Tag Archive for ROI

How to Get More Out of Your Big Data Investments

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by Angela Guess Joanna Schloss of CMS Wire recently wrote, “Big data has finally arrived and is quickly maturing. IT leaders are now shifting from thinking about the possibility of making investments in big data platforms to thinking about how to get more out of the investments they’ve already made. And with good reason. When…

How Much ROI Should You Expect from Big Data Projects?

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by Angela Guess Joe Panettieri of Information Management reports, “Results from two recent surveys (conducted by NewVantage Partners and Wikibon, respectively) show some key ROI (return on investment) challenges facing Big Data projects. First up, Wikibon’s Big Data Analytics Survey 2014 survey results — which shows a disconnect between corporate IT and their business users.…

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…

Did Advertisers Capitalize on Big Data During the Big Game?

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by Angela Guess Patrick Marrinan of Wired recently wrote, “Every year, the Super Bowl showcases the top two professional football teams and determines bragging rights for the year. But as compelling as the latest matchup is, it’s not the only game in town. The Super Bowl is a championship of sorts for advertisers too: It’s the…

Get Your Money’s Worth with Data Governance

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by Angela Guess Henry Olson of Information Management recently wrote, “Data governance is the practice of managing the availability, usability, integrity and security of enterprise data to maximize return. The challenge lies in how it must work, through collaboration between IT and business, and across business units. This challenge is one of implementation: creating the necessary…

The Business Value of Reasoning with Ontologies

[Editor’s note: this guest post was co-written by Héctor Pérez-Urbina (Clark & Parsia) and Juan Sequeda (Capsenta)] Important enterprise business logic is often buried deep within a complex ecosystem of applications. Domain constraints and assumptions, as well as the main actors and the relations with one another, exist only implicitly in thousands of lines of…

Infographic: Accenture Study Finds Analytics are Being Adopted, Not Capitalized On

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of Accenture Research finds: “Organizations are progressing in the adoption of analytics for decision making, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). However, there is still a prevalent disconnect between analytics capabilities organizations have built and how successfully they put them to use for business decision-making. The…

Dec 11 Webinar: Show Me the Money: The Business Value of Data and ROI

Date: December 11, 2012 This webinar has passed. The recording is available On Demand. Time: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific Price: Free to all attendees   About the Presentation Failure to successfully monetize data management investments sets up an unfortunate loop of fixing symptoms without addressing the underlying problems.  As organizations begin to…

SemWebRox Community Challenge: Results

Thanks everyone for participating in the #SemWebRox Community Challenge! Looking at the results (which have been pasted at the end of this article for convenience), I’m struck once again by the diversity of points of view in the Semantic Web community on what the key value of its technology really is. Over at Semantic University…

Community Challenge: The Semantic Web in 140 Characters

As a community, we Semantic Webbers have done a poor job communicating our value clearly and concisely. Last week, I stated the case in more detail at the Enterprise Semantics Blog, and Aaron Bradley continued it over at Google Plus (here and here). Today, I bring you a challenge. Describe a value of the Semantic…