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Spotlight: Gartner predicts algorithms will further take place of 'gut feel' decision making

Gartner predicts that as the Internet continues to tear down the physical hurdles to doing business, large enterprises will start to rely more on advanced analytics and proprietary algorithms over "gut feel."

Gartner: Most enterprises will have chief data officers, but the path won't be easy

With the huge influx of data hitting large enterprises, someone is needed at a top level to make sense of it all. With that trend in mind, Gartner predicts that by 2019, 90 percent of major organizations will have a chief data officer.

Cortana now mines email so you don't forget to do what you've promised

Microsoft continues to build out its Cortana digital assistant offering, today announcing two new capabilities that further glean information from user data to provide tailored information.

Microsoft releases machine learning toolkit on GitHub in another win for AI research

Microsoft today announced the release of another set of machine learning tools to GitHub that it claims are more efficient than its competitors' tools.

Uber sneaks past traditional rental cars as business ground transportation of choice, according to expense management software maker

Certify's third annual SpendSmart Report that looks at business travel trends found that Uber beat out car rentals nationally in 2015 as the car service of choice for business travellers. To develop the report, Certify, a travel and expense management software provider, looked at more than 9 million receipts and expenses that its users logged in the fourth quarter. 

Salesforce launches new Marketing Cloud services for retailers

Salesforce announced new Marketing Cloud services for retailers at the National Retail Federation Big Show 2016 on Tuesday. The additions include the Salesforce Strategic Framework for Retail Customer Journeys and Strategic Retail Professional Services.

IBM snaps up IRIS Analytics for machine-learning fraud detection

IBM announced its acquisition of fraud software and consulting company IRIS Analytics. Big Blue plans to integrate the company's machine-learning technology into its IBM Counter Fraud Management suite to identify and stop fraud in real time.

Apple's reported acquisition of AI startup Emotient could mean a boost for Siri

Apple has reportedly purchased artificial intelligence startup Emotient, a company that uses human facial expressions to analyze emotions, according to the Wall Street Journal.

PostgreSQL 9.5 eyes MySQL users with new Web, mobile-friendly features

PostgreSQL released a new version of its software that is equipped with a number of features billed as making it the database management system of choice from startups to large enterprises. 

These were the most important stories of 2015 and here's why you should care about them

The most important stories from 2015 – a hint at a rebound at Microsoft, Apple's impact on the enterprise, setbacks for women in tech and the continuing struggle of traditional enterprise IT vendors – promise to influence IT in 2016.