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Everything You Need to Know About the Data Lifecycle

When data enters a database, one of two things can happen: it’s either scrubbed, organized, and used, or it grows stale and outdated. Data Lifecycle Management (also known as “DLM”) is the process by which organizations gather, store, and use…

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4 Tools & Strategies for Enhanced Decision-Making

Business leaders make hundreds of decisions every day, many of which influence the success of the business as a whole. No pressure, right? That’s why one of the top skills sought after for managers is the ability to make efficient,…

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Creating Crystal Reports Dashboards

Many small and mid-sized companies have found Crystal Reports to be a trusty tool to create custom reports from multiple data sources. While these reports contain a lot of valuable data, however, they aren’t easy to digest. It’s not hard…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Is Your Email Out of Control?

Does it seem like you’re constantly fighting to keep your inbox clean? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. 74% of consumers are overwhelmed by the amount of emails they receive, which makes sense considering that 35% of them…

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Building Better Data Through Teamwork

For many people, the term “data scientist” is easy to associate with phrases like “charts,” “graphs,” and “crunching the numbers.” While a big part of data science involves just that, some aspects of the job are anything but scientific –…

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Paradigm Shifts and Business Transformation

Data, Business Transformations, and New Year’s Resolutions — Oh My! The New Year is upon us, and there’s no better time for businesses to start thinking about resolutions. Whether you’re looking to improve a few processes or completely transform the…

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Statistical Paradoxes & Puzzles

We all love data here. But, don’t get us wrong, we also know that data can be frustrating, misleading, and challenging. Nothing reminds you of that fact more than contemplating some interesting statistical paradoxes and puzzles – those seemingly absurd…

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Data Architecture: Building & Managing a Data Framework

The first thing you should know about data architecture is that your organization already has one – whether you realize it or not. That’s because data architecture refers to two things: the way that information flows through and around your…

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Business Strategy Barriers to Entry

Introducing new technologies in the workplace can be challenging. With each new business intelligence (BI) tool, there needs to be an accompanying strategy for how that technology will be implemented and communicated. Understanding where this strategy can go wrong, as…

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How Human Resources Can Successfully Lead Directional Change

3 Steps HR Can Take to Successfully Lead Change The only constant in life is change, a maxim that is particularly true in the field of human resources. From the beginning of a new employee’s career, until the day they…

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