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Dare to know: how to build an insights-driven culture

The expression “dare to know,” or in Latin “sapere aude,” was the motto of the age of enlightenment. In today’s climate of echo chambers, conspiracy theories, and misinformation, this 18th century idea that pursuing knowledge takes courage has never seemed more relevant. Every day we see more examples of how reluctance to accept and act on facts is harming people’s health, livelihoods, and society. By Doug Bordonaro, Field CTO, ThoughtSpot.

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Big data and the risks associated with not investing in the right protection

Organisations are driven by big data today – be that personal data, web data or transactional data. Combined, big data provides companies with the information needed to make informed decisions, such as staying on top of trends, targeting customers effectively, providing solutions to problems or analysing insights. So, when data is breached or hacked, it causes major problems both at an operational and at a financial level – and, in fact, if it is not addressed quickly and competently, has the potential to seriously impact a business. By Frederik Schouboe, CEO, Keepit Group.

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The revolutionary new football metric: Expected Goals

Changing how we’ve viewed the beautiful game forever. By Haidar Altaie, Data Scientist at SAS.

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Autosync: Protecting Sensitive Data Through Masking

Protecting sensitive data is a major concern for most organizations. As part of business as usual, businesses routinely collect, process, store, and transmit data about their customers. Some of this data is necessary for the organization’s core business, while other data may be part of the organization’s profit model (i.e. collecting and selling data for targeted advertising). By Patrick Vernon, technology writer.

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Can your customer data platform facilitate the right decisions?

Data may be expanding exponentially, but this expansion in itself is not the be-all and end-all. Data is very important, but only because it enables organisations to learn more about their customers and offer them a better service. Therefore – and this is crucial – data allows organisations to make much better decisions. But can the data platform companies are currently using facilitate the right decisions? A recent discussion opened my eyes to some real issues about data use and where some of the challenges lie. Here are my top six takeaways from the discussion. By Ilanite Keijsers, GTM Lead for global campaigns at SAS.

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Achieving the right balance between insight and data privacy

Mark Humphries, Managing Consultant for Civica Digital, explores the importance of data structure and governance for insights-driven councils and public bodies.

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The Value of Little Big Data in Transport & Logistics

The internet of things (IoT) is finally providing the logistics and transportation industry with a comprehensive solution for managing goods at every step along its logistics networks. Representing the latest in IoT technology, smart logistics solutions have the power to transform the modern supply chain as we know it. With the global supply chain and logistics market rapidly growing and set to exceed $15 trillion by 2024, the industry can now visualise and manage critical goods from anywhere, at any time, on a global scale. By Laetitia Jay, CMO at Sigfox.

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The gloves are off: Polyco Healthline introduces agile Business Intelligence

With TimeXtender Discovery Hub , Columbus delivers rapid reporting from multiple data sources.

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The importance of TDM

In today's economic climate, uncertainty is a common theme for businesses. With budget losses, high competition and job cuts being seen across several industries, avoiding unnecessary expenses is of the utmost importance. At the same time, though, organisations are still keen to be seen as successful, productive and agile. By Pooja Tyagi, Testing Engineering Specialist at NTT DATA UK.

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Now is the time to unleash the power of big data

According to an Accenture study, 79% of enterprise executives agree that companies not embracing big data will lose their competitive edge, with a further 83% affirming that they have pursued big data projects at some point to stay ahead of the curve. Considering that data creation is on track to grow 10-fold by 2025, it’s crucial for companies to be able to process it more quickly, and meaningfully. By Eltjo Hofstee, Managing Director, Leaseweb UK.

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Big data: Fuelling change in the vehicle architecture

Did you know that autonomous vehicles are now the largest producer of data in the world? asks Christian Schäfer, Director Electrical and Electronic Systems, Aptiv.

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Big data and analytics?

The Big data and analytics question is at the forefront of many business leaders thinking but it’s worth taking a step back and looking at some of the wider macro-economic trends. Since the post war era, UK productivity has risen steadily when averaged over the decades but dropped significantly following the 2008 financial crisis and is now only slowly reaching post crisis levels. In fact, the Office for National Statistics has stated that in the last quarter of 2017, productivity of British workers increased at the fastest rate in more than six years. By Pinakin Patel, Senior Director Solutions Engineering at MapR.

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Understanding the democratisation of data

Business decisions are increasingly being made based on data insight, but getting access to this data, traditionally owned by IT departments, can, at times, be quite difficult. As the requests from across the business start piling up with the ‘owners’ of the data, there has been an increased demand for ‘data democratisation’ – the ability for everyday employees to access data, and understand it, at any time without requiring support from data specialists. By Javier Campos, Experian.

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Football’s just a branch of science: how the beautiful game is turning into a numbers game

“We should be playing with two up front”, “We shouldn’t have subbed him off”, “I can’t believe they’ve left him on the bench”. Andre Doerr of Exasol writes.

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Scrutiny on the Data Supply Chain

While most commonly associated with the manufacturing process, the term ‘supply chain’ is now frequently being applied to the management of data within financial services firms. In plain terms, a supply chain is a sequence of steps in which raw materials are gathered and ultimately turned into a finished product that is then delivered to the end customer. These processes remain the same for businesses across the financial services space; however, rather than the raw materials dealt with in manufacturing industries, they are working with raw data. By Martijn Groot, VP of Product Management, Asset Control.

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Videos

Interview with Emely Patra, Regional VP and Head of EMEA Customer Success Strategy and Architecture, at MuleSoft. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Laura Malins, Vice President of Product at Matillion. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Interview with Chelsea Slater, CEO at InnovateHer. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Stefan Spendrup, SOTI’s Vice President of Sales Northern and Western Europe, discusses the company’s recent report which suggests that many organisations need to change their approach to device management, to avoid disposing of perfectly good IT hardware unnecessarily – a business efficiency and environmental win.

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Companies of all sizes faced attacks, with malware representing 40% of CyberSOC (Detection and Response operation centers) incidents.
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Deft, a managed IT services provider, has extended its colocation footprint into Frankfurt, Germany through its partnership with Digital Realty, the leading global provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation, and interconnection solutions.