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How Can Workforce Analytics Drive Strategic Business Decisions?

September 7, 2016 by JACK DANIELSON'S

Workforce analytics provides business owners with a complete picture of their existing human resources, along with the critical insights necessary to make future decisions that drive business success. Let's find out some of the key benefits that workforce analytics brings to the table for businesses of all sizes.[read more]

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Understanding Cloud Services And Their Benefits

September 3, 2016 by Sean Mallon

You have probably heard people talking about the Cloud, but unless you use it yourself you may be unsure why it matters. Cloud services are the catch-all term for outsourced online hosting and storage services, operated through third party software that you manage yourself or employ an agent to look after. Instead of maintaining...[read more]

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Top 5 Posts on SmartData Collective [August]

September 1, 2016 by Patrick Sutton

SmartData Collective is about bringing together the brightest minds in Big Data and Analytics. Our goal is to offer a platform to share ideas, experiences, and skills with a community that shares that passion. We receive dozens of contributions from the best in the industry every day. To make sure you didn't miss out, here's a look at...[read more]

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Big Data and IP Rights – Where Their Paths Meet

September 1, 2016 by Sean Mallon

Big data has been a game changer for almost every industry. While it has created many new opportunities for businesses to improve efficiency and provide higher quality services, it also raises some other concerns. One of the biggest challenges is protecting intellectual property rights (IP) in the era of big data. ...[read more]

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Are You Securing Your Data Enough With Encryption and 2FA?

August 31, 2016 by Anand Srinivasan

Some researchers have started wondering if the encryption and 2FA technologies deployed by many enterprises today is all but a security theater - a means to demonstrate improved security while not adding enough to actually make the system secure.[read more]

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Smart Cities of the Future: An Innovation or Intrusion?

August 29, 2016 by Andrew Armstrong

Smart cities of the future offer the promise of less traffic, lower crime rates, stronger economies, and a reduced carbon footprint through the use of technology. This post looks at these positive benefits, in addition to potential concerns over security breaches and privacy issues that many fear from smart cities.[read more]

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5 Dark Data Sources that Lead to Better Marketing Analytics

August 29, 2016 by Jon Pilkington

Marketers have greater opportunities to reach target audiences today than ever before. There are endless ways to engage with prospects and customers thanks to the plethora of marketing channels, solutions, and approaches now available. And, when it comes to marketing analytics, the volumes of data these tools generate provide immense...[read more]

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Cloud Managed Services Provider (MSP) Is it really about services or winning customer trust?

August 24, 2016 by Alakh Verma

            We have entered the era of outcome economy, or it would be appropriate to say that we are slowly entering the era of consumer trust economy. We can conclude that customers across the industry are shying away from paying for products or services. Consumers are willing to sign on the outcome,...[read more]

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IBM Study Shows Big Data Improves Food Safety

August 22, 2016 by Sean Mallon

Food safety is a very serious concern for every restaurant manager. Contamination or an outbreak can jeopardize the health of their customers, which can threaten your reputation, lead to regulatory fines or even get your business shut down by the state health department. Fortunately, new technology helps restaurants and their suppliers...[read more]

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How listening to our cars will improve the driving experience

August 21, 2016 by Mahbubul Alam

Smart technology is already being used in cars, but we're just at the very beginning.  It’s a given that Over-the-Air  (OTA) software updates for both drivers and automotive OEMs will be an integral part of new cars. The total vehicles predicted to have OTA map updates for example will exceed 32 million by 2022.  New code...[read more]

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Big Data and the Evolution of Supply Chain Planning

August 17, 2016 by Andrew Armstrong

A look at how Big Data analytics are helping companies to overcome some of their biggest supply chain challenges, especially those related to shorter product lifecycles and rapid scaling.[read more]

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Rethinking Big Data’s Usability

August 16, 2016 by Josh Knauer

Big Data is supposed to make its mark on the world. But how can its impact be achieved if Big Data remains inaccesible for most business professionals? It's time to rethink the way professionals engage data.[read more]

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This is Why UX Design and Big Data Need Each Other

August 16, 2016 by Ellie Martin

In the digital age, there’s been a relentless decline in businesses that run on instinct. These days, it seems that all businesses talk about is “Big Data” and how to analyze huge amounts of information to boost their business. The entrepreneur is no longer a pioneer, but a researcher. Why take a guess when you can analyze the data...[read more]

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Should You Move Your Business to the Cloud?

August 14, 2016 by Richard Smith

More and more business owners are moving their IT infrastructure to the cloud. The benefits are numerous: reduced It costs, reduced energy consumption, better efficiency in collaboration, scalability, and automatic updates. But maintaining the security of valuable business and client data is still paramount to avoiding data loss or...[read more]

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AWS IoT Button: Introduction

August 13, 2016 by Mihai Corbuleac

Did you heard about the AWS IoT button? Anyone who has basic programming skills can easily test out different IoT applications and create their own through the IoT button. Create the AWS IoT resources, configure your button and count items, call/text someone, start/stop a process, etc.[read more]

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Hollywood looking at big data to find the next big hit

August 12, 2016 by Melissa Thompson
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Through mining consumer blogs, social media posts, and file downloads, streaming companies and producers learn what themes, writers and actors they need to combine in order to maximize their chances of success.[read more]

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4 Disastrous Big Data Mistakes Your Brand is making

August 11, 2016 by Sean Mallon

Sun Tsu once said, “every battle is won before it is ever fought.” He was referring to the importance of information, which is a crucial asset on both the battlefield and the business world. In the 21st century, big data is the commodity that brands rely on to compete.Big data is incredibly valuable, but many brands don’t know how to...[read more]

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How to Develop your Strategy Using Data Analytics

August 11, 2016 by Mohammad Farooq

The main reason many companies fail to capitalize on such analytics is the flaw of asking ‘What can they do for your business’ when the questions executives and managers should be asking is ‘How do you use best data analytics and towards what goal?’ This is why it’s important to develop a strategy but, how do you develop your strategy using data analytics?[read more]

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5 Ways Big Data Is Going to Change Over the Next Decade

August 9, 2016 by Larry Alton
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Big data has become a popular topic, particularly in the business community. It’s become a buzzword in its own right, but it also describes an entire category of advancements in the world of data collection and interpretation. Though to many, the idea of “big data” is still fuzzy, countless developers are pouring their efforts and resources into advancing our collective big data capabilities. The future of big data is a bright one, with lots of potential, but how exactly will big data change in the next decade?[read more]

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4 Benefits of Big Data for Ecommerce Owners and Shoppers

August 8, 2016 by Abdullahi Muhammed
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In the scope of ecommerce, big data analysis is the collection of large amounts of information in order to determine shopping patterns and insights about customer behavior. Using big data has a lot of added benefits for both the seller and consumer.[read more]