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Telling A Great Data Story
  • November 23, 2022

Telling a Great Data Story

What is a Data Story? A story is a narrative, either true or fictitious, in prose or verse, designed to interest, amuse, or instruct the listener or reader. A data story can be like any story, but its narrative is focused on data insights designed to teach and motivate an audience to act. Why…

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The Best Ways To Deliver On The Promises Of Real-Time Data Analytics
  • November 14, 2022

The Best Ways to Deliver on the Promises of Real-Time Data Analytics

In my recent eBook called How to Maximize Business Value with Real-Time Data Analytics, I summarized some of the key capabilities that businesses should look for to meet the demands of real-time analytics. I’d like to expand upon these key questions that may directly impact the success of your organization. How do we scale…

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Don’t Rely On Outdated Advice For Digital Transformation
  • November 2, 2022

Don’t Rely on Outdated Advice for Digital Transformation

The road to digital transformation is not straightforward, and has not rapidly accelerated over the past few years. As businesses modernize systems and processes to keep pace with technology innovation, they’re looking for insights and road markers to help guide them along their journey. When seeking advice, business leaders often turn to industry peers…

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How To Make Your Analytics Journey More Data Driven
  • October 31, 2022

How to Make Your Analytics Journey More Data Driven

Your future as a successful business depends on being more data driven. A successful analytics journey transforms an organization from using its data to understand what happened in the past, to using real-time data to help users decide on the best course of action in the moment. To complete this journey, your culture, your…

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Digital Transformation Is A Journey, Not A Destination
  • October 27, 2022

Digital Transformation is a Journey, not a Destination

Enterprises have had to adjust their business strategies to account for the rapid pace of change and transformation of the last few years. Factors such as technological innovation, decentralized work, and data volume have triggered an acceleration of digital transformation (DX) plans. For many, the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns also sped up the…

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How To Increase Loyalty And Brand Sentiment Through Data
  • October 25, 2022

How to Increase Loyalty and Brand Sentiment Through Data

A great customer experience (CX) can lead to more customers choosing you over your competitors. However, getting CX right can be a tricky task, especially as buyer personas and behaviors rapidly evolved because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Consumers have pivoted the way they shop, and, given the uptick in digital selling options businesses are…

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What Exactly Is Data Visualization?
  • October 17, 2022

What Exactly is Data Visualization?

Every day, 2.5 quintillion bytes of new data are created worldwide – giving businesses access to new sources of information that they can use to create better experiences for their customers and confirm for many that big business knows pretty much everything about you. Last week, I was in Boston for sales training and…

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Are You Getting The Most Out Of Your Healthcare Data Platform?
  • October 13, 2022

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Healthcare Data Platform?

Healthcare organizations now require insights that are only possible to gain by bringing together diverse and disparate clinical, financial, and operational data from across the organization, as well as outside it. Without access to these insights, improvements in outcomes and operational efficiencies that value-based care models promise to deliver will be harder and more…

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Why Is Customer Experience Strategy So Important?
  • October 10, 2022

Why is Customer Experience Strategy So Important?

Use the Good to Outweigh the Bad Instead of reacting to negative customer experiences and feedback once damage has already happened, an organization is more successful when it takes a proactive approach. It may seem obvious, but the time and effort it takes to overcome a negative experience is much greater than that of…

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Big Data And Data Analytics In The Finance Domain
  • October 4, 2022

Big Data and Data Analytics in the Finance Domain

Big data is revolutionizing virtually every industry, perhaps none more than financial services. It is giving finance firms the ability to do things they never could before – like roll out new payment systems, deliver data-driven offers and use AI to combat fraud. Banks, investment firms, stock traders, and others have more data at…

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How To Create A Perfectly Tailored Customer Experience
  • August 16, 2022

How to Create a Perfectly Tailored Customer Experience

eCommerce is a competitive field. Businesses are living in an era of hyper-personalization and omnichannel engagement, constantly vying for limited customer attention in a saturated market. As a result, optimizing marketing campaigns and driving qualified sales leads continues to be a challenge. Having insight into each individual’s unique preferences, buying behavior, and expressed sentiment…

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How Retailers Can Keep Pace Alongside Dynamic Customers
  • August 2, 2022

