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Why Organizing Your Big Data is Important

Guest post by Finnegan Pierson. Big data takes into account all of the many things that need to be measured or monitored, and many organizations find it hard to manage such massive data. Additionally, the amount of data being captured, replicated, or stored is way too high, and measures should be in place to ensure that everything doesn’t blow out of proportion. It’s therefore important for organizations to come up with creative approaches that can corral and optimize their data. A lot of organizations also think that they can do away with big data by discarding the always increasing amount of storage. They would even go ahead and buy additional storage capacity every year that can only result in inflated costs […] Continue Reading

Managing the Internet of Things – Interview with Matthias Schorer, VMware

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series.  In this article, Matthias Schorer, Leader Business Development Manager, IoT at VMware, shares his thoughts on the impact of big data in business, the AI revolution and how to manage the Internet of Things. There’s a lot of improvement to be expected from a city going smart and everything else the IoT entails. However, concerns may be raised that complete automation leaves systems vulnerable to cyber-attacks. What can you tell us about fail-safe methods and security measures that would earn the trust of the skeptical? It is a misconception that gathering information makes systems more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. The gathering of data itself isn’t the problem, but the inherently unsafe IoT […] Continue Reading

Machines can free humans to do more creative work – Interview with Dagmara Lacka, Boldmind

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series.  In this article, Dagmara Lacka, Boldmind Founder & CEO, shares her thoughts on the positive changes advancements in IoT and big data are bringing to the modern society and about Pepper robots.  What inspires you to innovate at Boldmind? I see advancements in IoT and big data bringing positive changes to the modern city, making it a better place to work in and live in. At Boldmind, we focus on how data generated by the city itself (buildings, transport and environmental sensors) can help improve the lives of citizens and helps businesses thrive.      How interactive is Pepper? What are the potential uses that Pepper unleashes? Pepper is learning all the […] Continue Reading

Why Teams Need Data Science Tools – Whitepaper

White Paper: Data Science Tools – What Are They, And Why Do Data Teams Need Them? Open The Door To Scalability & Efficiency To scale, data teams need staff, structure, efficiency, automation, and a deployment strategy; data science tools facilitate these requirements. But on top of scalability, providing tools for your data team allows them to: Easily manage ever-increasing volumes of data. Stay innovate in a competitive market. Move away from error-prone ad-hoc methodology. Easily reproduce processes and data projects. Leverage data analysts to augment data scientists’ work. Have proper data governance and permanence in place. Quickly deploy data projects into production. Download the Dataiku white paper to learn more about how a data science platform can take your data team to […] Continue Reading

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Why Big Data Plays a Crucial Role in the Future of Content Marketing

Guest post by Jessica Cyrus Big data and content marketing are two hot fields that bring a substantial range of benefits to every organization that deploys them. These domains have a solid thing in common, and that is data. Big data uses data to derive meaningful conclusions, and content marketing makes use of those findings to reach potential customers in a meaningful way. They complement each other. While big data gives content marketing the required insights to make if more effective, content marketing reciprocates by contributing to the data pool that big data needs to function. All in all, big data is crucial to content marketing and its future. We have been witnessing how big data is fueling innovation in […] Continue Reading

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