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INTELLIGENCE REPORT SUMMARIES
Enterprise Data and Analytics
Date  Report
Mar 24
At IBM InterConnect 2017, IBM emphasized the competitiveness of its Watson-backed IBM Cloud, while also launching several new solutions to support enterprise hybrid cloud initiatives. IBM will not be alone in targeting hybrid cloud opportunities.

Mar 23
Domopalooza 2017: Domo showed its commitment to self-service BI, adding easily consumed services covering embedded analytics, chart annotations, alerting, pre-built dashboards, and data governance.

Mar 15
BOARD International has added conversational intelligence to its BI, discovery and planning platform with natural language processing that can both interpret questions and annotate results.

Mar 10
Will Google’s growing emphasis on machine-based insight and open source software be enough to displace rivals Amazon and Microsoft in the enterprise?

Mar 9
Google wants to democratize AI and operationalize machine learning (ML) by building developer-friendly APIs and pre-trained data models, but what the company really needs is a new breed of developer.

Mar 7
Salesforce.com has partnered with IBM to infuse its CRM software with technology from IBM Watson, bringing into sharp relief the importance of surfacing business insights within line-of-business apps.

Mar 3
Though only an incremental upgrade in terms of versioning, Tableau’s 10.2 release of its flagship data discovery tool introduces a substantial step forward in handling complex datasets directly within the product.

Mar 1
Late to the game, SAP adds big data and analytics technologies to its PaaS offering, which has also been rebranded to better reflect its broader solutions for addressing intelligent IoT and mobile apps.

Feb 24
At Cisco Live! EMEA 2017, Cisco Systems demonstrated how it is transforming into a complete enterprise IoT solutions provider. The implications of this transformation for Cisco’s networking and data center solutions are wide-ranging.

Feb 17
IBM has introduced a new private cloud rendition of its vaunted Watson machine learning service, extending the company’s analytical modeling reach into the very heart of big business, namely the IBM z/OS mainframe.

Jan 27
Cisco’s surprise acquisition of application performance management leader NetDynamics paves the way for the company build a literal bridge between operational and business analytics; but is Cisco ready to deliver end-to-end business optimization to its core networking customers?

Jan 25
BlackBerry wants to put its intelligent mobile device expertise to work within the ultra-competitive IoT marketplace; the trick will be to build an end-to-end platform that works with, not against, established enterprise IoT platform players.

Jan 18
The National Retail Federation’s 2017 Big Show was a hit in NYC, filling up the Javits convention center. One common theme was understanding the customer, but tracking people is less effective than tracking products.

Jan 18
Oracle has announced the availability of Oracle Database Cloud Service not just within a VM but also on bare metal, creating a comprehensive onramp to the cloud for on premises customers in need of both high performance and consistent management.

Dec 30 2016
In 2016 nearly all the major IT vendors declared some sort of a commitment to helping enterprise customers build and operate hybrid clouds. In 2017 expect more focused hybrid cloud strategies and the further refinement of solution capabilities.

Dec 28 2016
We look forward with our top 2017 predictions, uncovering a rapidly changing landscape for IT professionals, who will see vendors move further away from products as discrete entities, and toward extensible, orchestrated, cloud-savvy services.

Dec 23 2016
Cisco’s plan to terminate its Intercloud Services public cloud has positive implications for the vendor’s hyper-converged solutions and hybrid cloud infrastructure businesses, both of which will be a strong priority for Cisco in 2017.

Dec 22 2016
Micro data centers represent a technological and strategic response to the growing need for distributed IT and edge computing. IT vendors such as HPE and Huawei have already responded to the opportunities, and others are expected to follow suit.

Dec 21 2016
There may be no such thing as true altruism, but it’s safe to say that the multifaceted demands of IoT are creating a perfect storm of advantageous cooperation among technology and service providers, data producers and insight consumers.

Dec 16 2016
Microsoft’s venture fund for AI includes a number of stipulations regarding not just what AI can do, but also how it impacts humans, seeking to protect us from our own creations. The question is: can those noble goals protect us from ourselves?

Dec 14 2016
The IoT market is heating up as barriers drop, stemming from innovation driving new solutions around edge-based gateways, key messaging/networking protocols, device security, and integration/API solutions.

Dec 14 2016
Despite HPE’s proclamation of a major milestone for its research project “The Machine,” which promises to transform future computing and data center architectures, delivery timeframes and future goals remain considerable and ambitious.

Dec 13 2016
At its recent Discovery Event in London, HPE announced several innovations that add further clarity and momentum to its multi-faceted IoT strategy. Rival data center vendors should aim to understand HPE’s IoT plan and respond accordingly.

Dec 12 2016
A pair of major market trends that began in 2016 will greatly influence the way data discovery and visualization vendors approach the opportunity of modernizing business intelligence (BI) solutions throughout 2017.

Dec 7 2016
Yellowfin has introduced a new data preparation module, which includes its own data analysis capabilities as well as self-service features like model recommendations, opening up opportunities for business users as well as IT professionals.

Dec 7 2016
Positioning user experience as a differentiator, KNIME has updated its analytics platform, featuring a more elegant approach to workflow mapping. But, the real value of this release stems from newfound data integration and cloud storage support.

Nov 23 2016
With the rise of big data, corporations sit atop a mountain of operational and transactional information, which can be applied to talent management. The challenge for HR professionals is how to access and make the best use of that data.

Nov 9 2016
At SAP TechEd Barcelona, SAP announced new features across its entire BusinessObjects portfolio, emphasizing AI-based self-service analytics, self-provisioning, verticalized data and deeper integration with internal software.

Nov 8 2016
Incumbent data visualization leader Tableau Software unveiled a number of future enhancements designed to address self-service analytics at scale through a new data engine, support for Linux, expanded cloud support, and a data preparation tool.

Oct 28 2016
We evaluate seven leading data discovery and visualization offerings, each seeking to bring data to a wider enterprise audience and to surface business insights within daily operational processes.

Oct 26 2016
IBM unveiled Watson Data Platform, a cloud-first, unified collection of data ingestion, preparation, processing and storage services that takes aim at bringing customers to the cloud and further into the Watson cognitive portfolio.

Oct 20 2016
As with many vendors dependent upon steady on-premises perpetual licensing revenue, Qlik knows it must make the transition to the cloud, but as a newly privatized firm, can it endure the unknown long enough to ensure future success?

Oct 14 2016
It turns out that one of the greatest challenges of IoT isn’t device instrumentation or even data storage or analysis. It’s Integration, which will drive a resurgence among traditional middleware vendors TIBCO, Software AG, and Red Hat.

Oct 13 2016
Red Hat continues to expand its product strategy to focus on solutions that support application and hybrid cloud management. Despite continued growth, Red Hat faces the challenge of rising competition and the need to strengthen its market message.

Oct 12 2016
Information Builders has partnered with AI vendor Yseop to bring natural language processing to WebFOCUS, seeking not merely to interpret queries, but also to uncover and explain data insights otherwise hidden within complex data charts.


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