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The Lord of the Data: A cautionary tale

One dataset to rule them all, one team to find them. One tool to bring them all and the database bind them…. By Gordon Cullum, Chief Technology Officer at Mastek.

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A recipe for better data management

We often hear that data is the fuel of modern business, but we think that food provides an even better analogy. When we go to fill our car up at the pumps, very few of us prefer a particular brand– we just want a full tank. But when it comes to what we eat, it’s not enough to have a full belly; we need the right sort of food that is both nourishing and tastes good. By Nick Goode, EVP Product, Sage.

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Four myths that could derail your connected data initiatives

People have been talking about the connected car for years, but the reality is far from the hype. McKinsey & Company estimate that the broader car data-enabled services market could become a $450 - $750 billion market by 2030, representing a dramatic proliferation of new features and services which are relatively nascent today. To get there requires OEMs to think about the opportunity with a fresh perspective, starting with debunking four common vehicle connectivity myths that plague the market. By Bill Leisenring, CTO Aptiv Connected Services.

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Breaking down data monopolies

When it comes to user data, the rich keep getting richer. The undisputed leader in consumer data, Facebook, had well over two billion monthly active users in 2018, while the West’s leading e-commerce site Amazon boasted 2.6 billion visitors in March alone. By Eric Shrock, CTO, Delphix.

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From manual to fully automated: data discovery for a digitalised world

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” This bold decree from former United States senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan may have been stated decades ago in a political context, but it remains surprisingly relevant and applicable in today’s digital age in relation to many organisations’ data environments. By Gary Chitan, Head of Enterprise Data Intelligence Software Sales, UK and Ireland, ASG Technologies.

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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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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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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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Videos

Christoph Berentzen, Divisional Head API & Open Banking at Commerzbank, provides a fascinating insight into the organisation’s decision to move away from the traditional IT approach of batch processes, file transfers and the like to an API-powered architecture as a crucial part of its digital transformation roadmap.
Rob Elder, Vice President Data Centers, Bulk Infrastructure AS, discusses the current energy price spike and the impact it is already having on the global data centre industry - with a particular focus on how location is becoming an increasingly important factor for end users.
Retrospect has been very busy in recent weeks, launching Retrospect Cloud Storage, Retrospect Backup 19 and Retrospect Virtual 2022. JG Heithcock, General Manager at Retrospect, talks us through these new storage solutions and the pain points they will help to address.
Richard Hoptroff, Founder and CTO (Chief Time Officer) of Hoptroff, discusses the importance of developing the accurate time solutions on which more and more digital applications rely. The company’s pedigree in the financial sector means it is well placed to meet this demand across many industry sectors, including IoT, aerospace, defence, media, autonomous vehicles and smart cities.

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