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Big Data

Is Your Big Data Doing Its Job?

Many organizations rush to collect and connect the data across their enterprise, seduced by the expectation that more means better and that bigger means more powerful. But in that rush for quantity, many have left considerations for quality behind. Simply having and processing Big Data doesn’t automatically boost productivity or improve profits. Quite the contrary:…

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Mining Big Data for Big Revenue

Along with the information explosion in our Information Age comes an abundance of revenue opportunities, if mined effectively, from Big Data. But many organizations delay the jump from data-obsessed perspectives to insight-driven management of their data, reporting that it’s a major challenge to convert from one to the other.  Similarly, surveys show that a majority…

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Can Dashboards Tame Big, Complex Data?

In our hyper-competitive data-hungry marketplace, the volume, complexity, and diversity of the data sources that businesses rely on continue to expand at a faster and faster clip. Spreadsheets, databases, social data and online applications all contribute to the pool of knowledge, historical data and performance metrics that can be mined for powerful insights that can…

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Standardizing Data pays big Dividends

In today’s accelerated marketplace, dashboards give you more control, accuracy and impact to steer your enterprise wisely. But if your data sources are rife with error, complexity, and duplication, the effectiveness of your reports and insights will be degraded no matter how elegant your dashboards may look. The value of building a foundation of sustainable,…

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Big Data: Boon or Bust?

Feeling buried under a mountain of data? In an age where every byte can be tracked and measured, the challenge isn’t about having the data or accessing it, but making sense of it all. We’ve got countless tools to store, filter, manage, review, sort, highlight, and analyze it but it’s still easy to get lost…

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The Big (Clic) Data Picture

Sometime ago, I’ve had the chance to see what Big Data can do when all necessary technologies are put together for a good use. IBM has recently developed, based on their research with the super computer Watson, a “medical aid” to help doctors get the best treatment possible against each and every specific type of…

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"Is my data secure after all?" The Snowden’s Case

The last few days, we’ve all been witnessing quite a spy movie unfolding in the news. The tale of Edward Snowden, former NSA contractor and his revelations about the extent of the USA surveillance program over the world. Unfortunately, the main information people remember from that story is that Data, in all its form, is…

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