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IBM pitches analysis software for select industry verticals

Extending the reach of its analysis software and services, IBM plans to release 20 analytics packages customized to the needs of specific industries.

Available by the end of June, the packages will target businesses in retail, banking, telecommunications, insurance and other fields. Additional packages will be released in the future.

The packages augment off-the-shelf analytics software, from IBM or other parties, that organizations may already be running.

The software is intended to “speed up the process of applying complex analytics,” said Alistair Rennie, IBM general manager of analytics solutions. “They will deliver insight that business people can use very quickly.”

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Salesforce doubles down on big data with new analytics tool

All the data “lakes” in the world won’t amount to much if you can’t figure out what they mean for your business. With that in mind, Salesforce on Thursday unveiled Salesforce Wave for Big Data, a new tool designed to help business users make sense of their information stores using the Salesforce Analytics Cloud.

The Analytics Cloud is based on the company’s Wave platform, which was launched last October. The overriding goal is to make data more accessible to business users at all levels of the organization, Salesforce has said.

Earlier this year, Salesforce updated the offering with new mobile capabilities.

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