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Data strategy - the bridge to the post-pandemic economy

Nearly all senior business decision-makers (96%) surveyed report data strategies as essential to their organisations’ positive performance, including an average of 5.97% higher profit growth.

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75% of surveyed CIOs struggle to unlock data insights within their organisation

While 78% of businesses realise the value of digital transformation, only a quarter are using data to drive business strategy.

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Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust selects Agilisys for business intelligence transformation

The Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) has selected Agilisys, the public sector transformation specialist, to develop a business intelligence strategy that will enhance the Trust’s data and analytics capabilities.

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Data Decision Gap risks holding back economic recovery

Nine in ten global organizations struggle with data despite increased focus during Pandemic.

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Teradata forms global strategic collaboration with AWS

Deal helps enterprises accelerate their cloud adoption journey and digital transformation initiatives.

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Online Forex broker Axi Moves to KX Insights

Axi, a top 10 global online broker for retail and institutional customers, has signed a global enterprise deal for KX Insights, its cloud-first, real-time streaming analytics platform. KX Insights will support Axi’s ambitious growth plans by enabling the capture, analysis and visualization of enormous datasets in real time including market data quotes, customer trades, and derived calculations in the cloud.

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Sport Ireland packs winning punches with SAS

Use of Visual Analytics supports coaches with innovative training methods and tactics.

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Hardware-accelerated graph analytics

TigerGraph is working with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Xilinx, Inc. on a solution to make graph analytics capabilities more accessible for enterprises to accelerate insight while reducing costs and resources.

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Yellowfin explores the future of data storytelling

Augmented automated analytics will solve three key challenges to empower business users and subject experts to discover and develop compelling data stories more effectively.

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Data science boosts business revenue

A new survey from DataIQ, in association with Mango Solutions, one of the UK’s largest data science consultancies, has revealed that incremental value equivalent to 18% of business revenues may be generated as a direct result of an advanced data science approach. Even organisations at the early stages of data maturity claimed a 4.1 percent revenue increase directly attributable to data science.

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Aiimi and Databricks partner to deliver deeper AI and analytics capabilities

Aiimi will build on its successful client base – including Anglian Water, Northumbrian Water, and BEIS – to deliver next generation data science and analytics platforms to Databricks’ customers.

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Data strategies 'not understood'

Mango Solutions has published the results of a study which reveals that while 95% of companies questioned have a data strategy, less than a third of those (29%), claim their data strategy is clear and widely understood.

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Big data spending to reach $50 million this year

European spending on Big Data and business analytics (BDA) solutions is forecast to reach $50 billion this year, an increase of 7% over 2020, according to a new update to the Worldwide Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC). The forecast also shows that BDA spending will gain strength over the next five years as the European economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for European BDA spending over the 2021–2025 forecast period will be 11%.

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Organisations still struggle with data quality

Businesses are challenged with the diversity, scale, and distributed nature of data, but 56% of data leaders are using analytics tools to improve tech and employee performance survey of almost 400 business decision-makers finds.

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CDO role needs redefining

Landmark Exasol study defines the changes needed for today’s aspiring CDOs — and the organisations that recruit them — to prosper.

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Videos

Mickey Bresman, Co-Founder and CEO and Ran Harel, Senior Security Product Manager, both at Semperis, discuss the findings of the company’s recent Microsoft Active Directory security survey, and also explain how the Semperis Purple Knight security assessment tool not only highlights AD security gaps, but also provides recommended fixes.
Michael O’Hara, Group Managing Director of DataSolutions, a distributor of transformational IT solutions, talks through the results of the company’s Channel sustainability stock-take survey, revealing how companies are losing out on contracts if they can’t demonstrate their environmental credentials, how the Channel is beginning to address its sustainability responsibilities and highlights the success of DataSolutions’ Techies Go Green initiative.
Thor Johnsen, Head of Triple Point's Digital 9 Infrastructure plc., discusses the organisation’s recent data centre acquisitions in London and Finland, as it seeks to develop a multi-site, multi-location strategy with sustainability as a central focus.
The coming together of Arcserve and StorageCraft means an expanded solutions portfolio, offering both simplification and agility to Channel partners, designed to provide end users with a comprehensive approach to the backup and recovery challenges of the digital world. SDC Channel talks to Arcserve’s Vice President Sales, EMEA, Richard Massey and Acting Chief Marketing Officer, Florian Malecki.

Expert Opinions

By Mohammed Rupawalla – Vice President and CTO – Digital & Data, Mphasis.
By Bhushan Patil, Chief Growth Officer for Network Services for APJI & EMEA,
Simon Spring, Operations Director of EMEA at WhereScape, discusses some of the common misconceptions surrounding data warehouses, data lakes, and data hubs, and why a proper understanding of each is key to building effective data infrastructure.
By AppDynamics EMEAR CTO, James Harvey,