Big Data

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    Why Ally Financial flipped the script on data strategy

    Three new groups at the financial services firm are helping reap outcomes from data — and ultimately impact the bottom line.

    By Oct. 31, 2022
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    3 steps to an automated enterprise future

    Technology leaders can help businesses prepare for major market changes through talent, project and governance strategies.

    By Oct. 27, 2022
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    Microsoft, Kyndryl partner to ease data migration from mainframe to cloud

    The deal aligns the largest mainframe and infrastructure services provider with the second-largest cloud provider to integrate cloud-based and on-prem data.

    By Oct. 6, 2022
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    Nordstrom’s tech chief to step down this month

    As chief technology and information officer, Edmond Mesrobian has spent the last four years overhauling the retailer’s data capabilities.

    By Daphne Howland • Oct. 6, 2022
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    Enterprises take an analytics-based approach to daily operations

    Business process inefficiencies undercut modernization gains. Process intelligence aims to turn that around.

    By Oct. 4, 2022
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    When are you earning your technology certifications?

    Skillsoft's list of the top 15 highest-paid IT certifications might tell you more than you think.

    By Sept. 29, 2022
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    5 uncomfortable questions to improve enterprise data culture

    Tech leaders must find the gaps in their data strategy to actively shape a data culture that enables insights-driven decision-making 

    By Kim Herrington • Sept. 26, 2022
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    Cloud delivers data — too much, for most companies

    The volume, velocity and variety of data produced by cloud-native tech stacks is more than most companies are equipped or staffed to handle.

    By Sept. 16, 2022
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    Talent scarcity hinders data science adoption

    Leaders struggle to find highly specialized workers who can execute data science projects at the enterprise level, Anaconda data shows.

    By Sept. 14, 2022
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    Analytics for everyone drives revenue, but deployment often stalls

    While democratizing data is difficult to achieve, the potential ROI makes it worth the effort.

    By Sept. 13, 2022
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    Highest-paid IT certifications show the clout of data skills

    Cyber and cloud remain high on the list of top-paying credentials, but ROI for data certifications reflects increased need for data engineers, scientists and analysts.

    By Sept. 9, 2022
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    How New York Life deploys hybrid AI to ease underwriting

    The convergence of big data, electronic health records, machine learning and human expertise is modernizing life insurance – in measured steps.

    By Sept. 6, 2022
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    Applied AI investments shot up 150% in 3 years: McKinsey

    From shaping leadership structures to delivering ROI, businesses want to successfully deploy AI projects. But bad data, ethical concerns and talent are holding some businesses back.

    By Aug. 29, 2022
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    CIOs tackle sustainability through cloud migration

    Tech leaders at Boeing and IBM are among those championing the merits of analytics and cloud technology to reduce a business's carbon footprint.

    By Aug. 29, 2022
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    Businesses are on the hunt for employees with data-based programming skills

    While SQL is the most desired, companies also look for other programming language expertise, IEEE Spectrum’s analysis found.

    By Aug. 25, 2022
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    The ‘substrate of your company’: A glimpse at how Intuit approaches data

    Data empowers executives to make informed decisions, understand customer behavior and keep an eye on business operations. Without proper care, valuable insights can be lost.

    By Aug. 23, 2022
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    Big data costs big money: How to handle spiraling cloud costs

    A federated approach to data governance can help CIOs control cloud spend as companies expand data operations.

    By Aug. 18, 2022
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    FedEx to shut down its last mainframes within 2 years

    Sunsetting the final 20% of its mainframes will save the company $400 million per year, CIO Rob Carter said.

    By June 30, 2022
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    Data training, governance and quality top concerns as companies commit to analytics

    IT leaders look to address skills gaps and security risks in order to meet big data demands.

    By June 9, 2022
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    How AI earned a seat at the design table

    Recommendation engines have changed how companies interact with customers. What happens when organizations invert the model?

    By May 26, 2022
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    Talent, upskilling gaps threaten enterprise data aspirations

    A commitment to big data pressures companies to develop enterprisewide data and analytics talent through upskilling and recruitment. 

    By May 17, 2022
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    Employers want data literacy — but aren't training for it

    Less than one in four companies offer data training to all employees, Tableau data shows. Lack of access to data skills may be slowing productivity.

    By Kathryn Moody • March 23, 2022
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    Tech firms eye grocery store efficiency improvements

    Grocers are increasingly using e-commerce data to boost in-store efficiency and keep items stocked as they enhance omnichannel shopping.

    By Sam Silverstein • Feb. 22, 2022
  • McDonald's sells AI tech firm Dynamic Yield to Mastercard

    Franchisees complained Dynamic Yield hadn't delivered the sales boosts they expected at the drive-thru. The deal reflects McDonald's pivot toward outsourcing its technology.

    By Emma Liem Beckett • Dec. 21, 2021
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    Data is an asset. Treat it as such.

    If a company loses its data or if its data is compromised, it could significantly damage the business in terms of financial performance, brand reputation or loss of customers.

    By Peter Mottram, Managing Director, Enterprise Data and Analytics, New York • Dec. 13, 2021