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Apple Watch Could Be a Password Alternative

With password tolerance levels at an all time low, alternatives to the pesky and insecure authenticators are beginning to abound. One of those alternatives could be the Apple Watch. Even before Apple's latest gadget began shipping last week, MicroStrategy announced it was extending its Usher enterpr...

MicroStrategy’s Saylor: Our Mobile Identity Completes Us

Mobile identity was the theme that kicked off at a keynote speech Tuesday at CTIA 2013, the wireless industry trade show under way this week in Las Vegas. Michael Saylor, founder, chairman and CEO of MicroStrategy and author of The Mobile Wave, spoke of how mobile identity is becoming a vital part o...

ANALYSIS

Using Cloud Analytics to Corral Big Data

Strategic Big Data and Actionable Analytics are two of the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013, according to Gartner. Yet only 12 percent have a big data strategy that governs their daily operations, a recent survey of 339 data management professionals by SAS and SourceMedia found. In my vie...

PRODUCT PROFILE

Microstrategy Mobile Enables Industry-Specific BI App Development

At the beginning of July, MicroStrategy rolled out MicroStrategy Mobile -- a platform designed to allow companies to extend their on-premise business intelligence application to the mobile environment. The following day, VHA, a provider of supply chain management services to reduce healthcare costs...

Social Media Outsourcing, Part 2: Weighing Risks and Rewards

Social media outsourcing will be the next big business opportunity for India after business process outsourcing and knowledge process outsourcing, contends Gaurav Mishra, Yahoo fellow in residence at Georgetown University's Institute for the Study of Diplomacy. "Some functions are best handled by a ...

FIVE-MINUTE SALES PITCH

MicroStrategy 7i Business-Intelligence Platform

MicroStrategy says its 7i release has both the brains and the brawn large enterprises need to perform a comprehensive array of business-intelligence tasks. COO Sanju Bansal describes the technology as "industrial strength" because it integrates five "styles of business intelligence" into a single pl...

E-BUSINESS SPECIAL REPORT

Are Tech Companies Fraud Magnets?

The high-profile financial crimes at companies like WorldCom and Enron might lead some to wonder whether high-tech companies are magnets for fraud. Andrew Bartels, a Giga Information Group analyst, told the E-Commerce Times that the industry does not have a genetic defect that makes it more prone...

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