Archives:

The CDO’s Guide to Practical Data Intelligence: Turning Insight into Strategic Business Value

If we have data for everything, we should be able to use it to drive strategy, right? Enterprises focus on becoming ever more data-driven, meaning that it is simply unacceptable to allow data to go to waste. Yet, as the amount of data businesses collect and control continues to increase exponentially, many organizations are failing to derive enough business value from their data. Companies are feeling the pressure to extract maximum value from all of…

What’s Your Data Strategy?

A 2017 Harvard Business Review article, What’s Your Data Strategy?, introduces the concept of balancing Offensive and Defensive analytics to optimize business performance and establish a data strategy. Read “What’s Your Data Strategy?” to learn: How Monarch Swarm Satisfies Control and Flexibility How Monarch Swarm Enables Fast, Accurate, and Defensive Analytics     Download [623.69 KB]     CDO’s GUIDE TO PRACTICAL DATA INTELLIGENCE…

Ovum Research: Datawatch SWOT Report 2018

Despite growing volumes of enterprise data, a significant portion of valuable information is often left inaccessible to the data prep process. Data that is locked away in PDF reports, invoices, XML, .TXT, JSON, or other semi-structured and unstructured sources – including the web – is often overlooked or ignored in favor of data that is more easily accessible. However, as the self-service movement gains steam, unlocking the value of these resources will become more important…

The Ultimate Guide to Self-Service Data Preparation

Whether you call it data mining, extracting, cleaning, joining, blending or masking – it’s all data preparation. Professionals can spend hours a week working with their data, trying to join data from disparate sources, re-keying info from static reports or PDFs, or formatting data for accurate reporting. A self-service data preparation tool, such as Datawatch Monarch, empowers users to import, transform and export data in less time, often with the ability to automate processes for…

Ventana Research Benchmark Report

Data Preparation: Enabling Self-Service and Support Across Business and IT Data is essential to every aspect of business, and organizations that use it effectively are likely to gain advantages over competitors that do not. Information derived from this data is essential to address a variety of needs–to support analytics and decision-making, enable effective process improvements and optimize the customer experience. A variety of new factors are changing the data preparation process, including the growing importance…

Alleviate Your Chronic Spreadsheet Pain: An Interactive eBook

“Excel just wasn’t designed to do some of the heavy lifting that companies need to do in finance,” says Paul Hammerman, a Business Applications Analyst at Forrester Research Inc. Excel is used in nearly every organization, but it has major limitations. In an era when data-driven decision-making is becoming executive-level priority, anything that slows down the process of extracting insights from data should be addressed immediately. The good news is that there are easy…

Gartner’s Market Guide for Data Preparation

Self-service data preparation accelerates the shift toward business user data discovery and advanced analytics Better and faster insights start with better data. Analysts spend up to 80% of their time on data preparation delaying the time to analysis and decision making. Analysts who deal with a variety of data sources and spend a significant amount of time acquiring, joining and manipulating data should consider a self-service data preparation solution.   Read this research report to learn Gartner’s: Description…

Monetizing Your Dark Data

A goldmine lurks within your mountains of data. Large organizations have appointed chief data officers (CDO) to take on the mission of maximizing data value and producing new revenue streams. Small groups and even individuals with a good idea can monetize data. The barriers to market entry have fallen. The technology is readily available. There has never been a better time to transform your data into digital gold.

Eckerson Group Data Preparation Buyer’s Guide

The number and variety of data preparation tools offers many options for organizations seeking to add intelligent data preparation to their analytics technology toolkit. Many choices is a good thing but too many choices can make decisions difficult. Along with increased number of tools we have experienced growth of people and roles that perform data preparation – now ranging from line-of business analysts to data scientists – with a span of use cases…

Connecting the Dots: How Data Prep Addresses 3 Major Challenges for the Intelligence Community and Improves Threat Detection

Data is essential for effective analysis and threat detection, but the overwhelming amount of data being created today makes it difficult for analysts to include all of the information in their threat assessments. Connecting the Dots explains how implementing data preparation solutions significantly addresses these challenges to improve threat detection and intelligence sharing across departments and/or agencies. Download this eBook to learn how solving the top 3 data challenges with data preparation enables your organization…

Subscribe to get the latest updates on data preparation solutions