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A Team Sport: Fostering Effective Alignment of Business and IT

For decades, a chasm between IT and the business has undermined the ability of many organizations to hit on all cylinders. Today, the pressure of global competition and digital disruption is so great, that a new level of collaboration must be fostered if companies want to thrive. Data can drive the conversations that help these ...
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Analytics Drives the Information Economy

A cottage industry just a few years back, the business of analytics has taken modern industry by storm. Almost every innovative new business model leverages analytics to drive everything from sales and marketing, to operations and management. Companies that don’t use information to create insights are quickly falling by the wayside, as a new generation …Read More

Inside-Out: How IoT Changes Everything

The Internet of Things sparked a revolution in data processing by opening the floodgates to sensor data of all shapes and sizes. Suddenly, businesses can see their world in remarkable detail, no matter how far-flung its assets might be. But that can only happen with the proper IT infrastructure in place. What are the component ...

Best of Both Worlds: Scalable and Available

As the foundation of the information economy, today's database technology must deliver on all fronts. Historically, hard choices had to be made about what to sacrifice: elasticity? durability? ACID compliance? The boom in NoSQL databases resulted from the need to sacrifice that latter quality in return for speed and performance. But that's all changing. Register ...

Automatic Value: The Future of Data Warehousing Is Here

The prevailing winds of innovation emanate from the cloud these days. The big questions tend to focus on how, rather than when or whether. Successful companies are discovering that automation is the critical success factor. By automating the key processes for designing and loading a data warehouse, the time to value is expedited, and manual ...