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The Big Data Disconnect Between IT and Business

A disconnect between the business and IT sides of enterprise may cause big data not live up to expectations, according to a new survey by Wikibon. Besides the IT department's focus on installing and maintaining systems to crunch Big Data, there should be a business conversation about how it can provide actionable solutions, the survey says. The... Read More »

11 Ways Data Analysis Can Boost Your Bottom Line

Companies recognize the need to analyze the data they amass, but the ROI is often unclear. Depending on the organization, industry and type of data at hand, analysis can either lead to lucrative insights or come up dry, according to Dev Patel, CEO and founder of BitYota, a data analytics company. Clearly, many companies also want to hire... Read More »

Big Data = Big Challenges

To gain the most of big data analytics, CIOs must take the lead in building a big data framework focused on agility, flexibility and rapid decision-making.

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11 Best Practices for Business Intelligence

Interest in business intelligence (BI) is surging, as big data is expected to explode into a $50 billion market in 2015—nearly doubling its current size. Why not, when BI supports so many business-critical functions, such as analytics, business performance management, text mining and predictive analytics. And while BI presents virtually limitless potential with regard to transforming... Read More »

CIOs Seek Storage Solutions for Data Initiatives

An overwhelming majority of CIOs and other IT decision-makers believe that all data has the potential for business value, especially if it can be stored and analyzed. But most organizations aren't doing this, according to a new survey from HGST. Focusing on these efforts would likely improve business performance, reduce costs and increase... Read More »

Big Data Emerges as Leading Game Changer

An overwhelming majority of CIOs and other top technology and data executives feel that big data will translate into a make-or-break proposition with respect to their organization's survival, according to a new survey from Accenture. The resulting report, titled "Big Success With Big Data," reveals that analytics solutions are proving... Read More »

Companies Unprepared for Data, Cloud Challenges

While companies talk the talk on big data analytics, mobile, social media and the cloud, few are actually ready to respond to these challenges, according to a new survey from IBM. The accompanying report, titled "The IT Infrastructure Conversation: New Content, New Participants, New Tone," indicates that senior tech executives recognize IT's role as a business and revenue driver. And most... Read More »

Reducing Business Costs With Wellness Programs

Companies are saving hundreds of thousands of dollars each year through the use of employee wellness programs, but the collection of personal health data involves some serious privacy issues.

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11 Ways to 'Game Plan' for Big Data

By now, CIOs realize that there's potentially endless value in big data. The road to analytics deployment, however, is lined with many pitfalls, as seven of 10 of these initiatives fail to achieve their anticipated value, research findings reveal. Clearly, any success here depends upon a number of variables—including many that have little to do with technology. It's safe to say, in... Read More »

How to Work Well With Your CMO on Big Data

Who owns big data—the CIO or the CMO? We know what your answer would be. However, industry research reveals that CMOs view marketing as the natural leader of big data and analytics efforts. So, obviously, there's disagreement there, along with great potential for conflict. It doesn't have to be that way, as long as CIOs and CMOs agree to proceed... Read More »

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