Navigate Forrester’s Data Economy Research

Forrester IT

It’s not hard to see the signs that the data economy is heating up. They mine their own data, yet increasingly they want incremental insights that drive further differentiation and competitive advantage. Virtually all decision makers want to be insights-driven.

Data Strategy & Insights 2019: Reimagine To Reinvent

Forrester IT

Discover the themes and topics we'll be tackling at this year's Data Strategy & Insights Forum. advanced analytics analytics applications artificial intelligence (AI) customer analytics data insights data management data quality & data governance predictive analytics privacy web analytics promoted

Little Coordination, Even Less Hunting: External Data Remains Safe In The Wild

Forrester IT

A few days ago, I delivered a Forrester webinar on external data: why you need it, how best to find it, and how to effectively buy it. Take a look at the replay: WEBINAR: Think You’re Doing Data Sourcing Right?

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The Insights Beat: Save Your Data Strategy From A Nosedive

Forrester IT

This month’s Insights Beat focuses on the latest research in our insights-driven playbook; showcases multiple data, analytics, and machine-learning vendor evaluations; and shines a light on B2B analytics techniques. Is Your Data Strategy Lacking?

Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

Three Trends in Data Science Jobs You Should Know

Datacponomy

If you are a Data Scientist wondering what companies could have the most career opportunities or an employer looking to hire the best data science talent but aren’t sure what titles to use in your job listings — a recent report using Diffbot’s Knowledge Graph could hold some answers for.

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IoT Platforms Do Not Steal Customer Data

Forrester IT

There’s a recurring assumption in discussions about internet of things (IoT) platforms: The platform providers make their money by mining insights from data loaded into their platform.

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Driving Data

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Could you add more value to that data if you could compare it to the now and see how you are trending? Is your company data like an isolated driver in traffic? You have the data, we’ll help you to reach your desintation. Stuck In Rush Hour.

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Data Governance Takes A Turn — And It’s A Doozy

Forrester IT

If you were to ask me a year ago what I would point to as a best practice for data governance, my response would be to look at what financial services firms do to meet their regulatory requirements.

Analyst Answers: How IT Leaders Should Invest in Data and Analytics

CEB IT

Data and analytics continues to evolve as digital business takes off. Ahead of Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019 , Smarter With Gartner reached out to experts presenting at the event to ask them how IT leaders should invest in data and analytics. Create a data-driven strategy. Data and analytics has a much more expansive role in generating business value. Create a vision of a data-driven enterprise with business peers.

Best Practices for Micro-Services Management, Traceability and Visualization

Speaker: Robert Starmer, Cloud Advisor, Founding Partner at Kumulus Technologies

Trace Data - Visualizing application traces to understand application interactions. Moving to micro-services, or even working with distributed applications in a traditional environment, brings with it a host of interactions that are often difficult to understand.

Data Strategy at Strata Data Conf New York

Perficient - Digital Transformation

It’s no secret that data is a massive asset when it comes to making better business decisions. But gaining the valuable insights required to make those decisions requires quality data that you can trust. And to accomplish this you need a data strategy.

The Data Mining Trap

Eric D. Brown

In a post titled Data Mining – A Cautionary Tale , I share the idea that data mining can be dangerous by sharing the story of Cornell’s Brian Wansink, who has had multiple papers retracted due to various data mining methods that aren’t quite ethical (or even correct).

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Single Source Provider for Data Management – Not Yet

Forrester IT

Architects can choose, and do, a primary cloud service provider and/or Hadoop system to house their data. Moving, transforming, cataloging and governing data is a different story. data management master data management metadata management cloud data catalog data governance data profiling hadoop lineage

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A Data and Analytics Leader’s Guide to Data Literacy

CEB IT

That’s essentially how a data-driven business functions when there is no data literacy. If no one outside the department understands what is being said, it doesn’t matter if data and analytics offers immense business value and is a required component of digital business. By 2020, 50% of organizations will lack sufficient AI and data literacy skills to achieve business value. In short, the ability to “speak data” will become an integral aspect of most day-to-day jobs.

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Future-Proof Your Data and Analytics Workforce

CEB IT

Data and analytics leaders cannot master today’s opportunities and challenges of digital business using yesterday’s roles and organization design. Chief data officers (CDOs) consistently mention lack of relevant skills or staff as one of the top internal roadblocks to success. Data and analytics ranked first among tech-related skills that CEOs will need most. Algorithmic business is creating new responsibilities and roles for those managing data and analytics.

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Are You Ready For Big Data?

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to understand what they are going to do with big data Image Credit: Merrill College of Journalism Press Releases. The Challenge Is What To Do With The Data. Changes like “big data” often don’t happen all by themselves. The post Are You Ready For Big Data?

Channel Data Is A Competitive Differentiator

Forrester IT

Leverage Channel Data To Give Partners A Better Experience: Winning In The Channel Requires Data-Driven Program Innovation Brands that provide an enhanced partner experience grow faster than their peers, are more profitable, and drive higher customer satisfaction and retention downstream.

