Search and marketing pros know all about the usual suspects of SEO tools, but the web is packed with under-the-radar services that can take your search game to the next level. Here are a dozen lesser-known SEO utilities you need to test drive.
Apache Spark 2.0 is now generally available on the Databricks data platform. The company touts five to 10x performance increases over Spark 1.6 and new support for continuous applications with structured streaming.rn
Data understanding is the knowledge you have about the data, the needs the data will satisfy, its content and location. There is no tool or artifact for data understanding, as it is expressed in business glossaries, data dictionaries, models and other forms of metadata or other places where information about the data is stored.
Every release of SQL Server promises increased performance, better security and improved business intelligence. You get all of that with SQL Server 2016, plus other strategic options such as cloud integration and Linux support.
Despite the promise of big data being the new “oil," adoption of analytics in the healthcare sector faces challenges and will be driven by immediate needs and maturity levels. Healthcare can look to other industries, such as financial services, as reference points to assess opportunities and determine the pace of adoption.rn
CEOs are thinking about technology, that’s good. However, columnist Rob Enderle writes that a recent survey indicates they don’t trust what they’re getting from IT and may look blindly to alternate solutions bypassing IT and ultimately doing more harm than good.
Most companies will wait until the second half of the fiscal year to improve budgeting, planning and forecasting. However, the beginning of the fiscal year is the perfect time to start getting ready for a new planning process and system.
The focus of data science has moved beyond big data, which, in essence, refers mostly to the volume and velocity of the data that enterprises and users produce and consume. However, managing your BI efforts doesn’t have to be a costly, frustrating and ongoing challenge. With the right tools, you can successfully grow and optimize your business to its fullest potential.
IBM has reinvented itself pretty much continuously since its founding more than 100 years ago. Now, the company is moving its focus to providing infrastructure for the coming era of cognitive workloads, the complex, AI-oriented, real-time analysis of vast troves of heterogeneous data coming from systems both inside and outside enterprises.
Hadoop distribution vendor, Hortonworks, announced HDP 2.5 at Hadoop Summit, along with an expansion to its Partnerworks program and a reseller agreement with self-service BI on Hadoop specialist AtScale.
Companies that outgrow their small company accounting systems are challenged with finding a cost effective and robust ERP. The Tier 1 ERP solutions provide fully functional ERP and reporting solutions across all industries. However, the associated costs may drive a company to look at Tier 2 options. Investments by Tier 2 vendors over the past five years allow these applications to offer an attractive alternative by providing integrated solutions at a much lower total cost of ownership.
Columnist Rob Enderle writes that we are far more likely to use analytics badly and suggests that IT should take the reins to ensure the analytics process is as effective – and free of confirmation bias — as possible.
Autonomics and multi-agent systems will be applied in healthcare to definable, repeatable, and rule-based processes. Robotic process automation will be a competitive advantage, not replacing humans but enabling them.
Many organizations struggle with their data. But more than that, they struggle with effectively managing their information assets and tend to overlook the key role that people play in this initiative. This article looks at the importance of data within an organization, but also how corporate culture plays an intrinsic role. People, processes and technology need to be integrated in order to create an effective and lasting data management strategy.
The simple and elegant interfaces that companies like PayPal, Apple and Google have developed make it easy for consumers to transact on their platforms. Here are three things I healthcare can learn in the next three years to dramatically improve the healthcare experience for consumers. rn
With companies increasingly turning to Apache Spark to build their data pipelines and analytical applications, MapR Technologies has released an Apache Spark distribution that packages the complete Spark stack, patented features from the MapR Platform and key open source projects that complement Spark.
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