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When 'Engagement' Leads to Alarm Bells, not Wedding Bells

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Fateh Naili | december 12, 2013

Most people would tell you that they love being recognised and they love having their loyalty rewarded, but when does engagement start to border on 'creepy'? Online retailers, service providers and social media sites all have access to a lot of our personal information. This ranges from what we buy...

When Big Data and the Internet of Things Collide

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Hans Heerooms | december 09, 2013

There is already a lot of discussion around Big Data, and increasingly the term 'Internet of Things' (IoT) is becoming common parlance in data management circles. This is being driven by a massive growth in the number of sensors embedded in everything from our devices right through to the...

How can you delete what you don't know you have?

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James Cotton | december 06, 2013

The latest amendments to the draft EU Data Protection Act reinforce the 'right to erasure' and propose fines of up to €100m if data is abused. Under the proposed regulation, customers of any company operating within the European Union will have the right to request that their personal...

Apple Bites on Social Media

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Dan Grady | december 03, 2013

On Monday, Apple made a sizeable bet on the value of social media by acquiring social media search and analytics company Topsy Labs for upwards of 200 million dollars.    There's a lot of speculation on why Apple made this purchase, but a few things are clear: First, one of the largest...

Things I'm Thankful For

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Jake Freivald | november 27, 2013

There are a ton of things I'm thankful for that don't belong on a work blog post. Suffice it to say that the personal list goes on and on and on.   Here are some specific things that I'm thankful for in this job, in this industry.   1. Customers. Few things are as cool as sharing a vision...

Ideas Flow at Information Builders Customer Advisory Council Meeting

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Rado Kotorov | november 12, 2013

In New York City recently, representatives of 30 of Information Builders’ customers gathered at our headquarters for two and half days of discussions with Information Builders’ executive leadership on industry trends, product roadmaps and strategic goals for deployments of our technologies. Face-to...

InfoApps™: The New Face of Self-Service BI and Analytics

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Jake Freivald | november 20, 2013

For a long time, the Business Intelligence market was dominated by two types of tools: One that generated static reports for the masses, and another that used analytics to help technically savvy users slice and dice data in very sophisticated ways. Recently, there has been more and more talk about...