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COVID-19 Has Underscored the Need for Brands to Harness the World of Signals Around Them

In this contributed article, Gil Sadeh, Co-founder & CEO of Signals Analytics, says that COVID-19 doesn’t seem to be going anywhere – in fact, the future seems uncertain, leaving brands trying to find ways to adapt and strategize in order to stay afloat and satisfy their customers’ ever-changing needs. During this time, in order to stay ahead of the competition, many brands are turning to advanced analytics.

Qlik Announces Inaugural Professor Ambassador Class to Celebrate Educators Helping to Create a Data-Literate World

Qlik® announced its first-ever Academic Program Professor Ambassador Class, a select network of academics from the Qlik Academic Program, that have demonstrated dedication and excellence in leveraging Qlik to drive data literacy with analytics in the classroom and preparing students for the data-driven economy.

Data and Analytics: Delivering Clarity at a Time of Great Uncertainty

Don-Carolis, Managing Director of TrueCue, outlines three key data and analytics trends that will characterize the most forward-thinking businesses in 2021. Data, and the value which can be obtained from actionable, business intelligence, often acts as the differentiator between success and failure.

5 Tips for Making Data Work for Your Business

In this contributed article, Scott Ziemke, Director of Data Science, Vertafore, discusses how in order to overcome barriers to data & analytics success, companies must implement clear and relevant strategies that focus on real business cases. Too often data scientists get excited about data and its nuances, but the organization doesn’t know how to operationalize the insights and turn them into action that drives business results. Here’s how to overcome that problem, along with other tips that can help ensure you get the maximum ROI out of your data & analytics investment.

87 Percent of US Retailers Race to Achieve Faster Data-Driven Insights to Support Online Sales

Exasol, the high-performance analytics database, published new research that reveals since the pandemic started, 87% of retail organizations in the U.S. have been under pressure to make data-driven decisions faster. The finding comes from an in-depth research report, “Retail: Decision making during times of uncertainty,” that quantifies how retail organizations in the U.S. are heightening data-driven decision-making cycles to meet real-time demand and prepare for surging online sales brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Databricks Launches SQL Analytics to Enable Cloud Data Warehousing on Data Lakes

Databricks, the data and AI company, announced the launch of SQL Analytics, which for the first time enables data analysts to perform workloads previously meant only for a data warehouse on a data lake. This expands the traditional scope of the data lake from data science and machine learning to include all data workloads including Business Intelligence (BI) and SQL.

How Automation Helps You Exploit the Value in Big Data

In this sponsored post, Simon Shah spearheads marketing at Redwood Software to support continued market growth and innovation for their cloud-based IT and business process automation solutions. He believes that by using automation to collect and manage your big data processes, you will truly exploit its value for the business.

Video Highlight: A Vision of Analytics — Challenge the Data Warehouse Status Quo

The pandemic and related disruptions have caused companies to think hard about their data and analytics strategies and how they get real-time answers. In the keynote presentation below, Yellowbrick CEO, Neil Carson, discusses why the single most important set of technologies a company should be investing in today is an analytics infrastructure. Carson explains why these are the technologies that will determine whether your business survives.

DataOps Engineer Will Be the Sexiest Job in Analytics

In this contributed article, Christopher Bergh, a Founder and Head Chef at DataKitchen, discusses how DataOps, is transforming the roles on the data analytics team. DataOps is a better way to develop and deliver analytics. It applies Agile development, DevOps and lean manufacturing principles to data analytics producing a transformation in data-driven decision making.

Not Just Another Trend: The Postmodern Cloud Computing Imperative

In this contributed article, editorial consultant Jelani Harper discusses a variety of interrelated topics: cloud computing, data orchestration, data integration, and data governance. The cloud’s worth to the modern enterprise is remarkably simple, yet undeniable: it enables them to do more with less. It empowers them to scale better, store data cheaper, and access IT resources much faster than they could if everything were on premise.