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Is Shadow IT Still Lurking Inside Your Organization?

September 14, 2016 by Ofir Agasi

Many file-sharing applications, such as Dropbox and Google Docs, have adapted to accommodate business needs, but few meet the security, privacy or regulatory demands faced by organizations.[read more]

3 Steps to Improving Agility in Financial Budgeting and Planning

September 14, 2016 by John O'Rourke

Financial agility is becoming a necessity in the business world, as the world of business continues to evolve and become even more dynamic.Today, there is rarely an aspect to business that isn't constantly fluctuating, evolving, and adapting to trends. Business tends to be one giant set of variables, and consistency is a rarity.It's on...[read more]

6 Things IT Executives Need to Know About Cloud-Based EPM

September 13, 2016 by John O'Rourke

Enterprise performance management (EPM) processes – such as budgeting, planning, financial consolidation, reporting, and analysis – are clearly owned and managed by the CFO and Finance department and can be extended across the enterprise. The systems used to support these processes are typically evaluated, selected, and maintained...[read more]

Research Finds Mobile Analytics and BI Reach Crossroads

September 13, 2016 by Dave Menninger

Ventana Research has newly published its Mobile Analytics and Business Intelligence 2016 Value Index. The Value Index provides a comprehensive evaluation of vendors and their product offerings across seven categories. In performing that analysis, I realized that this software category is at a crossroads. Once an optional capability often...[read more]

Breaking Analytics Out Of The Box - Literally

September 12, 2016 by Bill Franks

The lines between open source and commercial products are blurring rapidly as our options for building and executing analytics grow by the day. The range of options and price points available today enable anyone from a large enterprise to a single researcher to gain access to affordable, powerful analytic tools and infrastructure. As a...[read more]

5 Advantages of Using Encryption Technology for Data Protection

September 12, 2016 by Ryan Ayers

Data breach and mega attacks are on the rise and at an all time high. With recent advancements developing in encryption technology, hackers are having are harder time breaking into sensitive data. This article overlooks five advantages of encryption technology and how it can protect confidential information.[read more]

Database Corner: Beginner’s Guide to MySQL Storage Engines

September 10, 2016 by Eran Levy

When a database is created, one often overlooked but critical factor in performance is the storage engine (particularly as the database grows). In many instances, the temptation is to just accept the default and continue on developing your project. This can lead to unexpected negative impacts on performance, backups, and data integrity...[read more]

4 Business Risks That Might Prevent Big Data ROI

September 9, 2016 by Paul Barsch

Evaluating risk vs. return of a big data initiative can be tricky, especially because the open source market is so active and fluid. Financial risk aside, business risk actually plays the bigger spoiler in properly estimating future cash flows and profitability of a big data project.[read more]

Beware Relying Too Much on Power Users

September 9, 2016 by Timo Elliott

Every analytics team knows that it’s important to align with the needs of the business. But there’s a hidden danger: relying too much on power users.[read more]

Report: IoT sensors boost cold chain investments

September 8, 2016 by Supply Chain Dive

Real-time monitoring and Internet of Things technologies yield the highest return on investments for high-value goods like vaccines or commodities with high loss rates[read more]

How To Become A Data-Driven Company

September 8, 2016 by Bill Hammond

The value of big data can’t be overstated for businesses nowadays. The collection and analysis of data has allowed thousands of businesses to make decisions that are driven by that data, lending their decisions more weight and credibility – and even predicting the future with machine-learning.[read more]

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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]

8 Ways to Fine-tune your SQL Queries (for production databases)

September 7, 2016 by Eran Levy

In organizations that operate without a data warehouse or separate analytical database for reporting, the only source of the latest and up-to-date data may be in the live production database. When querying a production database, optimization is key. An inefficient query may pose a burden on the production database’s resources, and cause...[read more]

A Deep Dive in Big Data

September 6, 2016 by Ron Bisio

Geospatial big data can include information from an assortment of sensors and data collection methods. Points and features with their associated attributes can be gathered using handheld or survey-grade GNSS, dedicated field computers or even smartphones. These data sets are small compared to other techniques, but they provide very high levels of precision and detail and can be updated rapidly. Mobile mapping systems combine lidar, imaging, GNSS and other sensors to capture large quantities of 3D information.[read more]

The 7 Industries That Benefit Most From Big Data

September 6, 2016 by Larry Alton

Every business in the world needs data to thrive. Data is what tells you who your customers are and how they operate, and it’s what can guide you to new insights and new innovations. Generally, the more data you have, the more specific and accurate insights you’ll be able to generate, which is why big data has become such a powerful tool...[read more]