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  • Strengthening authentication through big data Crunch Network

    Strengthening authentication through big data

    The fact that plain passwords are no longer safe to protect our digital identities is no secret. For years, the use of two-factor authentication (2FA) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) as a means to ensure online account security and prevent fraud has been a hot topic of discussion. Technological advances, especially in the mobile industry, have created new possibilities, and manufacturers… Read More

  • Segment helps businesses integrate third-party sources into their data pipelines

    Segment helps businesses integrate third-party sources into their data pipelines

    Segment helps developers manage all the analytics data their apps and services generate. Besides fanning out this information to analytics services like Google Analytics and Mixpanel, or marketing tools like Marketo, all this data lands in a data warehouse. At best, though, all this information only shows an incomplete view of a customer’s journey from landing page to purchase. Read More

  • Google Stackdriver helps IT get unified view across AWS and Google Cloud

    Google Stackdriver helps IT get unified view across AWS and Google Cloud

    Today at the GCPNext16 event in San Francisco, Google announced the launch of Google StackDriver, a tool that gives IT a unified tool for monitoring, alerting, incidents management and logging complete with dashboards providing visual insights across each category. Google purchased Stackdriver, the Cambridge, MA company in 2014 when it was mostly devoted to AWS cloud monitoring. It helped… Read More

  • Tableau scores advanced database tech with acquisition of German startup HyPer

    Tableau scores advanced database tech with acquisition of German startup HyPer

    Tableau announced today that it has acquired HyPer, an early-stage German startup born in academia that has developed an advanced database technology. Tableau intends to incorporate the technology into its product set. Tableau is a business intelligence and analytics company, taking business data and helping companies make sense of it. The new HyPer database technology should provide… Read More

  • Twitter Gives Developers A Way To Track Their Fabric Apps On Mobile Devices

    Twitter Gives Developers A Way To Track Their Fabric Apps On Mobile Devices

    Twitter is launching a new mobile application for developers that use Fabric, its development platform, that enables them to track the health of their apps. Tracking the health of an app can be particularly tricky when away from a computer. Developers often need to rely on dashboards and other tools to ensure that things are running smoothly, which don’t lend themselves well to… Read More

  • IBM Acquiring Truven Health Analytics For $2.6 Billion And Adding It To Watson Health

    IBM Acquiring Truven Health Analytics For $2.6 Billion And Adding It To Watson Health

    IBM announced its intent to buy Truven Health Analytics today for a whopping $2.6 billion. It is the fourth major purchase for Watson Health since the unit was established in 2014. Watson Health was formed when IBM purchased Phytel and Explorys in April, 2014. Both companies had the common denominator of being data-driven health companies. The unit added Merge Healthcare for another… Read More

  • IBM Watson Teams With Toronto Raptors On Data-Driven Talent Analysis

    IBM Watson Teams With Toronto Raptors On Data-Driven Talent Analysis

    IBM announced today that is has teamed with the Toronto Raptors to bring cognitive analysis in the form of IBM Watson to the NBA team’s talent evaluation process. The new tool called IBM Sports Insights Central, pulls in data from a variety of sources including statistics, video, social networking sentiment analysis, medical records and much more. It compares this data against the… Read More

  • Salesforce Announces Latest Lightning CRM Release With SteelBrick Integration

    Salesforce Announces Latest Lightning CRM Release With SteelBrick Integration

    This afternoon at a big presentation in San Francisco, Salesforce announced a new version of the Lightning CRM platform that includes built-in Wave analytics, intelligent email from its RelateIQ purchase in July, 2014 and configure-price-quote features from its SteelBrick acquisition at the end of last year. In addition, the company announced a new built-in phone tool which allows sales people… Read More

  • Opportunities In The Risk Business Abound As Insurance Is Ready For Disruption Crunch Network

    Opportunities In The Risk Business Abound As Insurance Is Ready For Disruption

    Whether medical, automotive, life, residential, or commercial, the value proposition of smoothing out potential cash flow outlays often makes sense. Pretty cool. But on any chart highlighting relative customer satisfaction across industries, you will consistently find that insurance ranks among the last — only ahead of real estate, telcos and cable companies. Read More

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