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CMOs & CIOs: ‘Data Is What Brings Us Together’

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by Angela Guess Stephanie Overby of CMO.com recently wrote for Fox Business, “It’s a sign of the digital marketing times that CMOs now spend more on technology than any other corporate officer outside the CIO’s office. And the biggest driver of that tech spending is big data, which accounts for 37 percent of the marketing…

Defining the Role of the Chief Data Officer

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by Angela Guess Maria Deutcher of Silicon Angle recently wrote, “There are as many opinions on the role of the chief data officer (CDO) as there definitions of the emerging position, but few are as well-informed as that of professor Yang Lee from Northwestern University. She helped author one of the single most comprehensive studies…

David Gleason on Operations Analysis for Business Insights

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by Angela Guess Brittany Reyes of FC Business Intelligence recently wrote, “Operations analysis has gained a foothold in strengthening customer personas by monitoring specific interactions on a much more granular nature than what was available in the past, says David Gleason, the Head of Data Strategy at BNY Mellon. For BNY Mellon, operations analysis has…

MongoDB Brings in a New CEO

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by Angela Guess Jordan Novet of Venture Beat reports, “MongoDB, the company behind the popular MongoDB open-source NoSQL database, has hired a new chief executive, Dev Ittycheria, who has experience taking a company public and selling it off. The appointment could help the company rocket itself forward and perhaps even follow on a similar trajectory.…

For Full Effect, Big Data Needs Into the Boardroom

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by Angela Guess Bill Schmarzo of Entrepreneur recently wrote, “To get the full business value from big data, companies are focusing less on the three Vs of big data (volume, velocity, variety) and more on the four Ms of big data:  Make me more money! New sources of data, coupled with advanced analytics, can improve…

Basho Introduces Riak CS 1.5

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Basho, the creator and developer of Riak, the industry leading distributed NoSQL database, today introduced Riak CS 1.5 and Riak CS 1.5 Enterprise, Basho’s distributed object storage software. Riak CS (Cloud Storage) is open source software built on top of Riak, used to…

Can Google Predict the Rise and Fall of the Stock Market?

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by Angela Guess Mike Wheatley of Silicon Angle reports, “A group of British researchers believes they can harness the power of Wikipedia and Google searches to predict where the economy is going. The research comes just a few months after Google Search’s Big Data was dismissed as a predictive tool, following reports that Google Flu…

Why are Banks Struggling with Big Data?

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by Angela Guess Michael Flynn of BankTech reports, “In a recent Said Business School study, 63% of banks recognized proficiency in big data as a competitive advantage. However, 91% indicated that they lack key skills necessary to execute more effectively, and only 3% reported that their organizations had deployed big data initiatives on a continuous…

Guardtime and Rainmaker Offer Security Tech to Make Big Data Governance More Practical

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of Rainmaker Solutions, “Ground-breaking security technology, developed in collaboration with the Estonian government to make big data governance practical, prevent data breaches and provide integrity and accountability, is being made available to the UK Government for the first time – by Guardtime and Rainmaker Solutions. Current…