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Best Practices: Identify What Ransomware Locked Your Data

May 24, 2016 by David Balaban

ID Ransomware is a free website that has been launched by malware researches and where the victims of ransomware attacks can obtain help in dealing with their difficult situation. This website can make the life of victims easier by letting them identify the variant of the ransomware their computer has been affected with. This makes it...[read more]

4 things to think about while building a Modern Analytics Solution

May 23, 2016 by Daniel Casarin

The abundance of data and the increased usage of data mean that every business now is a data driven analytics business, and every user is an analytics user.For the first time, in the 2016 Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics, Gartner points to a fundamental shift away from traditional legacy platforms in favor of more modern BI solutions...[read more]

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The Strategic Importance of Moving Your Enterprise into the Cloud

May 23, 2016 by Rehan Sheikh

In 10 years, enterprises are forecast to have 58 percent of their compute and data storage in the cloud, compared to 28 percent currently, according to a report in eweek.com.The adoption of the cloud has exceeded expectations and comes with a host of  benefits to businesses of any size.These benefits include:...[read more]

Two Approaches to Scalable Database Design

May 23, 2016 by Eran Levy

Any form of application used for data analysis is stringently dependant on its ability to retrieve queries fast. However, when working with larger or more complex datasets, as well as an increasing amount of concurrent users, the performance depends largely on the underlying analytical database – whether this is built into the...[read more]

7 Reasons Non-Analysts Should Understand Data Modeling

May 20, 2016 by Eran Levy

For many non-technical individuals in the business world, data modeling can seem like a strange and somewhat terrifying realm. Even those who are data-savvy and regularly consult and analyze data in their day-to-day operations will often view modeling as perplexing under-the-hood stuff that is best left to data analysts or IT staff.To an...[read more]

The Data Science Market: Where We Are

May 20, 2016 by Linda Burtch

With the increase in use of data science and predictive analytics, how has this changed the quantitative hiring market?[read more]

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Locky Ransomware Statistics: Geos Targeted, Amounts Paid, Spread Volumes and Much More…

May 19, 2016 by David Balaban

Locky is quite a recent encryption virus that has created waves in the cyberspace by attacking the system of Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center during February. Plenty of patients at the medical center had to be shifted to other centers because of the attack. This attack has been the worst ransomware nightmare of the year and the...[read more]

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5 Essential Steps To Take After A Data Security Breach

May 19, 2016 by Particia Dimick

Hackers are an insensitive breed, with no respect for violating other people’s finances and personal business dreams.Like pickpockets stealing wallets, they steal usernames and passwords to get access to credit lines, bank accounts, and payment processors. Like con men, they look for data that will allow them to steal someone’s...[read more]

3 Ways Having the Wrong Internet Service is Costing You Money

May 19, 2016 by Kyle Cebull
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Internet service can be frustrating, can’t it? Outages galore, poor customer service and constantly having to power cycle your router are just a few of the major frustrations that come along with small business internet. It doesn’t end there, though. Many small businesses also deal with slowness, bandwidth issues and billing frustrations...[read more]

6 reasons why your business cannot succeed without predictive analytics

May 19, 2016 by Jagadish Thaker
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Have you ever burnt your tongue while having hot soup when you were young? If you have, then you now use the understanding obtained from that experience to predict what will happen if you accidently taste the hot soup. Also, you very well know how to prevent such an experience.Likewise, predictive analytics do the same thing for your...[read more]

The Global Billboard Advertising Statistics and Dynamics

May 19, 2016 by Sarah Smith

Should marketing really abandon the billboard and other forms of outdoor advertising? Do these methods still have any benefit to businesses?[read more]

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The Simplicity of Virtual Reality Means It's Closer Than You Think

May 18, 2016 by Rick Delgado

When people think virtual reality, they usually picture the future. Hollywood has long portrayed VR as one of the perks everyday people will experience in most science-fiction movies and shows. Talk to almost anybody and tell them we’re on the verge of virtual reality becoming commonplace and they’ll likely say it will be too expensive...[read more]

Three Technology Services You’re Definitely Overpaying For

May 17, 2016 by Kyle Cebull

To the small business, budgets are important. They need to be set and stuck to in order to confidently predict cash flow and succeed in the long term. But once you sign contracts with vendors, prices seem to escalate. Machines break. Your server is getting older. It seems as though there is a never-ending need to invest in new...[read more]

Your Business’ Network Needs IPS and IDS – Here’s Why

May 17, 2016 by Elianna Hyde

When it comes to ways of keeping your network safe, you need to have an intrusion prevention and detection service. Without these services, you are likely going to find out that there is a problem within your network, when it is too late. You need to be on the lookout at all times, but if you were to do it manually, you would not have...[read more]

Can We Trust Salesforce for Business in the Cloud?

