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Handle Facebook Parse Migration the Expert Way

July 13, 2016 by Ritesh Patil

Parse is Facebook’s cloud mobile solution. Recently, the social networking behemoth announced that it would be discontinuing Parse from January 2017. This means app developers using Parse to develop applications will have to migrate to another platform. However, this is not as easy as it sounds. A lot of considerations will have to be...[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]

BYOD 411: 3 Ways Pokemon Go is Impacting Businesses

July 12, 2016 by Kyle Cebull

BYOD (bring your own device) is a pretty great thing for both employees and employers. It saves the additional capital in spending money on devices and also ensures employees will always have access to their data and e-mail. But it can be difficult to manage and sometimes can cause issues if BYOD isn’t managed properly. Over the...[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]

A Two-Stage Approach to Financial Return for Data Lakes

July 11, 2016 by Paul Barsch

Depending on whether you “build” your data lake in the cloud or on premise, it could take anywhere from six months to a year to be fully deployed. But those companies that are faithful to creating and using a big data platform should see not only break-even but real return too.[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]

How Data Is Transforming the Health Care Industry

July 9, 2016 by Melissa Thompson
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The use of data is substantially changing most industries and practices across the world these days, but none perhaps more than the health care sector. In recent years, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, private practices, payment processing providers, and others have been able to accumulate and exchange information more easily than...[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]

How the New Revenue Recognition Rules Could Impact Budgeting and Planning

July 7, 2016 by John O'Rourke

There’s been a lot of buzz in the accounting and finance community recently about the upcoming change in revenue recognition guidelines from the FASB and IASB. To date, most of the focus has been on the transactional accounting impact of the new guidelines.  But Robert Kugel, SVP and Research Director at Ventana Research,...[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]

Pros and Cons of Using MySQL for Analytical Reporting

July 6, 2016 by Eran Levy

Is MySQL a good solution for reporting and data analytics? The internet is bombarded with 1000’s of guides or courses to installing, configuring, and optimizing MySQL for running analytics. However, none of these write-ups stop to even ask the question: “Is MySQL the right solution for business intelligence?”With the obvious caveat that...[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]