Big Data

Forget about Big Data. Think Smart Data.

Do you remember back in 1999 when everyone was talking about the Y2K systems crash that was going to take place when the clocks turned midnight on December 31? Seems funny now but some of us were busy until the very last minute ensuring that every system, database, and application was ready to handle 2…

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Open Data Makes the World a Better Place

Open Data is the concept of a data set being made available for download or consumption without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control. There are many types of Open Data available such as financial, demographic, scientific, health, geographical, and sports related data. Open Data In Government By far the most advanced in the area…

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Blog True Value Data Warehouse

The True Value of a Business Data Warehouse

What if I told you that if you build a Data Warehouse you will increase the efficiency of your company saving you money and time? You heard it right. You can increase your efficiency, or rather, decrease mundane and worthless tasks that your team is doing in order to do reporting. What kind of reporting?…

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5 keys to ensure your data is actionable

Big Data is here to stay. Leveraging your ever-growing data in a smart way—to make fast, fact-based decisions—is the foundation of your competitive edge. Yet, there’s just one problem: not everyone is a natural-born data hound. Sure, you may have the analytical skills and the technical know-how to analyze data (without the need to tap…

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What's missing for the Promise of Big Data to be Fully Realized?

Technology has come a long way to give us answers we seek in an efficient, understandable way. Technology now can provide solutions to questions we didn’t even know we had. The accumulation of “big data” and its analytics holds much promise to provide insight to businesses on what key performance indicators matter most. In fact,…

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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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