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  • The 5 best self-service BI tools compared
    Business intelligence (BI) and analytics platforms are a staple of informatics for medium to large businesses. Visual-based data discovery has been a key component of BI since about 2004; this trend has moved the responsibility for analytics from IT to self-service by business analysts and managers, with support from data ... read more
    Published on 2018-06-14
  • Loot Crate ERP implementation leads to innovation
    It isn't often that an ERP upgrade sparks innovation, but that is exactly what happened when fan box firm Loot Crate partnered with NetSuite. Together, the companies created an assortment planner, which helps identify the best products to include in each crate and gain real-time analytics into business operations.It's now ... read more
    Published on 2018-06-14
  • 11 keys to a successful outsourcing relationship
    When it comes ensuring a successful IT outsourcing outcome, the customer has more impact than you might think. In fact, recent research conducted by outsourcing consultancy ISG found that outsourcer and client are equally responsible for outsourcing results — regardless of whether the relationship succeeded or faltered.“Clients have a huge ... read more
    Published on 2018-06-13
  • How AI is reshaping IT operations
    Artificial intelligence is starting to eat the world, one step at a time, and IT operations is no exception.Although still early in deployment, companies are taking advantage of AI and machine learning to improve tech support and manage infrastructure. Here, natural language processing is proving to be a valuable IT ... read more
    Published on 2018-06-13
  • What is Six Sigma? Streamlining quality management
    What is Six Sigma? Six Sigma is a quality management methodology used to help businesses improve current processes, products or services by discovering and eliminating defects. The goal is to streamline quality control in manufacturing or business processes so there is little to no variance throughout.Six Sigma was trademarked by ... read more
    Published on 2018-06-13
  • How virtual reality is helping Embry-Riddle transform air crash education
    In the past several years, commercially available headsets such as Facebook's Oculus VR and the HTC Vive have enabled virtual reality (VR) to emerge from the realm of cyberpunk science fiction to become a business opportunity. While VR is often considered through the lens of entertainment and gaming, forward-thinkers in ... read more
    Published on 2018-06-12
  • The pros and cons of outsourcing data analytics
    Companies outsource all kinds of IT and business functions to service providers, including some that are quite strategic. Increasingly, that includes data analytics, one of the more competitively advantageous areas of the technology spectrum.With data analytics outsourcing, organizations hire service providers to perform analytics on the data they provide to ... read more
    Published on 2018-06-12
  • How the Spanish cybercriminal underground operates | Salted Hash Ep 30
    Host Steve Ragan reports from the RSA 2018 conference, talking with Liv Rowley, an intelligence analyst at Flashpoint, about Spanish cybercrime, an underground community that poses persistent security risks. ... read more
    Published on 2018-06-12
  • Martech spending in 2018: What CIOs need to know
    Forty-two percent of respondents to CIO's recent State of the CIO survey say that their marketing department currently has budget specifically earmarked for investments in technology products and services — almost all of them within the next three years. If that figure sounds high to you, it shouldn't. As David ... read more
    Published on 2018-06-11
  • 15 ways to advance your IT career
    There’s no user manual for building a long, successful career in IT, but sometimes there seems to be a secret handshake. It’s not always apparent why certain colleagues always move ahead, with access to the latest technology, the biggest budgets, and best projects — while your career seems to be ... read more
    Published on 2018-06-11
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