Centralized BI Creates a Competitive Edge for Telcos

Centralized BI Creates a Competitive Edge for Telcos

The telecommunication industry faces many challenges in terms of competition, regulations, technology shifts, constant innovations, and customer demand for new features and services. One of the challenges facing telco companies is the difficulty to gain insights from all the data they generate. Telco enterprises generate huge amounts of data from mobile phone usage, call detail records, network equipment, billing information, …

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The Good, The Bad, and the Hype about Graph Databases for MDM

Excitement about new technology entering the market is not uncommon. New trends constantly come and go, sometimes without even being noticed. For information leaders, business strategists, and emerging technology teams, it is critical to keep an eye on developing trends so they can apply best practices for their company and stakeholders. However, some trends tend to be more hype than …

16 Free and Open Source Business Intelligence Tools

16 Free and Open Source Business Intelligence Tools

Real-time analytics is becoming increasingly important as businesses are processing more and more information about their operations and customers. In just one example, Gartner projects that in three years, the average person will interact more with bots each day than their romantic partners. But it is not enough to collect all of this information. Companies will need to analyze it …

How To Ensure Your Data Project Is A Success

How To Ensure Your Data Project Is A Success

The importance of data analytics in business today is well documented. It is no longer just a buzzword, it is an accepted fact of life, and those failing to use the advanced data analytics software and methodologies that generate data insights are almost certain to lose ground on any competitors who are. However, many companies still make fatal errors when …

Making sense of machine learning

Making sense of machine learning

As Matt Asay observed last week, AI appears to be reaching “peak ludicrous mode,” with almost every software vendor laying claim to today’s most hyped technology. In fact, Gartner’s latest Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies places machine learning at the Peak of Inflated Expectations. Hang on — see what I did there? I used “AI” and “machine learning” interchangeably, which …

How Apache Kafka promises to be your enterprise's central nervous system for data

How Apache Kafka promises to be your enterprise’s central nervous system for data

Given that all the best big data infrastructure is open source, why do enterprises still spend so heavily? According to new Wikibon research, the big data market will approach $40 billion this year and soar to $100 billion within the next 10 years. And yet, as Gartner analyst Nick Heudecker captures in a customer complaint, “Why am I paying all …

10 Women Influencers in Big Data Analytics

10 Women Influencers in Big Data Analytics

In 2015, women held 57 percent of all professional occupations, but only 25 percent of computing positions. Even fewer women are found in software development, technology leadership and other key roles that have immediate impact on innovation. Some of the biggest technology companies in the world, including Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter are also contributing to this trend. 29.1 percent of …

Understanding the keys to enterprise information management

Understanding the keys to enterprise information management

During my February 22, 2017 webinar The Gartner Enterprise Information Management Maturity Model (replay available), attendees asked a number of excellent questions. Not able to answer them all during the session, I promised to address them in my blog. Q. We’re just starting on the EIM journey with a new CIO and data and analytics Leader. How does the accountability …

Five winning plays for digital transformation

Five winning plays for digital transformation

Most organizations are in the midst of digital transformation projects that aim to keep the company competitive in an expanding digital market. However, the definition of a digital project varies from company to company, according to Khalid Kark, managing director of Deloitte LLP and director of research for Deloitte’s CIO Program. It might mean enabling mobile and social capabilities, or …

Data transparency is the lifeblood of new information economy

Data transparency is the lifeblood of new information economy

Companies have spent decades building their analytics infrastructure; the investment is about to pay dividends for companies and further propel the information economy. “Once you build the infrastructure, then you can really start to work,” said Debra Logan, a Gartner researcher. Logan argues that companies are entering the “second half” of the information economy, where businesses will truly regard information …