Sat.Nov 11, 2023 - Fri.Nov 17, 2023

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10 cloud strategy questions every IT leader must answer

CIO

It’s no longer a question of whether organizations are moving to the cloud but rather how well it’s going. Cloud isn’t that shiny new object in the distance, full of possibility. It’s come down to earth — sometimes with an unexpected thud onto the wrong side of a company’s balance sheet. “There are so many people who bought into cloud without thinking through the real reasons why they were doing this and what they wanted to accomplish,” says David Mitchell Smith, distinguished vice president and

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Excel Workbook Layout And The Performance Of Reading Data With Power Query In Power BI

Chris Webb BI

Excel workbooks are one of the slowest data sources you can use with Power Query in Excel or Power BI. Reading small amounts of data from small workbooks is usually fast; reading large amounts of data from large workbooks can be very slow. But what about reading small amounts of data from large Excel workbooks? I did some tests and it turns out that performance can vary a lot depending on where your data is in the workbook and how that workbook is structured.

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TikTok Takeover: Crafting Engaging Branded Challenges for Gen Z Audiences

mention

These days, marketing success is contingent on how well you can interact with your audience on platforms like TikTok. That’s doubly true if your target audience members are mostly or entirely Gen Z ! One of the best ways to engage and build connections with Gen Z audiences is to develop and post branded challenges. If you’re not sure what branded challenges are, how they work, or how you can maximize their effectiveness, read on; we’ll explore the answers to these questions and more.

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T4NG2 – Who’s Who in the New Zoo?

FedSavvy

We are back with another installment of our T4NG2 series! Our last blog looked at the returning incumbents and we are now shifting our focus to look at the footprint of all T4NG2 awardees across the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and provide a special highlight of the contract’s newcomers. Current VA Footprint of T4NG2 Winners Figure 1 – The current VA footprint of T4NG2 awardees, FY2018-FY2023.

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Are Your Impact Comms Resonating With Stakeholders?

Whether your organization is at the start of its sustainability and impact journey or years into it, many brands share a common concern: the uncertainty of whether they are sending stakeholders mixed messages. Creating content that speaks to your audience's “love language” can be a tricky dance. But, worry not! 3BL has put together tips to ensure that your content not only finds its rhythm but also resonates with your target audiences.

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10 digital transformation roadblocks — and 5 tips for overcoming them

CIO

In today’s fast-paced business world, companies are striving to harness the power of digital technologies to reinvent their operations, enhance customer experiences, drive innovation, and thereby create value for stakeholders. But the hard truth is that many digital initiatives fail to deliver results. Transformation efforts can be derailed for any number of reasons, but there are several common themes as to why digital initiatives fall short — and most revolve around leadership.

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Design Systems vs. Modular Templates: What’s Best for E-commerce

mention

Expanding your E-commerce business can be very expensive: production of goods, distribution, salaries, marketing needs (and that’s only a small part of it). So if you see some areas you can optimize at least a bit, seize that opportunity. This will help you save not only your resources but money as well. If you’re using emails as one of your marketing communication channels, start by reviewing the email production process and optimizing the costs.

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T4NG2 – If you want to sell IT services in the VA, you better know this!

FedSavvy

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced the 30 awardees on its Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation Two (T4NG2) contract vehicle to provide a range of information technology (IT) services. The 10-year, $60.7 billion contract is the third iteration of the vehicle run by the Technology Acquisition Center (TAC) in Eatontown, NJ and is significant because most of the VA’s IT spend runs through this vehicle.

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5 ways to deploy your own large language model

CIO

It’s the fastest-moving new technology in history. Generative AI is transforming the world, changing the way we create images and videos, audio, text, and code. According to a September survey of IT decision makers by Dell, 76% say gen AI will have a “significant if not transformative” impact on their organizations, and most expect to see meaningful results within the next 12 months.

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The Value of Broker Research: Insights You Won’t Find Elsewhere

Alpha Sense BI

In today’s market, getting ahead of the competition means acting on information before most are even privy to it. Broker research proves to contain more than just the essential information needed for a professional to navigate an industry. Many are unaware of the lucrative insights packed within these reports, spotlighting sector opportunities ripe for investment and strategic business action.

