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Is Big Data Security Still Lacking?

April 27, 2017 by Rick Delgado

Some areas in which big data security providers need to develop include ransomware, gaps in the Hadoop security stack, and a corporation’s own data policies which may leave it open to breach. Customer trust is an important and growing necessity in online business transactions. Keeping data secure from threats goes a long way toward reassuring customers that their information is safe with the company they wish to do business.[read more]

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Big Data and Its Role in Improving Women's Health

April 24, 2017 by Jared Jaureguy

Although some improvements have been made over the years, women’s health has yet to see a major breakthrough. However, with the growth of big data, that technological breakthrough could be around the corner as new developments play a large role in improving a number of areas of women’s health.[read more]

Big Data and Lending: A Match Made in Heaven?

April 21, 2017 by Larry Alton

It’s nearly impossible to find some aspect of business that remains unaffected by the mind-boggling rise of big data and the technologies that come along with it. And in the next five or ten years, you can expect to see the lending industry changed for the better.[read more]

Workforce Planning and HR Analytics

April 7, 2017 by Sarah Smith

There's been quite a lot of buzz regarding workforce analytics and its benefit to companies of every kind. The real challenge lies in converting disparate types of "people data" into strategies your company can actually utilize.[read more]

Why Employee Productivity Data Is Becoming More Crucial

December 27, 2016 by Larry Alton

It’s awfully tempting for the average business owner to think of profitability in the simplest possible terms. On one side of the equation, you have the cost of the goods and services you provide, and on the other, what your customers are willing to pay.The difference is your profit, so these two variables tend to become the central...[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]

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]

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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]

Beware Relying Too Much on Power Users

September 9, 2016 by Timo Elliott

Every analytics team knows that it’s important to align with the needs of the business. But there’s a hidden danger: relying too much on power users.[read more]

2 Simple Strategies for Using Big Data to Effectively Raise Capital and Increase Employee Engagement

July 30, 2016 by Faizan Raza
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From funding campaigns to customer service, every facet of your business impacts how customers perceive your brand and feel about your products. Perception is reality, especially in business. To create a loyal customer base, your company needs to perceive their needs before they do. And, in order to actually act on those...[read more]

What Is Your Logistics Data Worth?

June 10, 2016 by Greg Olson

  Most areas of your organization are generating data faster than ever, and your supply chain and logistics functions are no exception.  However, we often find that this data is used to make more simple daily decisions, such as which trucks to send via existing lanes and providers, rather than more complex changes ...[read more]

How to Conduct a Business Impact Analysis for Disaster Recovery

June 9, 2016 by Kyle Cebull
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 Your disaster recovery strategy needs to be pretty comprehensive. It’s not just about making sure that your backup is viable. There’s an entire strategy that needs to be put in place and that means identifying the roles of your employees and establishing an action plan. But how do you know what to do unless you have some idea of...[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]

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Can Big Data Help Bridge the Workplace Skills Gap?

April 20, 2016 by Joe Peters

Rapid technological advancement has led to a significant growth of demand for highly skilled workers, which is resulting in expansion of the skills gap across industries. Businesses have to leverage the commercial benefits of data-driven decisions in this area to bridge the gap and stay competitive.[read more]

Big Data Analysis for Health and Safety in the Workplace

April 4, 2016 by Sarah Smith

Big data promises to transform Australian workplaces in novel, revitalizing ways. It offers hope to employees who sustain serious, life-altering injuries on-the-job.[read more]