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Data Management

Minding the KPI Gap – A Critical Part of the EPM Process

November 30, 2016 by John O'Rourke

Key performance indicators, or KPIs, are a critical component of an overall corporate or enterprise performance management (CPM/EPM) process. They play an important part in monitoring financial and operational results on a regular basis, and highlighting areas that might need attention. But there are many considerations here:...[read more]

Information Is Now The Core Of Your Business

November 14, 2016 by Timo Elliott

Data is at the very core of the business models of the future – and this means wrenching change for some organizations.We tend to think of our information systems as a foundation layer that supports the “real” business of the organization – for example, by providing the information executives need to steer the business and make the right...[read more]

6 Ways Your Smart Home Data Will Help You Live a Better Life

November 14, 2016 by Larry Alton

Smart home technology is beginning to go mainstream, and it’s only a matter of time before integrated “smart homes” are as commonplace as smartphones are today. Through interconnected, wireless systems, we’ll have full control over our homes, remotely controlling and monitoring temperatures, humidity levels, and even the function of our...[read more]

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Data Center Risk Assessment: Dangers of Arc Flash

November 10, 2016 by Megan Nichols

Data servers have access to their own cooling and power systems, however, without proper safety precautions, they're exposed to electrical risks, like arc flash. Don't let your data center fall victim.[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]

Even after Dyn DDoS attack, businesses shouldn't ditch DNS providers, analyst says

November 3, 2016 by CIO Dive

Dive Brief:Businesses should not dump their DNS service providers simply because of the massive DDoS attack on Dyn last month, says Gartner analyst Bob Gill in an interview with CIO. Instead, Gill suggests businesses concerned about DDoS attacks ensure their critical websites rely on more than one DNS provider.The...[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]

Why I’m Teaching Twitch to Predict the Future

October 31, 2016 by Daniel Hernandez-Stewart

Predicting the future is not a theoretical superpower. It is a skill we already rely on to make decisions, and like any other skill it can be rapidly improved with deliberate practice. Unsurprisingly, deliberate practice looks like making predictions within a domain and comparing the results to reality. This year I’ve built a culture of doing just that at Twitch. It’s the most exciting work I’ve ever done.[read more]

Massive DDoS attack spotlights internet choke point

October 25, 2016 by CIO Dive

Friday's mass DDoS attack against a DNS provider spotlights a long-standing weakness in how traffic moves across the internet. Internet services were interrupted several times Friday following a mass DDoS attack that caused disruptions of Netflix, Twitter, Spotify, SoundCloud, GitHub and Reddit, to name a few.Both the...[read more]

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How Big Data is Aiding in Disaster Relief

October 19, 2016 by Ryan Ayers

When it comes to disaster preparedness, predicting disasters is one of the biggest problems governments have. That is where big data technology and predictive analytics step in and provide the solution. Over recent years, big data has been able to help scientists and disaster aid agencies narrow down to the hardest hit areas.[read more]

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The Benefits of Semantic-Based Data Modeling in the Smart Data Lake Era

October 18, 2016 by Sean Martin

The driving force behind enterprise data analytics today is obtaining valuable insights more quickly from large, diverse data sets. A key issue blocking easier access for data scientists, business analysts and IT has been finding an alternative to the current data modeling process.[read more]

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Debunking the Top Ten Myths of Cloud Based Disaster Recovery

October 14, 2016 by Gunjan Tripathi

Introduction:Few IT or business professionals would argue over the value of a well-constructed disaster recovery plan, with so many businesses and organizations depend on data systems for their most basic business functions. Savvy business owners know that it is no longer only a matter of protecting your data, but also of saving your...[read more]

Data Preparation: Is the Dream of Reversing the 80/20 Rule Dead?

October 14, 2016 by Bill Franks

I recently had someone ask me, “For years we’ve talked about changing analytics from 80% data prep and 20% analytics to 20% data prep and 80% analytics, yet we still seem stuck with 80% data prep. Why is that?” It is a very good question about a very real issue that causes many people frustration.I believe that there is actually a good...[read more]

AT&T to use AWS network to deliver IoT, analytics

October 11, 2016 by CIO Dive

AT&T announced it will partner with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to let joint customers use AWS cloud services with the AT&T network.[read more]

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Managing Data Tasks with Robotic Process Automation

October 10, 2016 by Rehan Sheikh

Analysts predict that by 2020, Robotic Process Automation solutions will see a compounded annual growth rate of 60.5 percent. Employers are increasingly looking to robotic software to automate many of the data tasks currently completed by humans, for clear reasons, but the process isn’t as cut-and-dry as it first appears.To understand...[read more]