IBM, Cisco Take IoT Analytics To The Edge

IBM’s Watson IoT platform, in conjunction with Cisco’s edge analytics capabilities, could allow businesses to analyze IoT data closer to its source. 9 Secrets Of Data-Driven Companies On Thursday, IBM and Cisco said they are working together to bring business analytics to the edge of the network. The collaboration is meant to offer companies operating

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Best Big Data Certifications For 2016

The field of big data, analytics and business intelligence is all the rage these days, and the number of certifications is ticking up accordingly. What’s more, IT professionals with big data and related certs are growing in demand. Today’s organizations are looking for more and better ways to wrangle the voluminous amounts of data available

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Big data needs big security changes

Access control for big data analytics needs policy-based security that includes context as well as users and roles Security for big data analytics is challenging. Here’s why: When you can’t analyze in place, you need to copy that data — at which point all the stipulations about who can see or change all manner of

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9 Ways To Tap Into Smart Data-Driven Decisions

Today’s real-time business world requires organizations to make smarter decisions faster. The good news: The technology exists to accelerate decision-making. What’s holding you back? (Image: unsplash via Pixabay) Today’s real-time economy requires companies to leverage data faster than ever before. While real-time insights aren’t always necessary, the accelerating pace of business is forcing companies to

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Data-Driven Marketing in 2016: Bigger, Faster, Better

As technology-savvy, data-driven marketers, our job is to get out the right message, in front of the right audience, at the right time, to drive the right (desired ) onsumer behavior. Related: Without Good Analysis, Big Data Is Just a Big Trash Dump And we have to do that more efficiently and more effectively than we’ve seen traditional approaches do Our job,

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Do You Really Need a Big Data Strategy?

With increasing frequency, CIOs are being asked by their senior management, “What’s our big data strategy?”  But do you really need a big data strategy? In our view, companies should instead focus on data governance and data management.  If data is a company’s most important asset then a formal data governance program and data management

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