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IBM Study Shows Big Data Improves Food Safety

August 22, 2016 by Sean Mallon

Food safety is a very serious concern for every restaurant manager. Contamination or an outbreak can jeopardize the health of their customers, which can threaten your reputation, lead to regulatory fines or even get your business shut down by the state health department. Fortunately, new technology helps restaurants and their suppliers...[read more]

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How listening to our cars will improve the driving experience

August 21, 2016 by Mahbubul Alam

Smart technology is already being used in cars, but we're just at the very beginning.  It’s a given that Over-the-Air  (OTA) software updates for both drivers and automotive OEMs will be an integral part of new cars. The total vehicles predicted to have OTA map updates for example will exceed 32 million by 2022.  New code...[read more]

Why Embedded Analytics is a Game Changer for UX

August 20, 2016 by Eran Levy

As a quick recap, embedded analytics generally means including consumer-facing BI and analytics tools within a separate application, as part of the native application itself rather than a separate platform (if you want to learn more about this, you can check out the beginner’s guide to embedded data analytics, or discover why we think...[read more]

Internet of Things Requires Operational Intelligence

August 19, 2016 by Dave Menninger

The emerging Internet of Things (IoT) is an extension of digital connectivity to devices and sensors in homes, businesses, vehicles and potentially almost anywhere. This innovation means that virtually any device can generate and transmit data about its operations – data to which analytics can be applied to facilitate monitoring and a...[read more]

4 Signs you’re Ready to Take your Technology to the Next Level

August 19, 2016 by Kyle Cebull

Being an innovative technology organization is important. It allows you to reduce (or even eliminate downtime), reduce IT support tickets and gives you some predictability around your IT strategy and replacing your equipment. But what next? What happens when technology stops being a headache for you? Some might think that that’s the...[read more]

Embrace Analytic Athleticism

August 18, 2016 by Bill Franks

With today’s rapidly changing mix of analytic techniques, toolsets, and platforms, it’s difficult for any organization to be confident it is keeping its analytic workforce and skillsets up to date.I often have clients ask if they need to consider turning over a large portion of their analytics organization in order to adapt to these...[read more]

4 huge BI challenges facing CIOs and IT Leaders

August 18, 2016 by Joe Stangarone

While Business Intelligence adoption has increased steadily, many businesses are finding that successful BI implementations are harder than they thought. They run into a number of common roadblocks along the way. In this article, we explore 4 of these challenges facing CIOs and IT leaders, and how to get around each one.[read more]

4 Building Blocks of Great CFO Dashboards

August 17, 2016 by Eran Levy

So, you’ve been tasked with creating a dashboard for the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of your company. How do you create one that will not only present the required KPIs in an effective way but, also allow the user to have all of the data that they need to make informed decisions based on those indicators?In this article, we are going...[read more]

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Big Data and the Evolution of Supply Chain Planning

August 17, 2016 by Andrew Armstrong

A look at how Big Data analytics are helping companies to overcome some of their biggest supply chain challenges, especially those related to shorter product lifecycles and rapid scaling.[read more]

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Rethinking Big Data’s Usability

August 16, 2016 by Josh Knauer

Big Data is supposed to make its mark on the world. But how can its impact be achieved if Big Data remains inaccesible for most business professionals? It's time to rethink the way professionals engage data.[read more]

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This is Why UX Design and Big Data Need Each Other

August 16, 2016 by Ellie Martin

In the digital age, there’s been a relentless decline in businesses that run on instinct. These days, it seems that all businesses talk about is “Big Data” and how to analyze huge amounts of information to boost their business. The entrepreneur is no longer a pioneer, but a researcher. Why take a guess when you can analyze the data...[read more]

Postgres vs. MongoDB for Storing JSON Data – Which Should You Choose?

August 15, 2016 by Eran Levy

In the fast-moving world of unstructured data, does it make more sense to use a database management system (DBMS) built from the start to handle the widely accepted JSON data format? Or can an SQL database that now includes JSON functionality be a better choice? Postgres with its SQL roots started offering NoSQL functionality early on...[read more]

3 Reasons Unreliable, Stagnant Technology is a Dice Roll

August 15, 2016 by Kyle Cebull

Take a moment and think about the most important day in your business. Was it your launch day? The day you revealed a new product? The day your manufacturing line got a new machine? The day that you closed a huge new account? What would happen if, during your biggest day of your business, your IT systems completely failed you? I’m not...[read more]

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Should You Move Your Business to the Cloud?

