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Big Data Misconceptions

September 20, 2016 by Martin Doyle

The idea and concept of “Big Data” has been around for a while now, however it seems there are many people who still believe it is shrouded in mystery. Therefore, in the following post, we are going to debunk some of the top big data misconceptions.Every business has access to data, from transactional, mobile, financial and behavioural...[read more]

A Deep Dive in Big Data

September 6, 2016 by Ron Bisio

Geospatial big data can include information from an assortment of sensors and data collection methods. Points and features with their associated attributes can be gathered using handheld or survey-grade GNSS, dedicated field computers or even smartphones. These data sets are small compared to other techniques, but they provide very high levels of precision and detail and can be updated rapidly. Mobile mapping systems combine lidar, imaging, GNSS and other sensors to capture large quantities of 3D information.[read more]

Delivering Quality - Where it Counts, When it Counts

August 31, 2016 by Gayle Nixon

Considering a data quality program? What’s the best way to implement it? One of the decisions that organizations must make is where data quality (Trillium’s focus) fits within their overall approach to technology architecture and business solutions. Is data quality technology a “solution” unto itself or is it a service that is delivered...[read more]

Applying BIM to Design of Sites and Structures

August 3, 2016 by Ron Bisio

The term BIM, which comes from “Building Information Modeling,” can be a little misleading. It’s not just about buildings; BIM is the process that enables the efficient and quality design, construction and operation of a structure such as a building, bridge or highway. The core BIM principles and concepts, which were pioneered for the construction and management of buildings, are being applied in heavy civil construction, utilities, energy and more. Today, BIM is an emerging technology that is transforming the way we build. The use of 3-dimensional models and real-time management of processes and workflows delivers the efficiency that today’s clients demand.[read more]

Good Data – An Essential Part of the Marketing Recipe

July 20, 2016 by Gayle Nixon
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Trillium recently hosted a webinar during which John Coe, a co-founder at B2BMarketing.com, discussed the changing role that customer data has in today’s marketing environment. The key point was that data is no longer just the output of marketing activity; it increasingly is the fuel that drives that activity. No longer are companies...[read more]

Data Quantity, or Data Quality?

July 14, 2016 by Martin Doyle
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When we look at ways businesses embark on marketing campaigns, we can see that quantity is regarded as a good thing.Lots of traffic – good. Viral posts are the Holy Grail: they generate thousands of page views every hour. Likes and shares: the more the merrier.And from all of that traffic, and social interest, the business hopes for a...[read more]

Are You Still in the Dark About the Quality of Your Data?

June 7, 2016 by Martin Doyle

More and more businesses are waking up to the threat of poor data quality. We’re gradually seeing the risk being taken more seriously as the shockwaves of poor management are felt.Yet for many businesses, data quality is seen as an abstract concept; difficult to understand, and impossible to value.When the business formulates its...[read more]

Data Detox: The Importance of Cleaning Your Data

May 26, 2016 by Greg Olson
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 Imagine enjoying years of everything going your way.  You land a great job, you have an amazing family and friends, and you live in your dream home in your dream city.  In fact, the only real problem that you have is finding the time to fit everything and everyone into your busy lifestyle.  But, rather than sacrifice...[read more]

The Data Quality Tipping Point

April 8, 2016 by Martin Doyle

Whatever your business sector, data is your most valuable asset. Along with the machinery and stock you hold, data and insights hold the key to profit and growth. But it has the unique ability to unite every department, and every function. It can reveal problems in processes, drive productivity among your staff and ensure everyone is ‘singing from the same hymn sheet..[read more]

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In a World Full of Data, Can Analytics See the Market Trends?

March 13, 2016 by Ryan Kh

The IoT has put an array of data before us, but can this information help us understand previously unpredictable trends? As computers get better at connecting all of this information – from common Twitter topics to Google searches – we may be nearing a time when computers will be better equipped to choose stocks than people.In the past,...[read more]

What Are Accumulators? A Must-Know for Apache Spark

February 27, 2016 by Jim Scott

If you’ve been using Apache Spark, then you know how awesome the Resilient Distributed Dataset (RDD) is. This data structure is essential to Spark for both its speed and its reliability. There are a couple of concepts that make Spark even faster and more reliable when run over large clusters: accumulators and broadcast variables.[read more]

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How to Stay Ahead of the Data Protection Curve in 2016

January 31, 2016 by Ryan Kh

2016 can be either your year for data security or for data theft. Some of that depends on luck. But much of your success or failure in this arena depends upon your preparedness and awareness of how data security is evolving. Security and theft are always stuck in a tug of war, an arms race which motivates both industries (and data theft most certainly is an industry) to alter and evolve their methods, to get a bigger piece of the pie than the other side has. In 2016, there are a lot of subjects which data security people are discussing, and you should be aware of some of them in order to keep you and your data safe.[read more]

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Protecting Your Data From Attackers Using Top Spy Gear Technology

January 28, 2016 by Ryan Kh

Data protection is a serious issue in the recent times with various spy gadgets and apps on the way. Technological advancements have made it possible for the attackers to easily track the sensible and vital data like the biz data that can lead to many issues. It is important to understand the spy gear technology that the attackers implement in grabbing your essential data so that you can protect those biz data from being hacked.[read more]

Long Term Financial Planning with Financial Data Analytics

January 19, 2016 by Sarah Smith

Big data is a statement that covers all information processing and gathering on a macro scale. With so much data flowing, a common thread is needed for actionable insights that are based on inputs. For online businesses, user behavior analytics and marketing are two sources of information, which trigger the need for taking action. Without efficient data optimization, there is poor use of money. It is due to the poor retention and lost conversations. Big data without action and insights becomes numbers without any real purpose. Most international online companies use big data to make improvements on customer, conversion marketing and website designs.[read more]

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72% of People Aren’t Familiar with Hosted VoIP

January 4, 2016 by Josh Rose

VoIP is the concept of using the internet and cloud based servers to place calls instead of using traditional pbx boxes and phone cables. A universally understood example being Skype which allows you to video or audio call anyone around the world over the internet for free.[read more]