How Retailers can Keep Pace Alongside Dynamic Customers

The rapid pace of change and acceleration of digital transformation brought on by the pandemic isn’t news anymore; hybrid working environments and limits to in-person commerce forced businesses across diverse sectors to modernize the way they work, and their tech stacks to keep up with demand. However, one side effect of this rapid pace…

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How The Right Data Platform Approach Unleashes Competitive Advantage
  • July 19, 2022

How the Right Data Platform Approach Unleashes Competitive Advantage

For some time now, we at Actian have been focusing squarely on making the Avalanche Cloud Data Platform the most trusted, flexible, and easy to use data platform on the market. These, of course, are traits that anybody in any industry would want to trumpet. But they’re especially important in the world of data,…

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Data Lakes, Data Warehouses And Data Hubs – Do We Need Another Choice?
  • February 17, 2021

Data Lakes, Data Warehouses and Data Hubs – Do we need another choice?

Data Lakes, Data Warehouses, and Data Hubs - Do we need another choice? There’s a long-standing debate, dating back to the early days of Hadoop, about what kind of data repository is best for a given data analytics use case. A Data Lake? A Data Hub? A Data Warehouse? Despite Hadoop’s fall from grace,…

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Data Analytics Is A Core Element Creating Business Value
  • January 22, 2021

Data Analytics is a Core Element Creating Business Value

Valued assets Organizational assets are defined as capabilities and resources. To be valued strategic assets, they have to contribute to the success of the organization. There is no business value contributed to an asset that does not have an understood return on investment (ROI) for the organization. Capabilities can be defined as the ability,…

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Financial Services Companies Need All The Data Analytics They Can Get
  • April 8, 2020

Financial Services Companies Need all the Data Analytics They Can Get

There are times when financial markets trend up. There are times that markets trend down.  And then there are times that the markets go crazy and the only thing predictable is volatility. When markets encounter these volatile periods, financial services companies become highly reliant on data analytics to determine where the real market forces…

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Optimizing Cloud Compute And Data Storage For Data Analytics
  • October 24, 2019

Optimizing Cloud Compute and Data Storage for Data Analytics

When architecting your data warehouse solution, separating compute and data storage is extremely important for both operational sustainability and economic efficiency. Different things drive the technical needs for each of these, the capacity demands of the organization are different, and the best solution requires optimizing compute and data storage separately. Storage capacity is a…

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Observations From Strata Data Conference
  • September 26, 2019

Observations from Strata Data Conference

Looking around at Strata this morning I observe that the folks here fall into three broad categories: The t-shirt wearing techie who proudly wears their favorite logo'ed t-shirt e.g. "Data is the New Bacon" and who is here to reassure themselves that there isn't much that they don't know about what is happening in…

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Exploiting Analytics In The Cloud Without Moving All Your Data There
  • July 29, 2019

Exploiting Analytics in the Cloud Without Moving All Your Data There

Your company has competing data needs. You need IT systems optimized for real-time transaction processing to serve as the engine for digitally transformed business processes. You also need your data aggregated and optimized for analytics to generate both real-time insights and perform deep data-mining activities. It can be difficult to balance these competing needs…

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Use Real-time Data To Achieve Better Business Optimization. Here’s How.
  • February 19, 2019

Use real-time data to achieve better business optimization. Here’s how.

With increasing competition in the marketplace and shrinking profit margins in many industries, companies are increasing looking for ways to achieve higher levels of business process optimization throughout their supply chain.  This isn’t a new challenge, but it is one that has recently taken on greater importance with the acceleration of the speed of…

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How To Use Customer Data Analytics In Your Business: What You Need To Know
  • July 12, 2022

How to Use Customer Data Analytics in Your Business: What You Need to Know

Whether you are a business leader or a marketing professional, you know that a company’s most valuable asset is its customers. Today, data analytics is the new competitive advantage. Customer data analytics is about more than just an increase in revenue and customer satisfaction levels. It is about your entire business ecosystem. In fact,…

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You Know You’re A “Citizen” Data Scientist If …
  • June 9, 2022

You Know You’re a “Citizen” Data Scientist If …

Data collection and analysis have become increasingly important as multiple industries continue to drive their digital transformation initiatives. Whether it’s to improve customer experience, target marketing efforts, or just better understand how their business is performing, data is at the heart of it all. However, to make data work for you, you need the…

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