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How to Find Your Inner Data Geek

by Noah Elkin  |  October 11, 2016

Like it or not, we live in a data-driven age. With the continued advance of digital business, data will only gain greater prominence. So it's up to all of us to...

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Q&A Following "10 Ways CDOs Fail and How to Avoid the Traps" Webinar

by Doug Laney  |  October 7, 2016

During my October 06, 2016 webinar "Ten Ways CDOs Fail and How to Avoid the Traps" (replay available), attendees asked a number of great questions about how Gartner sees the role...

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Hadoop is dead, long live Hadoop!

by Svetlana Sicular  |  September 29, 2016

This year, we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Hadoop. In 2006, we lived in the dark ages of data: Several databases were old news and a single Gartner analyst was...

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Monetizing Information is More Than Just Selling Your Data

by Doug Laney  |  July 26, 2016

According to various dictionary definitions, to monetize something is “to convert an asset into or establish something as money or legal tender.” But Investopedia goes on to suggest, “The term monetize...

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Three Lessons CrossFit Taught Me About Data Science

by Christi Eubanks  |  May 26, 2016

Coming back to the blog after a long hiatus hurts almost as good as coming back to CrossFit after a week off of workouts while in San Diego for the Gartner...

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Balancing Data and Analytics Governance

by Svetlana Sicular  |  April 26, 2016

If you hear someone saying “D&A” it is not “DNA.” D&A stands for “Data and Analytics.” (Not “Depreciation and Amortization” or “Drug and Alcohol.”) The term “Information” has been confusing for...

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Big Data Short

by Jennifer Polk  |  April 13, 2016

Consider the possibility of a big data bubble.  "The Big Short", a film based on a book by Michael Lewis, shows how the housing  bubble formed and how a handful...

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Blinded by Big Data, Marketers Sometimes Forget to Simply Ask

by Jake Sorofman  |  April 13, 2016

It’s hardly news that marketers have become a bit obsessed with data. And, truthfully, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Generally speaking, data has raised the collective maturity of this...

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IoT Will Drive the "Golden Rule" for Data as a Service (DaaS) or Data Broker Opportunities

by David Yockelson  |  March 22, 2016

Many years ago, I read a clever joke within a cartoon strip (it was the "Wizard of Id' for those interested). Set on a dirt path near the king's castle,...

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Who Owns the Data?

by Svetlana Sicular  |  February 17, 2016

The greatest meaning of “big” in “big data” is the role of data in the digital economy. The question who owns the data is big too. With IoT and cloud,...

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