August 14, 2016 by Richard Smith

More and more business owners are moving their IT infrastructure to the cloud. The benefits are numerous: reduced It costs, reduced energy consumption, better efficiency in collaboration, scalability, and automatic updates. But maintaining the security of valuable business and client data is still paramount to avoiding data loss or...[read more]

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AWS IoT Button: Introduction

August 13, 2016 by Mihai Corbuleac

Did you heard about the AWS IoT button? Anyone who has basic programming skills can easily test out different IoT applications and create their own through the IoT button. Create the AWS IoT resources, configure your button and count items, call/text someone, start/stop a process, etc.[read more]

The Most Important Elements of Technology Project Scope

August 12, 2016 by Kyle Cebull

  When it comes to your technology projects, they should be outlined in great detail long before they’re initiated. Ideally, as part of the proposal process. We already took a moment to lay out some red flags for IT projects, but perhaps one of the most important points in that blog was to ensure that the proposal had a full...[read more]

Add More Fuel to Your Migration with these Parse Alternatives

August 12, 2016 by Ritesh Patil

Parse is the Facebook’s Mobile Backend as a Service provider that application developers use for web or mobile apps. It allows you to develop the app without worrying about creating your own backend. The reason developers like Parse is because it offers many ready-made features that can easily be customized. Some of these includes:Third-...[read more]

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Hollywood looking at big data to find the next big hit

August 12, 2016 by Melissa Thompson
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Through mining consumer blogs, social media posts, and file downloads, streaming companies and producers learn what themes, writers and actors they need to combine in order to maximize their chances of success.[read more]

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4 Disastrous Big Data Mistakes Your Brand is making

August 11, 2016 by Sean Mallon

Sun Tsu once said, “every battle is won before it is ever fought.” He was referring to the importance of information, which is a crucial asset on both the battlefield and the business world. In the 21st century, big data is the commodity that brands rely on to compete.Big data is incredibly valuable, but many brands don’t know how to...[read more]

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How to Develop your Strategy Using Data Analytics

August 11, 2016 by Mohammad Farooq

The main reason many companies fail to capitalize on such analytics is the flaw of asking ‘What can they do for your business’ when the questions executives and managers should be asking is ‘How do you use best data analytics and towards what goal?’ This is why it’s important to develop a strategy but, how do you develop your strategy using data analytics?[read more]

The Growing Fear of Excel and Why It's Finally Nearing Extinction

August 10, 2016 by John O'Rourke
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For the past 30 years, Excel has been integral to businesses everywhere.It's become the foundation of countless business processes, aiding in computing, financial tasks, IT projects, marketing, and so much more. It's no wonder Excel was such a hit from the start.With its ability to process mathematical equations, store and organize data...[read more]

Getting Serious About Big Data Security

August 10, 2016 by Melissa Thompson

Because the risk of a data breach is so high, and the potential fallout is so significant, it’s time for companies to get serious about big data security.[read more]

3 Red Flags when Making your Next Big Technology Purchase

August 9, 2016 by Kyle Cebull

Technology projects are a necessary evil. Whether it’s a server refresh or a company move, you need to get every single detail of the project laid out so that you can better understand how to manage any contractors involved, price things out and get a handle on the timeline and how it will impact your business efficiency. But not all...[read more]

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5 Ways Big Data Is Going to Change Over the Next Decade

August 9, 2016 by Larry Alton
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Big data has become a popular topic, particularly in the business community. It’s become a buzzword in its own right, but it also describes an entire category of advancements in the world of data collection and interpretation. Though to many, the idea of “big data” is still fuzzy, countless developers are pouring their efforts and resources into advancing our collective big data capabilities. The future of big data is a bright one, with lots of potential, but how exactly will big data change in the next decade?[read more]

Big Data Projects – When You're Not Getting the ROI You Expect

August 8, 2016 by Paul Barsch

Some failing big data projects get millions more pumped into them with the hope that they’ll break even. At some point good money needs to stop chasing bad projects, but it takes leadership to make the right decision.[read more]

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4 Benefits of Big Data for Ecommerce Owners and Shoppers

August 8, 2016 by Abdullahi Muhammed
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In the scope of ecommerce, big data analysis is the collection of large amounts of information in order to determine shopping patterns and insights about customer behavior. Using big data has a lot of added benefits for both the seller and consumer.[read more]

Explaining McLaren Technology Group’s 5-Step IT Strategy

August 7, 2016 by Timo Elliott

McLaren has been pioneering and innovating in the competitive world of Formula 1 since 1963.In a recent web seminar sponsored by SAP, Eric Kavanagh, CEO of The Bloor Group, interviewed McLaren CIO Craig Charlton to understand the critical role of technology in supporting the Group’s different business units.The McLaren-Honda racing...[read more]

Intermixing Big Data and IoT to Create Smart Cities that Improve Life

August 6, 2016 by Ryan Ayers

With big data analytics, our generation has the ability to process large amounts of information, and use it to suit our personalized needs wherever we go. When big data and information technology are combined in our major cities, efficiency and effectiveness get stronger making the quality of human life better.[read more]

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Five Ways Self-Service Data Prep Empowers Excel Users

August 5, 2016 by Jon Pilkington

Microsoft Excel is one of the most widely used business intelligence and reporting tools. More than just a spreadsheet, Excel allows users to collect and integrate data for critical analysis and reporting. It’s easy to use, readily available as part of the Microsoft Office solution suite and provides users with the ability to perform...[read more]

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6 Ways Big Data is Entering the World of Video Marketing

August 5, 2016 by Abdullahi Muhammed

Learn how companies are using big data to help improve video marketing strategies and to learn how to improve consumer experiences.[read more]