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How to Optimize Business Intelligence

Some organizations are reaping returns from their investments in business intelligence (BI), but less than half of them feel they are getting the full benefit of such programs, according to a recent report from Forbes Insights. These executives report the following issues of concern about BI: less than optimal adoption... Read More »

Why Many Organizations Don't Trust Their Data

Despite all of the talk about the potential of data and analytics (D&A), most of the professionals who work closely in these areas are not confident in the integrity and reliability of the resulting insights, according to a recent survey commissioned by KPMG International and conducted by Forrester Consulting. The accompanying report, "Read More »

Managing the Complexity of Machine Data Storage

Thanks primarily to the growth of the internet of things (IoT), machine data is expected to account for a huge volume of all data within several years. This influx presents a tremendous opportunity for businesses to analyze their information in real time and gain valuable insights, but CIOs often overlook a major roadblock: Data storage today cannot handle the capacity or the complexity of... Read More »

Why Few Data Centers Are Fully Optimized

Very few tech executives feel that their IT operations are running at an "optimized" level, according to a recent survey from Datalink. The resulting report, titled "Data Centers in Flux: The IT Optimization Challenge," indicates that many of these execs feel that they need to expand cloud initiatives to reach a... Read More »

Making the Case for Employing Software Robots

RPA tools are software robots that use business rules logic to execute specifically defined and repeatable functions in the same way that a person would.

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Why Users Don't Connect to New Analytics Tools

The presence of self-service and embedded analytics tools is steadily increasing within organizations, according to a recent survey from Logi Analytics. The resulting "State of... Read More »

Why Data Analytics Projects Miss the Mark

While data-analytics projects have the potential to contribute greatly to organizational goals, professionals overseeing these efforts are encountering a wide range of issues that stand in the way of success, according to a recent survey from Snowflake Computing. The accompanying report, titled "Data Analytics:... Read More »

Why IoT Devices Need a Balance of Design and Data

If the internet of things is to provide real value to users, design and big data must be redefined and merged into a single philosophy.

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The Emergence of the Citizen Data Scientist

By becoming citizen data scientists, business users are more invested in the data discovery process as they’re given the tools for performing deep analysis.

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How Next-Generation Databases Boost Performance

The majority of organizations predict that their deployment of next-generation database tech will outpace traditional database deployment within the next two years, according to a recent survey from Datos IO. The resulting report, titled "Data Protection for Next-Gen Databases," defines next-generation... Read More »

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