How IoT and Big Data can help organizations achieve success

Game, Set, and Match: What Wimbledon Teaches Us About Democratising Data

GDPR, The Right to Be Forgotten, and Data Management

What Is Progressive Data Management?

GDPR, Data Portability, and Data Management

Transforming Your Business with Big Data from IoT

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Jake Freivald | August 21, 2017

What good is sensor data without context? The hype tells us that the Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming businesses in ways that would’ve seemed impossible only a few years ago. Smart sensors are collecting data everywhere – from capturing pollutions levels in the atmosphere to real-time...

Why Is BI and Analytics Adoption Still So Low?

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Andy McCartney | August 11, 2017

I read a blog last week by Cindi Howson at Gartner, who was considering why business intelligence (BI) adoption is still so low at 32 percent of employees (Cindi's blog here.). Even after the deluge of visual data discovery tools and the tidal wave of analytical self-service, a large majority...

Happy Book Lovers Day!

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Kathleen Moran | August 09, 2017

Today is National Book Lover’s Day, and the perfect opportunity to indulge your inner bookworm. According to a Huffington Post blog on the occasion, one of the best ways to celebrate is by giving the gift of reading and passing along a favorite book to others who might enjoy it. With that in mind,...

Fun with Data Quality Management

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Beth Adams | August 03, 2017

Garbage in, garbage out, some people say (for example, see Jake Freivald’s blog post ). However, both you and I know that doesn’t need to be the case – there’s a lot that your organization can do to develop a good data quality management program. Why focus on data quality? Here’s a fun video – well...

Ask the Experts Series: What is MuniView?

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Bob Jude Ferrante | August 01, 2017

As a city manager, building relationships and trust among citizens, local businesses, and regulatory departments is key. And in order to do this successfully you need to position your city as an open book, which typically takes the shape of a paper city plan that is distributed to all your key...

What Do We Mean by 'Data Driven Business'?

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Andy McCartney | July 19, 2017

We just finished work on a new video that introduces data-driven business.  It is a trending term for sure, sometimes misunderstood, often misused. In our industry we see it as how organizations are trying to increase adoption of business intelligence (BI) and analytical insight to employees,...

UX in the Trenches: What Do We Want From Our Users?

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Jeff Hendrickson | July 18, 2017

What do we want from our users? Do we want things we can understand? Yes…and no. If we can create an atmosphere and spirit of trust with our user in the interview session - the beginning of everything in our user experience (UX) world - then we expect her, the user, to be honest and open - and tell...