Think Data First, Platform Second – Why Data Fuels MDM

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As the volume of data coming into organizations – from both internal and external sources – continues to grow and makes its way across departmental systems in many different formats, there is a critical need to create a single, holistic view of the key data entities in common use across the enterprise. Master…

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Will Businesses Like Facebook’s New Reaction Buttons?

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New Data Will Reveal How Customers Really Feel

If you recently updated your Facebook status, you may see a wide array of responses that goes beyond the fabled “like” riposte the social media platform has become known for. Last month Facebook unveiled “Reactions,” which offers its users five additional ways to express their…

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Skills That Matter in a World Awash in Data

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There is a paradox put forth by the French philosopher Jean Buridan which is commonly referred to as Buridan’s Ass. One interpretation goes something like this: Take a donkey and stake it equidistant between two identical piles of hay. Since the donkey is incapable of rational choice and the…

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Data Dialogue: CareerBuilder Consolidates CRMs, Identifies Hierarchies and Provides Actionable Insight for Sales Enablement

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A Q&A with CareerBuilder’s Director of Sales Productivity  

CareerBuilder, the global leader in human capital solutions, has evolved over recent years to better meet marketplace demands. “We’ve moved from transactional advertising sales to a software solution, which is much more complex with a longer sales process and a longer sales…

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Breaking Down the Business Relationships in Breaking Bad

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How Saul Goodman Can Teach Businesses About the Value of Understanding Relationships

This week, TV viewers witnessed the return of Jimmy McGill, a scrappy and indefatigable attorney struggling for respect and reward. Spoiler alert: If you watched Breaking Bad, you know the upstart Albuquerque lawyer goes on to become Saul Goodman, the lawyer…

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Is Anticipatory Analytics the Path Toward Future Truth?

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New Whitepaper Explores the Arrival of Anticipatory Analytics

Most everyone is familiar with the image of the eccentric fortune-teller gazing into her crystal ball to boldly predict the future. In the business world, teams of analytic experts are doing this everyday; they’re just using data instead of a crystal ball to get a glimpse…

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Artificial Intelligence and Countering a Fear of the Future

19479560798_d4474e3e8f_oWhether it’s Hollywood movies or speeches by Tesla’s Elon Musk, there is a growing cultural debate around the power of artificial intelligence. “AI” is the ultimate future of Big Data, a world where machines think for themselves based on a fountain of information.

But much of the current debate is fear-based: What…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Exploring Inter-Connected Business Relationships

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How much do you really know about the companies you do business with day in and day out?  Sure, you may understand how your growth is affected by dealings with that supplier you’ve worked with for over a decade. But what about the association that supplier has to another…

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4 Wishes Data-Inspired Leaders Want This Holiday

 

What Every Data-Inspired Leader Wants This Holiday

With the holidays in full swing, everyone is busy making their lists and checking them twice. But while electronics and toys routinely top the wish lists for most,…

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Data Dialogue: The RED HAT Strategy For Clean, Collected Data and Insight

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A Q&A with Red Hat’s Director of Operations Data Management

Suzy Steele is honest with herself. “I own the data at Red Hat, the operations data, the strategy, and how we store the data,” says the open source technology leader’s operations director. “But I’m not a data person. I didn’t come with a data background.”

But…

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