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Top 10 Must Have Self-Service BI Governance Capabilities
Jen Underwood, Impact Analytix
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If self-service business intelligence initiatives are on your agenda, follow these 10 best practices for ensuring proper governance.
By Jen Underwood Impact Analytix, 2/23/2017
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Bloomberg Adds Machine-Learning To Apache Solr Search
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Bloomberg has created an open source way to use machine-learning models to weight searches, then add their values to the Solr search engine.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/22/2017
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Your Big Data Strategy Needs DevOps
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
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.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 2/16/2017
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Is Outsourcing The Key To Data Analytics Success?
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
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If the IT group isn't up to the task of implementing analytics, it's worth checking out the possibilities of outsourced analytics.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 2/14/2017
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IoT And Big Data: Success Comes Down To A Solid Strategy
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
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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.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 2/9/2017
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Self-Service Analytics Are A Necessity
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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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.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 2/8/2017
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Big Data Facts Highlight Its Trendsetting Surge
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As big data takes hold in the business world, the cloud enables small and mid-sized businesses to take advantage of the concept.
By Curt Cornum, Vice President-Chief Solution Architect, Insight Enterprises , 2/2/2017
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5 Ways to Be Successful with Open Source Software in 2017
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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.
By Doug Cutting, Creator of Hadoop , 1/20/2017
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Software Chooses Consumer Over Engineering
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There's a new emphasis in the software world with a focus on ease of use and more standardized platforms that support speed to market and innovation by makers.
By Jeff Phillips, Software Platform Section Manager at National Instruments and Bob O ' Donnell, TECHnalysis Research Chief Analyst , 1/17/2017
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AI Technology Takes Center Stage At Retail Convention
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
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.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/16/2017
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3 Ways Shadow Analytics May Be Working Against You
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
Analytics is popping up in more functional areas of businesses, outside of IT's control. Like BYOB, the trend is inevitable. How will your organization manage it?
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 1/16/2017
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GoDaddy Revamps BI Tools To Enable Self-Service
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
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.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/4/2017
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eBay Container Management Tool Works With Kubernetes
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
eBay wants to expand its use of Docker containers and has composed a tool, TessMaster, to help them run on Kubernetes cluster management.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/28/2016
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At AWS, 'Enterprise Strategy' Consists Of Helping Migrations
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Head of Enterprise Strategy Stephen Orban describes how AWS will try to assist more enterprise workloads in a move to the cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/21/2016
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GPU Hardware Powers MapD Big Data Management
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
When it comes to clickstream data, server log analysis or machine learning, there's a likely GPU-based system in IT's future.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/21/2016
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Self-Service Access, Cloud Drive Big Data Value
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
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.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 12/20/2016
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AI Is Late: 3 Things To Accelerate It
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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.
By Curtis Peterson, Senior VP of Operations at RingCentral , 12/19/2016
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Why Embedded Analytics Will Change Everything
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
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.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 12/15/2016
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EBay, Challenged To Personalize Email Marketing, Customizes CRM
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
EBay put custom CRM on top of its SendGrid email system to be able to address millions of customers with an individual message.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/14/2016
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Trulia Pursues Data-Driven Transformation, Cloud Migration
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
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.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 12/13/2016
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