Marliesa Dougans

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Welcome August, Welcome Women’s Month.

Posted by Marliesa Dougans on Aug 5, 2021 9:47:47 AM


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Alert! These are the Most Common Types of Cyberattacks Businesses face

Posted by Marliesa Dougans on Jun 14, 2021 10:54:36 AM
Cyberattacks have spearheaded to become more than common over the past few years. Even powerful companies like Adobe, Sony, Target, and others have faced major cyber attacks by cyber criminals and frauds. A recent study in 2018 revealed that a record-high of 10.52 billion malware attacks were identified in 2018. These statistics do not surprise the cybersecurity experts as they believe cybercrimes might prove to be more profitable than illicit drug trafficking.
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Topics: Sayantani Sanyal

Implementing an Effective Intelligent Master Data Management Strategy

Posted by Marliesa Dougans on Jun 7, 2021 12:31:04 PM
Most enterprises have re-aligned their business models to accelerate digital transformation and revitalize data analytic tools to understand changing market needs and/or customer preferences. But still, there is a long road ahead. While data collection and management across different sources is now standard practice for enterprises, there are high chances of it being fragmented, siloed, or even uncleansed.
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Topics: Directors

Better cybersecurity starts with honesty and accountability

Posted by Marliesa Dougans on May 19, 2021 10:19:51 AM


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Topics: Directors, Security

Now is the Time to Reassess Digital Transformation Strategy

Posted by Marliesa Dougans on May 11, 2021 3:04:02 PM
Around 70% of manufacturing organizations in the U.S. and Europe have adopted a digital transformation (DX) strategy (according to the IDC research). These strategies vary widely in terms of quality and focus. Some companies (but not enough) understand that DX should cover both vertical and horizontal perspectives. Transformation should go beyond factory walls and impact the supply chain, the product and services portfolio, and the revenue side of the business.
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Topics: Directors, Manufacturing, Analytics Insight

10 Business Intelligence Buzzwords

Posted by Marliesa Dougans on May 3, 2021 2:18:03 PM


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Topics: Business Intelligence, Data & BI

5 Challenges Facing Finance Professionals

Posted by Marliesa Dougans on Apr 23, 2021 11:00:00 AM


If you work in finance, you have the keys to the "city" with all the data at your fingertips. Your department is one of the few that have a lens into the overall health of the company. It is ironic that finance departments have all this information and still struggle with old data, old tools and spend most of their time reconfiguring tools, data and talent to provide the executive with the necessary financial data. 

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Topics: Data Management, Finance

Data & analytics: The next phase of digital transformation | Cio

Posted by Marliesa Dougans on Apr 22, 2021 8:02:22 AM
In this two-part series, I explore the two phases of digital transformation that many organizations are undergoing. In part one, I dig into what organizations have done in the first phase of transformation and why they must think differently as they embark on the second phase. In part two, I describe how organizations should approach the second phase of transformation in order to successfully transform their data and analytics estates – with Spark as the foundation of those changes.
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Topics: Data & BI, DevOps & POPIA, Matt Maccaux, Directors

Can Data Build a Competitive Advantage for Businesses Today?

Posted by Marliesa Dougans on Apr 21, 2021 3:24:41 PM
Data is now integrated into every industry and highlight of the global market, and much of current economic growth would not be possible without them, just as it would not be possible without other important factors of production such as physical assets and human resources.
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Topics: Monomita Chakraborty

Why Businesses Migrate From On-Premise Servers to Hybrid Cloud Solutions | by Quantum | Geek Culture | Mar, 2021 | Medium

Posted by Marliesa Dougans on Mar 23, 2021 11:07:03 AM
N owadays a lot of companies try to solve the problems associated with the adaptation of the solutions designed for standard on-premise servers to work with cloud services. In this case, companies migrate their infrastructure, architecture, and services to the cloud providers like AWS and others. What are the main advantages of clouds over physical on-premise servers, and how is the migration process in large companies going? Keep reading to find out.
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Topics: Data & BI, Quantum__Inc