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Telsta adds IoT and big data offering to Network and Services biz unit

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Australian telco Telstra has continued efforts to bolster its Network Applications and Services (NAS) business unit through acquiring Readify.

IBM takes Watson to Asia

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IBM has opened a new research centre in Singapore as it aims to expand its cognitive computing offering Watson into the Asian markets.

SAP and Yandex pair up to launch predictive analytics platform

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SAP and Yandex Data Factory have announced a new strategic partnership to develop cloud-based predictive analytics services for the retail, e-commerce, banking and telecommunications sectors.

Microsoft launches Spark for Azure HDInsight and pushes into consumer AI

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Almost 12 months after releasing the public preview of Spark for Azure HDInsight Microsoft has announced general availability of the proposition to the industry, as well as extending Cortana’s offering to the Xbox.

What is the promise of big data? Computers will be better than humans

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Big data as a concept has in fact been around longer than computer technology, which would surprise a number of people.

IBM launches interactive ads on Watson

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IBM has announced the launch of Watson Ads to harness the AI potential of its cognitive computing platform and create interactive ads, personalized to individual customers. The first offerings of the initiative will be made available through The Weather Company sub-brand.

Wipro open sources big data offering

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Wipro has announced it has open sourced its big data solution Big Data Ready Enterprise (BDRE), partnering with California based Hortonworks to push the initiative forward.

Salesforce SMB’s business leader talks data analytics, AI and the age of entrepreneurship

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While the business world has traditionally favoured the biggest and the richest, cloud as a technology is seen as the great equalizer. Through a transition through to the cloud, SMBs are being empowered to take on the nemesis of enterprise business, with the number of wins growing year-on-year.

Accenture outlines future of cloud and data analytics in sport

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Although the digital age has created a wealth of opportunities for organizations to create new revenue streams and attract new audiences, maintaining engagement of these customers is becoming an increasing difficult job, according to Accenture’s Nick Millman.

Organizations struggling to capitalize on benefits of big data

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Big data is now considered one of the more significant priorities of businesses through 2016 however research from DNV GL has highlighted only 23% of organizations have a defined strategy moving forward.

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