big data

How Retailers Can Tackle 3 Big Data Challenges

PHOTO: Quino Al Retailers now have unprecedented access to consumer data, but face challenges putting this big data into action. By identifying and understanding some of the challenges in this area, retailers can better decide where to focus their efforts.  Below are some common use cases for big data in retail and the associated challenges. We've skipped the issues caused by the...

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7 Big Problems with the Internet of Things

In a few short years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has gone from a technology — or set of technologies — that were cutting edge to the situation today where connected household items, or automobiles, are common. However, growth is only really gathering speed now with San Francisco-based Cisco estimating that the "Internet of Everything cisco article" — its take on the IoT — could have...

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The Time for Artificial Intelligence Is Now

Artificial intelligence is impacting all aspects of the business, including enterprise search and big data applications. But it comes with some challenges PHOTO: Dino Reichmuth Businesses have been relying on search and big data analytics for many years to gain insight into their data. In recent years, these technologies have evolved rapidly and now incorporate machine learning and artificial intelligence, and they increasingly...

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What It is and How It Can Provide Insight for Your Business

Tableau PHOTO: Tableau Tableau is business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform created for the purposes of helping people see, understand, and make decisions with data. Based in Seattle, Tableau Software was founded with a simple mission, to "put the power of data into the hands of everyday people, allowing a broad population of business users to engage with their data, ask questions, solve problems and create value." Businesses...

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Data Ingestion Best Practices

Ingesting data is often the most challenging process in the ETL process. Here are six steps to ease the way PHOTO: Randall Bruder Data is the fuel that powers many of the enterprise’s mission-critical engines, from business intelligence to predictive analytics; data science to machine learning. To be fully useful, data, like any fuel, must be abundant, readily available and clean. The process of data ingestion — preparing...

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How to Move to a Subscription-Based Pricing Model

When is time to to move to a subscription based model? PHOTO: Shutterstock “The Subscription Economy,” is a term coined by Tien Tzou, the founder of subscription management software vendor Zuora, as a way to describe an emerging economic model in which people lease, rent or otherwise consume products as a service, rather than buying things in a one-off manner and using them until they break, go...

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