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If an app is free, it means the customer is paying with his or her data. But it's estimated that only 2% of the data out there is actionable and insightful. Mining and creating value from data are now paramount to business models. Everything can be measured, but what are the most important things to measure? Let's find out.

Posted May 23, 2018

The GDPR may raise an awkward issue for the voice tech industry: it requires reminding customers that you're recording, analyzing, and storing their conversations in the first place. As Richard Brown, director at activereach, a provider of internet, networking, voice, and security solutions, points out, "Most customers assume that their email communication with a company may be stored long term, but they don't necessarily think that's the case for a voice conversation."

Posted May 16, 2018

If we ever want to see a truly open internet accessible to all, then we, as a society, will need to invest in it.

Posted May 08, 2018

GDPR creates a new set of standardized, strict rules for consumer protection, designed to ensure privacy and data minimization. It's a regulation with reach; just about any global company that collects or processes data for customers based in the EU will be affected. The consequences for non-compliance are not trivial; GDPR stipulates that offending companies can be fined up to 4% of annual global turnover, or €20 million (about $24 million), whichever is higher.

Posted May 02, 2018

You have, no doubt, heard the words "future-proof your content" from the EContent crew, as well as from any number of other digital content experts. But I think we have to take the idea of future-proofing one step further and begin thinking about creating sustainable data strategies that don't crumble under the weight of GDPR and whatever other laws might be on the way.

Posted May 01, 2018

What is required is a context-sensitive solution that can efficiently manage and store large amounts of data and, if required, scale it horizontally. ECM more than fits the bill.

Posted Apr 25, 2018

Rep. Blackburn's question about control of the virtual-self hits at the epicenter of our Facebook problem: regaining personal control of our virtual identities is the answer to data privacy. Only when my real world-self owns my virtual-self can I truly have the benefit of data privacy and set both the boundaries and price for its use. This is achievable today, and it will be the largest disruption in the history of digital advertising.

Posted Apr 20, 2018

Altova announced the release of Version 2018 release 2 of its MissionKit desktop developer tools and server software products.

Posted Apr 19, 2018

MinerEye is launching a new, AI-powered governance, and data protection solution. MinerEye Data Tracker will enable companies to continuously identify, organize, track and protect vast information assets including undermanaged, unstructured and dark data for safe and compliant cloud migration.

Posted Apr 17, 2018

As the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) closes in, publishers are still unsure about where the line is being drawn. If you're confused about the status of your data collection strategy under the GDPR, read on.

Posted Apr 13, 2018

Presenting EContent's annual Trendsetting Products list. Each year, we turn to our inboxes, our coverage, and our contributors to find out what products are helping content creators of all kinds stay on top of their game.

Posted Apr 02, 2018

Jumpshot announced the company has broadened its data offering to enable marketing professionals who manage brands to benchmark against competitors by understanding purchase behavior, all the way down to the brand and category level.

Posted Mar 22, 2018

Lightspeed, a division of WPP's data investment management group, Kantar, is modernizing how it buys and manages data to make it easier for clients to flexibly choose from a wider variety of quality data sources based on timing and pricing needs. This includes how Lightspeed interacts with sourcing partners, the underlying technology, as well as its executive management.

Posted Mar 22, 2018

Bedrock Data has launched Fusion, SaaS software that reduces the time and cost associated with unifying customer data across cloud applications.

Posted Mar 06, 2018

Cambridge Semantics and CData Software announced a technology partnership to provide SQL query access to a code-free, graph-based, big data management, and analytics environment.

Posted Mar 06, 2018

Virtualitics, a provider of next-generation big data visualization and analytics, announced the close of a $7 million Series B round of equity funding led by Centricus, a global investment platform, and participated in by existing investor the Venture Reality Fund (The VR Fund) and other private investors.

Posted Mar 01, 2018

Reltio, creators of the Self-Learning Data Platform, announced Reltio Cloud 2018.1, the newest version of the native cloud platform that organizes enterprise data for continuous self-learning. The release includes the next evolution of Reltio IQ (formerly Reltio Insights) which takes advantage of advanced analytics and machine learning for day-to-day operations and applications.

Posted Feb 27, 2018

Bloom Intelligence announced the release of two new features to support its innovative Wi-Fi analytics and automated marketing platform. With the launch of its new ratings trigger and data-rich customer cards, Bloom Intelligence is increasing the ROI of its offerings for the hospitality and retail industries.

Posted Feb 27, 2018

The Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG), an independent, global, member-led organization that maximizes customers' investment in Oracle and partner solutions, relaunched its Analytics, BI and Big Data Special Interest Group (SIG). The new SIG was reestablished through the merger of two long-standing SIGs, the BI-Big Data and Endeca SIGs, to increase the organization's focus on Oracle Enterprise Analytics Technologies.

Posted Feb 22, 2018

StoryStream, an AI-powered content marketing platform provider, announced its partnership with Brandwatch, the world's premier social intelligence group, on the launch of its Vizia data-visualization platform. The partnership will enable StoryStream's proprietary artificial intelligence-powered content management capabilities to be used within the Vizia's platform, allowing Brandwatch customers to display the social content that matters most alongside insightful data-visualizations across organizations.

Posted Feb 22, 2018

Cambridge Semantics, a provider of a universal semantic layer for big data management and connected data analytics solutions, today announced a preview of AnzoGraph, a native graph-based parallel query engine available for analyzing data from Amazon Neptune, the new fully managed graph database service from Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Posted Feb 20, 2018

Big Data, that corpus of global digital information characterized by velocity, variety, and volume—with contributions from just about every being and machine on the planet—has achieved such a scope and speed of growth that any attempt to quantify it is outdated as soon as it's measured. If, in the last year, Amazon sold 636 items per second on Amazon Prime Day, YouTube saw 300 hours of video uploaded by users every minute, and Google handled 3.5 billion searches per day, then count on 2018 to bring more of the same.

Posted Feb 19, 2018

AI startup Fluid AI is working to launch what it calls the world's first AI equity fund. It will use it's deep learning nets to sift through 50 years of international stock market data and understand which stocks performed better based on their financial returns, asset holdings, performance data, and thousands of other data variables.

Posted Feb 06, 2018

EContent got the chance to talk with some of the digital content industry's best and brightest at the Gilbane Digital Content Conference. In this installment of Voices of EContent, we asked these leaders in their fields to tell us what the best use they've seen of AI in the content industry? We heard about the healthcare field, the importance of metadata, neural networking, movie trailers, and more.

Posted Jan 19, 2018

TrafficLand, a V2I aggregator of live traffic video, announced an agreement with Weather Telematics to integrate and resell its proprietary all hazards and predictive weather data designed to improve mobility safety, media reporting and public agency situational awareness.

Posted Jan 04, 2018

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