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How Your Company Should Be Using SharePoint for Data Management

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Your organization has a lot of data to manage. Your team members create files and documents, your customers generate data and your technology is likely churning out information as well. There are also several options available for storing that data: free services, paid services and even services you may have already invested in but don’t use. So where should you be storing your data so that it’s organized, searchable and shareable with everyone in your organization?

Azure Data Lake: The Next Big Thing in the Reinsurance Industry

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Reinsurance is a complicated industry and it's only getting more complex. Reinsurers provide insurance for other insurance companies to keep those companies' risks to a minimum and according to a recent report from Deloitte, their industry is facing a problem. They're putting together increasingly customized, individually-negotiated contracts for clients, incorporating data from several disparate sources — business partners, administrative systems, internal documents and reinsurance terms — and they're doing it manually.

If You’ve Invested in Data, You Need to Consider IBM’s Watson

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Organizations are drowning in data right now. This data is coming from all kinds of sources. It's generated by consumer surveys, sensors on smart objects, your CRM, consumer behavior on websites — every business is generating more data than ever before. In fact, according to IBM, every day, worldwide, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is created and it's only going to increase. For example, one big data generator, the Internet of Things (IoT), is still in a period of growth. The International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide predicts that worldwide IoT spending will surpass the $1 trillion mark in 2020.

What is a 'Thing': A Basic Architecture for IoT Newbies

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Smart medical devices that transmit data directly to healthcare providers. Smart pallets that help warehouses keep track of inventory movements. Smart basketballs that help players track their shots as they practice.

What Is Data Governance? Here's What You Need to Know.

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Have you ever been part of a large corporate IT project that got all kinds of attention during implementation and launch, only to die on the vine a few months later? Many companies don't need to look past their own web site. Everyone pays attention to it in the design phase. Everyone wants a say in how the home page looks. Every department wants a chunk of home page real estate. And no one will turn down a fist-bump or beer when it launches.

In Over Your Head With Your Database? Here are 5 Signs It's Time to Go NoSQL.

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You've got database drama. You've tuned and tuned, but your queries are still taking forever, and when they come back, they're not returning great results. You have to do something, but what? Denormalize? Change your schemas? Buy a bigger server? If you've already done everything you can possibly do already, you know none of those steps is the right solution. The problem may be that you're using the wrong tool for the job.

Don't Think of AI When You Think of BI? Here's Why You Should.

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When artificial intelligence is discussed, people tend to get a little breathless about its possibilities. And why not? The prospect of developing human-like intelligence and incorporating that intelligence into everything from cars to the apps we use at work is exciting. Humans have been dreaming about AI for decades, and we’re just getting to a place where AI is catching up to our fantasies about it. What might we be able to achieve when machines are doing some of our thinking for us? Here’s the thing though; machines have been doing some of our thinking for us — sorting through data and making predictions — for decades, but it’s so commonplace that no one gets excited about it.

Is Healthcare Ready for a Big Data Revolution?

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Compared to other industries, Healthcare has been slow to adopt big data, for a variety of reasons. Hospitals’ budget priorities, medical records spread across various institutions, and concerns about data security have all acted as barriers to adoption.

What Is Decision Modeling, And Why Do You Need It?

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Decisions, decisions. Nothing is more stress-inducing — particularly in business, where decision-makers are often under pressure to act quickly— than having to make a big decision.