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IoT's role growing as cities are pressed to get smarter

November 11, 2016 by CIO Dive

Cities are looking to the Internet of Things to help them track and report on sustainability and climate change goals required under various environmental regulations such COP 21 and Horizon 2020.[read more]

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The Analytics Software Learning Curve – How Steep Should You Go?

November 10, 2016 by Paco Darcey

There are a few different, and sometimes opposing forces in analytics software which make the process of evaluating, purchasing, implementing and using BI software products a complex process. The rapid pace of unstructured and structured data growth in many companies requires a reporting system which is sophisticated and powerful for:...[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]

Public vs. Private vs. Hybrid Cloud - Exploring the use Cases

November 8, 2016 by Annie Bustos

How do you choose the right cloud implementation model for your business - public, private, hybrid?Before I get into the nitty gritty, let’s first take a look at what the private cloud is. The essential difference between the public and private models is “sharing.” With a public cloud infrastructure, there is shared physical hardware...[read more]

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Responding to a Data Breach Starts at the Top

November 8, 2016 by Ryan Ayers

Data breaches can tarnish a company’s reputation, making it very difficult to win back customer loyalty and support. A leader’s response to a data breach can mean the difference between damage control and total chaos.[read more]

Expanding the Data Stream

November 7, 2016 by Ron Bisio

A skillful blend of people and technology can provide valuable data for GIS[read more]

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4 Ways You Can Use Big Data to Market to Millennials in 2017

November 7, 2016 by Rehan A. Shaik

Millennials are making a huge impact on the world. Since passing the Baby Boomers in population in 2012, it was forecasted that business practices needed to shift their marketing strategies soon. Well, ‘soon’ has arrived and by 2017, you’ll need to focus your marketing more toward this generation.Big data is going to be a key factor in...[read more]

From Operations to Insights: Business Analytics Meets NoSQL

November 3, 2016 by Eran Levy

Many people love NoSQL databases because they can throw their data into them without a care (almost) and let the NoSQL database sort out the storage. Writes and reads of “lumps” of data can be blazingly fast, making them favorite tools for many developers seeking performance for their applications. But analytics? If you’ve thrown in your...[read more]

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Hybrid Systems Integrations for Right Sized ERP

November 2, 2016 by Glenn Johnson

Finding the right integration strategy across ERP, CRM, Warehouse Management, PLM and cloud environments[read more]

After 31 Years of Spreadsheets, It’s Time to Move On

November 2, 2016 by John O'Rourke

The spreadsheet isn’t going away anytime soon. But the reliance on it as a standalone tool is waning, as the use of enterprise performance management solutions rises.It was 31 years ago this September that the world was introduced to Excel. As one of the first killer apps, there’s no question the spreadsheet changed the way everybody...[read more]

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Big Data Pitfalls That Undermine Marketing Automation Goals

October 31, 2016 by Rehan A. Shaik

According to the Lenskold Group’s 2013 Lead Generation Marketing Effectiveness Study, 49% of businesses use marketing automation. Marketing automation allows businesses to cut costs and make better informed marketing decisions.Successful marketing automation strategies are highly dependent on big data. Brands should understand the role...[read more]

Access Layer Data and Sensor-2-Server

October 28, 2016 by Scott Allen

S2S is intelligent communication that begins at the sensor level and targets servers for specific reasons. These servers could include anything from a SCADA data server, that collects and monitors through the SCADA system, or a Big Data engine. S2S could be leveraged in a predictive analytics environment or server farm that compares data at rest to data in motion at the access layer of the network.[read more]

Enterprise Risk Management and EPM – Separate or Joined at the Hip?

October 27, 2016 by John O'Rourke

Enterprise risk management (ERM) and enterprise performance management (EPM) are often discussed as separate topics.  But when you think about ERM in the broader, operational context, the linkages between the two become more evident. I recently attended the Argyle CFO Leadership Forum in Dallas as a speaker and...[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]

Big Data Grows Up at Strata+Hadoop World 2016

October 26, 2016 by Dave Menninger

I recently spent time at Strata+Hadoop World 2016 in New York. I attended this event and its predecessor, Hadoop World, off and on for the past six years. This one in New York had a different feel from previous events including the most recent event in San Jose at the end of March. Perhaps because of its location in one of the financial...[read more]