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The Data Digest: Social Media And Social Revolution

In chaos theory, the butterfly effect posits that seemingly small changes at one moment in time can result in large, dramatic changes at another. The subtle flap of a butterfly’s wing can trigger a violent hurricane that occurs miles away or days later. Rationally, the idea may seem like a stretch, but in a digital sense, we are witnesses to – and victims of – the butterfly effect every day through social media. A few individuals’ posts online can escalate into a chorus of voices that mobilizes communities and creates…

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Make Your BI Environment More Agile With BI on Hadoop

In the past three decades, management information systems, data integration, data warehouses (DWs), BI, and other relevant technologies and processes only scratched the surface of turning data into useful information and actionable insights: Organizations leverage less than half of their structured data for insights. The latest Forrester data and analytics survey finds that organizations use on average only 40% of their structured data for strategic decision-making. Unstructured data remains largely untapped. Organizations are even less mature in their use of unstructured data. They tap only about a third of their…

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Covering Cloud Computing From Europe For Forrester’s CIO Role

Hello from the newest analyst serving Forrester Research’s CIO role. My name is Paul Miller, and I joined Forrester at the beginning of August. I am attached to Forrester’s London office, but it’s already clear that I’ll be working with clients across many time zones. As my Analyst bio describes, my primary focus is on cloud computing, with a particular interest in the way that cloud-based approaches enable (or even require) organizations to embrace digital transformation of themselves and their customer relationships. Before joining Forrester, I spent six years as…

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Top 10 Reasons to Attend PentahoWorld 2015

If it was hard to pick just 10 good reasons to attend PentahoWorld  last year, it was even harder to narrow it down this time. Here are 10 reasons you should attend PentahoWorld 2015 on October 14-15 in Orlando, Florida. 1. Meet The Experts –  This was a big hit last year, so we have added more experts and time slots for you. PentahoWorld attendees can schedule a 1:1 session with a wide range of… Source: Pentaho BI, Big Data Analytics, Blog Posts – www.pentaho.com

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Don't Throw Hadoop At Every BI Challenge

The explosion of data and fast-changing customer needs have led many companies to a realization: They must constantly improve their capabilities, competencies, and culture in order to turn data into business value. But how do Business Intelligence (BI) professionals know whether they must modernize their platforms or whether their main challenges are mostly about culture, people, and processes? "Our BI environment is only used for reporting — we need big data for analytics." "Our data warehouse takes very long to build and update — we were told we can replace…

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