8 Top Data Startups

More than a decade ago, Marc Andreessen wrote a prescient article in the Wall Street Journal titled “Why Software Is Eating The World,” which noted all the industries that were being disrupted by software. It set the stage for the megatrend of cloud computing. But his motto could also apply to data. If anything, the […]

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BlackBerry, Tesla and Autonomous Car Safety

At BlackBerry’s analyst summit this week, a great deal of time was spent on the company’s secure QNX operating system, its IVY platform for software management on cars, and other tools and utilities designed for the next generation of personal transportation. This conversation can’t happen soon enough. A growing concern of mine is that automobile […]

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Top Data Catalog Tools & Software

Choosing the right data cataloging tools can help make your job easier, your company’s data collection more consistent, and most importantly, allow you to make better informed decisions with less hassle. But with many different options on the market, it can be hard to know where to start. Therefore, when implementing data cataloging practices, it’s […]

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Data Startups: Why the Eye-Popping Funding Rounds?

In 2016, dbt Labs got its start as an analytics consulting company, helping startups implement the modern data stack. But over time, it would add a hosted service to make it easier for deployment. Then there was the release of an integrated development environment (IDE), which was focused on the enterprise. dbt Labs’s evolving strategy […]

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Top 7 Data Management Trends to Watch in 2022

Enterprises worldwide are deeply engaged in their digital transformation journey, as they digitize and automate antiquated processes. To get there, they are increasingly investing in data analytics and business intelligence tools to analyze extensive datasets and make the right business decisions. Consequently, the data analytics market is surging, and now tops $200 billion in annual […]

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Best Data Profiling Tools 2022

With the volume of new data now measured in the hundreds of exabytes each day and Web 3.0 becoming a thing, businesses are in need of advanced analytics and big data tools that can turn that data into real-time insights and personalized services for their customers. And for that data to be effectively used for […]

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Best Data Collection Tools and Software in 2022

Data collection is more important for businesses than ever before because people who use the internet will generate approximately 463 exabytes of data every day by 2025. Without data collection tools in place, organizations are missing out on a wealth of knowledge that they could be using to make better business decisions. However, there are […]

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Top DataOps Tools 2022

Businesses have always been data-driven. The ability to gather data, analyze it, and make decisions based on it has always been a key part of success. As such, the ability to effectively manage data has become critical. In the past few years, data has exploded in size and complexity. For example, the amount of data […]

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Best Business Analyst Certifications 2022

A business analyst is a critical role in many organizations. The job requires seeing the big picture and synthesizing information from across the business to find opportunities. Although every business analyst brings their own special set of skills and experiences to the table, earning a certification is a great way to prove your expertise.  Business […]

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5G and AI: Ushering in New Tech Innovation

With the recent advances in technology, it’s hard to know where to put your attention. For example, 5G hasn’t taken off as fast as people would have hoped, but the possibility of combining it with artificial intelligence (AI) may lead to considerable innovations in the next few years. A decade from now, the combination of […]

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Using Whiteboards to Streamline Development Team Collaboration

Oftentimes, the interview process focuses on skills and experience, but when interviewing developers, rarely are questions asked about whiteboarding. Whether a team uses whiteboards to brainstorm, demonstrate an answer, diagram a solution, or talk through complexities with requirements, whiteboards can be a valuable collaboration tool. Table of Contents Understanding Whiteboards Simply stated, whiteboards are visualization […]

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Data Literacy is Key for Successful Digital Transformation

A recently published report by analytics software company Qlik revealed that only 11 percent of employees feel confident in their digital literacy.  Qlik’s Data Literacy: The Upskilling Evolution report, which surveyed more than 1,200 executives and 6,000 employees, also revealed that approximately 21 percent of employees think their employers are preparing them for a data-oriented […]

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A Practical Guide to Change Management

Change is an imminent part of business, through which companies grow and move towards success. But when it comes to change, it is important to do it systematically. Unfortunately, even though most businesses plan to carry out more major change initiatives, half of these initiatives fail, while only 34% are seen as a clear success.  […]

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How to Turn Your Business Data into Stories that Sell

Do you ever feel like you’re swimming in data but don’t know what to do with it? You’re not alone. In today’s digitally empowered economy, every business has access to more data than they know what to do with. According to a recent forecast by the International Data Corporation (IDC), the amount of digital data […]

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Has Remote Work Really Benefited Enterprises?

As we drifted into the tumultuous events of 2020, I spoke with a former boss of mine, one who is a level-headed thinker with a gift for clarity under pressure. Like many business owners, she was scrambling to find footing in a rapidly shifting landscape. Ultimately, she took some precautionary measures that will now sound […]

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Why Business Technologists are Becoming Indispensable

In today’s fast-paced and highly competitive market, enterprises are looking for ways to gain an edge over their competitors through the use of technology in their businesses. Technology has become so sophisticated and ubiquitous that it is nearly impossible for enterprises to be successful without using technology to its full potential. To bridge the gap […]

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Bringing Data Democratization to Your Business

While the age of cloud storage has removed the physical barriers between raw data and consumers of information, it hasn’t removed the organizational hurdles. Many believe it’s time for that to change.  Businesses store increasingly unwieldy volumes of information, much of which can be out of date, inaccurate, or difficult for a layman to understand. […]

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Best Employee & Computer Monitoring Software 2022

Employee monitoring software has become a critical tool for enterprises due to the sheer number of distractions and the transition to remote and hybrid working environments. The average worker has to contend with many distractions during workdays. If it isn’t smartphones and social media, it’s office gossip at the water cooler.  Unfortunately, the slightest distraction […]

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Labor Shortage: Is AI the Silver Bullet?

If you are looking for a job, then you should have no problem finding one. According to data from Indeed, there are about 11.2 million job openings in the U.S. This is actually more than the number of unemployed, which is at roughly 7.4 million. For employers, the job shortage poses major problems. With the […]

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How AI and Risk Management Can Work Together

For decades, thanks to popular sci-fi movies and books, the collective imagination has been frequently struck with the idea of intelligent computers outsmarting and replacing humans. Fortunately, that imaginary scenario hasn’t been brought into reality yet. But something else has happened: the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI), particularly cognitive computing. AI has been turning into […]

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