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Not All Data is Created Equal: Why Companies Need a Data Governance Strategy to Succeed

Jul 26, 2019 |

We live in a data-driven culture – no doubt about it. From smartphones to tractors, almost everything around us generates some form of data. To make matters more challenging, data is not only expanding in size and volume, but also in complexity. Read more…

Four Steps Enterprises Can Take to Create a Data-Driven Work Culture

Jul 25, 2019 |

In the latest installment of the annual NewVantage Partners Big Data and AI Executive Survey of blue-chip organizations, it was discovered that:

  • Only 31% of the organizations surveyed have succeeded in creating a data-driven enterprise
  • 1% say business adoption of big data and AI initiatives remains a major challenge
  • 95% blame company culture

Was I surprised to see these stats? Read more…

The System Becomes the Culture: Nurturing a Systemic Approach to IT Ops

Jul 24, 2019 |

We are at an inflection point in the rise of big data. Enterprise IT infrastructure is producing data at a scale like the world has never seen before. IT operations (ITOps) management has accelerated past the notion of data storage and processing (vis-à-vis the Hadoop model) and into the world of analytics-as-a-service. Read more…

Why Investing in Your Team’s Data Culture Could Be the Most Important Money You Spend

Jul 22, 2019 |

Most executives today recognize the need to become data-driven and view their “digital transformation” initiatives as the means to do so. More technology means more data, right? Often, these efforts stumble and fail because being data-driven is not just about having more data. Read more…

Data Engineers: The C-Suite’s Savior

Jul 18, 2019 |

Today’s competitive marketplace requires companies to be data-driven. Why? Because data has become the fuel for organizations to deliver better and faster decisions, quickly respond to customers, and analyze, understand and act on new opportunities (or threats) ahead of the competition. Read more…

Object and Scale-Out File Systems Fill Hadoop Storage Void

Jul 17, 2019 |

The rapid growth of data and the changing nature of data applications is challenging established architectural concepts for how to store big data. Where once organizations may have first looked to large on-premise data lakes to centralize petabytes of less-structured data, they now are considering scale-out file and object storage systems that give them greater flexibility to store data in a way that meshes with the emerging multi-cloud and hybrid paradigm. Read more…

The State of Storage: Cloud, IoT, and Data Center Trends

Jul 16, 2019 |

One of the biggest storylines in data storage this year is the explosion of the cloud and the simplicity that cloud storage can bring. But cloud storage isn’t the whole story – not by a long shot – as IoT data generation ramps up and on-prem storage technology continues its evolution. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: July 2019 Edition

Jul 16, 2019 |

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Read more…

Big Data Is Still Hard. Here’s Why

Jul 15, 2019 |

We’re over a decade into the big data era that emerged from the tectonic collision of mobile, Web 2.0, and cloud forces. Bolstered by progress in machine learning, we stand at the cusp of a new AI era that promises even greater automation of rudimentary tasks. Read more…

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