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Business analytics is being leveraged to prevent school shootings

Sisense, which just closed $80M, uses analytics to help companies and organizations solve an array of problems, including crime and serious threats

​IP Australia’s plan to fix the ‘spaghettification’ of its data

The government entity is five months into its business intelligence and analytics project to make data an asset, looking to a future where it can share data with global trademark agencies.

4 Ways R Developers Are Solving Business Analytics Challenges

R developers have played a crucial role in developing applications predicated on big data. There are numerous fields that have benefited from their work. Healthcare, construction, law enforcement and academia are just a few of the countless sectors that have become dependent on applications developed by R programmers. However, business analytics may be the field that is most affected by their work.

Data analytics firm Sisense raises $80 million, to accelerate hiring

Business intelligence software provider Sisense said on Wednesday it raised $80 million, bringing the total amount invested in the Israeli company to about $200 million.

Sisense hauls in $80M investment as data analytics business matures

Sisense, a company that helps customers understand and visualize their data across multiple sources, announced an $80 million Series E investment today led by Insight Venture Partners. They also announced that Zack Urlocker, former COO at Duo Security and Zendesk, has joined the organization’s board of directors. The company has attracted a prestigious list of past investors, who also participated in the round, including Battery Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, DFJ Venture Capital, Genesis Partners and Opus Capital.

As market pressures loom, healthcare giant Cigna launches a $250 million venture fund

If you don’t think the healthcare market is prepping for the radical transformations that remote care, persistent diagnostics, as well as and monitoring and improving targeted treatments are going to bring to the industry, think again. Healthcare companies are steeling themselves for the shift in healthcare services in the most desperate way they can — by launching venture funds. The latest to make the move is Cigna, the multi-billion-dollar healthcare insurer which is now launching a $250 million venture fund called Cigna Ventures.

Integrate.ai pulls in $30M to help businesses make better customer-centric decisions

Helping businesses bring more firepower to the fight against AI-fuelled disruptors is the name of the game for Integrate.ai, a Canadian startup that’s announcing a $30M Series A today. The round is led by Portag3 Ventures . Other VCs include Georgian Partners, Real Ventures, plus other (unnamed) individual investors also participating. The funding will be used for a big push in the U.S.

Data management firm Veeam mismanages own data, leaks 445m records

The server was reportedly available for anyone to access and lacked any form of protection against intrusion.

Veeam server lapse leaks over 440 million email addresses

You know what isn’t a good look for a data management software company? A massive mismanagement of your own customer data. Veeam, a backup and data recovery company, bills itself as a data giant that among other things can “anticipate need and meet demand, and move securely across multi-cloud infrastructures,” but is believed to have mislaid its own database of customer records.

All aboard the Hype Cycle! What’s DataOps? Well, it has no standards or frameworks. Got it?

Gartner's rollercoaster trundles into exciting world of data management Gartner has turned its annual Hype Cycling gaze upon data management and found that – shock – expectations of Blockchain remain hopelessly inflated.…
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