Month: May 2018

GDPR Is Here – And Only 19% Of Companies Are Fully Ready

May 25th, 2018. Here we are! The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has come into effect. So are we finally finished and ready to help consumers take back control of their data? The newly released survey from BARC/CXP clearly hints that for most companies, May 25th, 2018 looks more like a beginning than a […]


CIOs: How Can You Stretch Your Data Dollar?

Broken data economics For the past few years, big data has been all the rage, but it has not delivered on all its promise. We were expecting omniscience at our fingertips, and we’re getting moderately well-targeted advertising instead. Don’t get confused though, big data is not going anywhere. On the contrary, data keeps growing at […]


Building data lakes for GDPR compliance

Authored by Jean-Michel Franco, Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Talend and Pinakin Patel, Senior Director EMEA Solutions Engineering at MapR. If there’s one key phenomenon that business leaders across all industries have latched onto in recent years, it’s the value of data. The business intelligence and analytics market continue to grow, with Gartner forecasting […]


5 Strategies CIOs Should Consider for a Successful Cloud Migration

With the growing adoption of cloud-based IT infrastructures, the proliferation of mobile and IoT devices, and the rise of social media, companies of all sizes, across all industries are amassing huge quantities of data in differing variety, velocity, veracity and validity. Shifting to the Cloud For this reason, as more organizations consider shifting their entire […]


The Rise of Ad Hoc and Citizen Integrators

In the past few years, there has been a shift in the data industry, leading to the emergence of a new category of data citizens: the ‘ad hoc’ or ‘citizen’ integrators. With these new personas adding to the (already long) list of data workers having access to corporate information, companies are needing to re-think the […]


Data Quality in the Real-World: 6 Examples

As more and more businesses get ready to face the data tsunami, data quality becoming an ever-more-critical success factor. Yet, 84% of CEOs are concerned about the quality of the data they’re basing critical business decisions on, according to KPMG’s “2016 Global CEO Outlook. Procedures and perceptions about data quality at many organizations—what it is, how to […]


Data Quality in the Real-World: 6 Examples

As more and more businesses get ready to face the data tsunami, data quality becoming an ever-more-critical success factor. Yet, 84% of CEOs are concerned about the quality of the data they’re basing critical business decisions on, according to KPMG’s “2016 Global CEO Outlook. Procedures and perceptions about data quality at many organizations—what it is, how to […]