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Top 13 Reasons to Have a Smart Intranet Portal

July 1, 2015 by Jagadish Thaker

Any growing organization inevitably runs into the problem of information overflow, unorganized content and a data black hole. Employees across different departments are unable to co-operate efficiently and end up working in silos. This is the time when a business decides that it needs a common platform for its employees, which can be used to bring both, the people and processes together.[read more]

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How Big Data Is Changing Recruitment Forever

June 30, 2015 by Bernard Marr

The Big Data Guru column.

As it is in many other areas of business, Big Data is helping to take the guess work out of recruitment. Rather than relying on the famous “gut feeling”, those taking a more scientific approach to appointing staff are finding it leads to more suitable people who stay happy and on the job for longer. Just as importantly, candidates hopefully will no longer have to hope that they won’t be overlooked because the interviewer doesn’t like the tie they are wearing, or because they went to the wrong school.[read more]

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Data Does Not Equal Intelligence: Predictive Analytics in the Enterprise

June 30, 2015 by Ray Renteria

Modern enterprises run on data. However, much to some executives’ surprise, data itself is incapable of solving business problems. All the bits of information your teams collect are worthless when it comes to improving supply chain processes, fine-tuning marketing campaigns, closing deals or meeting any number of other business challenges, if you don’t understand how to create intelligence from it. To make the most of the influx of data coming into your company, you need to know the difference between data, intelligence and insight, as well as how to apply all three to predictive analytics.[read more]

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5 Hidden Reasons Your IT Team Is Always Late and Over Budget

June 30, 2015 by Baron Schwartz

It’s hard to pinpoint why IT teams are performing poorly because the reasons are hidden. Here are five main issues that may reside deep under your IT team’s skin.[read more]

How Manufacturers Can Use Big Data to Acquire New Customers

June 29, 2015 by Larisa Bedgood

For industrial and manufacturing marketers, the integration of data, technology and marketing is producing a wealth of new opportunities to boost revenue streams. However, figuring out which technologies to implement and which data to utilize has challenged more than one B2B marketer.[read more]

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A Day Late and Big Data Architecture Short

June 29, 2015 by Paul Barsch

In the mad-dash to “do something” in big data without a strategy, IT managers and business users alike seem to continuously jump on the latest technology (today it’s Spark) and thus become inevitable case studies for Gartner’s well documented hype cycle.[read more]

Even Chocolate Needs Smart Data

June 25, 2015 by Andre Bourque

How do you sell chipotle-accented chocolates and truffles with bourbon mash to those in the chocolate-loving populace who dream of pepper-laced confections and Kentucky sauced nuggets? You get smarter. The chocolate business, it turns out, is a lot like other conservative industries. Medical, construction, financial trading, and others are often reluctant to try the latest "new fangled" marketing techniques. Chocolate is the same way.[read more]

Taking the Cloud Apart: What Works for Your Business?

June 25, 2015 by Simon Mitchell

Just like real clouds ‘The Cloud’ is made up of many clouds, some overlapping and some merging into others with no obvious boundaries. Mouse-Over each for an explanation. A Standard Operating Environment (SOE) and a Management Platform (MP) are at the centre of modern IT. With an SOE you can provision new servers in seconds and remove them when you no longer need them. An MP is essential for controlling an infrastructure that may run into thousands of virtual machines.[read more]

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The Importance of Cleaning Up Your Dark Data

June 24, 2015 by Rick Delgado

Few trends have had as big of an impact on businesses as big data. Companies of all shapes and sizes have taken to big data with eagerness as they realize how much it can benefit their organizations. There’s little disputing big data’s impressive advantages, from opening up new avenues of innovation to increasing business productivity.[read more]

Figure Out Why You Should Use Big Data Before You Figure Out How

June 24, 2015 by RK Paleru
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This is about the approaches to “big-data” technology. However, I start with a little detour and analogy on innovation. The purpose of this analogy is to trigger “Enterprise IT Organizations” to think outside convention before embarking on a journey to adopt or build “big-data," “data management,” “data integration” and related services.[read more]

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Big Data in Automobiles: Use-Cases for Today and Opportunities for the Future

June 22, 2015 by Anand Srinivasan
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Location analytics is a big thing in General Motors these days. A spatial analysis of the data available with the company showed that their customers will drive two hours to buy a car. However, they may not be ready to drive down so far for a servicing. Also, customers will be ready to drive this far, bypassing a more convenient dealership, if they know they can save $500.[read more]