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News Scan: Data analytics: Who needs IT?; Out with BYOD and in with COPE; more

The top news stories for March 31, 2014.

Mobile can be a business driver, say panelists

Enterprise mobility has long played an important role for organizations' execution of business processes--from the salesforce delivering presentations on their iPads to warehouse staff using mobile devices to take inventory. But mobile also has the potential to drive the business decisions behind those services, said panelists speaking at the NIST Intersection of Cloud and Mobility Conference.

New certification program aims to develop big data pros

With all the focus on big data and business intelligence in the job market, a new certification at the University of Illinois is just the thing hiring managers need this year.

Creating virtual scale for large, small enterprises

Small, medium and large enterprises each face unique data challenges. Part three in our FCIO special report Scaling up for Big Data.

Twitter rolls out new comprehensive analytics

Twitter has rolled out comprehensive analytics for Twitter Card users. Good move on Twitter's part in upping its game, albeit in a limited fashion. 

How to formulate 'right' question for big data

When you can't use an answer, or when you can't act upon it, then you also can't realize a return. In an effort to aid you in formulating the "right" questions to ask of data, I turn to a number of experts in different industries for their advice. Here's what they say. 

Half of organizations targeting big data, led by CEO charge

Big data is past the hype phase now, with half of organizations now implementing or planning to implement a big data initiative, according to the just-released, 2014 IDG Enterprise Big Data report.  

US to top energy producers list by 2016 thanks to big data analytics

It will probably come as a shock to most readers that the U.S. is already almost completely independent in terms of energy. Indeed,  Wired   reports  that "according to the International Energy Agency, by 2016 the U.S. will surpass Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world's largest oil producer." U.S. energy producers of every stripe are using big data analytics to produce more energy even faster than the Agency predicts. 

Big data's big designs for 2014

There is also no shortage of predictions around big data and data analytics as we close out the year. The latest come from Capgemini's Scott Schlesinger, senior vice president for business information management.

7 principles for using big data in pricing, sales next year

Neal Lustig, a pioneer in pricing optimization and management, says the science of margin analytics is still a mystery to many organizations. That ignorance could prove costly. The days of one-price for all are nearly gone and the days of sweeping price discounts are on their way out.