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Why IT Must Pursue an Information Governance Plan

The majority of IT executives said their organization is either implementing a formal information governance (IG) program or is planning to do so, according to a recent survey from Veritas. The resulting "State of Information Governance" report defines IG as "the activities and... Read More »

How to Break Through Big Data Roadblocks

The majority of organizations are pursuing big data projects, yet a number of barriers prevent these initiatives from reaching their full potential, according to a recent survey from 2nd Watch. Companies are often willing to invest considerably in these efforts, findings reveal, but... Read More »

Why Bad Data Quality Is Bad for Business

With big data only expected to get bigger, IT professionals and other organizational leaders admit that they lack complete confidence in their company's data quality management (DQM) practices, according to a recent survey from Blazent. The accompanying report, titled "Read More »

Shedding Light on the Problem of Dark Data

For enterprises to keep up with the impending surge of data—most of which will be unstructured—they must first understand what dark data is and how it will affect their operations. Gaining that knowledge is the first step toward developing a set of data management processes that will "light up" and extract value from more data. There is a pressing need to do so. Today, 80% of all... Read More »

How Data Drives Better Customer Experiences

Most organizations are now using analytics and metrics in a broad range of ways to measure the impact of customer engagement, according to a recent survey from Forbes Insights and SAS. The resulting report, titled "Data Elevates the Customer Experience: New Ways of Discovering and Applying Customer Insights,"... 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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How Next-Gen Databases Elevate IT 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 "Read More »

Why Simplifying Data Is Complicated Business

In assessing big data capabilities, only a minority of CIOs and other tech and business leaders give their organizations high marks, according to a recent survey from Snowflake Computing. The report, titled "Overcoming the Reality Gap of Big Data," reveals that data must get to analysts faster. In... Read More »

Why Better Tech Is Needed to ‘Get Personal’

Marketing execs are determined to build more personalized campaigns and interactions with customers—but they don't feel they can do so with their current tech resources, Read More »

Why Separating Good Data From Bad Is a Challenge

Good data doesn’t always equate to good quality data, as data may be accurate but irrelevant to the business’ particular need for it.

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