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Big Brother – Good or Bad?

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In this age of technology we have so many new ways to monitor and put surveillance on our employees. The question is, how do we know we are doing a good thing and not actually damaging our business? Monitoring prevents mistakes being repeated. Let’s take for example data audit. If we have a way to […]

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Knowing Your Customer Well, or Overdoing It?

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Towards the end of 2013, the online retail giant Amazon, created a storm with their apparent trial of drones that will transform the online industry by having newly ordered goods in the hands of their customers within thirty minutes.  We even covered the field service and data auditing aspects of this story in one of […]

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Starting the New Year Off Right With Data Quality

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It’s 2014, which means a fresh new year for your organization, and for all the challenges that come with running successful, efficient organizations.  But hopefully you are refreshed and rejuvenated after the holiday season, enjoyed a few cocktails, some laughs, and probably some cold weather, and now you are ready to get started on making […]

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The Horrors of Frightfully Bad Data

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We have decided to celebrate Halloween this year on the Realise Data Systems blog by going over an issue that can really give organizations the willies, BAD DATA.  Most organizations don’t realize that bad data is the base problem in every project.   Bad data is anything ranging from missing values, malformed records, and improper file […]

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The Future of Data – Predictive Business

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The world is changing rapidly when it comes to technology.  We’ve said it before but that is because it is true.  According to Brian Solis in “The Future of Business,” over the past 10 years, 40% of Fortune 500 companies have been replaced.  What does this mean?  It means that some businesses haven’t kept up […]

A Short History of Big Data

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While businesses these days can’t stop talking about big data, whether they understand it or not, you might be shocked to know that the concept of big data has been around for a while.  That’s because humans have been gathering and storing information for, well, thousands of years (around 4100-3800 BCE the first information storage seems […]

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Cloud Adoption: Are You Part of the Upward Trend?

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According to cloud expert Jared Wray, the CTO of Tier 3, “businesses need to move the cloud, simply because they are at a competitive disadvantage if they don’t. Companies that figure out how to harness the transformative power of cloud infrastructure, as well as platform services, will run circles around those that fail to do […]