Click to learn more about author Mackenzie Thompson . Data is a lifesaving resource. At its most basic level, it allows us to see when and where we can empower people with everything from life support training, medical supplies, education, and other applicable tools. Data of this kind does not require costly technology, nor does [?]
The core premise of data democratization is that every one of us can use, interpret, and work with data to make organizational decisions. Yet a recent survey found only 20 percent of business leaders consider themselves data literate and less than 25 percent feel proficient at working with data. Those are surprising numbers because these are people on the front lines of business using data to make decisions and drive future strategy.
Organizations consider data one of their most valuable assets, but exactly, how much is that data worth? Most business leaders can't answer the question yet. But venture capitalists, financial analysts and board members increasingly want to know.
by Angela Guess A recent press release states, ?data.world today announced the launch of its data collaboration platform for the enterprise. The new platform breaks down the barriers separating people, data, and business impact to unleash data?s true potential within any organization. Now, for the first time ever, data professionals and less-technical stakeholders can work [?]
In the era of digital transformation, omnichannel marketing, web-scale applications, and the internet of things (IoT), cost-effectively scaling the performance of existing applications is one of the most challenging issues facing enterprise architects and CTOs. In-memory data grids (IMDGs) meet this challenge, delivering massive speed and scalability gains without the need to rip and replace existing applications or data layers.
Every building needs a solid foundation. The same is true for businesses ? and their foundation is data. ?The data is in charge of the business,? according to Scott Taylor, Dun & Bradstreet?s Master Data Market Development and Innovation Lead. ?If you don?t have it right, it causes most of your problems.? Perhaps the biggest [?]
by Angela Guess According to a new press release, ?Datawatch Corporation today announced that Datawatch Monarch Swarm is the first intelligent enterprise data preparation and analytics platform to transform how businesses interact with and leverage their greatest assets: people and data. With new and innovative applications of machine-learning technology to benefit every user no matter [?]
Due to changes in the global economy, many companies and businesses are making strategic changes so that they can stay in business. Mergers and acquisitions are on the increase. The need of data security is increasing due to the crucial role the business data play in the decision making process... Read more ╗
There?s a popular mantra in the tech world these days that every business should strive to become a software business. With technology now central to competitiveness, the thinking goes, organizations must innovate through software to stay ahead. While there?s a germ of truth in this, the thinking is flawed and can lead CIOs to focus on the wrong objectives and waste time and money. Rather than view themselves as software companies, organizations need to think of themselves as data companies?data is the critical asset every company has and should leverage to improve operations, better serve customers and increase profitability.
Click to learn more about authoráBree Baich. Remember the conundrum Goldilocks had while trying to find the ideal mattress? Papa Bear?s was too hard, Mama?s was too soft, but when she stretched out on Baby Bear?s bed, the feeling was sublime. Finding that perfect mix of data and story can feel like that. If you [?]
Senior executives who have been making hollow promises about embracing data-driven strategies need to be convinced that now is the time for real action. Here are some ways that data professionals can gain the support they need.
In ?What the storage industry?s inevitable transition to the cloud means for your business,? I cited the explosive growth of data as one of the primary reasons for a shift in storage architectures from local hardware to the cloud.
Click to learn more about author Ben Lorica. Big Data, AI, Blockchain?the list of enterprise tech buzzwords rages on. With all the hype, it can be difficult for business leaders to determine which technologies to commit their money and minds to in the new year. Because of this, companies often move fast into new technologies [?]
Click to learn more about author Steve Miller. I came across a jaw-dropping article from the Brookings think tank two weeks ago. The column noted that ?household employment data reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that Americans with college degrees can account for all of the net new jobs created over the [?]
by Angela Guess A recent press release states, ?Organizations that leverage Intelligent Operations to make decisions and act in real-time will be best placed to thrive in the future, according to a new report from HfS Research and Accenture. Based on survey research of 460 respondents across the globe, the report found that organizations which [?]
Click to learn more about authoráKartik Patel. Self-Serve Data Preparation is the next generation of Business Analytics and Business Intelligence. Self-Serve Data Preparation makes Advanced Data Discovery accessible to team members and business users no matter their skills or technical knowledge. What is Self-Serve Data Preparation? In the past, preparing data for analysis was a [?]
Click to learn more about author Duncan Bradley. At some point, every enterprise must move their documents from one ECM or system to another. Businesses get acquired, organizations move, and enterprises outgrow the processes that once sustained them. Eventually, the content your enterprise generates will outpace the resources at your disposal?if it hasn?t already?leaving you [?]
Data Strategy describes a ?set of choices and decisions that together, chart a high-level course of action to achieve high-level goals.? This includes business plans to use information to a competitive advantage and support enterprise goals. A Data Strategy requires an understanding of the data needs inherent in the Business Strategy. According to Donna Burbank, [?]
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?Striim, Inc., provider of the leading real-time data integration and streaming analytics platform, today announced that it has launched version 3.8 of the Striim? platform, enhancing the scalability and ease-of-use of its streaming integration and SQL-based stream processing capabilities for Apache Kafka. New features such as [?]
Click to learn more about authoráBree Baich. During the holidays, we seek opportunities to slow down and spend time with family and friends. It?s a time for traditions that pull us together. One such tradition for my family is watching National Lampoon?s Christmas Vacation. This year was no different. During a scene where Frank Shirley [?]
Click to learn more about authoráVictor DeMarines. As the May 25, 2018 deadline for the General Data Protection Act (GDPR) regulations inches closer, there isn?t a compliance officer on the planet who isn?t consumed with making sure every asset is covered. With the networked, global nature of our economy, the act is likely to touch [?]
Companies today face incredible challenges around compliance, security and analytics, as their data lakes fill with invaluable information from ever more sensors. And tomorrow?s challenges will be no easier. As the digital age expands to cover all facets of our lives, more and more computing power will be necessary to process all of the data created.