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The New Mainstream Appeal of Apache Spark

October 13, 2016 by Rick Delgado

It wasn’t too long ago that big data was thought of as a niche concept, something reserved for only those companies that were especially tech-savvy. Fast forward a few years and the popularity of big data has increased tremendously, with businesses of all shapes and sizes using it. Such is the way with most technologies, and Apache Spark...[read more]

Demystifying Data Warehouses, Data Lakes and Data Marts

October 12, 2016 by Eran Levy

As data and analytics become a more integral part of business processes in an organization, so the non-DBAs among us might start to feel lost in a sea of technical terms which are frequently thrown around by technical teams.[read more]

5 crucial questions on people analytics, answered

October 12, 2016 by HR Dive

The term "people analytics" is being used more frequently in HR and management circles, and with good reason. People analytics as a discipline, and a corporate function, is taking off.[read more]

AT&T to use AWS network to deliver IoT, analytics

October 11, 2016 by CIO Dive

AT&T announced it will partner with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to let joint customers use AWS cloud services with the AT&T network.[read more]

Level-Up your Business Technology: What you Get with Better Managed Services

October 11, 2016 by Kyle Cebull

Not all IT services are created equal, and that’s typically (but not always) directly correlational with how much you’re paying. It may sound a little cliche, but truly you get what you pay for when it comes to technology services for your business. When things are working fine, it’s hard to make the decision to move forward with any...[read more]


Managing Data Tasks with Robotic Process Automation

October 10, 2016 by Rehan Sheikh

Analysts predict that by 2020, Robotic Process Automation solutions will see a compounded annual growth rate of 60.5 percent. Employers are increasingly looking to robotic software to automate many of the data tasks currently completed by humans, for clear reasons, but the process isn’t as cut-and-dry as it first appears.To understand...[read more]

A Shortcut Guide to Machine Learning and AI in The Enterprise

October 10, 2016 by Timo Elliott

Predictive analytics / machine learning / artificial intelligence is a hot topic – what it’s about?Using algorithms to help make better decisions has been the “next big thing in analytics” for over 25 years. It has been used in key areas such as fraud the entire time. But it’s now become a full-throated...[read more]

Any Colo(u)r You Like…

October 7, 2016 by Mark Bradbourne

After Matt Francis’ “50 Shades of Data” at #Data15 I really got to thinking about color, it’s usage and the planning of pallets. So I thought that I would share some of the tools that I use for testing, planning and plotting color for use in Tableau.One of my absolute favorite tools for selecting color pallets is Paletton. Paletton...[read more]


Using Big Data to Optimize Your Media Buying Campaign

October 7, 2016 by Sean Mallon

There are endless numbers of advertising mediums to grow your brand over the Internet. Many companies rely on Google Adwords and Facebook advertising, but there are other strategies worth exploring. Media buying is one of them.Media buying is the purchasing of advertisements from media companies. Over the Internet, it more specifically...[read more]


How the Ad Block Debate Impacts Net Neutrality

October 6, 2016 by Ioana Sima

The ongoing debate surrounding ad blocking might never die. Its impact can be felt by the billions of internet users, all of which have been hit by unwanted ads at least once. But at the same time, millions of other companies have their ads unseen. As end users, we may think of ad blockers as sources of power, a tool to use in order to...[read more]

3 Harsh Truths about Big Data

October 6, 2016 by Eran Levy

Takeaways from Strata NYCWith this year’s Strata + Hadoop World conference in New York over, and after recovering from a hectic week of live demos, presentations and introducing Sisense to anyone who had half a mind to listen, I wanted to take a moment to look back at the event and mostly – how it reflects on the current big data...[read more]

How Big Data Is Changing Education

October 5, 2016 by Melissa Thompson

The use of big data is radically transforming most industries around the globe these days.[read more]

Dreamforce 2016 – Post One

October 5, 2016 by Michael Fauscette

 As I’m headed into another Dreamforce event I plan to keep you updated on the happenings this week. As usual, Dreamforce promises to be a whirlwind of activity and a high energy event. I attend a lot of conferences and while it can be a grind sometimes, Dreamforce is usually a high point in the conference season.Since things are...[read more]

How-To: Start-up IT Strategy Blueprint

October 4, 2016 by Kyle Cebull

 You’ve likely heard the statistic thrown around a bit - and that’s that 50% of small businesses fail in the first 5 years. As a start-up, you never want to become the failing end of that statistic, but what can you do to set yourself up for success? Part of that is going to be to develop a comprehensive strategy for business...[read more]

Battling Data Silos: 3 Tips to Finance and Operations Integration

October 4, 2016 by John O'Rourke

Finance is often flying half blind.  Charged with tasks such as budgeting, planning, forecasting, and reporting Finance executives are often only able to see half the picture: the limited amount of data that they have.This data is usually limited to simply the planned or projected revenue and expenditures versus the actual revenue...[read more]


Gaining the Millennial Digital Storage Market With Metadata and Tagging

October 3, 2016 by Jonathan Ring

It’s no longer enough to simply store data — you have to give people the ability to quickly and easily search through massive amounts of data and retrieve the information they need.[read more]

6 Predictions About the Future of Predictive Analytics

October 3, 2016 by Larry Alton

Predictive analytics is already taking the business world by storm, serving as a powerful and reliable way to improve customer relations and businesses in general. But as a technology, it’s always developing at an accelerated rate; and as marketers, analysts, and business owners, we need to be prepared for what’s next. Predicting the...[read more]

What’s the Difference Between Business Intelligence (BI) and EPM?

