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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
May 27, 2015

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: May 27, 2015. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Before enterprises create data architecture for business intelligence and analytics, there are a few key components they need to consider.

CA Technologies has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Rally Software Development Corp. a provider of Agile development software and services, for approximately $480 million, net of cash acquired.

EMC, which enables businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service, is acquiring Virtustream to form its new managed cloud services business. The all-cash transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2015, subject to customary closing conditions, is valued at approximately $1.2 billion. Virtustream brings to the EMC portfolio a managed cloud software and services capability — whether on or off premise — which EMC also intends to incorporate into the Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution.

As increasing data management challenges emerge for enterprises, virtualization offers a solution to reduce data proliferation and ensure that all consumers can leverage accurate information quickly and effectively.

As the influx of data continues to consume organizations, marketers are overwhelmed at sorting through it all to gain effective insights. Data visualization can help, according to Amanda Gessert, senior manager of business intelligence at Merkle, who took part in a Data Summit 2015 session called "Increasing Your Productivity Through Data Visualization."

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network in which devices and machinery will be embedded and connected with software and sensors in order to achieve greater value for manufacturers and users. With the increase in technology, IoT is becoming more prevalent. Many within the data industry have been knowledgeable about IoT, but now people outside of the industry are becoming familiar with it as well as it becomes part of their everyday lives.