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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 »

Big Data Demands Big Changes in Storage

As big data takes shape and organizations accumulate larger volumes of data, many CIOs are reexamining storage strategies and technologies.

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11 Great Things Companies Are Doing With Big Data

One company is using big data to improve the aviation industry's on-time performance. Another is turning to analytics to streamline the launch of complex marketing campaigns. A third is reducing its environment impact through these tools. By now, it's clear that the potential for data analytics is limited only by the human imagination. That's great news for businesses as they deploy these... Read More »

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