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Alternative Data in Payments Processing: The NextGen Payments Trend Increasing Customer and Retailer Loyalty

In this special guest feature, Gary Read, Import.io CEO, discusses how leading payments processors have already discovered the value of web data and are using web data to create a better experience for both the consumer and the retailer with heightened transparency to reduce fraud and personalized shopping experiences. As more payment processors integrate web data into their mobile and web solutions, more consumers will benefit from the “frictionless finance” achieved through customized digital user experiences while retailers build brand loyalty, increase customer touch-points and create the personalized experience consumers desire.

insideBIGDATA Guide to Optimized Storage for AI and Deep Learning Workloads

This new technology guide from DDN shows how optimized storage has a unique opportunity to become much more than a siloed repository for the deluge of data constantly generated in today’s hyper-connected world, but rather a platform that shares and delivers data to create competitive business value. The intended audience for this important new technology guide includes enterprise thought leaders (CIOs, director level IT, etc.), along with data scientists and data engineers who are a seeking guidance in terms of infrastructure for AI and DL in terms of specialized hardware. The emphasis of the guide is “real world” applications, workloads, and present day challenges.

AI in the Enterprise: Trends & Insights on Vendor Selection and Implementation

A new report was released by our friend over at Leverton, a data extraction startup recently acquired by MRI Solutions, titled “AI in the Enterprise: Trends & Insights on Vendor Selection and Implementation.” The report lends insight into the experiences and preferences of “leaders,” “lookers,” and “laggards” (defined below) when it comes to AI deployment.

Digital Transformation Projects Continue to be at Risk, Couchbase Research Finds

Despite rising optimism in digital transformation, the vast majority of organizations are still suffering failure, delays or scaled back expectations from digital transformation projects, research from Couchbase has found. In the survey of 450 heads of digital transformation in enterprises across the U.S., U.K., France and Germany, 73 percent of organizations have made “significant” or better improvements to the end-user experience in their organization through digital innovation. Twenty-two percent say they have transformed or completely “revolutionized” end-user experience, representing a marked increase over Couchbase’s 2017 survey (15 percent).

TOP 10 insideBIGDATA Articles for August 2019

In this continuing regular feature, we give all our valued readers a monthly heads-up for the top 10 most viewed articles appearing on insideBIGDATA. Over the past several months, we’ve heard from many of our followers that this feature will enable them to catch up with important news and features flowing across our many channels.

The Modern CMO: Advancing Marketing from Reactive to Predictive

CMOs have always been expected to predict the future. But, now they actually can. Today, emerging technology with artificial intelligence (AI) enables CMOs to see patterns and anticipate client needs at a scale and speed never before possible. Our friends over at Intapp recently released a new whitepaper on the topic, “The Modern CMO: Advancing […]

Actian Survey of IT Decision Makers Reveals Top Data Management Challenges and Industry Shift to Hybrid Data

Actian, the hybrid data management, analytics and integration company, announced the results of an IT Decision Maker (ITDM) survey. The “Actian Datacast 2019: Hybrid Data Trends Snapshot” polled over 300 IT professionals with key decision-making power in a company of at least 250 employees and asked them what their critical data management pains are.

Field Report: KDD 2019

As a very long time member of the ACM and their SIGKDD group, I’d always wanted to attend a KDD conference (first one occurred in 1995). This year I received a gracious invitation to attend KDD2019 in Anchorage, Alaska, August 4-8. It satisfied two of my bucket list items: witnessing a KDD first-hand and also […]

TOP 10 insideBIGDATA Articles for July 2019

In this continuing regular feature, we give all our valued readers a monthly heads-up for the top 10 most viewed articles appearing on insideBIGDATA. Over the past several months, we’ve heard from many of our followers that this feature will enable them to catch up with important news and features flowing across our many channels.

How Data Analytics Improve Business Decisions

In this contributed article, Magnolia Potter explains how data analytics have long been seen as a valuable way for businesses to refine their marketing and improve their communication. However, as we learn more about the ways that data can be applied to a business, we’re better understanding the many ways that it can improve business management.