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What is IoT?

For decades, manufacturers basically had a race to become the cheapest at what they produce, because they had little leverage when it came to differentiation. But as measurement devices and back end data systems have modernized; a whole new world of opportunity has opened up. This is because the manufacturers products could be combined with…
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The Link Between Data & Culture

In pretty much every business presentation, you’re going to find the typical People, Process, and Technology categories to describe organizational improvement.  And indeed those are 3 are really important focus points. But, at Intricity we believe there’s a 4th which most organizations have little to no focus on… Culture.  For many companies, they feel they…
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10,000 Subscribers!

Intricity's youtube channel passed the 10,000 subscriber mark, and it's at the cusp of generating its 2 millionth view. "Our channel doesn't hold a candle to cat videos", said Jared Hillam with a chuckle, "but for the topic of data management, it's the king of youtube. And since every company in the world has data,…
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Security: Cloud vs Firewall

Imagine for a moment that you needed to hunt for food. If you’re looking down the scope of your gun and you see a whole bunch of mice scurrying would you consider trying to shoot one? Even if you were successful would it benefit you or be worth your time and effort? Of course not.…
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The Data/Culture Link

Small is beautiful Your organization is made up of tiny little decisions made every day by thousands of individuals. That it! Seriously that’s what makes up your company. Unless you’re some kind of futuristic company with no human employees or customers, that’s how your company realizes it’s accomplishments. Those small decisions add up to your…
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Reference Data Wrangling

Reference Data Management So what is reference data? Think of it as data that resides in your organization, but that you don’t own the standards and naming conventions of. For example, imagine one day you decided to lead all your postal codes with your store numbers. What would happen? Well, all the sudden, all your packages with…
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Accelerated ETL using BI Markup Language (Biml)

The ETL Drag A common complaint in the construction of a Business Intelligence (BI) solution is the length of time, and the associated cost with building the Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) routines to populate the associated data repositories (i.e., DataMart’s, Data Warehouse). Some estimates place this ETL development at up to 80% of the overall…
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Multidimensional Query System of Equations

Thinking about the high technologies of our modern lives, it is humbling to realize that what we take for granted today, is built on top of mathematical and scientific discoveries made thousands of years ago.  For example, around 4000 years ago, the people of Babylon knew how to solve a simple 2X2 system of linear…
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What is a Data Lake?

One of the problems that we encounter in managing data, is that it lives literally all over the place. This is especially true in large corporations. In fact, we’ve seen companies that have thousands of disparate applications all gathering their own data. So you can imagine how frustrating it is navigating the corporate politics to…
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Branding SugarCRM

The Importance of Branding It is difficult to under-appreciate the importance of marketing. Making your company or product appealing and familiar provides more opportunities for new and continued sales. Often overlooked, however, is internal marketing – bringing your brand alive for your own employees! This can create an emotional connection to your company and products.…
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