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The Open Source Analytics Invasion

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by Jelani Harper Open Source analytics have transformed the analytics space in Data Management in much the same way that Hadoop (another Open Source technology) has transformed Big Data. Open Source analytics have almost single-handedly transfigured the way: Commercial and proprietary Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics providers provide script support to and integration options with…

The Most Common Big Data Management Issues (And Their Solutions)

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by Angela Guess Jason Bowden of Business2Community recently wrote, “Business studies revealed that few companies are ready to use big data for business. Managing unstructured data also makes it more complex and difficult to manage big data within organizations. Small and big business enterprises are often tempted to jump the gun and trigger a massive big data…

The 3 Companies that Stand to Profit Most from Big Data

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by Angela Guess   Piyush Arora of The Motley Fool reports, “Owing to the gradual rise in global Internet penetration, and the shift to higher-resolution media content, the big data and analytics industry has been on a tear lately. IDC estimates that the industry — worth about $14.26 billion in 2014 — will expand approximately 66%…

Rosslyn Analytics Sets New Standard for Easy Self-Service Spend Analytics in the Cloud

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by Angela Guess According to a new release out of the company, “In a technological breakthrough, Rosslyn Analytics today announced the release of a new cloud-based self-service spend analytics app that gives finance and procurement professionals the control to identify bottom-line savings and monitor supply chain risks without relying on overstretched IT resources. Today’s news comes on the back of…

Webinar: Increasing Your Business Data and Analytics Maturity

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on July 10, 2014 Increasing Your Business Data and Analytics Maturity from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar For a few years now, companies of all sizes have been looking at data as a lever to increase revenues, reduce…

Rapidly Delivering Data Quality Metrics with a Repeatable Process: Is Your Data Fit?

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by Cecily Dennis and Dan Meers Data quality metrics are instrumental in gauging the overall health of an enterprise. Poor data quality impacts your resources, morale, productivity, compliance, customer retention and bottom line.  Asking the question, “Is Your Data Fit?”  is too broad based and reactive.  Evaluating data quality and moving to a proactive capability…

Making Big Data More Available and Useful to Small Businesses

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by Angela Guess John Gorssmann of the New York Times reports, “In 2010, just 1.7 percent of small businesses were using business intelligence software, according to a survey of companies with fewer than 100 employees conducted by IDC, whose analysts provide information technology advice to businesses small and large. By last year, 9.2 percent had adopted such…

Determining the ROI of Your Data Governance

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by Angela Guess IT Business Edge recently put together a slideshow to help businesses determine the ROI of their Information Governance initiatives. The website writes, “Information governance is the set of multi-disciplinary structures, policies, processes and controls implemented to manage information. Gartner states that ‘the goal of information governance is to ensure compliance with laws and…