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Efforts to monetize data should be built for the long haul

Most companies have data monetization opportunities they could exploit, experts say. But a clear strategy and long-term plan are crucial to getting the desired benefits.

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  • Qlik

    Qlik is a software company in the self-service business intelligence and data visualization market. It has tools for business users, as well as developers.

  • predictive analytics

    Predictive analytics is a form of advanced analytics that uses both new and historical data to forecast future activity, behavior and trends. It involves the creation of predictive models that place a numerical value, or score, on the likelihood of a particular event happening.

  • A/B testing (split testing)

    A/B testing is a statistical method used to assess proposed changes to a product or service.

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BI management

Get comprehensive information on business intelligence management, including news and news analysis stories, case studies, expert tips and more. Learn about important BI management issues that can determine the success or failure of business intelligence projects, including business intelligence strategy, best practices and project management. Read about emerging technologies and concepts such as operational, self-service and collaborative business intelligence. Get advice from business intelligence experts on key aspects of business intelligence process management, such as setting up and managing business intelligence teams and selecting vendors.

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  • data analytics (DA)

    Data analytics (DA) is the science of examining raw data with the purpose of drawing conclusions about that information.

  • Elastic

    Elastic is a software company that provides products and services related to Elasticsearch, its distributed enterprise search engine.

  • data engineer

    A data engineer is a worker whose primary job responsibilities involve preparing data for analytical or operational uses.


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BI technology

Get the latest information about enterprise business intelligence technology and platforms, including news on the latest business intelligence (BI) software, tools and applications, plus articles on business intelligence strategy and market trends with insight from industry experts. Learn how business intelligence vendors are reacting to the ever-changing industry with updates to their business intelligence product suites, and read news and articles on Oracle business intelligence platforms, SAP business intelligence platforms, Microsoft business intelligence platforms and IBM business intelligence platforms. Read about business intelligence case studies, fundamentals and best practices, find out how business intelligence relates to other disciplines and learn the advantages of business intelligence. Also, read about business intelligence reporting tools, open source business intelligence, Software as a Service (SaaS) business intelligence, real-time business intelligence and BI architecture, design, integration and development.

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  • Kibana

    Kibana is an open source data visualization and exploration platform from Elastic that is specialized for large volumes of streaming and real-time data.

  • Elastic

    Elastic is a software company that provides products and services related to Elasticsearch, its distributed enterprise search engine.

  • GoodData

    GoodData is a software company specializing in cloud-based business intelligence (BI) and big data analytics. The company’s main offering is its Platform as a Service (PaaS) product, Open Analytics Platform.


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Performance management

Corporate performance management software and performance management concepts, such as the balanced scorecard model, enable organizations to measure business results and track their progress against business goals in order to improve financial performance. To help make your CPM strategy a success, get useful information and insight on performance management trends and the use of performance management technology, including CPM software, business performance management software, enterprise performance management software and forecasting, planning and budgeting software. Read news stories, case studies and other articles on the use of performance management tools, and get tips from business intelligence experts on performance management best practices and how to deploy a coporate performance management system. Also, learn about using a balanced scorecard methodology, managing a balanced scorecard implementation and developing performance management metrics.

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  • corporate performance management (CPM)

    Corporate performance management (CPM) is the area of business intelligence involved with monitoring and managing an organization's performance... (Continued)


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Data analytics software and advanced analytics techniques can help organizations make sense of -- and gain a competitive advantage from -- all the data that they have in their systems. Get fully informed about the different types of business intelligence analytics that your company can take advantage of, including predictive analytics, text analytics and text mining, customer analytics and business intelligence data mining. Read news stories and case studies about data analytics vendors and the latest developments in business analytics and advanced data analytics technology, and get tips and advice from business intelligence experts on deploying and managing analytic business intelligence systems. Learn about topics such as unstructured data analysis, predictive data mining, customer data analysis, text data mining and customer data mining.

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  • data analytics (DA)

    Data analytics (DA) is the science of examining raw data with the purpose of drawing conclusions about that information.

  • causation

    Causation, or causality, is the capacity of one variable to influence another. The first variable may bring the second into existence or may cause the incidence of the second variable to fluctuate.

  • correlation

    Correlation is a statistical measure that indicates the extent to which two or more variables fluctuate in tandem.


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Data visualization

Data visualization tools, such as data mashups, executive dashboards, performance scorecards and other data visualization technology, are becoming more popular among enterprises. Here you’ll find the latest news and articles on data visualization software, learn about techniques, strategies and best practices, and read about emerging trends in the data visualization market. Get best-practices guidance on how to create and set up data visualization applications and tools, and learn about interactive, real-time and multidimensional data visualization. Also, learn how different industries, including financial services, healthcare, retail and manufacturing, are using data visualization to reach their business goals.

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  • Qlik

    Qlik is a software company in the self-service business intelligence and data visualization market. It has tools for business users, as well as developers.

  • learning curve

    Learning curves are a visualization of the difficulty estimated in learning a subject over a period of time as well as relative progress throughout the process of learning. The learning curve provides a way to show a subject’s learnability.

  • Elastic

    Elastic is a software company that provides products and services related to Elasticsearch, its distributed enterprise search engine.


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  • PCAOB (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board)

    The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) is a Congressionally-established nonprofit that assesses audits of public ...

  • cyborg anthropologist

    A cyborg anthropologist is an individual who studies the interaction between humans and technology, observing how technology can ...

  • RegTech

    RegTech, or regulatory technology, is a term used to describe technology that is used to help streamline the process of ...


  • application whitelisting

    Application whitelisting is the practice of identifying applications that have been deemed safe for execution and restricting all...

  • security

    Security, in information technology (IT), is the defense of digital information and IT assets against internal and external, ...

  • insider threat

    An insider threat is a malicious hacker (also called a cracker or a black hat) who is an employee or officer of a business, ...


  • athenahealth Inc.

    Based in Watertown, Mass., athenahealth Inc. is a leading vendor of cloud-based EHRs for small to medium-sized physician ...

  • Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare)

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is legislation passed in 2010 that changed how uninsured Americans enroll in and receive healthcare...

  • HIPAA Privacy Rule

    The Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, commonly known as the HIPAA Privacy Rule, establishes ...


  • data recovery

    Data recovery restores data that has been lost, accidentally deleted, corrupted or made inaccessible. Learn how data recovery ...

  • disaster recovery plan (DRP)

    A company's disaster recovery policy is enhanced with a documented DR plan that formulates strategies, and outlines preparation ...

  • fault-tolerant

    Systems with integrated fault tolerance are designed to withstand multiple hardware failures to ensure continuous availability.


  • object storage

    Object storage, also called object-based storage, is an approach to addressing and manipulating units of storage called objects, ...

  • data deduplication

    Deduplication retains one unique data instance to reduce storage and bandwidth consumed by remote backups, replication and ...

  • byte

    In most computer systems, a byte is a unit of data that is eight binary digits long. Bytes are often used to represent a ...


  • flash file system

    Flash file systems are designed specifically for memory devices. A well-designed flash device and flash file system ensure ...

  • IOPS (input/output operations per second)

    IOPS measures the maximum number of reads and writes to non-contiguous storage. It is not an actual benchmark since vendor ...

  • eMMC (embedded MultiMediaCard)

    An embedded MultiMediaCard (eMMC) is a small storage device made up of NAND flash memory and a simple storage controller.


  • RESTful API

    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

  • Zadara VPSA and ZIOS

    Zadara Storage provides block, file or object storage with varying levels of compute and capacity through its ZIOS and VPSA ...