawbacks of SaaS, present a listing of vendors and consider which kinds of companies will benefit most from outsourcing software provision to the cloud.

May 7, 2012 by

Sage to take ERP tools into the cloud with Azure

The UK software company Sage is to take on its enterprise resource planning rivals in the cloud by developing some of its products to run on Microsoft's Windows Azure platform.According to the company, the first such product in the UK will be Sage 200, a suite that encompasses business intelligence (BI), customer relationship management (CRM) and financial management software.

March 17, 2011 by

Pentaho adds to open-source enterprise BI suite

Pentaho has updated its open-source business intelligence tools to offer functionality designed to rival proprietary offerings in the business intelligence sector, the company said on Wednesday.Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition 3.

February 18, 2011 by

NAO criticises government ICT usage

The efficiency of government technology spending will come under closer scrutiny, the National Audit Office has said in a report outlining the government's approach to ICT.While accepting that the government had implemented significant changes in its approach to information and communications technology (ICT), the National Audit Office (NAO) said that government is often viewed as failing to deliver ICT projects to time, budget and specification.


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