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Technology research on Data Management and Data Warehousing software and solutions.

5 Reasons a 'Data First' Strategy Works

April 18, 2014

A system-centric approach to standardizing enterprise data and reporting rarely works, says Pedro Cardoso of BackOffice Associates, who suggests using a 'data first' strategy instead.

5 Data Discovery Pitfalls

March 28, 2014

While data visualization is high on business intelligence wish lists, evaluating data discovery tools can be tricky. Organizations should consider these five key points.

IBM’s Watson Will Change Your Data Analytics – but How?

March 25, 2014

IBM is focusing on real-world use cases for its Watson technology. Enterprises are sure to follow. Where are some logical areas to put Watson to work?

Big Data Analytics: What Can You Learn from High Achievers?

March 21, 2014

Retailers experiencing success with their Big Data analytics initiatives differ from their lower-performing peers in several key respects, finds IDC Retail Insights.

Analytics, Business Intelligence Are Converging, not Merging

March 14, 2014

Increasing enterprise adoption of analytics will not cancel out a need for more traditional business intelligence, say Gartner analysts.

How to Build a Data Assessment Business Case

March 6, 2014

Performing a master data assessment can reveal data issues that create hassles and unnecessary costs for your company, says Michael Collins of BackOffice Associates.

Open Source Vendors Blaze a Trail in Advanced Analytics

February 28, 2014

Gartner gives high marks to open source vendors in its new Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics.

Geographic Information Systems Buying Guide

February 27, 2014

As business cases for geographic information systems continue to emerge, more vendors are offering GIS software. Our buying guide is a good place to start.

9 Tips on Using Big Data Analytics to Improve Security

January 31, 2014

Many Big Data analytics initiatives focus on marketing. But analyzing Big Data can also help companies improve security and avoid data breaches.

Big Data Focus on Value, Not Hype, in 2014

January 28, 2014

Companies are looking beyond the technical bells and whistles of collecting and storing Big Data to how to use it to benefit their business.

3 Tips for Getting More Value From Your Data

January 24, 2014

Companies often run into problems such as misaligned priorities when undertaking data projects. These three tips can help keep data projects on track.