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Expert: Most enterprise data breaches avoidable

December 29, 2016 by CIO Dive

Many cyber security failures can be traced back to sloppiness on the part of the company.[read more]

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The Data Driven World: Is it possible to Leverage on Analytics to Recognise Market Trends?

December 28, 2016 by Sean Mallon

The internet of things (IoT) has put far-reaching possibilities before us, but can we utilize the possibilities in understanding initially unpredictable trends? As our computers get better in connecting us to global news and trends—from common Google searches to up-to-date Twitter feeds—we may be moving closer to a time when our...[read more]

Why Employee Productivity Data Is Becoming More Crucial

December 27, 2016 by Larry Alton

It’s awfully tempting for the average business owner to think of profitability in the simplest possible terms. On one side of the equation, you have the cost of the goods and services you provide, and on the other, what your customers are willing to pay.The difference is your profit, so these two variables tend to become the central...[read more]

Report: Social network data theft a leading cybersecurity concern in 2017

December 23, 2016 by CIO Dive

Leaks of personal data collected by technology companies and online services will be among the major cybersecurity threats of 2017, according to a new study from Kaspersky Lab[read more]

Big data on wheels: Google vs. Uber in the driverless revolution

December 23, 2016 by Daniel Matthews

Google looks set to challenge Uber for the position of top tech company to do two things: advance the use of driverless car technology, and offer a ride-sharing service.[read more]

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Hackers Slip into Networks During High Traffic Times: Here’s How to Stop Them

December 22, 2016 by Marc Sollars

Threats are burrowing inside company networks every time the network is busy. Peak demand events, like stores’ sales and Holiday shopping, give criminals cover to introduce malware onto networks – or carry out exploits such as harvesting consumers’ personal details using malware dropped on the network months before.[read more]

HPE, Cisco maintain cloud infrastructure market lead, but Dell is in pursuit

December 21, 2016 by CIO Dive

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) once again is the leader in the cloud infrastructure equipment market, according to new Q3 data from Synergy Research Group. HPE is followed closely by Cisco.[read more]

Globalization, Cloud and Mobility Change Network Needs

December 21, 2016 by Ofir Agasi

Although cloud migration is rampant in enterprises right now, it may take a while for organizations to migrate networks to the cloud. Many companies rely on highly complex, layered networking solutions that represent substantial monetary and time investments. However, the next time your organization re-evaluates its networking approach, consider the unique advantages the cloud can offer.[read more]

Predictions: A Cynic’s Guide to BI in 2017

December 20, 2016 by Timo Elliott

I’ve been working in Business Intelligence and Analytics for over twenty-five years. With some confidence and a lot of cynicism, here are my predictions for 2017:Business PeopleBusiness people will be dissatisfied with their BI systems (this is “Timo’s First Law of BI”)Executives will refuse to learn to use any other data...[read more]

Cisco pulling the plug on its OpenStack-based public cloud

December 19, 2016 by CIO Dive

Cisco announced it will officially kill its Intercloud Services public cloud infrastructure in March.[read more]

Why Lean Data Management Is Vital for Agile Companies

December 19, 2016 by Larry Alton

Data management is becoming more and more significant to a company’s success. Insights through data can allow you to improve the efficiency of your operations, understand your customers better, and ultimately make your enterprise more profitable. Unfortunately, those insights don’t always come easily; your data must go through a number...[read more]

Data Philanthropy and Mutual Benefits of the Spirit of Giving

December 16, 2016 by Eran Levy

‘Tis the season to be jolly – and to be generous with your data. So says Global Pulse, the United Nations initiative on big data. As a network of innovation labs, the UN’s Global Pulse campaigns for data philanthropy. What does this mean and how can your business adopt a spirit of giving when it comes to data?Data philanthropy is an...[read more]

Yahoo reveals another hack impacting 1B user accounts

December 15, 2016 by CIO Dive

Yahoo revealed Wednesday the company suffered a separate data breach in August 2013, compromising the data of more than one billion user accounts.[read more]

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Change the Marketing Profession

December 15, 2016 by Sean Mallon

Dawn of the AI Marketing RevolutionMarketing automation has been around since the late 1990s. However, artificial intelligence has only recently begun to realize its full potential.How will new AI technology transform the marketing profession over the next few years? Here are a few things to look out for.Brands will have a Clearer...[read more]

How Microsoft reinvented itself for the cloud era

December 14, 2016 by CIO Dive

Microsoft stock hit a record high last week, bolstered in part by the success of its Azure cloud platform. But the company has come a long way. When other areas of its business-software empire started drying up around 2006, Microsoft bet big on cloud.[read more]

Why Does Data Decay so Fast?

