Smarter Business Intelligence Through Sensors

From PwC’s Emerging Technology Lab: Smartcooler July 24, 2014

  The Internet of Things is quickly becoming a household name. While consumer devices such as Nest, Hue, and Dropcam attract the majority of the media attention, sensors and embedded computing are quietly re-architecting the operations and business intelligence capabilities of companies across industries. Recently a global client asked us to help them leverage sensors […]

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The Future of Big Data: Data Lakes

The Future of Big Data: Data Lakes July 16, 2014

  What is the future of big data? Data lakes. As data piles up, the ability for organizations to store, integrate and access it goes down. That’s because traditional data warehousing methods are ill equipped to deal with today’s data deluge. Conforming every tidbit of data to a single data model to make sense and […]

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Is Enterprise Integration a Pipe Dream?

Is Enterprise Integration a Pipe Dream? June 24, 2014

  If you’re reading this blog, you probably have a data integration horror story you could share. The most recent one I’ve heard involved a bank director. He was provided with three different reports all trying to answer the same question. Each one gave a different answer. When the director asked the data analysts to […]

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One Simple Solution to Unite the CIO and CMO

One Simple Solution to Unite the CIO and CMO June 18, 2014

  Why can’t CIOs and CMOs just get along? Based on my experience, there is one primary reason why their relationship is adversarial: the CIO and CMO can’t agree on who is responsible for what, so they are perpetually trampling on each other’s toes. Our 6th Annual Digital IQ study identified a strong CIO-CMO partnership […]

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Finding a Home for the Chief Data Science Officer

Finding a Home for the Chief Data Science Officer May 28, 2014

  Where should the Chief Data Science Officer (CDSO) reside inside the enterprise? The short answer: it depends. Companies that are deadly serious about using analytics to transform their industry draw a direct line from the CDSO to the CEO. This is the ideal arrangement, but it’s rare. We predict the CDSO will rise up […]

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Engaging Employees for an Innovation Advantage

Engaging Employees for an Innovation Advantage May 16, 2014

  Wisdom of the crowds, co-creation, crowdsourcing – the innovation meme is abuzz with new approaches to innovate that invite employees to participate in the innovation process. Companies such as Honda, AT&T and Citi are finding ways to leverage their employees for fresh ideas while improving overall employee engagement. Unfortunately, the siloed nature of big organizations […]

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Mobile Apps vs. the Mobile Web: Is this the argument mobile developers should be discussing?

Mobile Apps vs. the Mobile Web: Is this the argument mobile developers should be discussing? May 8, 2014

  Recent research published by Flurry Analytics states that [mobile] apps continue to dominate the mobile web. Popular blogger Chris Dixon generated buzz recently highlighting this research declaring, “The decline of the mobile web” by stating “People are spending more time on mobile vs. desktop, and more of their mobile time using mobile apps.” CNN […]

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Stop Heartbleed from draining your sensitive data

Stop Heartbleed from draining your sensitive data May 1, 2014

  Not all companies will feel the hemorrhage of data loss as a result of the Heartbleed bug, but many will—and a number around the world already have. Determining the potential impact to your business and taking the right steps to manage short-term and downstream legal, financial, regulatory, and reputational risks is critical. The impact […]

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The FBI says you’ve been breached by a nation-state. Now what?

April 24, 2014
The FBI says you’ve been breached by a nation-state. Now what?

  The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently said it notified 3,000 US companies that they were victims of cybersecurity breaches in 2013, according to the Washington Post. The sheer volume of notifications is stunning. It’s also newsworthy because it is the first time the US government has released the number of companies contacted about […]

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Are Wearables for Business Too?

Are Wearables for Business Too? April 9, 2014

It was evident from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show that wearables have taken off in the consumer space, but what about the business world? What, if any, is the value proposition for a business to adopt a wearable technology solution? Wearables hold big potential for businesses in the digital age. Whoever can push the most […]

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