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4 trends in how supply chains are using Big Data

February 17, 2017 by Supply Chain Dive

Big Data is a buzz phrase these days, for good reason. Using large data sets for analysis and planning purposes, those in the supply chain can react faster to changes at different points along the chain.[read more]

Google offers businesses fast access to multiple cloud databases

February 16, 2017 by CIO Dive

Google launched Cloud Spanner, a fully managed database that the company says "combines the transactional consistency of a traditional database with the scalability and performance of a NoSQL database.”[read more]

AWS CEO predicts several winners will emerge from the cloud wars

February 14, 2017 by CIO Dive

Demand for cloud services is so large that there will be "multiple successful players," though it's not clear yet who they will be, according to Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy,[read more]

Practical Ways to Protect Customer Information

February 14, 2017 by Larry Alton

Protection of Customer Information Should be a Priority in 2017[read more]

Why Modern Data Integration? Core Drivers and Characteristics

February 8, 2017 by Julie Hunt

From the business perspective, modern data integration has become instrumental simply because a lot of data that can be useful to organizations has a very short shelf life. Business processes, initiatives, and other activities must be able to tap into data as soon as possible. Companies need to develop data management strategies that...[read more]

5 Metrics to Include in Your Marketing Dashboard

February 7, 2017 by Eran Levy

It’s the age of analytics, but having lots of data isn’t the same as having information you can act on. For example, checking out your visitor count and page clicks can be fun, but those numbers don’t tell you how to get more ROI out of your next marketing campaign.Setting up a marketing dashboard — whether in a standalone business...[read more]

3 Ways to Achieve IT - Business Alignment

February 3, 2017 by Annie Bustos

IT and other business units are often oil and water. They might be combined together, but they don’t mix well and tend to keep to themselves. Companies that want to compete in the fast-paced digital world need to achieve IT - business alignment. What’s required for bridging this gap is a cultural shift, where other...[read more]

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Marketing Research

February 1, 2017 by Tom Anderson

Beware These Buzzwords! The Truth About Machine Learning and Artificial IntelligenceMachine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning… Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’ve heard these terms before. Indeed, they seem to have become a must for market researchers.Unfortunately, so many precise terms have never...[read more]

Are typos and small mistakes making your business data inaccurate?

February 1, 2017 by Martin Doyle

As typos and spelling mistakes make up to 58% of data inaccuracy issues, here we look at how much even a small mistake can cost your business…According to Experian, when it comes to data inaccuracy, much of it is down to human error, in particular, spelling mistakes. The reason for this lies in an over-reliance on manual data entry...[read more]

Finding A Ray of Sun Among the Clouds – Selecting a Cloud Provider

January 31, 2017 by Annie Bustos

The cloud provider market has matured, but there are still many providers out there, each with their own offerings and value propositions. Many of these providers are focusing on just one aspect of their service such as their technology stack or reliability claims, making it harder to focus on the ideal partner. Picking the right...[read more]

The Big Data Universe

January 31, 2017 by Peter James Thomas

The above image is part of a much bigger infographic produced by The Royal Society about machine learning. You can view the whole image here.I felt that this component was interesting in a stand-alone capacity.The legend explains that a petabyte (Pb) is equal to a million gigabytes (Gb) [1], or 1 Pb = 106 Gb. A gigabyte itself is a...[read more]

Business Transformation Demands Modern Data Integration

January 30, 2017 by Julie Hunt

  Business and Data Transformations Forward-moving businesses and their data needs comprise a whole new world that is constantly changing. This new data-smart world is built on expanded approaches to data integration that have become known collectively as Modern Data Integration. If businesses want the right kind of data to...[read more]

Challenges of Big Data in Education

January 26, 2017 by Sarah Smith

How can educators use effectively use big data, and what can be accomplished with it? What are the downsides and challenges of big data, if any?[read more]

IoT hits pay dirt where needs and capabilities align

January 25, 2017 by Supply Chain Dive

In a number of sectors — such as manufacturing, logistics and waste — IoT is paying dividends.[read more]

Digital Strategy and Customer Relationships: Big Value in Tight Connections

January 24, 2017 by James MacLennan

But now, we think about customer-facing, customer-centric processes, with their own collection of supporting systems and derived data. Quite possibly the most over-simplified part of digital strategy – it’s not as simple as building a website or an app, spending time and money on design with no thought to supporting process.[read more]