Sign up | Login with →

Data Management

exclusive

How to Stay Ahead of the Data Protection Curve in 2016

January 31, 2016 by Ryan Kidman

2016 can be either your year for data security or for data theft. Some of that depends on luck. But much of your success or failure in this arena depends upon your preparedness and awareness of how data security is evolving. Security and theft are always stuck in a tug of war, an arms race which motivates both industries (and data theft most certainly is an industry) to alter and evolve their methods, to get a bigger piece of the pie than the other side has. In 2016, there are a lot of subjects which data security people are discussing, and you should be aware of some of them in order to keep you and your data safe.[read more]

Change Your Business One Metric At A Time

January 23, 2016 by Bill Franks

Change is hard for most organizations and individuals. Change that goes against historical cultural norms is even harder. In today’s fast moving business world, organizations have to change at a more rapid pace than ever before. Within the company I work for, we are going through a lot of change right now and I see it at many clients I meet with as well. While it may be difficult, change is possible. In many cases, taking a measured, steady approach to change can be more successful than pushing for massive, immediate change.[read more]

Long Term Financial Planning with Financial Data Analytics

January 18, 2016 by Sarah Smith

Big data is a statement that covers all information processing and gathering on a macro scale. With so much data flowing, a common thread is needed for actionable insights that are based on inputs. For online businesses, user behavior analytics and marketing are two sources of information, which trigger the need for taking action. Without efficient data optimization, there is poor use of money. It is due to the poor retention and lost conversations. Big data without action and insights becomes numbers without any real purpose. Most international online companies use big data to make improvements on customer, conversion marketing and website designs.[read more]

exclusive

Business Intelligence: How to Make Your Workplace Perform Smarter

January 6, 2016 by Ryan Kidman

There are many more ways to improve your business; the main thing is to make sure that you have something that you can easily sell. If you do then, seriously consider looking at how you advertise your product. It’s up to you how successful you can be![read more]

exclusive

Big Data in the Sports Industry

December 23, 2015 by Trisha Miller

Professional athletes everywhere are being asked to wear tech that will track their every move and download patterns of their stats. Will this help to improve the game or could the usage of big data destroy sports as we know it?[read more]

exclusive

Big Data Helps Alleviate Aviation Risk Management Problems

December 23, 2015 by Sarah Smith

Today, an increasing number of commercial airlines employ Big Data and real time analysis to help alleviate problems in many traditional areas of aviation risk management. Modern aviation safety management systems suggestion here can benefit from the creative use of these high tech tools in a variety of ways. Passengers have already begun to see the benefits.[read more]

exclusive

3 Backup Reporting and Management Tips for CIOs

December 18, 2015 by Michael Johnson

As technology advances at a rapid pace, the necessity of data protection and restoration also has increased. Many businesses lose millions of dollars and hours of valuable time regarding data loss and data protection maturity. Several enterprises also lack the confidence and abilities needed to restore data.[read more]

exclusive

Could Cloud Based Systems Save the World?

December 14, 2015 by Josh Rose

Big data needs big resources. Big resources have big costs - and not just financially. As technologies improve and the Earth spins faster we find ourselves using and needing more resources for the ever growing amounts of data that have now become ingrained into the everyday functioning of our lives.[read more]

exclusive

Is Big Data Winning or Losing?

December 9, 2015 by Josh Rose
1

Big data is now used everywhere. AT&T has a database of 312 terabytes, the NSA use 30 million gigabytes a day and Facebook user share 30 billion pieces of content daily. There is big money and big opportunity in big data. Huge scale tools are being created all the time to benefit our existence and to make our lives easier. However these tools can sometimes be easier to cheat than other systems.[read more]

exclusive

Variety Is the Spice of Data Science

December 4, 2015 by Henrik Nordmark

In many ways, data scientists are like dogs. I don’t mean they are hairy (although beards feature a lot amongst the men). I mean that as with dogs there are scores of different types, with vastly different attributes and specialisations all belonging to the same ‘family.’ Just like a Terrier and a Rottweiler vary massively from each other so too does the ‘Bayesian statistics’ data scientist vary from the ‘machine learning’ data scientist.[read more]

exclusive

Data Access for Citizen Integrators

December 2, 2015 by Sumit Sarkar

As more companies, tech focused and not, adopt Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions, a growing trend towards simplified methods of accessing external data by citizen integrators has emerged. This is driving a movement towards connecting directly to data sources versus traditional integration, as more end-users demand easy access to data. But what is the rationale behind this shift, who will help facilitate and what will be the new standard?[read more]

exclusive

Compliance Could Be Your Selling Point

November 25, 2015 by Brad Thies

Compliance is a relative term, as every industry has its own rules and regulations. Healthcare has the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, banking has the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and retail has the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.[read more]

exclusive

Control Business Costs with Workforce Analytics

November 16, 2015 by Sarah Smith

When something goes wrong in a company, the availability of analytics data should motivate employers to resolve quickly worker claims and take steps to address problems identified or predicted by their software.[read more]

Big Data E-Learning Is Improving Education

November 6, 2015 by Sarah Smith

The world of education has forever been changed by the development of big data e-learning. This technology provides a variety of effective online learning systems. It is able to collect huge amounts of data about how a student is performing with online testing and other types of activity.[read more]

UX for Open Data: Two Great Trends for One Online World

November 5, 2015 by Stuart Ridgway

Whether you know it (like it) or not, the Internet is driven by open data. When you go to an ecommerce site to search for new shoes they are most likely showing inventory pulled from several suppliers in real time. The only way the reseller can provide immediate results when you type in Elton John mirrored platforms is if the shoe data is available from the suppliers in some kind of structured, open data format.[read more]