Insights

Cisco published its 2023 Data Privacy Benchmark Study recently. The sixth annual global survey investigates professionals' perspectives on data privacy strategies. This year's study finds that despite a difficult economic environment, organizations continue to invest in privacy, with spending up significantly from $1.2 million just three years ago to $2.7 million this year. Yet, 92 percent of respondents believe their organization needs to do...
Data drives efficiencies, increases profitability, and bolsters innovation. Yet analytics skills remain outside the wheelhouse of many business leaders who don't always have a clear view of what data sources and analyses are necessary to formulate the insights they are seeking. In a new series, "The Analytics Edge," published by MIT Sloan School of Management's Ideas Made to Matter, MIT Sloan faculty, alumni, and industry experts share...
RightData, a data software solutions company known for modern data integration, data quality, and data observability, has hired a new chief revenue office (CRO) to its executive team. This hire fulfills RightData's go-to-market implementation strategy and sets a course for revenue growth in the fast-paced data infrastructure and management market, growing at over 10% per year. In addition, the new CRO will be pivotal to capitalizing on the...
Energy costs are rising. The Earth’s temperature is rising. Business context for sustainability is rising. IT leaders, and in particular infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders, are increasingly under pressure to make their data center operations cost-efficient and environmentally sustainable. We sat down with Philip Dawson, VP analyst at Gartner, to learn what I&O leaders can do to reduce costs and make their data...
Innovation at work is gaining greater momentum, as employee experience emerges as a defining priority of employers in 2023. Work's transformation over the past few years has been marked by speed and urgency, which remain consistent variables influencing the road ahead. Shifts in the labor market and global economy have demanded a level of adaptability that's now become table stakes for employers. Employee expectations have shifted too –...
nZero, the near real time (NRT) carbon data and sustainability platform that tracks and operationalizes energy, financial, and greenhouse gas emissions data to help organizations reach climate change goals, announced the hiring of Susane Berger as chief revenue officer. With a career in tech spanning four decades, Berger has deep experience working with emerging companies and helping them to realize their full potential through business...
Instructure Holdings, Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of LearnPlatform, a provider of technology that enables educators and their institutions to research, select, and evaluate digital learning solutions. The platform equips stakeholders across the educational landscape with real-time, meaningful insight into the effectiveness of their tools of choice. This acquisition accelerates the impact of the Instructure Learning...
Internet of Things (IoT) has become one of the biggest challenges for IT departments to manage today, according to Info-Tech' Research Group latest findings. With IoT solutions becoming increasingly common, organizations must move quickly to adopt new, IoT-focused ways to collect and analyze data and automate processes and actions. The firm's research indicates that one of the most common mistakes organizations make when working with an...
RKD Group, a fundraising and marketing solutions provider to nonprofits in North America, is excited to welcome Steve Caldwell as senior vice president of data and analytics solutions. Caldwell comes to RKD with nearly two decades of experience in building direct marketing data and analytics solutions. His ability to leverage data as an asset and passion for helping organizations accelerate their data and analytics capabilities has driven...
As the world moves into a potential economic downturn, technology leaders must help their organizations adapt through emerging technologies while building a protective layer against the risks posed. To prepare technology leaders for what's to come in 2023, global IT research and advisory firm Info-Tech Research Group has released its annual technology report. The 2023 Tech Trends report reveals seven data-driven trends and findings based on...
edX, an online learning platform from 2U, Inc. announced the launch of a new Micromasters program, Business: Data, Insights, and Analytics, with the University of Wisconsin–Madison, now available through the Wisconsin School of Business. The three-course, 24-week MicroMasters program will enable learners to uncover insights and provide actionable recommendations through business analytics tools and methodologies. Specific skill...
Stax LLC, a global strategy consulting firm specializing in commercial due diligence, value creation, and exit planning for private equity firms, PE-backed companies, hedge funds, and investment banks has announced the appointment of Brigette Lumpkins in the role of business development at Stax. In this newly created position, Lumpkins is responsible for driving strategic business relationships to support the firm's growth and business...