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Interview with John Pocknell

Challenges with Managing the Exploding Data Firehose

In this interview, John Pocknell, Senior Market Strategist at Quest Software, covers the challenges and bottlenecks preventing data teams from success and explores what data-driven businesses need to keep in mind as data becomes more critical.

Investigative intelligence

Using Siren to increase personal productivity and enable quick insights

Jeferson Zanim, Head of Client Services, at Siren, gives you a tour of the Siren platform. See how it can increase personal productivity by merging big data dashboards, links analysis, search engines, and operational monitoring. It extends data analysis with unique associative and multimodal analytic capabilities, finding relationships between data sets that were simply not visible before.

Increased efficiency

Five tips for reducing on-premise platform costs

Businesses are looking to reduce spending across cloud providers. Clusters are expensive and poorly optimised applications come at the price of high maintenance costs. Take a look at these five areas to work towards reducing on-premise platform costs. They will not only increase reliability but save the cost of buying more nodes as the business expands.

Keeping up with the high scores

Next generation of games: the importance of data for instant experiences

The gaming industry is booming and by 2025 it is expected to be worth $300 billion. Companies looking to gain a competitive advantage in the digital world must therefore create unique and dynamic experiences based on best-in-class platforms in order to drive both customer acquisition and continued retention to power the next generation of games.

Taking data to court

Three biggest legal cases about data scraping

The legality of web scraping is still a grey area. Many businesses forbid scraping in their ToS, but these aren’t enforceable in many places. Data scraping businesses need to remain alert and be aware of the implications of legal cases. Let’s review the three biggest legal cases about the current web data scraping ecosystem.

Exploring the options

What’s the best data strategy for enterprises: Build, buy, partner?

When it comes to data solutions, is it worth it to build everything from scratch, co-develop with partners, buy a license from a vendor, or acquire small open source startups? This article examines the different solutions to data strategies and what organizations should consider when evaluating each option.

It all boils down to GDPR

If it runs on garbage data, your beautiful machine’s going nowhere

As competition around algorithms will remain the most heated battleground for ad tech companies, excellent results all start with the quality of data. The old adage, ‘garbage in, garbage out’ has never been more apt. As it turns out, first-party data is not only the new gold standard for advertising, it’s set to become the legal benchmark too when the GDPR is enforced.