How to Avoid Big Data Mistakes
If data is important to your company, then creating a data governance program is as essential to the business as an accounting program.
Your Big Data Strategy Needs DevOps
Many big data analytics teams choose to not use DevOps methodologies, but there are real benefits to applying DevOps concepts to those big data initiatives.
IoT And Big Data: Success Comes Down To A Solid Strategy
A Verizon report highlights how big data complexity and a shortage of data science talent are hurdles for an IoT implementation, but we also have to remember the key best practice of having a business goal as part of any analytics initiative.
Self-Service Analytics Are A Necessity
Users want answers to burning questions, but IT and the data team can't tackle them all at once. Self-service analytics help organizations triage problem-solving by providing many of the insights business users need.
5 Ways to Be Successful with Open Source Software in 2017
Open source software has matured over the years, often serving as the primary piece of a corporation's software strategy. But questions remain in the minds of many managers. Doug Cutting of the Apache Software Foundation, and known for creating Hadoop, shares his thoughts on how to achieve success with for open source.
AI Technology Takes Center Stage At Retail Convention
Artificial intelligence (AI) and other leading-edge technologies will be highlights of this year's National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show in New York, but many retailers are still struggling with more rudimentary analytics.
GoDaddy Revamps BI Tools To Enable Self-Service
Domain registrar and web hosting provider GoDaddy generates a lot of data, and it wanted to help its internal users get better insights without requiring intervention from the technical staff.
Self-Service Access, Cloud Drive Big Data Value
Data governance has emerged as a top concern, and business intelligence remains the top workload for big data technology Hadoop, according to the third edition of the Big Data Maturity Survey.
AI Is Late: 3 Things To Accelerate It
Artificial intelligence applications haven't advanced the way you might hope. However, rather than waiting for AI to happen, you and your peers have to take action.
Why Embedded Analytics Will Change Everything
Analytics is being embedded in all kinds of software which suggests a major shift is on the horizon. How we think about analytics will change and so will our use of analytics. We explain why.
Trulia Pursues Data-Driven Transformation, Cloud Migration
Trulia transformed its data stack to accommodate real-time high-volume data collection, and to provide customers with recommendations. Now, to gain greater reliability and elasticity, the organization plans to migrate its data operations to AWS.
Law Firm Drinker Biddle Leverages Analytics
Law firm Drinker Biddle has set up an information governance and eDiscovery analytics practice, and it's helped clients speed up litigation and regulatory compliance investigations. The firm's chief data scientist shares details about the practice in this interview
HelloFresh Moves Analytics To Hadoop
HelloFresh, one of the popular new fresh meal delivery services, was outgrowing its home-grown business intelligence system. To meet the needs of its growing business and data volumes, the company moved to MapR's Hadoop.
The Technology Economy Shuffles The C-Suite
Chief Data 0fficers have been on the rise in enterprise organizations for the past few years. Do they belong in the IT organization, or should they have their own organization?
10 Tech Jobs Set For Big Pay Raises In 2017
Big data, security, and developer jobs are expected to get salary boosts in the coming year, according to Robert Half's 2017 Technology & IT Salary Guide. Here's a look at 10 hot jobs to watch.
Chief Data Officers: More Report To CEO Than CIO
A Gartner survey of chief data officers found that 30% of them are now reporting to the CEO. Also, many companies are creating a new Office of the CDO with its own staff, budget, and responsibilities separate from IT.
The Wait At Polls: IT Drives Real-Time Updates
Voters in Cobb County, Georgia, got more accurate and timely updates on wait times at polling locations open for early voting during this year's US presidential election. Here's how IT made it happen.
CIOs Get Strategic As IT Budgets Stay Flat
Tech budgets are moving out of IT control and are expected to remain flat, but CIOs are gaining more influence across the broader enterprise, according to CEB Global's 2017 IT Budget Survey.
CIOs Face Changes, Volatility In 2017, Forrester Predicts
IT transitions will accelerate in 2017 as CIOs look to deliver business outcomes, develop technologies that serve customers, and embrace new technologies such as AI and AR, according to Forrester Research. Here's a look at the research firm's predictions for the new year.
Will Digital Economy Create A Developer Shortage?
As more companies seek to transform themselves digitally and effectively become software companies, some are going to have trouble filling "the developer gap," according to a Cloud Foundry report.
Analytics Dominate CRM Lead Management Products: Gartner
Investments in predictive analytics, dashboards, and KPIs are coming to CRM lead management offerings, according to Gartner's most recent Magic Quadrant report for the category. The finding is reflective of an increasing number of IT organizations aiming to deliver more and better intelligence for sales and marketing users.
Healthcare's Looming Disruption: How Can IT Prepare?
A new Gartner Maverick report says that annual physical medical exams and primary care doctors are about to be disrupted by IoT medical devices and algorithm. Here's how IT must shift to accommodate the change.
Bank Of America's Digital Transformation: Where IT Fits In
Bank of America Merrill Lynch is in the midst of sweeping digital transformation involving all aspects of its customer-facing operations. InformationWeek spoke with several of the company's technology executives to find out where IT fits in its evolving technology roadmap.
7 Data And Analytics Job Titles To Know
Leveraging data -- big and small -- has become a powerful tool for enterprise IT organizations that successfully transition to digital businesses. Opportunities within enterprise organizations have expanded to fill the need. Here's our list of job titles for today's data professionals.
BI On Hadoop Success: 7 Things To Know
When enterprises implement Hadoop, their top use-case was found to be business intelligence (BI). Now a new benchmark study shows which Hadoop SQL engines are best for which workloads. Here is a look at 7 key findings from that study.
Hadoop Migration Pays Off For PRGX
Recovery audit services company PRGX is leveraging the lower storage cost and faster analytics speeds available in a Hadoop and Talend big data stack to realize more cost savings and revenue for customers.
Hadoop: Pros And Cons For Enterprise Users
There's been plenty of buzz about how Hadoop can store, process, and analyze huge files and large volumes of files like no other technology before it. But is this open source distributed big data system really suited for enterprises? We look at the pros and cons.