Study shows problems with anonymizing data to improve security

With an increasing number of organizations looking to leverage so-called big data comes increasing risk that the datasets created could be misused by internal staff or hackers. To combat this, many companies try

Published on: February 4th, 2015 Howard Solomon

HP rolls out slate of big data services

HP Software has launched a new piece of its big data strategy, aiming to help both small and large organizations alike with using its analytics platform. Dubbing its new product “Haven OnDemand,” the

Published on: December 2nd, 2014 Candice So

Marketing gets personal at CIBC with big data push

Thanks to analytics, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) has a much better idea of where its travel rewards program customers are headed these days. Not the destinations they’re heading to on accumulated

Published on: November 27th, 2014 Christine Wong

#FollowFriday – 3 people embracing digital shifts

Every Follow Friday, we round up a list of people with active Twitter accounts, ones that we feel are worth a click on the 'follow' button. This week, we're focusing on the people

Published on: October 30th, 2014 Candice So

How CBC tracks cross-media audience reach for Olympics, World Cup content

The CBC reached 86 per cent of the Canadian population with its broadcasts of the World Cup - but not everyone was watching it on TV. To capture a fragmented audience watching games

Published on: October 29th, 2014 Christine Wong

How Kraft collects social data and uses it for marketing

For a company that's known for selling food in a box, Kraft has demonstrated some considerably out-of-the-box thinking when it comes to using social media to inform its marketing practices. Kraft is a

Published on: October 27th, 2014 Brian Jackson

HR credibility needs a big data boost in the boardroom

Some might say that the HR profession is in crisis - crisis of credibility. For years now, HR has been trying to get a seat in the boardroom as a respected and true

Published on: October 24th, 2014 Sep Barkhodaee

How Softchoice has embraced the decentralization of IT

Over the past few years, there has been a significant shift in how IT has been characterized, managed and centralized.  For the longest time, IT teams have been known as the gatekeepers of

Published on: October 17th, 2014 Ashley Huffman

Salesforce.com launches Wave, the ‘analytics cloud’

SAN FRANCISCO — Salesforce.com opened its annual Dreamforce conference on Monday by announcing a new product that capitalizes on the analytics software acquisitions it’s made in the past 14 months. Wave is Salesforce’s

Published on: October 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Quri offers Impact on retail promotions

Retail intelligence company Quri Inc. on Wednesday announced the availability of Impact aimed at measuring the performance of in-store promotions for consumer packaged goods (CPG) retailers. Impact performs real-time analysis of store conditions data

Published on: October 3rd, 2014 Dave Webb

Big decisions are gut decisions, despite big data

Despite the fact that executives have access to more data and analytical power than ever before, they're still going on gut feelings for strategic decisions, according to a recent survey by the Economist Intelligence

Published on: October 3rd, 2014 Dave Webb

9 out of 10 businesses find big data useful: Accenture report

Big data is becoming a more important weapon in businesses’ arsenals, with a survey finding 92 per cent of big data users are happy with its business outcomes. In a report released last

Published on: September 15th, 2014 Brian Jackson

4 things to consider before you install IP video surveillance

Back in August, we started examining the Top 10 issues and trends affecting IP surveillance. In our first installment, we looked at bandwidth, storage, and security issues; our second dealt with hardware issues,

Published on: September 5th, 2014 Robert Moore

Brave ‘now’ world: rise of the chief data scientist

This is part three of a three part blog series. Read part two about how predictive analytics is disrupting the finance sector and part one about how the emergence of big data has

Published on: September 3rd, 2014 Cindy Gordon