Creative Ways to Surf Your Data Using Virtual and Augmented Reality

Organizations often struggle with finding nuggets of information buried within their data to achieve their business goals. Technology sometimes comes along to offer some interesting solutions that can bridge that gap for teams that practice good data management hygiene. We’re going to take a look deep into the recesses of creativity and peek at two…

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Working Toward Public-Private Data Sharing

Public-private data sharing occurs when government bodies and organizations exchange information. Progress in this area could facilitate improved innovation and problem-solving by eliminating access barriers. However, some concerned individuals worry about how government branches and private organizations will use their information. Although public-private data-sharing initiatives are in the early stages, some examples show what’s possible…

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Use of Big Data in Investing

In a turn of events unanticipated by most analysts, young people — Gen Zers and Millennials, in particular — are outpacing older generations in 401(k) contributions. Furthermore, young people are investing earlier than ever, with 31% of Millennials having started investing before turning 21. But with growing investment opportunities for young generations and their unprecedented…

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Data is Risky Business: A Wicked Problem This Way Comes

A recent data security incident in the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) got me thinking about the idea of wicked problems and data. The data security incident was the disclosure of the names, ranks, and job assignments of every officer and civilian support staff member in the PSNI. This happened due to ‘human error’…

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The Data-Centric Revolution: “RDF is Too Hard”

We hear this a lot. We hear it from very smart people. Just the other day we heard someone say they had tried RDF twice at previous companies and it failed both times. (RDF stands for Resource Description Framework,[1] which is an open standard underlying many graph databases). It’s hard to convince someone like that…

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Data Driven Customer Retention Strategies

Data driven marketing strategies supported by customer insights can significantly boost the customer experience, leading to higher customer retention rates. Each customer, or customer segment, is unique, and it is necessary to understand the behaviors and needs of each segment to truly connect with them on a personal level that keeps them coming back for…

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Predictive Maintenance in Industry 4.0

There’s no denying it. The digital revolution we’re living through has fundamentally changed how business is done. So much so that digital platforms and applications now drive enterprises of all kinds. Some like to call this unabashed modern digital age the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ — or, if you prefer, ‘Industry 4.0’. Yet, whatever you call…

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Unique Threat Landscape of Digital Divide

Rural areas worldwide are disconnected in a landscape that nearly requires the internet to work or socially interact. But eventually, the entire planet will have equal, high-speed internet access. Neglecting the digital divide and broadband gap will cause cybersecurity concerns for communities entering the digital era. Regions new to the internet are more vulnerable. Therefore,…

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Raw Data as the Precursor to Everything Data

The world revolves around data. Just about any important decision organizations make depends on the data they have. Data helps organizations mitigate risks, plan marketing campaigns, devise research-backed strategies, and tons more. But a resource this valuable has rather humble, or jumbled, beginnings. What is Raw Data? Raw data is the primary form of data….

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