Unveiling the Power of Dark Data in Strategic Decision-Making

If you’ve never heard of dark data, you’re not alone. Setting aside the ominous name, dark data isn’t something that is inherently bad – although, in practice, it usually does end up this way. Dark data is usually unstructured data, though it can also be semi-structured or structured data that a business collects and stores but…

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Building an Effective Data Strategy for Edge Deployments

Data analytics and integration are the key components of building a data strategy. For organizations to have an effective data strategy, it requires the definition of measurable metrics and proper consideration of all data sources. An effective data strategy also needs to define how data can be moved from various sources to a location where…

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The Role of Dark Data: Uncovering Insights in Unused Information

Dark data remains one of the greatest untapped resources in business. This is due to the vast amounts of usable data that exists within an organization, but is not utilized or analyzed to serve a specific purpose. These untapped sources could include customer information, transaction records, and more. Since dark data represents missed opportunities for…

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Data Catalog, Semantic Layer, and Data Warehouse: The Three Key Pillars of Enterprise Analytics

Analytics at the core is using data to derive insights for measuring and improving business performance [1]. To enable effective management, governance, and utilization of data and analytics, an increasing number of enterprises today are looking at deploying the data catalog, semantic layer, and data warehouse. But what exactly are these data and analytics tools…

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Data Activation: The Key to Taking Data Reports to the Next Level

Let’s talk about an inconvenient truth: For the typical business, data reporting has a tendency to fall short of producing the desired outcomes. Despite the significant resources that organizations often invest in producing data reports – and in the data collection, governance, and analytics processes that happen prior to reporting – the people who actually…

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Empowering Power BI with the Semantic Layer

Today’s organizations widely acknowledge the significance of leveraging data and analytics. Virtually every executive envisions establishing a data-driven organization. However, a survey conducted by New Vantage Partners reveals that only a mere 26.5% of companies have effectively achieved this transformative goal. Part of the problem lies in the ineffective collaboration between business and technology teams.  In the…

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The Top Benefits of Analyzing Data at the Edge

Demand for real-time data and analytics has never been higher – and for good reason. Businesses want to be able to tap into their data and generate insights that can lead to a competitive edge in their respective industry. To meet those objectives, organizations are increasingly turning to the cloud, on-premise data centers, and the…

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