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How Artificial Intelligence will Transform IT Operations and DevOps

To state that DevOps and IT operations teams will face new challenges in the coming years sounds a bit redundant, as their core responsibility is to solve problems and overcome challenges. However, with the dramatic pace in which the current landscape of processes, technologies, and tools are changing, it has become quite problematic to cope with it. Moreover, the pressure business users have been putting on DevOps and IT operations teams is staggering, demanding that everything should be…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on May 11, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Data Analytics is Transforming Healthcare Systems



Big Data Analytics is entirely transforming business paradigms. Automated databases are enabling businesses to perform mundane tasks more efficiently. And, the commercial sector isn’t the only area to benefit from data analytics. Its impact is widespread and is being seen across many different sectors, including healthcare.

Access to…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on May 9, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

DES-Digital Business World Congress 2017



Anybody who has been following my social media account would know that I am a big supporter of incorporating data analytic techniques in everyday business processes. I am really excited about attending the biggest digital conference, DES 2017 (Digital Business World…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on May 5, 2017 at 4:30am — No Comments

How to Become an Omni-Channel Data-Driven Retailer



In today’s digital age where customers are as likely to buy a product from an eCommerce website as from a brick and mortar store, delivering a seamless and value-adding shopping experience has become more important than ever before. The multiple shopping channels available to customers and the competition posed by other retailers have made…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on April 12, 2017 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

How Machine Learning is Revolutionizing Digital Enterprises

According to the prediction of IDC Futurescapes,  Two-thirds of Global 2000 Enterprises CEOs will center their corporate strategy on digital transformation. A major part of the strategy should include machine-learning (ML) solutions. The implementation of these solutions could change how these enterprises view customer value and internal…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on April 11, 2017 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

The Future is Bright for Banking

2018 is likely to be a game-changing year for the banking and finance sector. As the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) are implemented across the European Union, the exclusive control of banks and other financial institutions on financial data of their customers is about to end. These new…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on March 30, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments

The IoT-Connected Car of Today— Cases From Hertz, Nokia, NTT, Mojio & Concur Technologies

Imagine a world where your car not only drives itself, but also says intelligent things like these:

  • A hotel is just around the corner and you have been driving for eight hours. Would you like to reserve a room and take rest for a couple of hours?
  • You last serviced the brakes twelve months ago and you have driven your car about 20.000 miles in this duration. Would you like me to find a dealer and book an appointment?

This would look like an impossibility…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on March 7, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

How B2B Ecosystems & (Big) Data Can Transform Sales and Marketing Practices

Managing your relationships with customers, suppliers, and partners and constantly improving their experience is a proven way to build a sustainable and profitable business, and contrary to popular assumption, this doesn’t apply to B2C businesses only. With…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on February 27, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

How IoT is Changing the World: Cases from Visa, Airbus, Bosch & SNCF

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing our world. This may seem like a bold statement, but consider the impact this revolutionary technology has already had on communications, education, manufacturing, science, business, and many other fields of life. Clearly, the IoT is moving really fast from concept to reality and transforming how industries…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on February 23, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Designing the Data Management Infrastructure of Tomorrow

Today, more than ever before, organisations realise the strategic importance of data and consider it to be a corporate asset that must be managed and protected just like any other asset. Considering the strategic importance of data, increasing number of farsighted organisations are investing in the tools, skills, and infrastructure…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on February 13, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

How to Boost Your Career in Big Data and Analytics

The world is increasingly digital, and this means big data is here to stay. In fact, the importance of big data and data analytics is only going to continue growing in the coming years. It is a fantastic career move and it could be just the type of career you have been trying to find.

Professionals who are working in this field can expect an impressive salary, with the median salary for data scientists being $116,000. Even those who are at the entry level will find high salaries, with…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on February 10, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Corporate Self Service Analytics: 4 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before You Start

Today’s customers are socially driven and more value conscious than they were ever before. Believe it or not, everyday customer interactions create a whopping 2.5 exabytes of data, which is equal to 1,000,000 terabytes, and this figure has been predicted to grow by 40 percent with every passing year. As organisations face the…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on February 6, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

How to Build a Data Science Team





Businesses today need to do more than merely acknowledge big data. They need to embrace data and analytics and make them an integral part of their company. Of course, this will require building a quality team of data scientists to handle the data and analytics for the company. Choosing the right members for the team can be difficult,…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on February 3, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Journey Science in Telecom: Take Customer Experience to the Next Level





Journey Science, being derived from connected data from different customer activities, has become pivotal for the telecommunications industry, providing the means to drastically improve the customer experience and retention. It has the ability to link together scattered pieces of data, and enhance a telco business’s objectives. Siloed…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on February 1, 2017 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

How to Discover Hidden Value in Your Customer Journey

The world of business and customer service has changed immensely over the past few years. Whereas once business was largely driven by outbound marketing and advertising, in today’s world you have to consider the customer experience and your customers’ journey as they interact with your brand.

 

Today, thanks to the advent of…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on December 15, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

What Is the Future of Data Warehousing?

There is no denying it – we live in The Age of the Customer. Consumers all over the world are now digitally empowered, and they have the means to decide which businesses will succeed and grow, and which ones will fail. As a result, most savvy businesses now understand that they must be customer-obsessed to succeed.…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on November 1, 2016 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Why Do Television Companies Need a Digital Transformation

Over just a few years, the world of television production, distribution, and consumption has changed dramatically. In the past, with only a few channels to choose from, viewers watched news and entertainment television at specific times of the day or night. They were also limited by where and how to watch. Options…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on September 8, 2016 at 1:30am — No Comments

Machine Learning Becomes Mainstream: How to Increase Your Competitive Advantage



First there was big data – extremely large data sets that made it possible to use data analytics to reveal patterns and trends, allowing businesses to improve customer relations and production efficiency. Then came fast data analytics – the application of big data analytics in real-time to help solve issues with customer relations, security,…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on August 18, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Are CEO's Missing out on Big Data's Big Picture?



Big data allows marketing and production strategists to see where their efforts are succeeding and where they need some work. With big data analytics, every move you make for your company can be backed by data and analytics. While every business venture involves some level of risk, with big data, that risk gets infinitesimally small, thanks…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on July 13, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

How You Can Improve Customer Experience With Fast Data Analytics

In today’s constantly connected world, customers expect more than ever before from the companies they do business with. With the emergence of big data, businesses have been able to better meet and exceed customer expectations thanks to analytics and data science. However, the role of data in your business’ success…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on July 3, 2016 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

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