All Roads Lead to Digital Disruption

As most leaders know, success is accomplished through people. Smart technology helps, but succeeding in today’s digital realm is a challenge that requires more than simply consuming more technology. Without smart, dedicated workers adopting a people-first strategy that serves as the main platform of an organization, all other attempts to create a thriving business—whether through…

Falling Into the Digital Divide

America is at risk of falling behind in the digital world. A new report from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center (the creators of Sesame Street), Rutgers University and New America notes that middle and low income families aren’t keeping up when it comes to computers, broadband, Wi-Fi and Internet access in the U.S. While 94…

The Hottest Job in IT Today

It’s hard to believe that the hottest job in America at one time wasblacksmith. Today, it’s data scientist, according to a growing number of sources, including job site Glassdoor. It recentlyreportedthat the annual median salary for data scientist positions is $116,840. Other studies have found that those with master’s degrees or doctorates sometimes pull down…

Why Extracting Value From Data Will Get Tougher

In a world where almost everything is being transformed into a digital data point—and the volume, velocity and variety (3Vs) of data expand at a seemingly exponential rate—it’s apparent that the ability to govern big data increasingly separates winners and losers. A newly released study conducted by Pentaho, a Hitachi Services Company, in association with…

Where Is Today’s Cyber-Security Leadership?

One of the travesties of the digital age is the current state of cyber-security. Nearly every article I write for Baseline and its sister publication, CIO Insight, now touches on this topic. And, if you think things are getting worse, it’s not your imagination. For example, Ponemon Institute reports that the cost of cyber-crime jumped…

The Benefits of Predictive Customer Analytics

By Scott Sanders A company’s ability to understand its customers’ behavior and the nature and speed of how those behaviors change can make it or break it. For a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), nothing is more imperative to smart decision making and strategic planning. To date, the most common kind of customer analytics that the…

How Will CIOs Use Their Growing Influence?

By William Macaux and Suzanne Bates The role of the CIO has been changing over the past decade. It’s becoming a more essential part of the C-suite, and CIOs have become more critical contributors to corporate strategy and governance. On the one hand, this change is driven by new problems, such as high visibility data…

Businesses Find Value in Real-Time Data Streams

Imagine it’s a Friday evening after a long work week and you want to stop for a drink and meal on the way home. (If you have a significant other or children, please remember a time when this scenario did apply). SceneTap’s apps have taken the guess-work out of finding the right place for you–one…

Wooing Job Candidates With Perks, Not Money

By Shravan Goli In today’s market, companies are desperate to get their hands on qualified tech candidates, oftentimes leading to an all-out bidding war. With demand high and many companies willing to pull out all stops, the question becomes: How can companies with fewer resources— or with locations outside the major tech hubs—compete for top…

Why Some Big Data Efforts Come Up Short

Business and IT leaders recognize the importance of big data. But putting it to work presents growing challenges. A new report from consulting firm Capgemini, titled “Successful Big Data Implementations Elude Most Organizations,” found that global organizational spending on big data exceeded $31 billion in 2013 and is projected to hit $114 billion by 2018….