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Dealing With Careless Users as a CIO

February 9, 2016 by Xander Schofield

The majority of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) are generally very well versed when it comes to the various facets of securing organization networks, sensitive data encryption and on how to secure private customer information. While as a CIO, you may be on top of your game, there is a possibility of the existence of a glaring security flaws which you could have overlooked or ignored: your organization’s end-users.[read more]

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Robot Shoe Factory a New Trend of the Future?

February 8, 2016 by Brigg Patten

Factories filled with computerized robots may still sound futuristic, but major companies are starting to incorporate them into their production processes. Below introduces how robots and related technologies are impacting industrial production trends.[read more]

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Hadoop Adoption: Where Does Your Company Stand?

February 5, 2016 by Rick Delgado

ImageAny discussion about big data analytics will likely bring up the topic of Hadoop. Hadoop is certainly not a new platform and can effectively change the way businesses utilize their big data, but despite its advantages, Hadoop adoption remains largely lacking. Put in simple terms, Hadoop is an open source software framework that helps store, organize, and analyze data distributed across multiple clusters and nodes. Businesses that use it find that they’re able to work with more data than they ever have before, along with a wider variety of data. Even so, many organizations remain unconvinced or simply see Hadoop as not necessary for what they’re doing. Your company may feel the same way. It’s a barrier that Hadoop supporters have been trying to overcome for several years now, and success in that realm has been fleeting at best.[read more]

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How Big Data is Changing and Influencing Internet Marketing

February 4, 2016 by Ryan Kidman
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As we all know loads of consumer data is created every moment through computation. Via social networking databases and GPS tracking not only is the location of individuals who use certain apps provided but also their conduct, perspectives, interest and all around needs are recorded by search engines.[read more]

The 4 Advantages of Choosing a Cloud BI Provider

February 3, 2016 by Annie Bustos

Along with the rise of Big Data and the desire for companies to better understand their customer base comes the pressing need for business intelligence (BI) solutions. In the past few years these were traditionally on-premises solutions but they are now shifting to the cloud making them more affordable and more scalable. In fact, the cloud based BI market is projected to grow to $2.94B by 2018.[read more]

Crossing the New Chasm – Moving From a Product Focus to Customer Relationships

February 2, 2016 by Gayle Nixon

Chris-blogGeoffrey Moore famously documented the technology adoption lifecycle in his book, “Crossing the Chasm”, arguably the bible of technology marketing over the past 15 years. His key premise was the big difference (a “chasm” according to Moore) between selling to early adopters - enthusiasts who are enamored with technology for its own sake, regardless of proven business impact - and selling to pragmatic decision-makers who need to be shown the business impact before they will invest in newer technology.[read more]