Jan
18

CIO’s Today: The Top 6 Business Priorities to Adopt in 2017

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Life is tough if you are a CIO. IT decision makers sit at the top of the organization providing support and strategic direction to the company while managing business functions, a job which forces them to juggle different priorities and while resisting forces…

Jan
11

Social Media and Web 2.0: They are not the same!

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“It would be difficult to find two popular buzzwords that are in more of a quagmire than social media and Web 2.0. The two terms are used, confused and abused on a regular basis.” –  Andrew Beattie Coined in 1999 by Darcy DiNucci, but popularized…

Jan
4

Crowdfunding: Predicting Success and Failure with Sentiment Analysis

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Crowdfunded projects rely entirely on prospective customers to succeed. It starts out as an idea which is floated in public and depending on the popularity and demand, the money is raised from interested individuals and groups. As such, the success or failure of…

Dec
28

The Accelerated Pace of Cloud Adoption taking IT by Storm

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As cloud computing makes steady headway with more and more companies shifting their applications and computing infrastructure to the cloud, it has paved the way for a sudden acceleration in the pace of cloud adoption. A recent IDG Enterprise survey of 925 IT…

Dec
22

Why manufacturing should embrace data integration and visualization

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The manufacturing industry is plagued with a variety of challenges such as complex production activities, legacy processes, large distributed supply chain. With new technology innovations surfacing day-by-day, it’s high time manufacturing companies start leveraging the power of data to gain the competitive edge.…

Dec
21

5 Times Big Data Succeeded

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Following from our earlier article, “8 Steps to Big Data Success,” here is a look at five major enterprises which successfully planned and executed their big data initiatives.  These organizations have dedicated their time to improving process efficiencies and customer experience with big…

Dec
14

8 Steps to Big Data Success

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Following from our previous article, “5 Places Where Big Data Projects Failed,” where we looked at five major corporate disasters involving faulty big data deployment, here ‘s a look at the eight key steps to achieve big data success. “According to IDC, we…

Dec
7

5 Places Where Big Data Projects Failed

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Following from our previous article, “5 Reasons why Big Data Projects Fail,” here is a look at five major enterprises which tried to deploy big data systems without fully understanding and analyzing their business case and failed. These case studies are perfect examples…

Nov
28

5 Reasons why Big Data Projects Fail

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If information is the driving force behind businesses, why do so many Big Data projects fail? What is holding organizations back from fully utilizing their data? To answer this we need to look at a report by Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) and Iron Mountain,…

Nov
23

Getting Started with Data Governance: Why do you need it?

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Because data by itself is nothing unless it delivers business value and results in improved business performance. Data is the back-bone of any business but due to its proliferation, it is getting harder to keep track of the major data assets in an…