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Data strategy - the bridge to the post-pandemic economy

Nearly all senior business decision-makers (96%) surveyed report data strategies as essential to their organisations’ positive performance, including an average of 5.97% higher profit growth.

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75% of surveyed CIOs struggle to unlock data insights within their organisation

While 78% of businesses realise the value of digital transformation, only a quarter are using data to drive business strategy.

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Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust selects Agilisys for business intelligence transformation

The Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) has selected Agilisys, the public sector transformation specialist, to develop a business intelligence strategy that will enhance the Trust’s data and analytics capabilities.

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Data Decision Gap risks holding back economic recovery

Nine in ten global organizations struggle with data despite increased focus during Pandemic.

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Teradata forms global strategic collaboration with AWS

Deal helps enterprises accelerate their cloud adoption journey and digital transformation initiatives.

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Online Forex broker Axi Moves to KX Insights

Axi, a top 10 global online broker for retail and institutional customers, has signed a global enterprise deal for KX Insights, its cloud-first, real-time streaming analytics platform. KX Insights will support Axi’s ambitious growth plans by enabling the capture, analysis and visualization of enormous datasets in real time including market data quotes, customer trades, and derived calculations in the cloud.

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Sport Ireland packs winning punches with SAS

Use of Visual Analytics supports coaches with innovative training methods and tactics.

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Hardware-accelerated graph analytics

TigerGraph is working with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Xilinx, Inc. on a solution to make graph analytics capabilities more accessible for enterprises to accelerate insight while reducing costs and resources.

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Yellowfin explores the future of data storytelling

Augmented automated analytics will solve three key challenges to empower business users and subject experts to discover and develop compelling data stories more effectively.

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Data science boosts business revenue

A new survey from DataIQ, in association with Mango Solutions, one of the UK’s largest data science consultancies, has revealed that incremental value equivalent to 18% of business revenues may be generated as a direct result of an advanced data science approach. Even organisations at the early stages of data maturity claimed a 4.1 percent revenue increase directly attributable to data science.

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Aiimi and Databricks partner to deliver deeper AI and analytics capabilities

Aiimi will build on its successful client base – including Anglian Water, Northumbrian Water, and BEIS – to deliver next generation data science and analytics platforms to Databricks’ customers.

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Data strategies 'not understood'

Mango Solutions has published the results of a study which reveals that while 95% of companies questioned have a data strategy, less than a third of those (29%), claim their data strategy is clear and widely understood.

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Big data spending to reach $50 million this year

European spending on Big Data and business analytics (BDA) solutions is forecast to reach $50 billion this year, an increase of 7% over 2020, according to a new update to the Worldwide Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC). The forecast also shows that BDA spending will gain strength over the next five years as the European economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for European BDA spending over the 2021–2025 forecast period will be 11%.

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Organisations still struggle with data quality

Businesses are challenged with the diversity, scale, and distributed nature of data, but 56% of data leaders are using analytics tools to improve tech and employee performance survey of almost 400 business decision-makers finds.

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CDO role needs redefining

Landmark Exasol study defines the changes needed for today’s aspiring CDOs — and the organisations that recruit them — to prosper.

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Videos

Tim Richards, the new Hoptroff CEO, talks through the opportunities to grow the business as it continues to provide timestamping and synchronised time technology solutions for its core financial market, alongside significant growth in a whole series of automation applications – driverless cars, 5G-enabled and smart cities to name but a few – where accurate time is crucial.
Charles Hunsucker, General Manager Americas and Data Centers at Kohler Uninterruptible Power, explains how its entire range of mission critical diesel generators is now compatible with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) – the latest development in the company’s sustainability focus.
Marc Garner, VP, Schneider Electric UK and Ireland, outlines the features and benefits of the recently launched Easy Modular All-in-One Data Center, before discussing the growing applications for modular data centres – not least the edge computing market.
Christoph Berentzen, Divisional Head API & Open Banking at Commerzbank, provides a fascinating insight into the organisation’s decision to move away from the traditional IT approach of batch processes, file transfers and the like to an API-powered architecture as a crucial part of its digital transformation roadmap.

Expert Opinions

By John Atkinson, Director, Sales Engineering UK & I, Riverbed
Dr Nando de Freitas, a lead researcher at Google’s DeepMind, recently grabbed tech headlines with his claim that humanity is closer than ever to creating artificial general intelligence. Although hotly contested by many in the sector, this type of technology would have a profound impact on the business community, its operations and how it approaches customer interactions. Instead of training algorithms on existing data sets, super AI might be able to listen, read emotion and extract information in a way that mimics human understanding.
By Marc Garner, VP, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric UK&I
By Dr Sina Joneidy, senior lecturer in digital enterprise at Teesside University International Business School.