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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 »

Why Good Data Goes Bad

A minority of top execs express high confidence in their organization's data quality management (DQM), according to a recent survey from Blazent. The resulting report, titled "The State of Enterprise Data Quality: 2016 Perception, Reality and the Future of DQM," indicates that... Read More »

How Real-Time Data Boosts the Bottom Line

While the majority of CIOs and other IT professionals recognize the importance of analyzing data in real time, tech leaders and developers disagree over how capable their organizations are at doing it, Read More »

Unstructured Data, Unending Security Concerns

Eighty percent of respondents to a new survey know of data leakage incidents in their organizations, and while most have implemented technical controls and auditing, only 16% are highly confident in their file security investments. Consequently, there is a gap between file security policies and the efficacy of technical controls, including encryption, to monitor and enforce compliance. David... Read More »

How Top Companies Pursue Analytics Recruitment

A significant number of organizations can't completely fill vacant digital/analytics positions, according to a recent study from A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm. The accompanying "2015 Leadership Excellence in Analytic Practices (LEAP) Study" reveals that there's... Read More »

Why Data Is the New Business Currency

The majority of surveyed business execs said big data is a driver of revenue and is becoming as valuable to their businesses as existing products and services.

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How Analytics Separates the Best From the Rest

Organizations that are superior at deploying analytics are committed to incorporating these efforts within their business strategies, according to a recent survey developed by Forbes Insights in cooperation with EY. The report, titled "Read More »

CIOs Declare War on Dirty Data

A majority of CIOs are concluding that it's time to dispense with dirty data once and for all: Within the last year, organizations have spent nearly half a million dollars to correct inaccurate data, according to a recent survey from Experian Data Quality. The accompanying report, titled "Read More »

Young Entrepreneur Uses Tech for a Good Cause

Tim Hwang has headed up charity organizations since he was 14 years old, and today, at the seasoned age of 23, Hwang now uses analytics to unravel legislation.

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Making the Case for Automated Data Center Tools

Planning and forecasting the capacity of data centers is without a doubt challenging, but it’s surprising that slightly less than half of data center managers still rely on manual methods to do so. The main reason? Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) tools are too expensive, according to a recent survey, so managers resort to tape measures and spreadsheets. Redshift Research... Read More »

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