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Microsoft plans to launch Power BI mobile apps, starting with iOS

Microsoft plans to bring its business intelligence tool Power BI to mobile platforms, starting with a native iOS app. The company sent out an email to prospective testers this week asking them if they have an iPhone or an iPad and if they want to “start exploring Power BI dashboards and reports on [their] mobile devices.”

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5 big data implementation mistakes to avoid

In recent years, few terms have been as overused and misunderstood as “big data.” From making predictions about massive flu outbreaks with a Google flu trends solution, to tracking shopping trends and directing savings to customers, to making real-time trading decisions that impact companies’ and individuals’ bottom line positions — data has become the key to staying competitive in today’s global economy. To understand the industry meaning of big data, and why big data has gotten so much attention, we need to break down the aspects of the database industry that have led to some of the challenges we face when managing and analyzing data today.

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5 reasons to consider adopting IMC

In-Memory Computing (IMC) is no longer limited to exotic financial and telecom applications. It’s quickly becoming a must for processing and making sense of massive amounts of data.

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International payments services are flocking to China

More than a few international payments services recently said China had become one of their biggest markets, as an increasing number of Chinese Internet/mobile companies are actively expanding overseas.

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How big data has become accessible to everyone

It’s been the narrative of technology since the wheel was invented. Something is new, exciting … and expensive. Then we find a way to mass produce it (or something similar). Processes get better, and equipment gets cheaper. Consumers save big. Then something new comes out.

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For better snacking, big data is the secret ingredient

Snacking is officially a craze. More than nine out of 10 Americans snack daily — a quarter of them three to five times every day, according to a recent Nielsen survey. But it’s not just people in the U.S. who are sneaking a bite. Snacking is now a $374 billion global industry, and it’s growing 2 percent annually.