Business Intelligence is for small businesses too

Business Intelligence (BI) has conventionally been limited to big business; only they can afford pricey experts with specialist knowledge who can leverage BI’s value. But the rise of self-service BI tools has leveled the playing field, allowing small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to get in on the game too.

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Why we must get data privacy right

As consumers over the world gear up for the holiday shopping season, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday soon upon us here in the US, global consumers will be purchasing online more than ever before. In fact, global e-commerce sales are projected to be more than $140 billion over the holidays, up 15 percent […]

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Expect more from your cloud

Today, organizations of all types and sizes have shifted much of their data and applications to the cloud, attracted to its apparent ease of use and simplicity. And yet many find themselves struggling to get full value from their massive investment in the cloud.

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For better protected data, add a dose of healthy skepticism

Data protection is the ultimate cybersecurity endgame. For this reason, it’s near the top of the agenda in any security team meeting. They know they need to do all they can to ensure data stays inside the organization and, therefore, will layer software and hardware solutions to make that happen.

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Is data science a pre-requisite for AI? The data science & AI hierarchy of success

Note: this is Part 2 of 2 introducing The Data Science & AI Hierarchy of Success. To Read part 1, “Fostering a Data-Driven Culture: The Data Science & AI Hierarchy of Success”, click here. The prequel to this post established mindset and culture, in the form of Data Literacy and Democratization, as the requisite foundation for achievement at […]

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4 Data backup solutions to consider

The modern business uses data in almost every aspect of its operations. Without immediate and constant access to it, a business will come to a grinding halt. What’s more, in the event of a disaster, it risks losing valuable data if it doesn’t have a backup strategy in place. Here are four data backup solutions […]

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Defenses and dangers: Understanding your data protection needs

The value of business data is constantly changing, and more so every year. Data used to consist of a few names and email addresses, some purchasing information and some contact details gleaned from badge-scans at the last event attended. As such, it was only valuable at certain times and rarely viewed as business critical.

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Understanding edge computing: A topology based taxonomy

“What is edge computing?” This question is becoming more and more relevant. The explosion of data-generating endpoints (IoT) and data-hungry user services (video entertainment, intelligent consumer services, etc.) has reversed the centralized intelligence trend, and prompted a shift toward distributed intelligence.

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Is data the new crude oil?

Let’s drill down into the metaphor. Moor Insights & Strategy argues that an optimally tuned infrastructure is key to deriving all the rich benefits that go along with effective data management and analytics. They claim that data is the new crude oil and intelligence is the new gasoline, fueling business wins.

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