How Contextual Awareness Is Redefining Business Intelligence

Contextual analysis, with the help of mobile devices and the Internet of Things, is giving businesses the data they need to reach individuals in relevant and meaningful ways. (Image: jarmoluk via Pixabay) Organizations commonly use enterprise BI solutions and analytics to answer important “what” questions, such as what’s happened, what’s happening now, and what’s likely

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Machine Learning: How Algorithms Get You Clicking

Technology may be able to free journalists from creating sensationalistic stories to generate online traffic, but it doesn’t alter what people choose to read. Click-o-tron, as described by creator Lars Eidnes, “gives us an infinite source of useless journalism, available at no cost.” It is a website that, when not overwhelmed with traffic, employs machine

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7 Ways To Avoid Information Governance Pitfalls

Information governance practices must be updated as laws, technologies, and business models change. Here are seven ways to make sure you’re governing your data effectively. The governance of information and data isn’t a subject that only regulated companies need to worry about. Businesses, regardless of their size or the industry they’re in, need to understand

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Looker Wants To Bring Big Data Down To Earth

Big data has gone from hot to warm, and most companies are now more interested in how to pull real business insights from big data implementations. Analytics tool company Looker wants to help them do that, and this week released Looker Blocks. Dreamforce 2015: 8 Ways Analytics Changes Business (Click image for larger view and

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Big Data Ethics: 8 Key Facts To Ponder

There’s a lot of gray area when it comes to the ethical collection, use, and analysis of data. Consider these 8 issues organizations should ponder when assessing their data use practices. (Image: Geralt via Pixabay) The volume and types of data describing individuals and organizations continue to expand, and this trend will continue as sensors

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Data And Analytics Strategies: What Investors Think

Whether raising a round of funding or creating shareholder wealth, companies increasingly need a well-articulated and demonstrable data and analytics strategy. Here are some things that can sway an investor’s opinion, for good or bad. (Image: Geralt via Pixabay) Data and analytics strategies are no longer merely nice-to-have. They’re becoming mandatory because data and analytics

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Real-Time Analytics: 10 Ways To Get It Right

While real-time analytics is getting more affordable, it’s still not right for everything. Here are 10 ways to get the most from real time, near real time, and batch use cases. (Image: alan8197 via Pixabay) Real time, near real time, batch. Organizations need actionable insights faster than ever before to stay competitive, reduce risks, meet

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