Salesforce reaches 50th software release & touts machine-learning

As it readies the 50th release of its software suite, Salesforce says it is on course to be the fastest technology company to reach $10bn in revenue. It is slated to reach just north of $8bn in the current fiscal year, which runs through January 31, 2017. Its European business is thriving, according to the… Continue reading Salesforce reaches 50th software release & touts machine-learning

What’s driving machine learning, and where is it taking us?

Of all the places to try out machine learning, the legal market would probably not be the logical choice, given its reputation as a laggard in technology adoption. But about five years ago, machine learning was given a go – in the form of something called predictive coding in a certain area of legal software… Continue reading What’s driving machine learning, and where is it taking us?

IBM’s forecast calls for more cloud-based analytics and cognitive computing

With the whole of IBM now marching to its cognitive computing message, the company's Insight conference in Las Vegas was always going to be heavily influenced by analytics, Watson Analytics in particular. After all, it is the combination of advanced analytics – including text analytics and machine learning – in that product that is likely… Continue reading IBM’s forecast calls for more cloud-based analytics and cognitive computing

Equivio deal is classic Microsoft – good enough eDiscovery & info governance

So the long-rumoured acquisition of Equivio by Microsoft has finally been confirmed. It the comparatively small world of eDiscovery it caused quite a lot of navel-gazing when news first emerged in October 2014. The price is apparently somewhere in the $150m-$200m, which is chump change to Microsoft but a nice return for Equivio's investors and management - a… Continue reading Equivio deal is classic Microsoft – good enough eDiscovery & info governance

Enterprise search being turned inside out, upside down

The business case for enterprise search is clear, so why is adoption so relatively low? A recently-published survey by AIIM (to which 415 AIIM members responded) found 71 percent of businesses surveyed saying search is vital or essential to them, but only 18 percent of them have cross-repository search capabilities. And given these are members of AIIM, so have… Continue reading Enterprise search being turned inside out, upside down