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Why Predictions Are Not Enough

January 18, 2017 by Bill Franks

In recent times, I have read a number of articles lamenting the frequent lack of value resulting from large scale analytics and data science initiatives. While I have seen substantial value driven from many efforts, I have also seen examples where the results were very poor. My belief is that oftentimes the problems can be boiled down to...[read more]

Knocking Down Silos: Connecting Technology to Business

January 17, 2017 by Julie Hunt

"Knocking down silos" to ensure the critical role of data strategies and solutions -- from the perspectives of business needs, buyers and users, and software vendors.[read more]

3 Sweet Big Data Lies

January 13, 2017 by Patrick Koeck

Big Data has become quite a buzzword these days. Without denying its value, can you distinguish truth from noisy illusion?[read more]

Essential Measures to Manage Big Data From Security Perspective

January 13, 2017 by Elianna Hyde

When talking about big data from strictly a security standpoint, you have to look at 2 main issues. The first is securing the company and information held by that company in regards to its customers. The second is how to properly use big data techniques to break down and analyze security risks before they become exploited.Securing Big...[read more]

GE CIO out to prove benefits of company's industrial cloud platform

January 12, 2017 by CIO Dive

General Electric CIO Jim Fowler says he plans to improve productivity within his own company by $700 million this year using GE’s own Predix industrial cloud-based platform.[read more]

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Big Data's Effect on Marketing in the Future

January 12, 2017 by Rick Delgado

Big data analytics examines large data sets to uncover hidden patterns, market trends, customer preferences, and other useful business information. These findings can help develop effective marketing leading to increased customer engagement, customer loyalty, and business revenue. Various methods, such as data preparation,...[read more]

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3 Lessons for enterprise Businesses After Yahoo's Admission of a Massive Data Breach

January 11, 2017 by Sean Mallon

Yahoo! faced a myriad of scandals during 2016. The company is facing a lawsuit after CEO Marissa Mayer was accused of illegally terminating male employees. However, the biggest problem the company faced was a recent data breach.What can other large organizations learn from this fiasco?Background of Yahoo!’s Data BreachThe Yahoo data...[read more]

Big Data, Analytics, and the Changing Face of Supply Chain Management

January 10, 2017 by Larry Alton

How Big Data and Analytics are Changing Supply Chain Management[read more]

Sensor market boom suggests rise of Big Data in manufacturing

January 10, 2017 by Supply Chain Dive

Smart sensors have enabled the aggregation of Big Data in manufacturing[read more]

Is your New Year’s Resolution to Improve your CRM Data?

January 9, 2017 by Martin Doyle

We all set New Year’s Resolutions. Unfortunately, research suggests that 63% of us break them within just one month. However, if there is one New Year’s Resolution that you must stick to, it is surely to improve the quality of your business data.According to Gartner more than 75% of companies are investing, or...[read more]

Top 5 Analytics trends in Fashion Retail

January 2, 2017 by Ajith Nayar

Technology has enriched the overall customer experience. As a result, today’s leading fashion houses are looking at several ways to utilize emerging analytical technologies in fashion retail today. Let’s look at some of the ways this is happening today.Digital Marketing and Social Media AnalyticsDigital marketing analytics expenses...[read more]

Dark Data: The hidden billion dollar opportunity

December 29, 2016 by Mark Ross-Smith

Every organization collects, stores and retains portions of dark data. It’s the digital equivalent of emotional baggage which hangs around after every user interaction, transaction, and customer engagement.In fact, not using data effectively is costing United Airlines almost $1 Billion annually in lost revenue.Gartner Inc....[read more]

Expert: Most enterprise data breaches avoidable

December 29, 2016 by CIO Dive

Many cyber security failures can be traced back to sloppiness on the part of the company.[read more]

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The Data Driven World: Is it possible to Leverage on Analytics to Recognise Market Trends?

December 28, 2016 by Sean Mallon

The internet of things (IoT) has put far-reaching possibilities before us, but can we utilize the possibilities in understanding initially unpredictable trends? As our computers get better in connecting us to global news and trends—from common Google searches to up-to-date Twitter feeds—we may be moving closer to a time when our...[read more]

Why Employee Productivity Data Is Becoming More Crucial

December 27, 2016 by Larry Alton

It’s awfully tempting for the average business owner to think of profitability in the simplest possible terms. On one side of the equation, you have the cost of the goods and services you provide, and on the other, what your customers are willing to pay.The difference is your profit, so these two variables tend to become the central...[read more]