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AT&T to use AWS network to deliver IoT, analytics

October 11, 2016 by CIO Dive

AT&T announced it will partner with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to let joint customers use AWS cloud services with the AT&T network.[read more]

Level-Up your Business Technology: What you Get with Better Managed Services

October 11, 2016 by Kyle Cebull

Not all IT services are created equal, and that’s typically (but not always) directly correlational with how much you’re paying. It may sound a little cliche, but truly you get what you pay for when it comes to technology services for your business. When things are working fine, it’s hard to make the decision to move forward with any...[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]

A Shortcut Guide to Machine Learning and AI in The Enterprise

October 10, 2016 by Timo Elliott

Predictive analytics / machine learning / artificial intelligence is a hot topic – what it’s about?Using algorithms to help make better decisions has been the “next big thing in analytics” for over 25 years. It has been used in key areas such as fraud the entire time. But it’s now become a full-throated...[read more]

Any Colo(u)r You Like…

October 7, 2016 by Mark Bradbourne

After Matt Francis’ “50 Shades of Data” at #Data15 I really got to thinking about color, it’s usage and the planning of pallets. So I thought that I would share some of the tools that I use for testing, planning and plotting color for use in Tableau.One of my absolute favorite tools for selecting color pallets is Paletton. Paletton...[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]

3 Harsh Truths about Big Data

October 6, 2016 by Eran Levy

Takeaways from Strata NYCWith this year’s Strata + Hadoop World conference in New York over, and after recovering from a hectic week of live demos, presentations and introducing Sisense to anyone who had half a mind to listen, I wanted to take a moment to look back at the event and mostly – how it reflects on the current big data...[read more]

How Big Data Is Changing Education

October 5, 2016 by Melissa Thompson

The use of big data is radically transforming most industries around the globe these days.[read more]

Dreamforce 2016 – Post One

October 5, 2016 by Michael Fauscette

 As I’m headed into another Dreamforce event I plan to keep you updated on the happenings this week. As usual, Dreamforce promises to be a whirlwind of activity and a high energy event. I attend a lot of conferences and while it can be a grind sometimes, Dreamforce is usually a high point in the conference season.Since things are...[read more]

How-To: Start-up IT Strategy Blueprint

October 4, 2016 by Kyle Cebull

 You’ve likely heard the statistic thrown around a bit - and that’s that 50% of small businesses fail in the first 5 years. As a start-up, you never want to become the failing end of that statistic, but what can you do to set yourself up for success? Part of that is going to be to develop a comprehensive strategy for business...[read more]

Battling Data Silos: 3 Tips to Finance and Operations Integration

October 4, 2016 by John O'Rourke

Finance is often flying half blind.  Charged with tasks such as budgeting, planning, forecasting, and reporting Finance executives are often only able to see half the picture: the limited amount of data that they have.This data is usually limited to simply the planned or projected revenue and expenditures versus the actual revenue...[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]

6 Predictions About the Future of Predictive Analytics

October 3, 2016 by Larry Alton

Predictive analytics is already taking the business world by storm, serving as a powerful and reliable way to improve customer relations and businesses in general. But as a technology, it’s always developing at an accelerated rate; and as marketers, analysts, and business owners, we need to be prepared for what’s next. Predicting the...[read more]

What’s the Difference Between Business Intelligence (BI) and EPM?

September 30, 2016 by John O'Rourke

One of my colleagues recently asked if I could write a blog post describing the difference between business intelligence (BI) and enterprise performance management (EPM) solutions. I haven’t been asked this question in a while, so maybe this is a good time to revisit these terms and technologies, what makes them different, and how...[read more]