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Data Mining – A Cautionary Tale

Eric D. Brown

For those of you that might be new to data, keep this small (but extremely important) thing in mind – beware data mining. What is data mining? Data mining is the process of discovering information and patterns in data. irci’s initial review of the data. “I

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Why Data and Analytics Are Key to Digital Transformation

CEB IT

In turn, data and analytics become strategic priorities. Data and analytics are the key accelerant of an organization’s digitization and transformation efforts. Yet today, fewer than 50% of documented corporate strategies mention data and analytics as fundamental components for delivering enterprise value. Leading organizations in every industry are wielding data and analytics as competitive weapons. Amplify the data and analytics discussion.

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The Data Center Is (Almost) Dead

CEB IT

Gartner predicts that by 2025, 80% of enterprises will shut down their traditional data centers. Enterprises with older data centers don’t want to rebuild them or build new ones due to high capital costs. The post The Data Center Is (Almost) Dead appeared first on Smarter With Gartner.

Innovation, Data, And UX Archeology At UX STRAT Europe 2019

Forrester IT

age of the customer customer data customer experience customer experience management customer experience strategy customer insights customer journey analytics customer journey mapping data insights digital transformation Innovation digital strategy innovation insights-driven organization

Data And Analytics Leaders, We Need You!

Forrester IT

Today, half of the respondents in Forrester’s Business Technographics® survey data report that their organizations have a chief data officer (CDO). analytics leadership CAO CDO data leadership insights-driven organizationHow do you create an insights-driven organization?

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Snapshot: Data Scientist Salaries and Jobs in Europe

Datacponomy

Here is what a recent report says about job opportunities for Data Scientists across Europe including salaries and benefits, job motivations, programming languages used, tech skills and what people want most from their work.

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Data Governance Takes A Turn – and Its a Doozy

Forrester IT

If you were to ask me a year ago what I would point to as a best practice for data governance, my response would be to look at what financial services firms do to meat their regulatory requirements. artificial intelligence (AI) big data data governance data management digital business digital disruption digital intelligence machine learning ambient data governance CCPA data ops data stewardship GDPR regulatory compliance

Data Quality – The most important data dimension?

Eric D. Brown

Take a Look at Your Data , I discuss the importance of data quality and data management in an organization’s digital transformation efforts. What is data quality? … To be of high quality, data must be consistent and unambiguous.

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Big Data Roadmap – A roadmap for success with big data

Eric D. Brown

I’m regularly asked about how to get started with big data. My response is always the same: I give them my big data roadmap for success. Most organizations want to jump in a do something ‘cool’ with big data. Build a data lake (and utilize it).

You Need a Chief Data Officer. Here’s Why.

Eric D. Brown

Big data has moved from buzzword to being a part of everyday life within enterprise organizations. An IDG survey reports that 75% of enterprise organizations have deployed or plan to deploy big data projects. That’s where a Chief Data Officer (CDO) enters the picture.

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A Data Scientist’s relationship with building Predictive Models

Datacponomy

If you’re a Data Scientist, you’ve likely spent months earnestly developing and then deploying a single predictive model. A quarter of a Data Scientist’s working life often goes something like this: You met with. The post A Data Scientist’s relationship with building Predictive Models appeared first on Dataconomy. The truth is that once your model is built – that’s only half the battle won.

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Data commercialization isn’t easy – and many initiatives will fail.

Forrester IT

The hype around big data got several things right: data volumes are big and growing quickly. Digital transformation – as well as the growing adoption of IoT and the ubiquity of the device (aka “mobile phone”) that we all carry with us – has accelerated the growth of data.

Data Strategy and Insights Forum: Data Governance Goes Ambient with a Digital Strategy

Forrester IT

Data governance is good for you, they said. Data governance de-risks your business, they said. Data should be owned by the business, they said. It’s my guess that data governance is not, quite, working for you. How’s that working for you?

How to Balance Personalization With Data Privacy

CEB IT

Despite having less trust in brands to use their data ethically, millennials are more willing to provide companies with information in exchange for convenience and personalized experiences, according to a recent Gartner survey. The privacy paradox sets up potential conflict between data and analytics leaders, customer experience (CX) leaders, marketing leaders, security and risk leaders, and other business and IT stakeholders.

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Agile Planning: Leverage Customer Feedback and Usage Data

Social, Agile and Transformation

agile planning agile software development cmo customer experience customer service data management digital transformation organizational change software developmentThe happy path of agile planning is around breaking down features and releasing them.

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Big Data Project Management: Data Must Flow!

CTOvision

I'm currently researching big data project management in order to better understand what makes big data projects different from other tech related projects. Many if not most organizations still have a lot to learn when it comes to making use of emerging big data analysis techniques.

The Data Protection Market Is Reforming: Hedvig Is Commvault’s Stake In The Ground

Forrester IT

The world of data protection — once considered a static and back-office service — is changing considerably. data protection mergers & acquisitions (M&As There’s been a lot of momentum in this marketplace over the past few years, especially with new approaches and models that serve enterprise requirements. Multiple business imperatives have affected this industry, including business leaders who expect I&O pros […].