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The Internet of Things: 4 considerations for every business

Businesses that don’t embrace the fast-paced Internet of Things opportunity will struggle to survive as competitors will continue to disrupt the market by tapping into the vast potential of this new paradigm.

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With Big Data, where’s the magic in marketing?

Who needs to spend time and money on cut-through creative or “big ideas” when you know exactly who is ready to buy and what offer will most likely result in a sale?

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VentureBeat Webinar: The growth of fintech and wealth apps, plus the role of big data

A $41 trillion transfer of wealth from boomers to millennials coinciding with significant technological change is creating massive opportunities for innovative fintech companies. Meeting these opportunities head on — and the challenges involved — will be at the heart of this animated roundtable discussion.

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Microsoft plans to launch Power BI mobile apps, starting with iOS

Microsoft plans to bring its business intelligence tool Power BI to mobile platforms, starting with a native iOS app. The company sent out an email to prospective testers this week asking them if they have an iPhone or an iPad and if they want to “start exploring Power BI dashboards and reports on [their] mobile devices.”

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5 big data implementation mistakes to avoid

In recent years, few terms have been as overused and misunderstood as “big data.” From making predictions about massive flu outbreaks with a Google flu trends solution, to tracking shopping trends and directing savings to customers, to making real-time trading decisions that impact companies’ and individuals’ bottom line positions — data has become the key to staying competitive in today’s global economy. To understand the industry meaning of big data, and why big data has gotten so much attention, we need to break down the aspects of the database industry that have led to some of the challenges we face when managing and analyzing data today.