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How to build a dashboard that your executives will love

January 18, 2017 by Joe Stangarone

Businesses have access to more data than ever before. But, is this data actually helping business leaders make more informed decisions? In many cases, the answer is “No.” Why? Far too few businesses actually capitalize on their data. In this article, you’ll learn how effective dashboards will help you capitalize on your data, as well as tips for building dashboards that executives will love.[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]

Why Lean Data Management Is Vital for Agile Companies

December 19, 2016 by Larry Alton

Data management is becoming more and more significant to a company’s success. Insights through data can allow you to improve the efficiency of your operations, understand your customers better, and ultimately make your enterprise more profitable. Unfortunately, those insights don’t always come easily; your data must go through a number...[read more]

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Understanding the Evolution from Relationship Databases to Semantic Graph Databases

December 13, 2016 by Sean Martin

In the ever-changing world of computing and data analytics, organizations are increasingly overcoming the technological constraints that come with the “data age” by transitioning from relational databases to graph databases.[read more]

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]