Big Data

Big data. You’ve heard of it. But can you harness its power? Collecting, sorting, and deriving insights from big data is a complex affair. Not to mention the privacy concerns. Read on to discover best practices for big data.

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Why Wait? The Future Of Data Is Now

Michele Goetz 12 hours ago
Over the last 10 years, we’ve watched big data, cloud, advanced analytics, and now AI and machine learning drive increased data platform investment. Yet there wasn’t any real change from traditional data strategy and approaches. The evidence? Massive blind spots and hardened data arteries in the disruption of COVID-19. We were looking back, even when […]
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Drive Your Digital Business With Data — The Data Strategy Track At Forrester’s Data Strategy & Insights Forum

Gene Leganza 14 hours ago
The great thing about digital businesses is that there’s a data trail of breadcrumbs for everything you, your customers, and your partners do. The tough thing about digital businesses is that actually using that data to optimize your business takes a degree of data management maturity very few organizations have. Many firms are working hard […]
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Data Strategy & Insights 2020

In the new normal, it’s more important than ever to use data and insights to drive business impact. Register for this live virtual event October 13–15 to learn how.

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BI Is Dead; Long Live BI

Boris Evelson September 21, 2020
Enterprise BI is not dead, It's alive and thriving. But there are changes ahead. Learn about five of them here.
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Insights

Brandon Purcell September 21, 2020
What exactly is an "insight"? Analyst Brandon Purcell previews Forrester's new Periodic Table of Insights which will be unveiled at the upcoming Data Strategy & Insights live virtual event.
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A Flash-Point Week For Facial Recognition

Srividya Sridharan June 11, 2020
Our analysts address the five most pressing questions in the facial recognition debate.
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Data Governance For 2020 And Beyond

Michele Goetz June 10, 2020
Companies have short attention spans when it comes to data governance. Even for organizations with sustained programs, the continuous push and pull of new regulations, projects, or data and analytics investments create constant disruption. To address these expansions, data owners either search for the simple approach or reeducate on data governance 101. Here is the […]
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COVID-19 Didn’t Break Your Business — Data Did

Michele Goetz May 27, 2020
A defining factor for enterprises and governments throughout the pandemic has been the extent to which they've embraced and been led by data.
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Data, Analytics, And Insights Investments Produce Tangible Benefits — Yes, They Do

Boris Evelson May 18, 2020
If you set out to build a “boil the ocean” business case for why to invest in data, analytics, and insights initiatives — stop. Use your precious time to instead focus on prioritizing the investment categories across where you are in your business-insights maturity, because they will yield tangible benefits — both top- and bottom-line […]
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Open Banking In Australia: Where Are We Now?

Zhi Ying Barry April 15, 2020
Quite a lot has happened since 2020 started. As Australian banking leaders roll out initiatives to help consumers and small business owners cope with the fallout from the coronavirus, they also face an impending deadline: to make consumer data available by July this year. Although open banking was announced two years ago, most Australian banks […]
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Cloud Players And Research Groups Join The Fight Against COVID-19 With High-Performance Computing

Tracy Woo April 2, 2020
A unique public/private consortium organized by IBM and the Department of Energy is bringing high-performance computing to the COVID-19 fight. Analyst Tracy Woo provides details.
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Finding “Friendlies” And Other Tips For Data Insights Leaders

Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D. November 28, 2019
Learn how to build a broader data and analytics community in your organization by identifying "friendlies.” 
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Voice Of The Attendee: Data And Analytics Strategy, AI/ML, CX, And Growth

Srividya Sridharan October 22, 2019
Learn the topics that data professionals want to hear about most at the upcoming Data Strategy & Insights Forum.
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Data Strategy & Insights 2019: Solving The Human Skills Problem

Gene Leganza October 10, 2019
Data and analytics expertise of all kinds is getting tougher to find and retain. Get advice for recruiting and retaining data and analytics professionals.
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IPG Takes The Creative Leap With Kinesso

Jay Pattisall October 7, 2019
Activating The Holding Company The Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG) announced the creation of Kinesso, a martech company that will build products and software solutions to scale precision marketing. This move gives IPG the opportunity to power both media and creative with technology and data-driven solutions that use Acxiom as the data management layer and […]
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Forrester 2019 Enterprise BI Platform Wave™ Evaluations — Research Update

Boris Evelson July 29, 2019
Forrester has just published 2019 refreshes of our enterprise business intelligence (BI) platform Wave™ evaluations. As the BI market and the technology continue to evolve, so does our research. This year, we emphasized: New market segmentation by both vendor-managed and client-managed platforms, which roughly equate to on-premises and cloud-based platforms, respectively, but not quite. Since […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini July 15, 2019
Strategic Use Of Sponsorships Earns Nike The Marketer’s Golden Boot Turns out Nike was not an official World Cup sponsor — could have fooled us. Nike dominated viewer attention just as the US women dominated the field. According to social listening platform Talkwalker, Nike owned >48% of sponsor social mentions during the tournament. The cleverness […]
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The Insights Beat: Future-Proof Your Insights Capability

Srividya Sridharan March 12, 2019
B2B organizations can fuel growth using customer insights. Read three ways to future-proof your insights capabilities.
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Prepare For Blockchain’s Impact On The Telecommunications Sector

Dan Bieler February 19, 2019
Blockchain offers telcos opportunities for new business, improved compliance, and efficient operations.
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Data Governance Takes A Turn — And It’s A Doozy

Michele Goetz February 6, 2019
If you were to ask me a year ago what I would point to as a best practice for data governance, my response would be to look at what financial services firms do to meet their regulatory requirements. Fast-forward to the age of GDPR and the new privacy mandates coming out of California (CCPA), and […]
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Deep Dive Into Data Commercialization At Forrester’s Data Strategy & Insights 2018 Forum

Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D. November 28, 2018
I’m often asked the question, “What’s my data worth?” And my immediate (and somewhat provocative) response is “Nothing!” Data is, without a doubt, valuable. But when stored in vaults and locked down, it is not. As the American inventor Thomas Edison asserted, “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” That sentiment […]
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