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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…

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…

Google’s Struggle with the Right to be Forgotten

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by Angela Guess Thomas Claburn of Information Week reports, “Since the Court of Justice of the European Union affirmed in May that Europeans enjoy a ‘right to be forgotten,’ Google has received 70,000 search result removal requests related to 250,000 webpages. In an op-ed piece published in British, French, German, and Spanish newspapers, as well as…

A Guide to Improving the Performance of Your Google Shopping Ads

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by Angela Guess Frederick Vallaeys of Search Engine Land recently wrote, “By late August, Product Listing campaigns for AdWords will be retired in favor of Shopping campaigns, so if you haven’t started migrating, don’t delay much longer. You can run both campaign types simultaneously, so start tweaking Shopping campaigns now so that they’ll be performing great by the time PLAs…

Several Positions Open in the Fed’s Office of the Chief Data Officer

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by Angela Guess The US Federal Reserve’s website states, “It’s obvious that the Fed uses data–and a lot of it. The organization generates analyses and reports that affect every aspect of the global economy. Effective and efficient data management is critical in helping our staff obtain, interpret, and analyze the large volume of information they need…

A Capability Maturity Model for Big Data

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by Angela Guess Thomas H. Davenport recently wrote for the Wall Street Journal, “Maturity models are undoubtedly useful, but they are pretty easy to create. God decreed that they must have five levels, and that Level 1 basically means ‘All Screwed Up’ and Level 5 means ‘Really Humming Along’ on whatever the capability is. I observed…