Tag: big data

Important Steps CDOs Should Take to Show Their Value

Aug 17, 2017 |

As organizations have increasingly recognized the importance of information technology as well as data integration, master data management, and data preparation to the fundamental functioning of every day business, the role of the CDO has become more visible and crucial. Read more…

The 3 Roles Needed for the Modern Data Team

Aug 16, 2017 |

According to the McKinsey Global Institute, data-driven organizations are 23 times more likely to acquire customers, six times as likely to retain those customers, and 19 times as likely to be profitable as a result. Read more…

Exploring Governments’ Civic Data Connections

Aug 11, 2017 |

An individual data point is practically worthless by itself. Only when combined with other pieces of data can it contribute to the emergence of the bigger picture. For those in knowledge extraction industries, one of the biggest sources of data is our various government institutions that publish civic data. Read more…

Why Cracking the ‘Brain Code’ Is Our Best Chance for True AI

Aug 10, 2017 |

Artificial intelligence is all the rage today, and it’s definitely real, we tell ourselves. Without AI, how do you explain recent breakthroughs like cars that drive themselves and software that diagnoses cancer? Read more…

Operationalizing Data-Driven Decisions: A 5-Step Methodology

Aug 9, 2017 |

Making effective decisions across an enterprise, a government, or a planet involves more than using well-designed software to analyze data. To operationalize data-driven thinking, you need a decision environment that can be replicated consistently, in multiple situations. Read more…

Why Big Data Enhances the Need for Enterprise Information Management

Aug 2, 2017 |

Many EIM (enterprise information management) or data management programs do not live up to their potential, and the arrival of big data makes the need for enterprise information and data management even more significant. Read more…

Is Your Smartphone Spying On You?

Aug 1, 2017 |

That little phone in your pocket or purse is generating a massive amount of data – much more than you probably realize. And thanks to services offered by the phone makers and network providers like Apple and Verizon, it’s easier than ever to capitalize on all that data. Read more…

Four Open Source Data Projects To Watch Now

Jul 27, 2017 |

While open source isn’t the sole source of creativity and progress in big data, it’s a major driver in the space. Market-shaking tech like Kafka, Spark, Hadoop, and MongoDB all began as obscure open source projects backed by enthusiasic developers. Read more…

Before the Next Disaster Strikes, Get Better at Data Science

Jul 26, 2017 |

One of the most disruptive events for any industrial organization is asset failure. From halted production and costly physical damage to safety concerns for workers and the environment, the impacts of asset failure remain one of the top risks for industrial companies. Read more…

Now Trending: AI Washing

Jul 26, 2017 |

First there was “green washing,” where companies exaggerated the environmental benefits of their products in order to boost sales. Now technology experts are warning us about “AI washing,” an equally questionable tactic pursued by software and technology vendors to boost their artificial intelligence bona fides. Read more…