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Data Is the New Oil

Digital activities have gone mainstream. Understanding the data is critical.

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Big Data Translates Into Big Demand for Tech Tools

With the volume and velocity of data growing staggeringly fast, an increasing number of companies are investing in big data platforms and interfaces—as well as a variety of other data-focused tools—to respond to the subsequent demands on IT, according to a recent survey from Progress. The accompanying report, "Read More »

Advanced Analytics Tools Offer a Competitive Edge

While analytics is driving a majority of business decisions today, only a minority of executives feel strongly that their organization is deploying sophisticated analytics, according to a recent survey from Dun & Bradstreet and Forbes Insights. The resulting report, "Analytics Accelerates... Read More »

Big Data Offers Companies Big Opportunities

Most business leaders know how critical it is to have a big data strategy, but they don't always understand how quickly the landscape is advancing and evolving.

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Wanted: Big Data and Big Data Experts

Big data initiatives are in vogue, but adoption and deployment are in the early stages, according to a new study. Less than one in 10 companies surveyed has mature big data processes and infrastructures in place, according to "The State of Data Ops," a report sponsored by Qubole and conducted by Dimensional Research. "While participants reported strong confidence in meeting their business'... Read More »

Mercy Builds a Healthy Data Framework

The healthcare organization puts easy access to needed data at the center of its digital framework. This initiative is improving treatment and lowering costs.

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KONE Elevates Its IoT Strategy

 A leading global manufacturer of elevator systems turns to the internet of things and analytics to take business performance to a higher level.

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Unleashing the Power of Data and Analytics

In the past, traditional process-driven organizations generally viewed data as a secondary byproduct. Now, however, many of these enterprises are using data strategically to help them become more competitive, increase revenue and profits, reduce risk and begin new initiatives, according to a new report. Some are even building entire business models in order to deliver exceptional products... Read More »

Sutter Health's CTO Focuses Attention on Big Data

Wes Wright, CTO of Sutter Health, a not-for-profit health system, is focused on deploying big data analytics, cloud, VDI and Hadoop, and strengthening security.

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How to Use Big Data to Improve Business Decisions

The challenge with big data is knowing which data is salient and having the right data at the right time to reach your audience with the right message.

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How a Lack of Data Quality Hurts Business

Only a minority of IT and business professionals said they trust their organization's data to make key business decisions, according to a recent survey from Experian Data Quality. The accompanying "2017 Global Data Management Benchmark Report" reveals that most... Read More »

Data Analytics Transforms Wholesaler's Business

AI-driven data analytics helps pharmaceutical distributor HD Smith streamline operations, manage inventory and cut costs.

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How IT Can Get the Most Out of Big Data

The majority of companies worldwide view big data as a strategic—even game-changing—technology development, and they're looking for new ways to maximize the value of those efforts, according to a recent survey from AtScale. The accompanying "2016 Big Data Maturity Survey" report states... Read More »

Why Business Needs Machine Data Analytics

Businesses must boost operational efficiencies enterprisewide if they want to keep up with rapid market and technology shifts. And many are investing in machine data analytics to do so, according to a recent survey from Logtrust and 451 Research. The resulting report, "The Need for Speed: Machine Data Analytics in... Read More »

10 Ways to Harness the Power of Data Analytics

The digital universe—which incorporates the data we create, copy, distribute and store—is growing approximately 40 percent a year, and that growth rate is expected to continue into the next decade, as the internet of things (IoT) creates an enormous volume of traffic. The explosive growth of business data has created an urgent need for organizations of all sizes and industries to... Read More »

Arc'teryx Takes a Self-Service Approach to Data

Arc'teryx, a manufacturer and retailer of technical, high-performance outerwear and equipment, relies on data analytics to improve its bottom line.

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The Evolving and Vital Role of the Data Scientist

While there are no simple answers and no one-size-fits-all approach, there are ways to tap into the talents of data scientists and citizen data scientists.

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Why Businesses Are Investing in Content Analytics

Content analytics is expected to be essential within five years, even though most organizations are just beginning to explore this developing technology, according to a recent survey from the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM). The accompanying report, "Using... Read More »

How to Optimize Business Intelligence

Some organizations are reaping returns from their investments in business intelligence (BI), but less than half of them feel they are getting the full benefit of such programs, according to a recent report from Forbes Insights. These executives report the following issues of concern about BI: less than optimal adoption... Read More »

Why Many Organizations Don't Trust Their Data

Despite all of the talk about the potential of data and analytics (D&A), most of the professionals who work closely in these areas are not confident in the integrity and reliability of the resulting insights, according to a recent survey commissioned by KPMG International and conducted by Forrester Consulting. The accompanying report, "Read More »

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