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What Is Big Data and How Useful It Is?

July 6, 2015 by Anand Srivastava

What is big data? This term has gained popularity in the present and it is used sometimes to define the exponential data development and availability, both structured and unstructured. Big data might be as important to business and community as the web has become. Why? It is simply because if there will be more data, it may result to more precise analyses.[read more]

Best Practice Linux Guide: Your Cloud Strategy

July 3, 2015 by Simon Mitchell

The Cloud is becoming an all-encompassing presence on the Internet. Whether it’s public, private or hosted, your organisation will undoubtedly be under pressure to not only adopt some form of Cloud strategy to keep up with competitors but will also increasingly experience internal pressures to adopt new tools and techniques such as continual integration tools and concepts such as containers.[read more]

4 Tips for Moving Away from Single-Source IT Companies

July 2, 2015 by Kyle Cebull

At one time, a single resource was all your business needed from a technology perspective. You’ve come to rely and trust that single resource, but both of you know that you’re growing apart. You’ve discussed transitioning your technology to a larger provider that can support your users and network better. But just because your single-source IT company has been helpful and recognizes that you’ll be moving on doesn’t mean that they won’t make the process difficult once you actually begin pulling the plug.[read more]

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7 Key Features IT Should Look for in Enterprise Mobility Software

July 2, 2015 by Daniel Kraft

It’s safe to say that the traditional model of “going to work” is a ticking time bomb. Service providers and freelancers are replacing full-time employees, and people are changing careers faster than ever. Companies require employees to be available 24/7, but they can align work with the priorities of their personal lives, working from many places. Clearly, organizations are undergoing some soul-searching for the ideal structure, and mobility is key.[read more]

Raise the Big Data Flim-Flam High

July 2, 2015 by Martyn Jones

If there were ever a more apt rallying slogan for the Big Data BS babblers it would be “We BS about Big Data so that you don’t need to think”… and you know what? That’s how it is working.The trouble with the hype is that almost everyone and...[read more]

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Accounting Software Saves Time and Money for Businesses

July 1, 2015 by Rehan Sheikh

When I first opened my business, I thought I was going to have to pay an accountant a large salary to help keep my books balanced. I didn't feel confident in my ability to handle it myself, and I knew that mistakes could cause major problems for the future of my business. When I finally found accounting software that was easy to use, I was able to free up the costs associated with hiring an accountant. With today's programs, anyone can be their own business accountant by choosing the right user-friendly accounting software.[read more]

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Demystifying Self-Service Data and the Future of Business Intelligence

July 1, 2015 by Marius Moscovici

Users can’t afford to send requests and wait days or weeks for a report that could already be outdated. To get the most out of the data your company collects, relevant data points need to be available to all business users when they need it.[read more]

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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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]