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Big Data Helping Enterprise Decision-Making

EMC Corporation's "2013 Transforming IT" study finds that big data is giving rise to markedly improved corporate decision-making. It is also having an impact on a company's ability to differentiate itself competitively and to avert risk. The EMC study found better business processes, innovating products and solutions, and enhancing customer experience to be the top three drivers transforming IT... Read More >

IT Pros' Biggest 2014 Fear: Data Loss

IT professionals face a multitude of issues each day, but none are larger than the threat of losing data or failing to properly backup and secure mission-critical information, according to a new Read More >

CIOs Fall Short in Reaping Gains From Big Data

They set aside big bucks to gather it. They hire hotshot IT talent to analyze it. And the highest levels of the C-suite are determined to fully exploit it in the interest of ROI. So why do so many organizations struggle with big data? Because they're still trying to figure out the best way to gather, integrate and make sense out of it, according to a recent survey from Read More >

Preparing for the Big Data Deluge

No organization or field is being untouched by big data. CIOs must take the initiative and create new roles and jobs that plug into data-analysis capabilities. Read More >

Six Tech Trends That Will Shape IT in 2014

Personal clouds, the Internet of things and social collaboration are among the tech trends that will significantly impact the enterprise in 2014. Are you ready? Read More >

Data Governance Efforts Continue to Lag

While there's always been a lot of concern about how data is governed, a new survey suggests a significant gap exists between the level of concern and organizations’ actual plans to implement data governance as part of a larger compliance strategy. A new... Read More >

Big Data Experience Is Much Needed—and Wanted

While there's no shortage of interest in big data, a new survey of 1,500 IT leaders and 2,000 IT professionals conducted by TEKsystems, a provider of IT services, finds that at this point only a small minority have any real big data experience. Worse yet, both parties... Read More >

How Companies Can Improve Their Big Data Analytics

If you had a car with a fantastic engine in your garage, you'd drive it, wouldn't you? After all, it makes no sense to invest in such a product and leave it hidden under a tarp, right? If so, then think of big data as the great, potential "engine" within your organization that remains, well, pretty much in storage, as CIOs and tech professionals agree that they're not doing nearly enough to... Read More >

Shepherd Chemical Mixes a Winning Storage Strategy

A specialty chemical manufacturer focuses on improving its network and storage infrastructure to drive business results around the world. Read More >

Marketing and IT Are Disconnecting on Data Needs

While there's notable organization-wide awareness and appreciation for the importance of big data, much of the talk seems to be about potential as opposed to results. This is especially true in the marketing department. In fact, a significant number of marketing executives view data as the #1 most underutilized asset in their companies, according to a recent survey from Read More >

Milliman Improves Its Document Management

Using, consultants at Milliman can effectively manage their document flow and e-mail correspondence within the organization. Read More >

Huge Picks File-Sharing System for Global Teamwork

A digital ad agency, Huge uses Dropbox for Business in order to easily and quickly share files with team members and corporate clients around the world. Read More >

IT, Marketing Struggling With Customer Initiatives

Organizations have never had more opportunities to gather, analyze and deploy product and services strategies based upon the wealth of available customer-related information. To ensure success, IT and marketing should coordinate closely on these efforts. However, top executives from both departments say that a wide range of factors is preventing this from happening, according to a recent Read More >

The Year of the Real-Time Enterprise

Enterprises are being transformed into real-time organizations, thanks to predictive computer models and a steady pipeline of granular current data. Read More >

It's Time for Big Data to Deliver

The majority of major, global organizations are now fully immersed in big data projects. And CIOs who are helping lead these efforts are under pressure to perform: These initiatives are stretching into the eight-figure range in terms of budgeting, and corporate leaders fully expect ROI to cross the double-digit percentage range, according to a recent Read More >

NetApp Uses Private Cloud to Regain IT Control

Storage vendor NetApp develops a private cloud to consolidate as many of its shadow IT systems as possible and make the entire company more agile. Read More >

Two IT Execs Meet Data Management Challenges

An IT manager and a CIO reveal how they selected a vendor to help them deal with the exploding amounts of data on their systems. Read More >

Job Scheduling at Omaha Children's Hospital

The hospital's dedicated job scheduling application helps unify and manage its wide range of data warehousing and report delivery tasks. Read More >

Better Health Care Through APIs

Critical data-integration technology is helping health care providers in Michigan get patient information to doctors when and where they need it. Read More >

NBA Shoots and Scores With Data Analytics Platform

The NBA’s new online statistical service enables fans to slice and dice all of the player and game data in the league’s 66-year history. Read More >

An Unstructured Approach

Unstructured data is changing the face of IT and business. It delivers remarkable opportunities for companies but also enormous challenges. Read More >

An Inside View of Big Data at Big Companies

Big data is a big issue for CIOs. With an increasing amount of data hitting their servers, CIOs need to find a way to crunch it, analyze it, and ensure it can become actionable for the business side. For many CIOs, that means relying on Hadoop and Hive, trying to determine what the future might be and staying ahead of competitors that are also crunching their own big data. It’s no small... Read More >

Managers Unclear About Impact of Social Business

The social-media train continues to gain momentum. Especially when more companies than ever now view social business as a key focus of current and future investment, according to a recent survey from IBM. Yet, while executives are eager to exploit social-media business tools to boost sales, improve collaboration and enhance the customer experience, considerable reservations exist about whether... Read More >

Companies Fall Short of Big Data's Potential

Organizations must do a better job with big data, according to a new international survey from Alteryx. For starters, 77 percent of executives feel that more employees must have access to big data so they can make better decisions. It doesn't help that many CIOs do not serve as the... Read More >

New Apache Project 'Drill' Aims to Speed Up Hadoop Queries

Led by Hadoop vendor MapR Technologies, the open-source effort will seek innovative ways to push Hadoop data queries through more quickly for users. Read More >

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