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7 Strategies to Gather (and Actually Use) Competitive Intel from Employees

Leaders in competitive intel know that the employees who interact with customers and prospects every day hold valuable competitive insights that could help win sales. But they don’t have a good plan or system to gather, organize, and share these insights with the stakeholders who need them. In this eBook, we outline 7 strategies to make it easier to build and scale an employee sharing program that will drive competitive advantage.

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5 Things You Should Know About Lifecycle Marketing

mention

Marketing is easy, isn’t it? After all, all you really need to do is put up some adverts and customers will come flocking to your website (or store) to buy the product. Of course, that’s not quite right. In the modern market, marketing is at times a science, and at other times an art. Doing it well involves in-depth knowledge of your product and, more importantly, your customers.

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Generative AI & Dirty Data

Timo Elliot

Data is like children, it’s constantly on the move, and loves to get dirty — but holds out the promise of huge new value in the organization, thanks to Generative AI. I just listened to industry veteran analysts Jon Reed and Josh Greenbaum discuss the recent ASUG Tech Connect Event in Orlando. I strongly urge you to take a listen to the whole thing , but one thing jumped out: that bad data is one of the biggest problems organizations face when trying to take advantage of Generative A

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CIO as enabler: Building an ecosystem of innovation partners

CIO

There’s significant debate about the future of the CIO role , but one thing is clear: Digital leaders who want to be successful must look beyond the firewall and link up with an ecosystem of vendor partners, startups, and other organizations to ensure the enterprise thrives. The reason for this shift is simple: While CIOs can often call on talented teams of internal IT professionals to deliver business solutions, no technology department can be expected to generate every innovation necessary to

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Early Insights, Big Rewards: Making the Case for Competitive Intelligence Software

Kompyte

“ We need to ramp up our competitive intelligence program. " But it’s difficult to communicate the return-on-investment (ROI) in numbers, so budget discussions go nowhere, and the initiative goes back to the bottom of your (very long) to-do list.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Unlocking the Full Potential of Data Collaboration Through PETs

Dataversity

What’s the future of data collaboration? It’s a question that should be on the lips of every C-suite executive in global organizations right now. The unrealized potential of consumer data is immense for businesses wanting to forge deeper connections with their customers and unlock new opportunities, but many are unsure how to proceed when faced […] The post Unlocking the Full Potential of Data Collaboration Through PETs appeared first on DATAVERSITY.

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Building B2B buyer personas with social listening

Infegy

A new use: Social Listening for B2B personas Building B2B personas can be difficult, especially when identifying your buyer. However, it can be done using social listening. A detailed buyer persona is required to build the best marketing messaging and ensure advertising dollars are spent efficiently. If you don’t build around personas, marketing becomes very general, and no one buyer connects to the messaging.

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Microsoft Ignite 2023: 11 takeaways for CIOs

CIO

This year’s Microsoft Ignite developer conference might as well be called AIgnite, with over half of the almost 600 sessions featuring artificial intelligence in some shape or form. Generative AI, in particular, is at the heart of many of the new product announcements Microsoft is making at the event, including new AI capabilities for wrangling large language models (LLMs) in Azure, new additions to its Copilot range of generative AI assistants, new hardware, and a new tool to help developers de

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Eyes on Data: The Right Foundation for Trusted Data and Analytics

TDAN BI

Trust. Trust is defined as the assured reliance or belief on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something (Webster’s Dictionary). It’s a term we use often to describe how we feel about the people, the institutions, and the things around us.

