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Why Every Business Owner Must Be Familiar with Big Data

Guest post by Finnegan Pierson. The business world is changing, and big data is now the next big thing. Business owners have been using big data for analytics only, but now most of them have realized the potential of it and are using it for management purposes. However, some entrepreneurs are still apprehensive on whether they should incorporate big data or analytics into their business. Most of them are lagging behind because they lack some management skills in their businesses; these are planning, vision, communication, decisiveness, among others. Nevertheless, the big data revolution is only just beginning and, therefore, to progress, every business owner will eventually need it in their investment. The following salient points show the importance of big data […] Continue Reading

Don’t let hackers crash your success party

Guest post by Prince Kapoor No matter if you are managing a business or an application, solid security is not an option anymore. Businesses who consider security from the very start are able to make more reasonable decisions based on the sensitivity of the data involved. The type of data threats may change over the time, but the basics of data safety remain the same. This article will help you stop hackers from crashing your success party by providing some best practices when it comes to security. These best practices handle the vulnerabilities that could affect your business. Moreover, they will also deal with how you can decrease the risk they impose. So read on! Start with security: From employee personal data to […] Continue Reading

6 Key Lessons Learned From WannaCry

Guest post by Tiffany Rowe When the WannaCry ransomware attack quickly spread across hundreds of thousands of computers in more than 150 countries, it served as a wake-up call to many IT administrators who might not have understood the seriousness of the malware threat yet. Although the attack was relatively short lived, the lessons that we can take away from the incident are important and vital to any administrator who wants to prevent falling victim to a large-scale attack in the future. 1. Ransomware Is a Serious Concern For many people, in the overall scheme of potentially devastating cyber attacks, ransomware is more of an annoyance than a serious threat. In fact, many individuals who have had their devices encrypted […] Continue Reading

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Is Big Data the Secret Ingredient to Startup Success?

Guest post by Finnegan Pierson. Big Data has become a very popular phrase in most workplaces and in smart business circles because it’s a secret ingredient in propelling a startup to success. But how does a startup business utilize the large sets of generated big data and analyze it in such a manner that it becomes beneficial to the company? To answer the question, you ought to understand how Big Data has been used in helping businesses make more informed decisions and hence become more efficient in their daily operations. A company should monitor the changing trends in the data in order to increase traffic and improve sales. Data Driven Success  Although businesses may fall under the same specialty, every company […] Continue Reading

Why Data Analytics Knowledge Is the Key to Career Success

Guest post by Tiffany Rowe If you have read any type of business news in the last few years, you’ve no doubt noticed that “big data” is one of the most important trends in every industry. Every day, millions of bytes of data are collected and stored – data that has the potential to provide keen insights to make businesses run more efficiently and profitably. That is if the data is properly analysed. In fact, some experts have even deemed big data “useless” unless someone has the skills to analyse it and draw conclusions from it. So, while even just a few years ago, the field of data analytics was relatively small, today it’s been called the “sexiest” career field […] Continue Reading

Conference Session Links for Predictive World Conference

We invite you to listen to a great lineup of accomplished speakers coming from the non-profit and data science fields. The conference will be broadcasted and can be viewed online. You can register to attend the talks, with no charge. To view any of the live Predictive World Conference sessions on May 22nd – 26th from 8am-5pm CDT you’ll need to click the conference session links and follow the steps below. (**Even if you have already registered and or RSVP on PredictiveNetwork.com for any of the session you’ll need to follow the steps below.**) Steps to Follow Click the link to the conference session you wish to attend Register Name and Email Join the conference session by clicking the link on the […] Continue Reading

Digital Trends for 2017 You Need to Know About

Guest post by Tiffany Rowe Organization owners and managers around the world have seen just how much digital transformation has been reshaping so many aspects of business over recent years. Technology has, and continues to, change the way we create and sell products, run operations, recruit and manage teams, deliver customer service, and much more. These shifts aren’t stopping either, as the tech-driven world continues to evolve. If you’re keen to find out ways that your business might be affected over the coming months and years, or ways in which you can get ahead of the competition and grow your venture, it’s important to stay on top of the latest happenings. Read on for some of the key digital trends […] Continue Reading

How to Get a Data Entry Job in 5 Steps

Guest post by Gracie Meyers If you want to start building your career in the field of analysis and statistics, getting a data entry job is a nice way to begin. By doing so, you’ll be able to see how every part of this mechanism works and you’ll be able to widen your knowledge and do some work on your experience. However, you need to be prepared for the interview, and if you don’t leave anything to chance, I’m sure you’ll get this job in no time. Explore Different Pieces of Software In order to get a job in the sector of data entry specialist, you need a high school diploma or something that’s equivalent to it. However, considering the […] Continue Reading

Sensor Data Analytics Creating New Possibilities for Business

For nearly five years now, visitors staying in Walt Disney World Resort hotels in Orlando have received “Magic Bands” before their arrival. These wristbands, similar to fitness trackers, are equipped with RFID technology and sensors that allow them to serve as hotel room keys, park admission tickets, and can be used to charge meals and other purchases to the credit card on file. For those who like to plan ahead, Magic Bands also allow visitors to schedule up to three attractions in advance, and then bypass the lines. While Magic Bands help simplify a Disney vacation for visitors, the real benefit is to the resort itself. The data collected by Magic Bands can help streamline park operations while also managing […] Continue Reading