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Big Data And Little People: Parenting In The Digital Era

July 21, 2016 by Jana Rooheart

According to the report by Family Online Safety Institute, 42% of parents think the potential benefits and potential harms of using technology are about equal, however, they tend to rate the risks higher, when it comes to online activities and the use of smartphones (as opposed to playing video games offline and using cell phones, which...[read more]

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Can Business Intelligence Help You Manage Your Workforce Better

July 19, 2016 by Rehan Sheikh

It is important to know what your employees are doing. That much seems obvious, right? But in today’s world with its increase in telecommuting and mobile working, keeping up with everybody is rarely as easy as simply just walking over to someone’s desk and asking for a quick update on project so-and-so. Note, however, that we did not say...[read more]

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Keeping Your Big Data Analysis Clean

July 16, 2016 by Rick Delgado

'Outlier' is a term that comes from statistics and data analytics. Math.com defines an outlier as "a value that lies outside (is much smaller or larger than) most of the other values in a set of data," and it gives a sample of values for an example. If you have the values 25, 29, 3, 32, 85, 33, 27, and 28, both 3 and 85 are your outliers...[read more]

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4 Best Practices for Backing Up and Recovering Data

July 15, 2016 by Ryan Ayers

Protecting and accessing company data is an issue every modern business, large or small, needs to prioritize. According to 24/7 Wall Street, there have been 16% more data breaches in 2016 than during the same period in 2015, and this upward trend is not new. With data breaches on the rise each year, preserving irreplaceable data should...[read more]

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Leveraging The Cloud, New Technology and Video To Effectively Manage A Growing Global Workforce

July 13, 2016 by Philip Cohen

The proliferation of cloud computing today enables businesses of all sizes to expand their workforce, and reduce the number of people using the office at the same time. Fortune 1000 companies claim their staff are away from their desk as much as 60 percent of time, with between 80 and 90 percent of American workers saying the option to work remotely would be advantageous.[read more]

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Long Live KPIs: Innovation is the New Black

July 12, 2016 by Melissa Thermidor

When you think of creativity and community, the last thing that comes to mind is a Key Performance Indicator - just writing that out made me feel completely dead inside. They've been around since the stone age, yet they remain the same and we continue to bang on about how important and necessary they are every chance we get.[read more]

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Greening the Workplace 1.0: Going Paperless

July 11, 2016 by Chris Barry

Several new technologies allow you to transform your office into a less wasteful and more energy efficient space - and it starts with reducing paper usage.[read more]

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Towards Energy Efficiency with Cloud Computing

July 8, 2016 by Joe Peters

Cloud computing continues grabbing headlines as one of the biggest technology trends gains momentum. Businesses and individuals have come to realize the benefits of the cloud, including convenience and cost savings, so they increasingly choose cloud services to stay competitive.The cloud has leveled the playing field in many ways,...[read more]

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5 Reasons Mobile BI Adoption is on the Rise

July 8, 2016 by Paco Darcey

The jury is still out on whether mobile device screen real estate is large enough for comprehensive BI dashboards. But other devices like tablets are undoubtedly rising to meet the challenge. Let's examine some key factors driving mobile adoption in the analytics marketplace.[read more]

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Personal Data Protection: Identity Theft Is on the Rise

July 8, 2016 by David Balaban

In 2015, varying with the type of identity theft, identity thieves harmed eighteen million people only in the USA. That’s approximately twofold increase compared to 2014.The shift from the stripe to chip cards has encouraged criminals to switch to scientifically advanced methods of operation. For crooks, the Social Security Number is the...[read more]

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Lessons To Learn From How Google Stores Its Data

July 7, 2016 by Anand Srinivasan

Storing and managing such a humongous volume of data is no easy task and how Google handles this data is a lesson for anybody who deals with cloud and big data.[read more]

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How Big Data Analytics is Driving The Future of Technological Business Success

July 6, 2016 by Rehan Sheikh
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Why Big Data Analytics is pertinent to ultimate business sucessThere are many tools available to help keep businesses ahead of their competition, but perhaps none are as valuable as those that provide data analysis. Analyzing public data can enable a business to preempt trends and understand customers’ needs and desires. This last can be...[read more]

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Call for Contributors

July 5, 2016 by Patrick Sutton

Did you know that you can contribute to SmartData Collective? That’s right, SDC has an open call for contributors and is looking for new voices to join our community. What does it mean to be a contributor? A SmartData Collective contributor provides content to be published on the site. That can be original writing produced exclusively...[read more]

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Use Big Data to Increase Direct Sales Bottom Line

July 5, 2016 by Jessica Oaks

Big data can be overwhelming. But parse through it and you may find that it aids tremendously in marketing and sales. And this is just as true for direct sales as it is more traditional indirect sales via various advertising channels. Though Big Data may seem to be the exclusive domain of the mega-corporation, with its large teams made...[read more]

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Ways CRM Adoption Creates Seamless Revenue Making Opportunities

July 1, 2016 by Shraddha Tewari

In order to stay in pace with the customers’ demand, businesses must administer CRM technologies to reap the maximum benefits out of customer data and create double-glazing sales number.[read more]

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3 Ways 3D Printing and Big Data Can Work Together

June 30, 2016 by Joe Peters

Printing in 3D has become a practical reality that has changed the way people think about production and manufacturing. Now that the technology has matured, almost everything from smartphone cases to human organs can be 3D printed. Customized products and parts made by 3D printers have empowered entrepreneurs and sped repairs in many...[read more]

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Keeping Sales & Marketing Data in Order: What startups must learn from the enterprise.

June 29, 2016 by Maria Grineva

Keeping Sales & Marketing Data in Order: What startups must learn from the enterprise.Nowadays it’s hard to find a startup CEO or CTO who’s not thinking about how their company can maximize the value of its data. Yet, most of the startups I speak with are shocked to learn how much money they’re leaving on the table as a result of...[read more]

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Data Security - Why Your Investments May Not Be Enough

June 28, 2016 by Anand Srinivasan

Despite an increasing focus on data storage and access standards across organizations, security has remained a cat and mouse game where hackers continue to win on a fairly routine basis.[read more]

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Cloud Computing is Moving to Outer Space?

June 21, 2016 by Rick Delgado

Did cloud computing once seem out of this world? If you remember a world before the Internet, or even the years it was first starting to come into people’s homes, many cloud concepts were probably once unfamiliar as well. Not only can information be gathered from distant sources. Your own data and computing services can be based...[read more]

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Cybercrime: could tokenization and blockchain help end data theft?

June 17, 2016 by Daniel Matthews

Data theft plagues banks. Blockchain and tokenization are potential solutions to the problem. So why won't banks use them?[read more]