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GDPR is coming. Are you ready?

Regulators will begin enforcing the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation on May 25. Here are steps you can take to make sure your compliance program is ready.

Written by Thor Olavsrud10 April 18 19:48

Data privacy: What your employees don’t know but should

Employees tend to have significant gaps in their data privacy awareness, particularly about the data handling requirements of regulations like the GDPR and EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.

Written by Thor Olavsrud09 March 18 22:00

6 internet of things trends that will dominate 2018

Many organizations are already incorporating IoT technologies into their products, processes and workflows, but 2018 is shaping up to be a breakout year for IoT deployments. Here are six IoT trends to watch in 2018.

Written by Thor Olavsrud10 Jan. 18 22:00

Why your BI strategy needs a universal semantic data layer

A universal semantic data layer is a single business representation of all corporate data aimed at helping users access data using common business terms via the BI and analytics tools of their choice.

Written by Thor Olavsrud10 Nov. 17 22:00

5 pitfalls of self-service BI

Self-service business intelligence offers many benefits, but bringing analytics and reporting closer to business units by bypassing IT can have unintended — and costly — consequences.

Written by Thor Olavsrud20 Oct. 17 21:00

10 tips for change management success

Change management is the discipline of leading individuals, teams and entire organizations through organizational change via a combination of behavioral and social sciences, information technology and business solutions. Here are 10 steps to success when transforming your company.

Written by Thor Olavsrud22 Sept. 17 05:47

12 Microsoft Power BI success stories

Microsoft Power BI provides organizations with self-service business intelligence tools that allow users to analyze, visualize and share data using the familiar Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Here are 12 success stories built on Power BI.

Written by Thor Olavsrud16 Aug. 17 20:00

CIOs step into strategic role as tech buying moves out of IT

Non-IT line of business leaders are increasingly taking over the technology purchasing responsibility that has traditionally belonged to CIOs, but one industry expert argues this shift represents an opportunity for CIOs.

Written by Thor Olavsrud14 July 17 20:00

Your guide to the top big data certifications today

Analytics are the lifeblood of any successful business, but IT pros with the right mix of skills and experience can be hard to find. These certifications can help prove you've got what it takes.

Written by Thor Olavsrud29 June 17 20:00

How to get the most from a managed IT services provider

As the managed services provider market matures, CIOs should resist the urge to go with the lowest-cost provider in favor of partners that understand your business and can help you achieve strategic goals.

Written by Thor Olavsrud27 June 17 09:11

CIOs should step into the IoT oversight void

The internet of things opens your business to significant security risks, but most boards don't understand the importance of IoT oversight, particularly third-party implementations. That's an opportunity for CIOs to take the lead.

Written by Thor Olavsrud23 June 17 20:00

3 keys to keep your data lake from becoming a data swamp

Data lakes can store all your business data with ease, but beware: That massive repository of data can get bogged down, choking your data off from your users. Here’s how to prevent your data lake from turning into a data swamp.

Written by Thor Olavsrud08 June 17 20:00