Posts by Brittany McKeon:


Finding Hidden Insights in Big Data

by   |   December 21, 2017   |   1 Comment

Data is one of the most valuable assets a company has at its disposal. Valuable insights can be gained from data to drive better business decisions, and the technology that enables the collection and measurement of this detailed data is Read More…


How an Open Source Database Decision Helped Our Data-Driven Enterprise Avoid Cost-Prohibitive Vendor Lock-In

by   |   December 20, 2017   |   Leave a comment

For all the effort technology businesses put into rapid scaling, success can sometimes be double-edged for organizations that aren’t prepared when things go right. In other words, intended growth and early achievements can be an especially difficult IT challenge in Read More…


6 Data Science Trends You Should Know for Your Business to Thrive in 2018

by   |   December 19, 2017   |   Leave a comment

Data will continue to transform the way we work and interact with others; in fact, data will impact pretty much every facet of our lives. One of the most common questions I get in my seminars and on social media Read More…


Did Your Network Win or Lose This Holiday Season?

by   |   December 18, 2017   |   Leave a comment

As economists have picked the winners and losers from Black Friday, the full holiday season is in swing. Most U.S. retailers count on nearly 70 percent of their annual sales from the last three months of this year, leaving little Read More…


5 Ways to Help IT Prevent the Next Human Meteorological Event

by   |   December 14, 2017   |   Leave a comment

This year’s hurricane season has been one for the record books, and one that many would prefer to forget. More than 10 hurricanes have so far been recorded – six above Category 3 – with thousands of people still recovering Read More…


The CIO Playbook: 3 Steps to Bridge the Data Divide

by   |   December 7, 2017   |   Leave a comment

Many businesses today are scrutinizing their operations to figure out how to join the digital transformation revolution. They understand that to become more competitive and customer centric, they need processes that are flexible, integrated, insightful and scalable. They understand harnessing Read More…


7 Ways Your Business Loses Data and How to Fight Back

by   |   December 4, 2017   |   Leave a comment

According to a 2016 Ponemon Institute study sponsored by IBM regarding the costs of data breaches and loss, the average consolidated cost moved from $3.8 million to $4.0 million. On a granular level, the study also found the costs for Read More…


7 Laws to Tame Data Chaos

by   |   December 1, 2017   |   Leave a comment

As famed American singer songwriter Bob Dylan once said, “I accept chaos. I’m not sure whether it accepts me.” There’s no question that businesses today are faced with chaotic data environments. Instinct might tell you to run, but embracing the Read More…


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IoT, Big Data and the Serious Privacy Problem of Continuous Data Harvesting

by   |   November 29, 2017   |   1 Comment

There are interlopers in our homes, and we allowed them there. All the Internet of Things (IoT) devices that we welcomed for their conveniences and the positive things they could do to impact our lives can also listen to you, Read More…


An Analysis of the Daily Data Deluge

by   |   November 21, 2017   |   Leave a comment

The amount of data we produce every day is truly mind boggling. There are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created each day at our current pace, but that pace is only accelerating with the growth of the Internet of Things Read More…