May 16, 2016 by Mark Smith

I have been meaning to write about Salesforce since its Dreamforce 2015 conference. Salesforce provides a platform, tools and applications for business and IT who claims to be the ‘no software’ company which as you will read is exactly what happened on May 10th. Heck, Salesforce is making a lot of advances on its platform, its...[read more]

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Insights into the World of Business Intelligence and Workforce Analytics: 10 Things to Know

May 16, 2016 by Richard Smith

Business Intelligence, Business Analysis and Predictive Analysis are the pillars of workforce data analytics. While the former was extracted out of automated reports, BA was actually a brainchild of user experiences, workflow discussions and multiple processes. Finally, Predictive Analysis is the more of a layered approach— involving...[read more]

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5 Ways Big Data is Improving Gaming Experience

May 13, 2016 by Rehan Sheikh
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With $20 billion in annual revenue in the United States alone, the gaming industry is a behemoth in the way people spend their free time. Technology continues to evolve that makes gaming even more inviting and social – and the way developers implement big data has plenty to do with the success the industry is seeing.Big data has improved...[read more]

Why we love these 5 data visualization tools (and you should, too!)

May 13, 2016 by Jagadish Thaker

If you are from the finance, sales, marketing or operations sector, then you must have noticed that massive data is crawling into your everyday life. No doubt it will keep growing with a good reason. The only problem is how you get results out of the data before making any kind of decisions.For example, if you are having terabytes of...[read more]

5 Causes Of Cumbersome Corporate Reporting

May 13, 2016 by Tagetik Software

Corporate reporting is a topic that virtually any organization deals with as chief executives (both CEO and CFO) expect to receive regular updates on corporate performance. Delivering on this necessity in some cases is a cumbersome exercise – but it doesn’t have to be. We identified some key causes of cumbersome corporate reporting...[read more]

6 Tips for Integrating Business Intelligence Solutions with Your CRM

May 12, 2016 by Annie Bustos

In the age of Big Data, companies are pushing to collect and analyze as many data sources as possible so they can enrich the customer experience and drive sales. One way to gather rich data is by integrating Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools with business intelligence (BI) platforms. CRM provides companies with customer-...[read more]

Digital Business Innovation and Enterprise Messaging Work Well Together

May 12, 2016 by Mark Smith

Organizations are facing a digital transformation, as I have written, that is rapidly changing the applications and services that business use to operate and deliver information. This new digital generation addresses the expectations of consumers and business partners for information and service in real time. One example of it is...[read more]

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5 Benefits of Cloud Based Video Conferencing Brands Can’t Ignore

May 12, 2016 by Sean Kidman

The videoconferencing industry is growing at an unprecedented rate. Experts from IDC reportspredict it will be worth $6.2 billion within the next four years.Why is videoconferencing becoming so popular? A number of global factors are driving the trend. It is one of the many ways that cloud technology is improving scalability for many...[read more]

Soccer player predicted as the top rising star - back in November (video)

May 11, 2016 by Jure Rejec

Did you know that Big Data can help us predict who the future soccer stars will be? This is precisely what happened in Riyad Mahrez’s case, PFA Player of the Year, who has conquered the English Premier League with Leicester City.During last year’s Big Data Week Conference in London, Malta-based entrepreneur Valery Bollier correctly...[read more]

4 Things to do to Reduce your Risk of Server Failure

May 11, 2016 by Kyle Cebull

I can’t stress enough the importance of treating your technology and equipment properly. While we recommend that our clients always have equipment that’s within warranty, when you aren’t taking proper care of it or are neglecting it in certain ways, it can absolutely fail sooner. Your server is your lifeline. It’s where you store all...[read more]

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5 Benefits of Big Data for E-Commerce Companies and Shoppers

May 11, 2016 by Sean Kidman
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Online retailers are using big data to create a better shopping experience, boost customer satisfaction and generate more sales.If you have been reading the news, you probably saw the story on how Target was aware of a young woman's pregnancy before her father did. It turns out that when a woman starts shopping for products such as...[read more]

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8 File Types, Databases and Platforms You May Not Know Can Be Rescued

May 11, 2016 by Rehan Sheikh

Compromised files and data is something we don’t tend to worry about much these days. Backup to the cloud and other forms of remote digital information storage have us accustomed to the data always being there, somewhere.Sometimes, however, this isn’t the case. Plenty of critical, crucial data for individuals and businesses wind up...[read more]

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Emotions: The Next (but not new) Frontier in Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Computing

May 10, 2016 by Luca Scagliarini

How you “feel” has never been more important in tech. This year, a number of companies are showing an interest in emotions. We’ve always believed in the value of a deeper understanding of text. While meaning and context can tell us so much, we’re leaving a lot of valuable information on the table if we’re not looking at one of the key things that makes us human.[read more]

New Generation of Enterprise Messaging Supports Digital Transformation

May 10, 2016 by Mark Smith

Enterprise messaging is the technology backbone of communications for applications and systems within and between organizations. Both its importance and its complexity are growing as organizations increasingly have to provide real-time responses to business customers and consumers as well as their own business professionals who support...[read more]

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Big Data + Analytics = Beaucoup Bucks

May 10, 2016 by Melissa Thompson

Financial analysts, banks, and institutions are jumping on the big data band wagon because it means more money.[read more]

[Infographic] 5 Facts Impacting The Mobile Experience

May 9, 2016 by Jon Fraser

Mobile usage has reached an all-time high, and the number of mobile-only Internet users continues to rise. In 2016, 80 percent of North America will access the Web through their mobile devices, meaning that brands need to focus on the mobile experience to remain competitive. How can customer-centric marketers ensure that their mobile...[read more]