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Social Collaboration Barriers in SMBs and Enterprises

April 19, 2015 by Annie Bustos

Social collaboration.

Social collaboration tools should be the way forward in enterprises of all sizes. Email is inefficient and broken. Social networks, by comparison, are too public, but we’ve all grown familiar and comfortable with how they function. Which makes social collaboration tools a natural fit, except many companies are still struggling with implementation and adoption.[read more]

IBM Opens Up Its Threat Data as Part of New Security Intelligence Sharing Platform

April 18, 2015 by Sarah Smith

IBM.

IBM has joined an increasing number of vendors who are pushing for real-time cybersecurity information sharing among private and public organizations, researchers and other network defenders. On Thursday, the company opened up over 700 terabytes of data about vulnerabilities, attacks and other threats through a new cloud-based threat intelligence sharing platform called IBM X-Force Exchange. Other organizations can use the platform to share or confirm their own data, so they can more efficiently respond to security incidents.[read more]

5 Unusual Ways Businesses Are Using Big Data

April 17, 2015 by MIKE20 Governance Association
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Parking lot.

Big data is where it’s at. At least, that’s what we’ve been told. So it should come as no surprise that businesses are busy imagining ways they can take advantage of big data analytics to grow their companies. Many of these uses are fairly well documented, like improving marketing efforts, or gaining a better understanding of their customers, or even figuring out better ways to detect and prevent fraud.[read more]

5 Reasons the Cloud and Mobile Are Inevitable

April 17, 2015 by Kyle Cebull

Inevitable.

A lot of people think that, like the internet, the cloud is just a fad. Sorry to burst your bubble, but this so-called fad is gaining some serious momentum. According to a recent Siliconangle.com article, throughout the next five years, a 44% annual growth in workloads for the public cloud is expected. With Millennials demanding that small businesses revolutionize their processes and workflows, more and more companies are jumping into the cloud to help streamline workflows and bring mobility to their workforce.[read more]

Data Is Coming: Game of Thrones Meets Business Intelligence

April 17, 2015 by Richard Thelwell

Game of Thrones.

This week saw the eagerly awaited return to our screens of Game of Thrones, arguably one of the most popular TV franchises of all time. In the worlds both of TV and of business, the use of data analytics is becoming increasingly prevalent. So what can shows like this teach us about the role of analytics and business intelligence in our organisations?[read more]

Big Data Buzz or Big Data Fuzz?

April 16, 2015 by Ben Edge
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The buzzword Big Data has gathered an increasing amount of momentum over the last few years. In fact the number of organizations who have implemented a big data or data discovery solution has increased from 58% to 73% over the last two years. More and more organizations have innovated to include a big data offering in their portfolio in an attempt to grab a slice of the proverbial pie. It can be very easy to get caught up in all of the hype surrounding big data, without actually understanding what it is. So let’s look at defining it…[read more]

Big Data: How Netflix Uses It To Drive Business Success

April 21, 2015 by Bernard Marr

Legendary Hollywood screenwriter William Goldman said “Nobody, nobody – not now, not ever – knows the least goddam thing about what is or isn’t going to work at the box office.”He was speaking before the arrival of the internet and Big Data, and since then, the streaming movie and TV service Netflix has based its business model on...[read more]

How Well Do You Know Open Source Projects? Take Our Quiz

April 15, 2015 by Simon Mitchell

Open source projects.

We’ve created a fun quiz highlighting some of the more random Open Source (OS) project and program names hot in the Linux and OS space right now. Test your knowledge and find out how savvy you are when it comes to OS. Once you’ve uncovered your score and taken some good advice as to how you can improve your knowledge, share your results and test your fellow Open Sourcers too ...[read more]

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Malicious Tool Provides Attackers with a New Type of Zombies

April 15, 2015 by Sophie Davidson

Cyber criminals.

An interesting concept which has really emerged only lately - IoT, or: “the Internet of Things”, has recently been in the scope of cyber criminals and internet security specialists. The IoT is a vision, rather than an actual network. It's the notion that with increasingly more devices empowered by communication facilities, those devices inevitably end up as entities in a network scheme.[read more]

When the Right People Correlate the Right Information, Expect a Masterpiece

April 15, 2015 by Mike Urbonas

Arthur Aufderheide.

Organizations with genuine passion for its mission have a substantial innate advantage when developing and/or utilizing BI technology. They will uncover more/better/faster new data correlations revealing new business answers drawn from new big data, information management, data analytics and other technologies. This is because they will relentlessly ask more new, piercing questions about their business.[read more]

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Media & Entertainment Industry Casting Call: High Resolution Digital Assets Offer New Role for Petabyte Storage

April 14, 2015 by Russ Kennedy

Petabyte.

Data size is quickly outpacing storage space in the media and entertainment industry, and object-based storage can play a pivotal supporting role to help companies meet growing challenges[read more]

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How to Clean Up the Mess: Surviving a Data Breach

April 14, 2015 by Neill Feather

Data breach.

Here’s a scary thought: Nearly half (43%) of all companies experienced a data breach last year, most of which took weeks to discover. For many businesses, these data breaches were catastrophic to the point of bankruptcy (the average cost of a single compromised record being more than $194).[read more]

The Perils of Marketing Attribution

April 14, 2015 by Bill Franks

Marketing attribution.

One of the hottest topics in analytics today is marketing attribution. Attribution, for those unfamiliar, is the process of assigning credit to various marketing efforts when a sale is generated. In the modern world, this is no easy task. There are myriad ways to touch a customer today and the goal of attribution is to tease out the impact that each touch had in convincing you to make a purchase.[read more]

Digital Reasoning Goes Cognitive: CEO Tim Estes on Text, Knowledge, and Technology

April 13, 2015 by Seth Grimes

Tim Estes.

Digital Reasoning CEO Tim Estes sees cognitive computing -- data, applications, analytics, and machine learning algorithms -- as the providing the brains to drive global enterprises. Cognitive is a next computing paradigm, responding to demand for always-on, hyper-aware data technologies that scale from device form to the enterprise.[read more]

How to Bolster the Skills of Your In-house IT Team

April 13, 2015 by Simon Mitchell

IT team.

Over-staffing an IT department is as undesirable as under-staffing – the solution is to right-size to cover normal operations but also use a good Managed Service Provider. The IT world is changing. Organisations are increasingly threatened with hacking and viruses such as Heartbleed. A wider-than-ever skillset is needed. Can your internal IT team cover all bases?[read more]

5 Steps to Datafy Your Business and Be Successful

April 13, 2015 by Mark van Rijmenam

Datafy!

A great example of datafication is the quantified-self and the wearables trend, of which the most-talked about is probably the Apple Watch that is about to become available. The Apple Watch will enable users to generate massive amounts of data about their personal lives, analyse what’s happening, combine it with other data sources and obtain new insights about their personal life.[read more]

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How to Gain a Competitive Advantage with Big Data

April 12, 2015 by Jonathan Buckley

Competitive advantage.

Finding ways to outperform the competition is key to business success. That’s why innovation and creative strategies are always on the minds of organizations. However, finding ways to constantly perform isn’t easy, which is why more companies are turning to big data for the answers.[read more]