Data Management

AI-Powered Alternative Data Driving Extreme Market Research Disruption

Numerous indicators make clear that the next five years will usher in extreme transformation for a multitude of industries and sectors as well as the global economy at large. This begs the question: what is driving such significant and rapid change? This big question just might be answered in two words: alternative data.

Companies that are slow to incorporate alternative data into their R&D, marketing, investment, risk analysis and other key processes expose themselves to extreme opportunity loss at best and operational peril at worst.

New Research Shows IT Leaders Need to Upskill Teams to Extract Value from Data

Dublin, 27 April, 2022 – New research from Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR) the largest global provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data centers, colocation and interconnection solutions, today reveals that 65% of IT leaders from some of the world’s biggest businesses say they need to increase the data competency of their teams to remain competitive and extract value from data [1]. This increases to 78% when focusing on North American businesses, compared to 63% for Latin American businesses, 55% for European businesses and 48% for Asian businesses.

Only a third of CIOs cite cyber-risk mitigation as a performance measure

London, United Kingdom, 23rd March 2022: While 94% of CIOs acknowledge some form of serious threat over the next 12 months, only 27% list business continuity and resilience as a top-three priority during the next 12 months and barely a third cite risk mitigation as a measure of performance. These findings come from the fourth and concluding section of the 2021 Global CIO Survey from Logicalis, a global provider of IT solutions.

Governments and public sector organizations spend millions globally each year destroying data storage devices despite sustainable alternatives

AUSTIN – March 9, 2022—New research launched today by Blancco Technology Group (LON: BLTG), the industry standard in data erasure and mobile lifecycle solutions, reveals current practices and policies for device sanitization within the public sector. For Blancco’s study, The Price of Destruction: Exploring the Financial & Environmental Costs of Public Sector Device Sanitization, researchers spoke to 596 government IT leaders across nine countries.

Four in Ten Retail and E-commerce Organizations Struggle to Find the Most Efficient Tools for Data Acquisition

More than 40% of retail and e-commerce organizations have struggled to find the most efficient tools or tech stack for data acquisition over the past 12 months to help them rapidly analyze data in real-time resulting in actionable business insights; with 39% of respondents struggling to find reliable partners to outsource their web scraping activities to and 40% finding it challenging to ensure the quality of the data they were collecting.

4 Questions Your Tech Business Should Ask When Considering Cloud Migration

If your tech company is thinking about moving some of its resources to the cloud, it’s vital to first address several questions to guide the process and improve the chances of the best possible outcome. Here are some ideas that should spark the discussion. 

1. What’s the Company’s Migration Budget?

The financial resources your tech company will devote to the migration should certainly come into conversations at an early stage. As you think about whether now is the right time to put money towards the cloud, consider that committing to certain associated upfront costs now could give your business more resilience and flexibility later. 

Half of enterprises cannot trust their CRM data for a single source of truth on customers

SAN FRANCISCO — October 26, 2021 — Half of large enterprises worldwide (47%) feel they cannot rely on their CRM data to provide a single source of truth regarding customer data, according to the State of Enterprise CRM Data Management: 2021 study released today.

Commissioned by Odaseva, the number one enterprise data platform for Salesforce, the study reveals that high expectations for actionable insights from CRM data are rarely being met.

Is Your Tech Company Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

No matter where your tech company operates, it’s unrealistic to hope that you’ll never have to deal with a natural disaster of some kind. Fortunately, preparing for one is the best way to increase your chances of limiting the damage and having a full and speedy recovery. 

Get Equipped To Handle the Most Likely Disasters 

While developing your tech company’s products, you probably researched to narrow down the target audience. Aim to do something similar when assessing which disasters pose the biggest risks to your company and its staff. 

New SQL Monitor release gives organizations control on-premises and cloud databases from a single global dashboard

Cambridge UK, Thursday, 15 April – To help organizations explore and manage the advantages the cloud provides, the latest release of Redgate’s popular database monitoring tool, SQL Monitor, now supports Amazon EC2 and RDS, and Azure SQL Database and Azure Managed Instances as well as on-premises SQL Server. A new global dashboard allows users to check the health of their entire SQL Server estate at a glance and pinpoint issues with individual servers and instances, wherever they are, however large the estate.