Can we trust cloud providers to keep our data safe?

Cloud computing - storing data and applications remotely rather than on your own premises - can cut IT costs dramatically and speed up your operations. But is it safe? Despite the rise of public cloud platforms offered by the likes of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, less than 10% of the world's data is currently stored in the cloud. So what's holding many companies back? Technology of Business explores the issue of cloud security. What's so good about the cloud anyway?

Tableau Announces New Data Analytics Learning Partnerships with, Pluralsight, Udacity and General Assembly

Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) announced today new partnerships aimed at helping people more easily acquire data analysis skills needed for today’s workforce., a LinkedIn company, is a leader in online learning with over 4,400 courses in business, technology and creative categories, and Pluralsight, a global leader in online learning for more than three million technology professionals, have partnered with Tableau to train virtually anyone in data analytics.

Artificial Intelligence May Transition Decision Support to Actual Decision-Making

Thanks in great part to IBM's Watson technology and its ability to answer queries presented in natural language, artificial intelligence (AI) has received much attention in the past few years. This was especially true after Watson competed on the quiz show Jeopardy! in 2011 and won against prior champions. Watson evolved from IBM's DeepQA project and the Deep Blue chess computer that defeated chess champion Garry Kasporov in 1997.

Watson, whose design goal was to win at Jeopardy!, had major enhancements including the ability to leverage natural language processing, data retrieval, massively parallel processing, as well as access to vast amounts of structured and unstructured data. It also could generate hypotheses and "learn" from it results in order to modify and improve its logic and algorithms.

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Qlik Highest Ranked Visual Analytics Vendor in New BARC BI Score 2015 Report

Qlik® (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in visual analytics, today announced that it has been positioned by Business Application Research Center (BARC) as a trendsetter in its BARC Business Intelligence Score 2015 report. The trendsetter ranking is the highest achieved by any vendor and Qlik is the only next generation visual analytics provider included in this category. The full report is available for download from