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How Business Benefits From Self-Service Analytics

CIOs and their tech teams could better support line-of-business units by enabling what's called "self-service" data analytics, according to a recent survey from Alteryx and Harvard Business Review. The accompanying report, titled "Read More »

Demystifying Business Intelligence Data

Employees feel that business intelligence (BI) data is playing an increasingly important role in their company while helping them do their jobs better, according to a recent survey from Clutch. The resulting "2016 Business Intelligence Data Analytics Survey" report reveals that BI data is also becoming more "demystified," as the... 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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Finding the Key to Unlock Data’s Potential

It's no secret that data increasingly defines the enterprise. In fact, a growing number of observers believe that it will emerge as a genuine currency in the years ahead. But putting it to maximum use and achieving optimal results remains a huge challenge. PwC's CEO Survey findings on “unlocking data... Read More »

Big Data’s Biggest Challenges

While the vast majority of organizations are headed in the right direction in leveraging big data effectively, a number of challenges are keeping them from maximizing this resource, Read More »

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 »

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