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  • How the Phantom acquisition changed Splunk's approach to automation

    The future is increasingly looking automated for the machine data cruncher Splunk as customers look to ease the burden on analysts grappling with higher alert volumes, and since the acquisition of Phantom in February last year, Splunk has been busy folding the startup's automation and orchestration expertise into its IT and security monitoring product portfolio.

  • Spark analytics arm, Qrious, to buy NOW Consulting

    Spark New Zealand owned data, analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) business, Qrious is to acquire NOW Consulting, the data consulting division of WhereScape, the data warehouse consulting company founded in Auckland in 1997.

  • Splunk to buy SignalFx for $1 billion

    ​Data analytics software maker Splunk on Wednesday said it would acquire privately held SignalFx, which makes software for the cloud, in a cash and stock deal for about US$1.05 billion.

  • Salesforce bets on big data with US$15.3 billion Tableau buy has agreed to buy big data firm Tableau Software for US$15.3 billion, adding muscle in its fight with Microsoft for a bigger share of the market that helps businesses target customers with tools to analyze and visualize data.

  • NZ Cricket seeks advantage from Qrious analytics

    New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has turned to Spark’s data analytics subsidiary Qrious to help it analyse game and player performance and gain competitive advantage for its Blackcaps and White Ferns teams in the 2019 ICC World Cup.

  • Machine learning cuts surgical infections by 74 percent

    By applying predictive analytics and machine learning techniques to patient data and real-time data from operating theatres the University of Iowa Hospital in the US managed to reduce the incidence of wound infections acquired during surgery by 74 percent.

  • Data literacy now a key workforce skill, says Qlik CEO

    Data literacy, according to Mike Capone, CEO of analytics software company Qlik, is to the information age what traditional literacy — reading and writing — was to the industrial age: a skill essential to anyone wanting to fully participate in the workforce, and one required by all organisations for every facet of their operations.

  • Orion Health scores five year software deal in Singapore

    NZX-listed health software company, Orion Health (NZX: OHE) has scored a five year deal for deployment in Singapore of a healthcare enterprise service bus underpinned by its interoperability product, the Rhapsody Integration Engine.

  • MercyAscot deploys Qlik analytics to boost efficiencies

    To improve the quality of patient care one of New Zealand’s largest private hospital providers, MercyAscot, has deployed the Qlik visual analytics platform in conjunction with Qlik Elite partner Acumen BI, which specialises in providing Qlik business intelligence software to the healthcare industry.

  • NZ Health Ministry to use social media to predict epidemics

    New Zealand’s health minister, Jonathan Coleman, has launched a project that will seek to establish if tracking trends on social media and using ‘unconventional data’ can help predict outbreaks and further improve responses to epidemics.