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Citizen Development 101: Understanding the Basics

July 15, 2016 by Joe Stangarone

Application development has long been a problem facing both the IT department and the business units. The IT department gets overwhelmed with new application requests. They can’t possibly complete every project when the business wants it done. Meanwhile, the business users get tired of waiting, and start bypassing the IT department altogether. Today, we explore the concept of “citizen development”, and explain how it helps address this problem.[read more]

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4 Best Practices for Backing Up and Recovering Data

July 15, 2016 by Ryan Ayers

Protecting and accessing company data is an issue every modern business, large or small, needs to prioritize. According to 24/7 Wall Street, there have been 16% more data breaches in 2016 than during the same period in 2015, and this upward trend is not new. With data breaches on the rise each year, preserving irreplaceable data should...[read more]

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Leveraging The Cloud, New Technology and Video To Effectively Manage A Growing Global Workforce

July 13, 2016 by Philip Cohen

The proliferation of cloud computing today enables businesses of all sizes to expand their workforce, and reduce the number of people using the office at the same time. Fortune 1000 companies claim their staff are away from their desk as much as 60 percent of time, with between 80 and 90 percent of American workers saying the option to work remotely would be advantageous.[read more]

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Lessons To Learn From How Google Stores Its Data

July 7, 2016 by Anand Srinivasan

Storing and managing such a humongous volume of data is no easy task and how Google handles this data is a lesson for anybody who deals with cloud and big data.[read more]

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Keeping Sales & Marketing Data in Order: What startups must learn from the enterprise.

June 29, 2016 by Maria Grineva

Keeping Sales & Marketing Data in Order: What startups must learn from the enterprise.Nowadays it’s hard to find a startup CEO or CTO who’s not thinking about how their company can maximize the value of its data. Yet, most of the startups I speak with are shocked to learn how much money they’re leaving on the table as a result of...[read more]

5 steps to protect your business data in a mobile world

June 23, 2016 by Joe Stangarone

While mobility offers many advantages to the modern business, it brings new security challenges. How can your business protect your sensitive data in a mobile world? How can you maintain security, when you can’t control every device in your organization? In this article, we explore 5 steps you must take to protect your business data in a mobile world.[read more]

Enabling a Data Value Chain

June 21, 2016 by Ron Bisio

The Data Value Chain has the power to disrupt industries with new ways of thinking and doing, but it also has the ability to unify disparate business practices by putting data – knowledge – into the hands of decision makers across each workgroup or department, informing daily workflow from the simple deployment of resources, to the strategic placement of those resources, to the ultimate value those resources provide in return.[read more]

The Mastery of Marketing Performance Management

June 20, 2016 by Mark Smith

Managing marketing performance is anything but simple. It requires establishing a unified approach to assess the outcomes of initiatives and projects and compare results with investments in marketing people and campaigns. In general, while performance management has been conducted effectively at the corporate levels, it has been a...[read more]

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Role of Risk Audits: How the Cloud & Big Data have Changed Them

June 15, 2016 by Rehan Sheikh

The role of an auditor has changed rapidly over the past decade. Big data is now allowing auditors to make better decisions, while at the same time making that process more complicated. Today, future financial auditors must process a strong background and skillset in IT in order to keep up with the industry trends.Big Data Presents New...[read more]

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Strategies to Implement Data Centre Disaster Recovery Plan in Your IT

June 14, 2016 by Rehan Sheikh

What to Do When Your Backup Data is DestroyedAccording to the book, Disaster Recovery Planning: Managing Risk and Catastrophe in Information Systems, written by Jon William Toigo, “A company that experiences a computer outage lasting for more than 10 days will never fully recover financially and that 50 percent of companies suffering...[read more]

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How Smart Data Lakes are Revolutionizing Enterprise Analytics

June 3, 2016 by Sean Martin

As the quantity and diversity of relevant data grows within and outside of the enterprise, business users and IT are struggling to extract maximum value from this data. Fortunately, recent developments in big data technologies have significantly impacted the proficiency of contemporary analytics – the most profound of these involving the deployment of semantically enhanced Smart Data Lakes.[read more]

Pssst … How Much Money For Your Personal Data?

June 3, 2016 by Bill Franks
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We’re all generating a lot of data about ourselves and how we live day to day. There are personal fitness devices, preferences and opinions expressed on social media, details on when we’ve come and gone from the house from our security systems, and more. It isn’t just data that companies are collecting from us, but data that we are...[read more]

Big Data ROI? Not Likely in Year 1

June 2, 2016 by Paul Barsch

For year one of your big data project, it’s important to adjust expectations and look for other forms of “return” while you wait for substantial financial results to trickle in.[read more]

Quiet Revolution in Enterprise: Embracing Agile Strategy

June 1, 2016 by Alexander Medovoy

Originating from incremental development techniques, first used back in 1957 by a group of engineers at IBM and Motorola, Agile philosophy has long become a generally accepted standard in software development. Initially considered to be the domain of startups and small companies, agile methodologies, however, are gaining wider use with...[read more]

Apache Spark and Hadoop: The best big data solution for enterprises

June 1, 2016 by Jagadish Thaker

The term big data has become the center of attention for enterprises. In the past, business decisions have been made on the basis of transactional data stored in relational databases. This is known as traditional data, which is in structured form and easy to analyze for getting business insights.Apart from this critical business data,...[read more]