Analytics

The beauty of performing analytics in the cloud is that it’s usually on a pay-per-use basis. This can help smaller organisations employ tools usually only affordable to bigger players. Real-time analytics can provide your whole workforce with up-to-the-minute data on customers and sales wherever they are. Social media analytics can help to harvest data, making the most of public interaction.

News

Box inks deal with IBM to integrate cloud services

Jun 24, 2015 Rene Millman

Partnership promises email and social integration, and Watson-powered analytics

SAP reveals new data analytics tool for financial services

Jun 24, 2015 Jane McCallion

Data pooling with increased understanding of risk could help increase profits

Capgemini division plumps for IBM cloud platform

Jun 19, 2015 Clare Hopping

Sogeti will begin using IBM Bluemix as a developer sandbox for IoT devices, collaboration and app programming

Salesforce buddies up with Big Data partners to build analytics for the masses

May 28, 2015 Joe Curtis

Cloud giant lets users chuck data into partners’ platforms, analyse it, then app delivers the insight

Data room

HDS sheds storage skin to power IoT innovation

Apr 28, 2015 Joe Curtis

Hitachi Data Systems builds on acquisitions' expertise to transform into data analytics business

Advice

Why doesn’t cloud ERP just work?

Jun 13, 2014 Adrian Bridgwater

There are signs that the take-up of cloud-based ERP is already waning, so how should CIOs proceed?

Nine things you need to know about the Internet of Things

May 27, 2014 Nick Booth

How will machine to machine comms across the cloud work? Here's what you should know

Business intelligence in the cloud - education is the key

Oct 29, 2013 Tom Brewster

Companies are slowly realising the benefits of BI in the cloud but they still need to learn some lessons

Cloud forensics - keeping tabs on your cloud provider

Aug 22, 2013 Rene Millman

Having the right policies in place could help your organisation’s forensic efforts

CIO planning: time to master a different range of skills

Jun 25, 2013 Lesley Meall

The CIO now needs to keep his or her eye on a whole new set of skills to keep a business running

Case Studies

Conservation International uses big data analytics to help the environment

Jul 31, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Rainforest studies produce a surprising amount of data, something HP has helped Conservation International control

Cloud brings efficiencies to efficiency company

Oct 9, 2013 Rene Millman

PowerPerfector uses Salesforce accounting to integrate financial information across the organisation

Cloud computing is the only way for Essex

May 22, 2013 Maxwell Cooter

Essex is one of the councils leading the way when it comes to cloud. But, as CIO David Wilde makes clear, it's part of a wider strategy

Lush looks to the cloud to maintain its sustainability record

May 1, 2012 Miya Knights

Ethical cosmetics company can now collate data and report on its environmental impact with CloudApps software