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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 […]

Last week I wrote about how mobile data allows companies to gain a better understanding of their customer’s preferences and buying habits. Targeted ads can be better refined, and in turn lead to higher conversion rates. However, gaining insights from mobile data leads to much more than effective advertisements. The first iPhone was released a […]

Traditional data flow providers have proven to be expensive, inflexible, and unable to meet the demands of many real-time streaming data sources. For a modern enterprise looking to unlock the value of their existing data assets and integrate the latest streaming analytics, it’s vital to choose a data flow provider that’s flexible enough to handle […]

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 […]

It had been multiple hours since hearing from my wife. Usually we check in a couple times with each other via texting during the day. I shrugged it off, figuring she was just having an extra busy day at work. A few hours later I received a message, “Sorry, I forgot my phone at home, […]

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, […]

One famous quote by Steve Jobs alluded to how hard it is to design products by using feedback from focus groups. His point was that people don’t know what they want until you show it to them. These comments were controversial for some people, but the lessons ring true. What Jobs was referring to had […]

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 […]

A 30-minute pizza delivery window used to be cutting edge, but times have changed. Not only have our attention spans shortened, but as customers, we have higher expectations. We live in the age of right now, “good enough” is no more. Companies must continually evolve to provide excellence to their customers. It seems the efficiency […]

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 […]

Imagine an expiration date on all of your most sensitive information. What would happen if every medical record, credit card report, and piece of your digital identity suddenly disappeared? For some companies, they do not have to imagine this because the challenge of storing their data, and accessing it when they need it, is all […]

Today’s digital economy demands that businesses identify customers where they are, and engage with them at any time. The days of putting the ‘Closed’ sign in front of the door are long gone. In the digital world, companies are open, even when the business doors are closed. Data is Always Trending at Webtrends Webtrends is […]