December 14, 2016 by Martin Doyle

People change jobs, get promoted and move home. Companies go out of business, expand and relocate. Every one of these changes contributes to data decay. It’s been said that business databases degrade by around 30% per year, but why?[read more]

Buyers Beware: Data Visualization is Not Data Analytics

December 13, 2016 by Eran Levy

The term Business Intelligence solution can be a deceiving one. Many software solutions that call themselves BI can actually only offer you half of what you need.Here it’s important to make the distinction between two types of business analysis and intelligence tools: end-to-end solutions and ones that are merely front-end. An end-to-end...[read more]

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Understanding the Evolution from Relationship Databases to Semantic Graph Databases

December 13, 2016 by Sean Martin

In the ever-changing world of computing and data analytics, organizations are increasingly overcoming the technological constraints that come with the “data age” by transitioning from relational databases to graph databases.[read more]

Most enterprises have a digital transformation strategy, but few have completed it

December 12, 2016 by CIO Dive

Nearly 90% of enterprises have begun creating a digital transformation strategy.[read more]

When Big Data Can’t Predict

December 9, 2016 by Bill Franks

Most people think that in the age of big data, we always have more than enough information to build robust analytics. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. In fact, there are situations where even massive amounts of data still don’t enable even basic predictions to be made with confidence. In many cases, there isn’t much that can be...[read more]

IBM betting big on blockchain by creating an 'ecosystem'

December 9, 2016 by CIO Dive

IBM announced it's building a blockchain ecosystem to help expedite development of blockchain-based business applications.[read more]

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Cloud Metadata Is Making Waves with Business Intelligence

December 8, 2016 by Sean Mallon

Over the past year, the cloud computing industry has reached an inflection point. Cloud providers used to focus on delivering state-of-the-art IT services. However, demand for their technology has grown exponentially, which has forced them to focus on improving business intelligence for their customers.Metadata Transforms Business...[read more]

Redefining Logistics Services through IT Innovation

December 7, 2016 by Annie Bustos

We have rolled into an era of great opportunity for Logistics service providers (LSPs). The 2016 Global Logistics Report by Haley Garner, Head of Research and Content, EFT, has identified some key factors influencing this sector:Innovation is an important tool to avoid commoditization Technology is maturing as a key enabler for growth...[read more]

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Big Data SQL 3.0 Bridges Multiple Data Platforms Like Never Before

December 7, 2016 by Rehan Sheikh

Oracle has been a leader in the big data movement since its inception. Back in March, they introduced a new solution called Big Data SQL 3.0.Oracle Database customers frequently use Hadoop and NoSQL, so Big Data SQL 3.0 was developed with them in mind. Here are the three main benefits.Compatible With Major Hadoop ServicesThe biggest...[read more]

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Why Artificial Intelligence Will Be Analog

December 6, 2016 by Sean Mallon

For many people, the word “digital” is synonymous with modern, technologically advanced programs or devices capable of performing complex processes in a fraction of the time that it would take a manual or analog system to do the same thing. Analog, on the other hand, is generally thought of as old-fashioned and something that needs to be...[read more]

In it for the long haul: AWS will now truck data to the cloud

December 5, 2016 by CIO Dive

To help with large-scale data migrations, AWS on Wednesday announced Snowmobile, a secure data truck that holds 100 petabytes of data.[read more]

Artificial Intelligence: The New Killer Feature

December 5, 2016 by Timo Elliott

Artificial intelligence is gaining traction faster than anybody imagined — quickly knocking down the dominoes of complex tasks that computers have long struggled with.[read more]

Day To Day Data: How To Build Knowledge From Daily Life

December 3, 2016 by Larry Alton

Personal data has always been a valuable part of our lives, from counting calories to Nielson surveys, but in the past collecting data was more labor intensive. Families filled out careful charts to return to Nielson, people attended community focus groups, and companies undertook elaborate studies to determine what their customers...[read more]

The Magic of Moving to Managed Services

December 1, 2016 by Annie Bustos

Despite its multiple benefits, the widespread adoption of managed IT services has stalled in recent years. A part of the explanation for the slower adoption of managed services is fairly simple. Potential customers don’t have a clear definition of what “managed services” means in the 2016/2017 landscape, and the MSPs themselves have not...[read more]

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Using Big Data to Achieve Sales Excellence

December 1, 2016 by Andrew Armstrong

Discover how using big data allows today's leading businesses to "skate to where the puck is going" to win deals in today's dynamic marketplace.[read more]