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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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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New Research: Data-Driven Marketing Trends

charts magnifying glass blog pictureSay the right things to the right people at the right time.

Meet those three requirements and your marketing will work. But this recipe for success depends on your ability to know your market and your buyers – and how to reach them.

That’s easier said than done. Why? Because the data you…

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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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Big Data, Big Dollars: $15 Trillion of Economic Impact in 15 Years

17123251389_1881fb0ba2_kSometimes when we’re all putting our heads down and rushing into the future, it’s easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. It can never seem like the right time to take a breath, look around and appreciate the monumental changes happening all around us.

Fortunately, the folks at the Software Alliance…

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3 Reasons to Be Thankful for Data

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What better time to think about all that we’re thankful for than Thanksgiving? For businesses, there has never been a better time to be grateful for data and all it can do to help deliver new opportunities. Like a moist, juicy roast turkey, data is the one thing everyone seems to be…

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The Fact on FATCA: How Third-Party Data Reduces Time, Cuts Costs and Improves Customer Experience

fatca_microscopeBy its very name, “big data” sounds like something that always makes business more complex. But here’s one instance, from the world of tax compliance, where the opposite is the case.

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, requires foreign financial institutions (FFIs) to report to the IRS information about financial accounts held by U.S. taxpayers, or…

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