Chief Data Officers used to have compliance as their primary concern. Today, they are drivers of digital transformation. They are often called upon to establish a data-driven culture and underlying technology infrastructure to deliver tangible business benefits for the organization.Read More
Do you feel like your databases are more like data vaults? The data vault contains all the information on customers, prospects, products, operations, and finances, only no one knows how to unlock it and discover its secrets.Read More
In times of global, business and economic uncertainty – when data points are changing on an hourly basis and supply chain responsiveness and flexibility are more critical than ever – being able to trust your company’s data is paramount.Read More
Just over a week ago the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a worldwide pandemic, calling on countries around the world to take drastic steps to slow the rapid spread of the virus.Read More
I was riding a taxi in Paris recently where I experienced a moment I shall remember forever. It was both awe inspiring and yet terrified me to the very depths of my soul.
The driver took me down the Champs-Élysées and across the Arc de Triomphe… at rush hour.
It’s quickly approaching that critical time of year for retailers. Marketers are finalizing their campaigns to attract more consumers into their stores – and to shop with them online – this holiday season. A recent survey conducted by The Harris Poll/OpenX estimates that holiday spending will be up 5% this year compared to last year, with online shopping accounting for more than 50% of all purchases.Read More
Manufacturing companies can benefit greatly from bringing order to their vendor data to capture the significant potential for better decision making and quicker time-to-market.Read More
In the internet’s infancy, before search engines and browsers, you had to know exactly where to look to find the information you wanted.
With the emergence of search engines, the entire wealth of information became available at our fingertips just by inserting a keyword. Google’s most significant achievement involved making sense of big data served up from over a billion websites globally according to user preferences, location and history. Google simply and elegantly integrated the world wide web to deliver information with speed and relevance for the user.Read More
For CDOs, a centralized data strategy is to enable an enterprise to fully exploit data and analytics. To get to that point some essential capabilities are required.
- First, the enterprise must be able to identify, combine and manage multiple sources of data.
- Second, it must build the right analysis models for predicting and optimizing outcomes.
- Third, management must possess the will to transform the organization to understand how to leverage and convert the data and analytics models into decisions that improve business outcome.
In addition, certain prerequisites help clearly define the strategy for how to use data and analytics. The following offers 5 tips on how to do that.
In my previous blog post I explained master data management (MDM) and its importance in the context of the consumer and the customer experience. In this post, I look ahead and shed some light on what we can expect from a technology and customer experience perspective in the near future, as the growing expectations from consumers are currently driving businesses in new directions - and with that, they are also driving MDM.Read More