data

Machine Learning Datasets: Build Or Buy?

PHOTO: Shutterstock IFI CLAIMS Patent Services has a global patent database with more than 110 million records from about 100 countries that the company has painstakingly assembled over the years. “We take information from different data sources and we standardize it and put it in a usable format that companies can either access directly or they can build a user interface...

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Data Is a Big Deal, So Treat It That Way

PHOTO: kimdokhac “In God we trust, all others must bring data.” — often attributed to W. Edwards Deming Data is the foundation for all that organizations do in business and how they interact with their customers. Data is proliferating, and that proliferation is going to continue exponentially. As data multiplies, organizations need refreshed, enterprise-level approaches to systematically create, distribute and manage data....

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Why Data Alone Won’t Produce Insights

Try as you might to squeeze insights out of data, it takes more than just data alone PHOTO: Christiann Koepke Data is one of the most valuable assets in an enterprise, yet transforming that data into insights causes so many challenges, its true value is often difficult to realize. These challenges also make it difficult for enterprises to optimize their technology investments.  Think...

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11 Tips to Prevent Customer Data Breaches

Security has been top of mind for IT leaders following the rash of major data breaches in 2017. If those breaches weren't enough to get your attention, maybe this will: Gartner has predicted that worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach $86.4 billion this year. And in 2018, spending is expected to grow to $93 billion. In many cases the best defense is good offense, and with...

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