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Common Ground: Solving the Survey-GIS Gap

November 29, 2016 by Ron Bisio

Surveying and GIS both provide answers to the same basic questions: “Where is it?” “What is it?” “How does it relate to things around it?” “What about it is interesting or important?” And they both seek to address the most important question: “How can I get the information to people who need it?” So, given the similarities, why the gap, be it real or perceived?[read more]

The Alibaba, Amazon, and eBay Way to Black Friday Success

November 23, 2016 by Eran Levy

On Black Friday in 2015, online shoppers spent an estimated $2.7 billion. So, when do you think the big E-guys start to prepare for Black Friday? Here’s one hint: e-commerce sales on Thanksgiving Day, 2015, already totaled $1.73 billion (Adobe Digital Index figures.) Here’s another hint. The National Retail Federation recently stated...[read more]

Investigating the Potential of Data Preparation

November 22, 2016 by Dave Menninger

Data preparation is critical to the effectiveness of both operational and analytic business processes. Operational processes today are fed by streams of constantly generated data. Our data and analytics in the cloud benchmark research shows that more than half (55%) of organizations spend the most time in their analytic processes...[read more]

Shedding Light on Dark Data: How to Get Started

November 17, 2016 by Tom Anderson

Move over Big Data. There’s a new buzzword: dark data.It’s actually not so new—Gartner coined the term a couple years back—but dark data is finally starting to catch on in market research circles and it represents a huge untapped opportunity for insights!Gartner defined dark data as “the information assets organizations collect, process...[read more]

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Want to Fully Leverage Data? Change the Way You Operate

November 9, 2016 by Rado Kotorov

We’re on the edge of a paradigm shift in the way organizations operate–and rightfully so. New technologies are developed daily and will only contribute to even larger volumes of information. To take advantage of the value data holds, enterprises need different skill-sets, decision-making structures and a new lens for evaluating business challenges.[read more]

Quality vs Quantity in Customer Service Analytics

October 27, 2016 by Eran Levy

Business intelligence and analytics are used across a wide variety of industries to improve operational efficiency and business processes. However, when analyzing any type of data, it’s important to know what you’re looking for. Let’s look at a recent example from the customer service industry to understand this concept.The Business...[read more]

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How will Analytics and the Internet of Things Influence Marketing in Coming Years?

October 24, 2016 by Philip Piletic

The Internet of Things (IoT) is defined as the increased interconnectivity between all devices capable of using wireless communication technology. It's estimated that by the year 2020, there will be between 50 and 75 billion devices connected to the internet worldwide. Where there's connectivity, there's information. And smart people know how to turn information into profit.[read more]

Why You Should Already Have a Data Governance Strategy

October 21, 2016 by Eran Levy

Garbage in, garbage out. This motto has been true ever since punched cards and teletype terminals. Today’s sophisticated IT systems depend just as much on good quality data to bring value to their users, whether in accounting, production, or business intelligence. However, data doesn’t automatically format itself properly, any more than...[read more]

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Why It's Time To Get Smart About Recovery

October 20, 2016 by Livia Alexandra

Analytics is all the hype these days, and for good reason. Taking the power of analytics and applying it to the backup and recovery process will be a boon for the IT industry. Analytics will help deal with the data hoarding epidemic and ensure critical data is backed up, without financing storage space and data management for all those pictures of your aunt's cats.[read more]

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The True Vision of Big Data in Healthcare

October 19, 2016 by Jared Jaureguy
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From the impact of wearable technology to the potential for boosting cancer research, there’s been a lot of buzz about big data in the healthcare space. However, the true vision of big data in healthcare lies not in individual data collection or disparate applications, but in the potential of combining healthcare data to create new...[read more]

Demystifying Data Warehouses, Data Lakes and Data Marts

October 12, 2016 by Eran Levy

As data and analytics become a more integral part of business processes in an organization, so the non-DBAs among us might start to feel lost in a sea of technical terms which are frequently thrown around by technical teams.[read more]

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]