- August 21, 2015
The record-keeping systems used by most healthcare providers don't make analyzing the data easy, but some providers are finding a way around these challenges.
- August 05, 2015
Predictive modeling can help turn high-profile data scientists into public figures. But in business applications, it demands attention to detail, process and, ultimately, business value.
- July 30, 2015
Change is always hard, but at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, giving business users personalized tools helps reduce the stress of completing BI reports in a new way.
- July 28, 2015
Balancing data access and security in an organization isn't the most glamorous task, but several chief data officers at an MIT conference said it's something CDOs need to take charge of.
- July 16, 2015
All smart businesses these days want to be data-driven. With a shortage of knowledgeable workers, getting to that point can be hard -- but the head of BI at online lender Avant is helping it to do so.
Sponsored by Symantec - It seems that no organization feels it has enough budget, staff or specialized expertise to establish and maintain a firm, consistent handle on information governance. Data management is becoming more complex in light of rapid and profound changes in technology, regulatory matters, information usage and organizational priorities. See More
Sponsored by Dell - Many companies today are considering a move to the cloud. Organizations may believe that a hosted service, such as Office 365, will be easier and or cheaper to maintain than on-prem email. Also, Microsoft and other industry leaders may have influenced a move. Whatever the reason, moving to the cloud isn’t as easy as it appears and results are often mixed if you haven’t adequately prepared your Active Directory. See More
Sponsored by Symantec - As organizational data becomes increasingly complex, sophisticated and vital to success, IT departments and business units are becoming more proactive—and collaborative—in developing steps to control data management without restricting user privileges or stifling initiative. See More
Sponsored by Dell - When it comes to governance and compliance, much of the IT staff’s effort is often focused on individual systems. Administrators work meticulously to ensure that mail servers, file servers, database servers, and other resources adhere to both internal security standards and regulatory requirements. The one thing that each of these systems has in common however, is its reliance on Active Directory. First introduced in 2000 as a replacement to the Windows NT domain structure, Active Directory was originally designed to manage network resources. Now, Active Directory works as a centralized authentication and access control mechanism, and consequently plays a vital role in the organization’s overall security. See More
- June 30, 2015
Apache Spark is about more than just data processing. The software libraries included in the big data platform make it suitable for a variety of analytics applications.
- June 29, 2015
The current mayor of Boston is moving to make data analytics a key part of how city services are run, which is a major departure from his predecessor's approach.
- June 29, 2015
MicroStrategy has introduced the first major new version of its BI software in six years, and it's playing for self-service customers with the MicroStrategy 10 release -- but with a focus on governance.
- June 29, 2015
Spark Summit 2015 brought announcements that data scientists and other users will soon have two cloud-hosted options to run the big data framework. This podcast takes a deeper look.
- June 26, 2015
Employers may have trouble finding data scientists and other analysts with all the technical skills they want, but some are starting to zero in on general abilities that can lead to analytics success.
- June 24, 2015
The Apache Spark engine can be a powerful tool for encouraging big data adoption among front-line workers thanks to its fast processing speeds.
- June 23, 2015
As self-service analytics software becomes more common, users are calling on vendors to beef up governance capabilities.
- June 15, 2015
After nearly a year of limited availability, software vendor Databricks has made its cloud-based version of the Spark processing engine generally available.
- May 29, 2015
Two new reports from Dresner Advisory Services assess the features that users are looking for in BI tools and which vendors are delivering.
- May 28, 2015
Salesforce is getting more involved in big data analytics, with new partnerships that open up its cloud-based Wave analytics technology to Hadoop and other big data systems.