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Maximize Productivity and Simplify IT Management with Conversational AI

ChatGPT has dominated boardroom conversations for months now. From drafting a stock trading program, to creating a SQL query to model data, there are practically no limits to the applications of the AI language model assistant. At ManageEngine, we have been working on our own AI-assistant, Zia. Zia is a fully-trained analytics assistant that can perform a range of functions such as creating and adding reports to dashboards, providing conversational support to data analysis, insight discovery, bu

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Building a Strong Community for Women in Data Management and Governance

Dataversity

In September, I had the privilege of co-hosting a new special interest group (SIG), Women in Data Management and Governance, alongside DATAVERSITY’s Shannon Kempe, at a pre-conference Enterprise Data World (EDW) event. I’m so honored to be part of building this community and to better serve a critical and growing constituency in our industry. Supporting the growth of […] The post Building a Strong Community for Women in Data Management and Governance appeared first on DATAVERSITY.

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EBS to OCI Migration, Cloud Strategies, and Legacy Data Solutions

Splash BI

Panel Discussion Transforming Public Sector Tech: EBS to OCI Migration, Cloud Strategies, and Legacy Data Solutions THU, DEC 07, 2023 02 PM to 03 PM ET Jump to abstract Abstract Join us live for an insightful session where we delve into the evolving landscape of public sector reporting and analytics amidst the shift to Oracle Cloud. Hosted by Tom Ericson, VP of Client Success, alongside a panel of SplashBI experts— John Faucher, Doug Hahn, and Bhawan Mathur —this session is dedicated to empoweri

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We’re all becoming software CIOs — a role Red Hat CIO Jim Palermo knows well

CIO

Whether you sell cars, candy, consulting, or construction, software is moving to the center of your business. Your products and services rely on software and data for nearly everything from product development to aftermarket support. So congratulations! You’ve become (or will become) what is, essentially, a software company CIO. I’ve been writing about how life is different for software company CIOs for years — more specifically, on how they must make clearer distinctions between IT and product

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2024 Market & Competitive Intelligence Process Template for Strategic Business Alignment

Contify

The post 2024 Market & Competitive Intelligence Process Template for Strategic Business Alignment appeared first on Contify Market and Competitive Intelligence Platform - Blog.

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What Regulations Will Impact Sustainability Comms in 2024?

Navigating the waters of sustainability reporting disclosures and regulations can be intimidating, to say the least. With various measures set in motion in 2023 to keep companies accountable, there is a lot in store for brands’ impact communication in the upcoming year. 3BL is kicking off this January with our Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Capricorn Edition by highlighting the impact of: The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Climate disclosure rules The European Commission

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Machine Learning: Challenges and Opportunities for Modern Data Executives

Dataversity

The transformational promise of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for enterprises has fueled enormous excitement and massive investment by data executives. One estimate predicts that AI’s contribution to the global economy could reach an extraordinary $15.7 trillion by 2030. That’s more than the current combined economic output of China and India.

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Synchronized Video Data Collaboration for Multi-Layered Insights

TDAN BI

In this digital age, large amounts of data are produced and consumed every second. And particularly for experienced bloggers in the data management or IT industry, synchronized video data collaboration represents an untapped wellspring of potential. By harnessing this data revolution, businesses can gain multi-layered insights into consumer behavior and enhance organizational performance.

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IHG maximizes hospitality with multicloud

CIO

For IHG Hotels and Resorts, the cloud provides just the right accommodation for business success. “First and foremost we see our journey to the cloud as the most extremely important part of both our technology and commercial strategies,” says George Turner, chief commercial and technology officer of the British multinational, which relies heavily on its sophisticated cloud infrastructure, chatbots, and AI to drive more digital business at its 19 hotel brands — more so at the edge.

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Proving your library's value with ERM: A must-read guide for information managers

Vable

How do you obtain the data you need to prove the value of your library and information service? We are all data-driven so you need the relevant information at your fingertips. You are on the right track if you have a current awareness aggregator like Vable and an electronic resource management (ERM) tool like ResearchMonitor.

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A Practical Guide to Business Intelligence Governance

Speaker: Marius Moscovici, CEO Metric Insights & Mike Smitheman, VP Metric Insights

While the proper governance of data is clearly critical to the success of any business intelligence organization, focusing on data governance alone is a huge mistake. Organizations continually fail to generate ROI on their governance initiatives because they are too narrow in scope. To be effective, Business Intelligence (BI) governance must cover both data and visualizations.