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Is Your Company Ready to Deploy Business Intelligence Intelligently?

April 22, 2014 by Ray Major

Ready to deploy BI?

Although the majority of data-driven enterprises may have or use BI software or systems, a recent survey we took of IT executives revealed that there is a vast difference between having BI and using BI to the company’s full advantage. There is an even larger chasm between the cost to implement BI and the value realized from those efforts.[read more]

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5 Real-Life Applications of Real-Time Analytics

April 22, 2014 by Gil Allouche

Applications of real-time analytics.

Of all the capabilities big data has, perhaps the most important for all different kinds of businesses is the ability to gather enormous amounts of data and analyze that data in real-time. It gives instant feedback and vital information to help the company succeed.[read more]

5 Sherlock Holmes Quotes That Prove Genius for Data-Driven Decision Making

April 22, 2014 by Tracey Wallace

Sherlock Holmes.

Sherlock Holmes believed in the necessity of data long before the big data hubbub, declaring data-driven decision making as increasingly beneficial. To Holmes, our new obsession with fact-focused business practices (backed by data) is purely elementary -- but don't take our word for it. Take his.[read more]

Top 10 Questions to Ask When Looking for a Managed Hosting Provider

April 21, 2014 by Mike Solomonov

Managed hosting provider.

You’ve made the decision that you don’t want to be in the “server” business and have embarked on the research process. Here are some questions that can help you qualify hosting providers you will be talking to.[read more]

What Big Data Can Do for the Legal Industry [VIDEO]

April 21, 2014 by Mark van Rijmenam

Big data and the legal industry.

There are several ways that Big Data can help the legal industry. Ranging from using data to improve client acquisition and retention to using predictive analytics in order to become better lawyers and predict case outcomes. Although it might seem that nothing within law is truly Big Data in volume perspective, but by combining different data sets the legal industry can still benefit a lot from Big Data.[read more]

Business Intelligence Benefits for SMBs

April 21, 2014 by Roman Vladimirov

Business intelligence for SMBs.

Small and medium-sized businesses can take advantage of data analysis to help them improve their day-to-day operations, find weaknesses in budgetary spending or identify which marketing tactics are working or failing. According to recent Gartner research, SMBs are helping drive up the value of the global business intelligence market, which is poised to expand from $13.8 billion in 2013 to $17.1 billion by 2016.[read more]

Growth of Advanced Analytics

April 20, 2014 by Roman Vladimirov

Advanced analytics.

Business analytics is growing and adapting to new technology, better analysis tools and larger amounts of data; advanced analytics has become more prevalent in recent years and will likely continue on this upward trajectory of growth.[read more]

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A Brazen Expose on Big Data in the Government Sector

April 19, 2014 by Lillian Pierson

Big data in the government sector.

Good, strong, data-savvy leadership is the answer to the government data woes. Government leaders are the only ones that have the power to mandate and enforce effective adoption of data driven decision-making at the managerial level. Leaders will have to mandate IT to let internal business analysts, staff, and managers have and use their data freely.[read more]

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How ICD-10 Will Unlock a New Market for Data Analysis

April 18, 2014 by Cameron Graham

New market for data analysis.

The current American medical code system obscures a huge trove of data that could dramatically expand the analytics market. The healthcare industry is becoming increasingly interested in data analysis and predictive analytics. From healthcare providers to insurers (and now the federal government as well), every party has an interest in accurately predicting healthcare trends.[read more]

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The Billboard Problem: Why Intelligent Ads Only Live Online, for Now

April 18, 2014 by Samantha Meckler

Billboard.

For centuries, billboard ads have been an ambiguous but undoubtedly treasured way to convert eyeballs into customers. Data-driven business decisions are becoming the way of the world -- and no longer just in theory, so 'guessing as proof' metrics will continue to be exactly what they always have been -- ambiguous and nostalgic.[read more]

Are You Ready for the Future of the Internet of Things? [INFOGRAPHIC]

April 18, 2014 by Mark van Rijmenam

We are living in exponential times and the Internet of Things is the best example of this. We are moving from an Internet between humans to and Internet where billions, or in the next decade even trillions, of devices are communicating with each other. This requires a different infrastructure for the Internet, more security measures and global standards.[read more]

Disaster DIY: The Argument to Build or Buy Data Integrity Controls

April 17, 2014 by Kristen Paral

It’s a question of “build versus buy” and the answer is fairly straightforward. When it comes to end-to-end data accuracy – not to mention valuable reporting and dashboard tools – building your own software to monitor data integrity could be a Disaster DIY project of its very own.[read more]

Data Collection Made Simple [VIDEO]

April 17, 2014 by Tracey Wallace

Simple data collection.

Activation apps put the power of smart data collection into the hands of executives, while maintaining user security and privacy. The concept is simple: allow companies to utilize social authentication absolutely anywhere they so chose to collect identity data information in less than half and hour, and without having to involve a tech team.[read more]

An Introduction to Unstructured Data

April 17, 2014 by Radhika Subramanian

Unstructured data.

Organizations everywhere are beginning to feel mounting pressure to collect and store any form of data they can get their hands on. From nonprofits collecting data on the populations they serve to social media giants looking for ways to monetize, data of any kind is the raw good that most organizations this century will look to spin into piles of gold.[read more]

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5 Top Tools for Government Tech [INFOGRAPHIC]

April 16, 2014 by Zach Taiji

Tools for government tech.

Cloud computing and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) tools can be great solutions for local and state-level governments with limited resources, since most solutions are affordable, scale to specific needs and allow employees to access secure data from anywhere. As governments get larger in size (federal), there are even custom-built and propietary solutions.[read more]

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How Big Data is Changing IT Careers

April 16, 2014 by Rick Delgado

Changing IT careers.

A revolution is underway in the business world, one that’s creating whole new opportunities and challenges for those involved in technology and other related fields. The revolution is centered around big data, and it’s having a big effect on information technology. IT professionals are accustomed to playing a vital role in many businesses, but that role is quickly transforming in new ways.[read more]