Tag Archive for data insights

How to Extract Insights from Big Data

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by Angela Guess Salil Godika of Datamation recently wrote, “While sifting through vast amounts of information can look like a lot of work, there are rewards. By reading large, disparate sets of unstructured data, one can identify connections from unrelated  data sources and find patterns. What makes this method of analysis extremely effective is that…

Stop Relying on Intuition Alone

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by Angela Guess Asha Saxena of Entrepreneur recently wrote, “Relying on intuition to guide decisions is an age-old practice that’s pointed many successful business leaders to historic breakthroughs. Take Steve Jobs, for example. He developed and released the iPad without any market demand for such a product. Despite industry criticism, the iPad was a success…

A Breakdown of Big Data for Everyday Businesses

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by Angela Guess Daniel Newman of the Huffington Post recently wrote, “Words like terabyte, petabyte, exabyte and zettabyte among many others have entered the business lexicon holding the hands of big daddy — yes, we’re talking about big data here. As data is growing at a monstrous speed, businesses are left grappling on how to…

The Leap from Big Data Tools to Insights

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by Angela Guess Steve Lohr of the New York Times wrote over the weekend, “Big-data management promises a significant shift in the way decisions are made across the economy. Abundant new sources of data from the web, sensors and smartphones, mined for patterns and insights by smart software, will mean that more and more decisions…

Additional Funding For Elasticsearch To Help Company Complement Its RealTime Search And Analytics Stack

Elasticsearch – whose Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana products for discovering and extracting insights from structured and unstructured data were discussed earlier this year here – has raised $70 million in Series C financing from New Enterprise Associates (NEA). Benchmark Capital and Index Ventures also participated in the round. That brings the total to $104 million…

Pleasing Customers with Strong Data Governance

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by Angela Guess Jeff Jedras of IT World Canada recently wrote, “No one says customers need to make sense. New research says they want a more personalized, data-driven experience – but you’d better respect their privacy. How do you bridge these two poles? Strong data governance. At its Premier Business Leadership conference on Wednesday, SAS Institute released…

Making Your Big Data Insightful

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by Angela Guess Kumar Srivastava of Wired recently wrote, “With all the emphasis these days that’s placed on combing through the piles of potentially invaluable data that resides within an enterprise, it’s possible for a business to lose sight of the need to turn the discoveries generated by data analysis into valuable actions. Sure, insights…

SAP Solutions Help Organizations Turn Data into Dollars

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “SAP AG today unveiled the 4.2 versions of SAP Data Services and SAP Information Steward, flexible, open and real-time data management software with over 30 years of product development. Worldwide enterprises have chosen SAP for the breadth of information management solutions that offer new and…

Actionable Insight from Data is the Last Competitive Advantage

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by Angela Guess A recent article published on IT Web states, “In a business environment where prices and products are so alike, a company’s data and how it is used is one of the last remaining differentiators between mediocrity and excellence, says Dr Tracy Dunbar, Director of BITanium Analytics. In days gone by, business owners…