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It’s hard to imagine a time when we didn’t have data to explain common occurrences and answer questions humans are incapable of resolving on their own. Entire industries have transformed to keep up with the pace at which global data management is revolutionizing business. Organizations are able to understand their customers on a level like […]

The Internet of Things (IoT) has revolutionized how we interact with our devices, companies we buy from, and people we see on a daily basis. Not only that, but smart environments consisting of devices of every kind have created business opportunities for organizations across every industry, but it has also exposed a fear surrounding IoT […]

In the financial services industry, fraud becomes an ever-increasing concern as the world becomes more connected through the web, electronic payments, mobility, and ever-changing technologies. The amount of data that is produced from any one customer transaction must be monitored closely, as there are various new sources to collect data from in today’s data landscape. […]

At this point, the number of blogs and articles about Big Data probably surpasses the amount of data collected by a typical organization. For every company trying to solve the “data problem”, the issue isn’t just sheer size. That is just the starting point, and granted, it is a major hurdle to jump, but that […]

Without the right knowledge at the right time in the healthcare industry, there can be dire consequences for many people. This means no one person or organization can monopolize knowledge, and the only way to ensure the transference of information is accessible data. Nothing is Solved in a Silo On Monday, we discussed how predictive […]

Bad data in any organization has damaging consequences, and in the housing market, the families that become affected only inflames concerns. Without the proper data at the right time, and the ability to effectively govern the data coming in, the process of ensuring the right candidates are able to live in the home of their […]

What eventually drives us to purchase something online? This isn’t a hypothetical or philosophical question, as businesses are forced to find answers every day. Consumers across every industry have access to almost anything they can find on a search engine, however with such a big supply of goods, businesses must manage the Big Data that’s […]

Last week we published a story on how the leading transportation tech provider is able to solve the last mile problem for the carrier industry. This article expands on this and how companies need to have clean data. How Clean Is Your Data? By now, we all know that data is Big. We know that […]

With inefficient processes and millions of dollars in losses, banks are forced to protect themselves against new forms of fraud every day. Identifying applications that are high-risk before they become big problems is critical for every leading retail bank. Money Mismanagement When we fill out an application for a bank account, we don’t think about […]

We may not be able to look into the future yet, but we are at a major crossroads of data and predictive analytics that allows us to mitigate risks to prevent disasters. Whether it be an accidental house fire or a car accident, insurance companies are finding ways to create new services for their customers […]

Within the walls of a hospital, the unexpected can happen in a fraction of a second. It is impossible for a nurse to be everywhere at once. Although doing rounds and manual patient monitoring is crucial for patient care, real-time monitoring is the only viable solution to protect people’s health. The Data is Mightier than […]

With the Internet of Things (IoT), what used to be thought of as never before imaginable has become every day occurrences, forcing companies to accelerate technological advancements faster than ever before. Extraordinary Out of the Ordinary Yesterday, I woke up to go to work as any usual day. I woke up at my normal time, […]

Have you ever thought about the amount of energy you consume just by leaving your laptop plugged in overnight? We might not know how many kilowatt hours we transmit, but we do know there is a bill at the end of each month associated with those kinds of statistics. Through smart meters, utility and energy […]

With every swipe of a credit card, every social media interaction, and every opened email advertisement, businesses are continuously trying to gain a single view of customers. Along with this mountain of data comes a lot of risk. Cyber crime has reached an all-time high – it is more brazen, and much more sophisticated. Companies […]

Usually, customer demand prompts the need for innovation. If enough people need something, companies adapt to meet the requests of their consumers. Today, the development and evolution of mobility and telecommunications have outpaced our ability to create such a demand. Data is Like the Back of Your Hand Our data knows us more than we […]