September 30, 2016 by John O'Rourke

One of my colleagues recently asked if I could write a blog post describing the difference between business intelligence (BI) and enterprise performance management (EPM) solutions. I haven’t been asked this question in a while, so maybe this is a good time to revisit these terms and technologies, what makes them different, and how...[read more]

Companies encountering a data engineering talent vacuum

September 29, 2016 by CIO Dive

This post originally appears on our sister publication, CIO Dive. Our mission is to provide busy professionals like you with a bird's-eye-view of the Information Technology industry in 60 seconds. To subscribe to our daily newsletter click here.Dive Brief:Demand for data engineers is growing faster than demand for data scientists,...[read more]

24 Questions to Ask when Preparing Data for Analysis

September 29, 2016 by Eran Levy

Data preparation is perhaps the most important step in any type of serious data analysis. And while it would be ludicrous to attempt to cover such a broad field of knowledge in one article, we’ve prepared a quick checklist that you can run through when preparing data for analysis. Hopefully, this will help you optimize the data...[read more]


Properly Leveraging Salesforce Connect Integration

September 28, 2016 by Sumit Sarkar

Everything is about the customer experience. Delivering a smooth, enjoyable experience is critical when it comes to increasing conversion rates and improving the bottom line, which has led to the rise of Salesforce and Salesforce Connect. Given that Dreamforce ’16 is just around the corner, now is the time for those unfamiliar with the technology to review the basics of data integration and how to properly take advantage of Salesforce Connect.[read more]

What’s Stopping Cloud Analytics?

September 28, 2016 by Timo Elliott

It turns out that what’s stopping people from moving to cloud analytics isn’t what I expected.I recently moderated a web seminar with a presentation from Dan Vesset of IDC talking about the Future of Cloud Business Analytics. The recording is now available.Dan covered the big changes in BI, and how moving to the cloud can...[read more]

BI Meets Machine Learning and the Internet of Me

September 27, 2016 by Eran Levy

The Internet of Things Gets Hyper-PersonalWith any new technology, the hype tends to reach unbearable volumes far before anyone can point to tangible business benefits. But when it comes to the IoT, it is quickly becoming a force that affects our everyday lives – albeit we might not be completely aware of it. I am referring to a...[read more]

Data-Driven Facts for Better Blogging

September 26, 2016 by Larry Alton

While it’s easy for businesses to look at blogging as a rudimentary form of marketing that’s more of a necessary evil than anything else, it can actually be very scientific in nature. Blogging can and should be driven by data. The sooner you realize this, the quicker you’ll be able to enjoy a positive return on your blogging investment....[read more]

Where are all the DevOps people at?

September 24, 2016 by Yaniv Yehuda

What about DevOps? Where are all of those guys hanging out? While there may not be one clear and specific hangout place online for the entire DevOps community to gather, here is a list that can help you connect and hear from educated DevOps professionals who can provide you with information about everything DevOps related that you need to know.[read more]

Teradata Takes On Cloud and Developers with Big Data & Analytics

September 23, 2016 by Dave Menninger

Teradata recently held its annual Partners conference, at which gather several thousand customers and partners from around the world. This was the first Partners event since Vic Lund was appointed president and CEO in May. Year on year, Teradata’s revenues are down about 5 percent, which likely prompted some changes at the company....[read more]

The Start-ups Guide to IT: Where to Invest your Money for Business Technology

September 23, 2016 by Kyle Cebull

 As a startup, it’s important to make smart investments with your capital in order to maximize the return and have the most possible business impact. Well-funded startups can sometimes spend money in the wrong areas. Here are our best tips on where startups should invest their money when it comes to business technology:An IT...[read more]

Geospatial Data On-Demand

September 22, 2016 by Ron Bisio

Spatial data and building information modeling (BIM) bring new tools for data visualuzation and analysis to building construction and operations. Information is now able to be shared across design teams, contractors and facility managers in real-time.[read more]


How Risk Management Ecosystem Is Evolving with Data Analytics

September 22, 2016 by Mohammad Farooq

According to IBM “Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data — so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone.” Innovative industries and organizations have already begun to capitalize on this wealth of data. From supply chain to insurance analytics and other big data...[read more]

4 Customer Retention Metrics for Data-Driven Ecommerce

September 21, 2016 by Eran Levy

Running an eCommerce business is a challenging task. In addition to managing a huge scale of shipments and vendors, there are frequently multiple channels to manage as well. Those channels could include Amazon, eBay, Google Store, Rakuten, Alibaba, Etsy, as well as a self-managed website.One aspect that can have a major impact on your...[read more]