Don’t get caught in the Splunk vs ELK trap

Being able to interrogate data about transactions that take place in your IT applications is critical when you need to ensure performance, availability, security and a desired user experience. Many companies have considered the two choices that are most often discussed, namely Splunk and the Elastic Stack. Both of these choices offer a pathway to [...]

#AI needs #Data, Data needs a #Strategy

Data Needs a Strategy As all aspects of information management are evolving, new and old technologies will have to coexist for the foreseeable future. Well-managed data is no easy task, and in these mixed and emerging environments, the equation could get more complicated. It’s a good time to re-examine the basics by starting with three [...]

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How Big Data Analytics is Boosting Cybersecurity

Big data analytics professionals are making use of ​preventative technologies, as well as managed detection and response services​. Companies use these to deal with the constantly evolving, sophisticated cyberthreats caused by the increased amounts of data being generated on a daily basis.    Technological innovation has taken the economy by storm, and every progressive business must embrace it in order to [...]

How to Implement Business Intelligence (Even if You Think You Don’t Need it)

In the past, business intelligence (BI) was a privilege of large enterprises who could afford to maintain teams of IT specialists and data scientists. But in the last decade, along with the software as a service (SaaS) revolution, software has become not only more lightweight and powerful but also more accessible.  It’s a booming industry [...]

Top 4 Machine Learning Use Cases for Healthcare Providers

Machine learning is generating a lot of excitement amongst healthcare providers, but what are some of the top use cases for these advanced analytics tools? Here are some of the top initiatives and most intriguing research projects that are currently harnessing these tools. Imaging analytics and pathology Improving imaging analytics and pathology with machine learning [...]

Mini-glossary: Big data terms you should know

When it comes to assembling a list of key big data terms, it makes sense to identify terms that everyone needs to know — whether they are highly technical big data practitioners, or corporate executives who confine their big data interests to dashboard reports. These 20 big data terms hit the mark. Analytics The discipline [...]

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How Analytics Are Like Windshield Wipers

How Analytics Are Like Windshield Wipers Imagine you’re driving a Ferrari. You’re going really fast, cruising up and down mountain passes, with nothing in your way. Then it starts to rain. The only problem with your Ferrari is that you don’t have windshield wipers, so you can’t clear the rain from your screen and everything [...]

Are You Doing Analytics Or Just Reporting Data?

As HR gets more sophisticated, we need to move beyond accepting a vendor’s claim about built-in analytics and understand exactly what those analytics can and cannot do. The first observation is that for most HR software it would be better to describe the built-in capability as “reporting” rather than “analytics.” Again, reporting is a good [...]

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