IBM Watson Analytics Engine Now in Open Beta

IBM Watson Analytics, a cloud-based, natural language-based cognitive service that can provide access to predictive and visual analytic tools for businesses, is now available in beta, IBM announced.

Watson Analytics is designed to automate tasks such as data preparation, predictive analysis, and visual storytelling for business professionals. Offered as a cloud-based freemium service, all business users can now access Watson Analytics from any desktop or mobile device. For example, a marketing, HR or sales rep can quickly source data, cleanse and refine it, discover insights, predict outcomes, visualize results, create reports and dashboards and explain results in familiar business terms.

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