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Why It's Time To Get Smart About Recovery

October 20, 2016 by Livia Alexandra

Analytics is all the hype these days, and for good reason. Taking the power of analytics and applying it to the backup and recovery process will be a boon for the IT industry. Analytics will help deal with the data hoarding epidemic and ensure critical data is backed up, without financing storage space and data management for all those pictures of your aunt's cats.[read more]


The True Vision of Big Data in Healthcare

October 19, 2016 by Jared Jaureguy

From the impact of wearable technology to the potential for boosting cancer research, there’s been a lot of buzz about big data in the healthcare space. However, the true vision of big data in healthcare lies not in individual data collection or disparate applications, but in the potential of combining healthcare data to create new...[read more]


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]


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]


Predictive Analytics: The Dos and Don'ts

October 17, 2016 by Rado Kotorov

For organizations looking to make the most out of their relationships and processes, the discovery of meaningful information via analysis can often prove valuable and lead to substantial insight. Data that reveals facts about customers, for example—such as identifying customers who cancel accounts and leave for the competition, those in...[read more]


Debunking the Top Ten Myths of Cloud Based Disaster Recovery

October 14, 2016 by Gunjan Tripathi

Introduction:Few IT or business professionals would argue over the value of a well-constructed disaster recovery plan, with so many businesses and organizations depend on data systems for their most basic business functions. Savvy business owners know that it is no longer only a matter of protecting your data, but also of saving your...[read more]


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]


Using Big Data to Optimize Your Media Buying Campaign

October 7, 2016 by Sean Mallon

There are endless numbers of advertising mediums to grow your brand over the Internet. Many companies rely on Google Adwords and Facebook advertising, but there are other strategies worth exploring. Media buying is one of them.Media buying is the purchasing of advertisements from media companies. Over the Internet, it more specifically...[read more]


How the Ad Block Debate Impacts Net Neutrality

October 6, 2016 by Ioana Sima

The ongoing debate surrounding ad blocking might never die. Its impact can be felt by the billions of internet users, all of which have been hit by unwanted ads at least once. But at the same time, millions of other companies have their ads unseen. As end users, we may think of ad blockers as sources of power, a tool to use in order to...[read more]


Gaining the Millennial Digital Storage Market With Metadata and Tagging

October 3, 2016 by Jonathan Ring

It’s no longer enough to simply store data — you have to give people the ability to quickly and easily search through massive amounts of data and retrieve the information they need.[read more]


Properly Leveraging Salesforce Connect Integration

September 28, 2016 by Sumit Sarkar

Everything is about the customer experience. Delivering a smooth, enjoyable experience is critical when it comes to increasing conversion rates and improving the bottom line, which has led to the rise of Salesforce and Salesforce Connect. Given that Dreamforce ’16 is just around the corner, now is the time for those unfamiliar with the technology to review the basics of data integration and how to properly take advantage of Salesforce Connect.[read more]


How Risk Management Ecosystem Is Evolving with Data Analytics

September 22, 2016 by Mohammad Farooq

According to IBM “Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data — so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone.” Innovative industries and organizations have already begun to capitalize on this wealth of data. From supply chain to insurance analytics and other big data...[read more]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]