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Companies of all sizes are beginning to reap the benefits of data analytics technology. If you're not up to speed yet, here are five ways that big data can benefit your business--and one precaution that may well thwart your big data plans.
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Experts within and outside government IT stress the role the private sector must play in helping cash-strapped federal agencies find order in their growing stockpiles of data.
Open data initiatives are all the rage among governments around the world, meaning the answers to lots of interesting questions are at your fingertips
A recent survey by Forrester found that 7% of IT executives and 9% of business leaders feel they have gained a true return on investment from big data. That means there's a lot more business can be doing to glean insights from the massive amount of data that's potentially available to them.
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Big data is poised to help marketers reach and engage customers and prospects in ways that businesses are only now starting to understand. Enterprises that don't embrace analytics may soon see embattled customers voting with their wallets.
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Many companies are focusing their big data initiatives in areas like sales, marketing, customer service and R&D, but other functions like logistics or finance may offer even greater ROI.
If you like access to government data, like petition signatures or broccoli crop yields, the White House has got you covered