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Content posted in March 2016
Beyond the Hype: The Hard Work Behind Analytics Success
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3/30/2016  
The hype around data and analytics has reached a fever pitch. From baseball to biomedical advances, the media highlights one money-making or money-saving corporate experience with analytics after another. Stories abound about data scientists applying their wizardlike talents to find untapped markets, make millions, or save lives.
Data as Competitive Advantage
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3/2/2016  
In the context of todayís marketing landscape, ďdataĒ is a great many things.
What marketers need to know about big data privacy: A five-step guide
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3/2/2016  
Itís no surprise to discover that technology has outpaced our social structure. In the case of data privacy, it has also outpaced regulatory and legislative change around the globe. But there are things marketers and consumers can do Ė and should do Ė to fight back now. Download this five-step guide on how to protect privacy to learn how you can fight back now.
Data visualization and Hadoop make a difference in higher education
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3/2/2016  
Administrators clamoring for student-level data at Wayne State University faced a number of hurdles. They could look at preformatted online reports created by IT that provided limited insight. Or they could hack their way through a business intelligence solution that required a steep learning curve. If that didnít work, they could send a report request to the Institutional Research (IR) department.
Seven Tips for Unified Master Data Management
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3/2/2016  
Master data management (MDM) can be practiced many different ways, with various user conventions and a broad array of vendor-built technologies. However, this report focuses on a specific practice called unified MDM. This checklist report examines the seven leading characteristics of MDM typical of business programs and technical solutions for MDM.
Best Practices for Delivering Actionable Customer Intelligence
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3/2/2016  
This Checklist offers seven best practices for formulating a strategy to derive and deliver actionable customer intelligence. The practices are aimed at helping organizations turn their increasingly voluminous data riches into competitive business advantage. Download this Checklist Report to learn more.
Supporting Your Data Management Strategy with a Phased Approach to Master Data Management
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3/2/2016  
As master data management (MDM) tools and techniques continue to mature, many organizations that embark on their MDM journey find that the typical approach focusing on data consolidation creates barriers to acceptance and integration .
Stress Testing: A View from the Trenches
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3/2/2016  
Since the global financial crisis of 2008, stress tests have taken on growing importance and prominence in financial institution supervision and regulation. These tests, designed to measure an institutionís ability to maintain capital buffers and withstand extreme economic shocks, were imposed initially, and primarily, on the biggest multinational firms. However, the circle for supervisory stress testing has widened to include a growing number of banks as defined by domestic jurisdictions.
Self-Service Business Intelligence and Analytics: The New Competitive Advantage for Midsize Businesses
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3/2/2016  
Analytics is more important to success than ever before, and itís a business practice that has momentum. Fifty-eight percent of the respondents in a recent survey published in the MIT Sloan Management Review stated that the use of analytics gave their companies a competitive advantage, up from 37 percent the prior year. Enterprise-scale companies report dramatic successes with analytics. Download this white paper to learn more.
The Power of Collaboration
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3/2/2016  
The Power of Collaboration For most business users, Microsoft Office tools are the primary interfaces used daily in their jobs, whether itís sending emails, analyzing data in spreadsheets, developing presentations or writing reports.
Mobility, vulnerability and the state of data privacy
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3/2/2016  
Digital footprints in all parts of the world are expanding. Consumers are on board and logged in. And the use of mobile devices is changing everything.
The Internet of Things: Finding the Path to Value
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3/2/2016  
The number of network-connected sensors and devices could triple to 21 billion by 2020.This explosion of Internet of Things (IoT) technology, coupled with advanced analytics capabilities, is changing how manufacturers make business decisions.
The Internet of Things: Opportunities and Applications across Industries
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3/2/2016  
The Internet of Things is much talked about and fast becoming a fixture in some industries. And the technologies for transformative business applications are at hand. Yet many companies are slow to recognize and act on the opportunities.
Achieve Customer Centricity in a Hyper-Connected World
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3/2/2016  
Enterprises routinely claim to be focused on the customer experience, yet few really keep that promise. Whatís in the way?
Financial Institution Advantage and the Optimization of Information Processing
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3/2/2016  
Read this featured excerpt from Chapter 4 of Model Risk Measurement by Sean C. Keenan to learn more about how financial institutions are being pushed toward greater capability in model risk assessment.
Customer Intelligence in the Era of Data-driven Marketing
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3/2/2016  
The current marketing ecosystem is more complex than ever and impossible to manage on gut feeling alone. Customers are more demanding and forever switching between an increasing number of channels. Competition keeps expanding. Budgets are plummeting.




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