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Data silos and culture lead to data transformation challenges

It’s not as easy as it should be for many users to make full use of data for data analytics and business intelligence use cases, due to a number of data transformation challenges.

Data challenges arise not only in the form of data transformation problems, but also with broader strategic concerns about how data is collected and used.

Culture and data strategy within organizations are key causal factors of data transformation challenges, said Gartner analyst Mike Rollings.

“Making data available in various forms and to the right people at the right time has always been a challenge,” Rollings said. “The bigger barrier to making data available is culture.”

The path to overcoming data challenges is to create a culture of data and fully embrace the idea of being a data-driven enterprise, according to Rollings.

Rollings has been busy recently talking about the challenges of data analytics, including taking part in a session at the Gartner IT Symposium Expo from Oct. 20-24 in Orlando, where he also detailed some of the findings from the Gartner CDO (Chief Data Officer) survey.

Among the key points in the study is that most organizations have not included data and analytics as part of documented corporate strategies.

Making data available in various forms and to the right people at the right time has always been a challenge.
Mike RollingsAnalyst, Gartner

“The primary challenge is that data and data insights are not a central part of business strategy,” Rollings said.

Often, data and data analytics are actually just byproducts of other activities, rather than being the core focus of a formal data-driven architecture, he said. In Rollings’ view, data and analytics should be considered assets that can be measured, managed and monetized.

“When we talk about measuring and monetizing, we’re really saying, do you have an intentional process to even understand what you have,” he said. “And do you have an intentional process to start to evaluate the opportunities that may exist with data, or with analysis that could fundamentally change the business model, customer experience and the way decisions are made.”

Data transformation challenges

The struggle to make the data useful is a key challenge, said Hoshang Chenoy, senior manager of marketing analytics at San Francisco-based LiveRamp, an identity resolution software vendor.

Among other data transformation challenges is that many organizations still have siloed deployments, where data is collected and remains in isolated segments.

“In addition to having siloed data within an organization, I think the biggest challenge for enterprises to make their data ready for analytics are the attempts at pulling in data that has previously never been accessed, whether it’s because the data exists in too many different formats or for privacy and security reasons,” Chenoy said. “It can be a daunting task to start on a data management project but with the right tech, team and tools in place, enterprises should get started sooner rather than later.”

How to address the challenges

With the data warehouse and data lake technologies, the early promise was making it easier to use data.

But despite technology advances, there’s still a long way to go to solving data transformation challenges, said Ed Thompson, CTO of Matillion, a London-based data integration vendor that recently commissioned a survey on data integration problems.

The survey of 200 IT professionals found that 90% of organizations see making data available for insights as a barrier. The study also found a rapid rate of data growth of up to 100% a month at some organizations.

When an executive team starts to get good quality data, what typically comes back is a lot of questions that require more data. The continuous need to ask and answer questions is the cycle that is driving data demand.

“The more data that organizations have, the more insight that they can gain from it, the more they want, and the more they need,” Thompson said.

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For Sale – Windows 7 Home Premium Full Retail (New, Sealed)

Hello

Bit of a clear out and I’ve come across a new, unopened full retail copy of Windows 7 Home Premium (based on the sticker on the box, I bought it from Comet originally!). As a full retail copy, you can use this to install Windows 7 Home Premium without needing any existing operating system on the laptop / PC etc.

I believe that these keys are also still accepted for a clean install of Windows 10 too, so that might be a bonus (but I don’t promise anything): https://www.howtogeek.com/266072/yo…ws-10-for-free-with-a-windows-7-8-or-8.1-key/

Price includes recorded delivery postage.

Price and currency: £50.00
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer
Location: South London
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Windows 7 Home Premium Full Retail (New, Sealed)

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Bit of a clear out and I’ve come across a new, unopened full retail copy of Windows 7 Home Premium (based on the sticker on the box, I bought it from Comet originally!). As a full retail copy, you can use this to install Windows 7 Home Premium without needing any existing operating system on the laptop / PC etc.

I believe that these keys are also still accepted for a clean install of Windows 10 too, so that might be a bonus (but I don’t promise anything): https://www.howtogeek.com/266072/yo…ws-10-for-free-with-a-windows-7-8-or-8.1-key/

Price includes recorded delivery postage.

Price and currency: £50.00
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer
Location: South London
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Windows 7 Home Premium Full Retail (New, Sealed)

Hello

Bit of a clear out and I’ve come across a new, unopened full retail copy of Windows 7 Home Premium (based on the sticker on the box, I bought it from Comet originally!). As a full retail copy, you can use this to install Windows 7 Home Premium without needing any existing operating system on the laptop / PC etc.

I believe that these keys are also still accepted for a clean install of Windows 10 too, so that might be a bonus (but I don’t promise anything): https://www.howtogeek.com/266072/yo…ws-10-for-free-with-a-windows-7-8-or-8.1-key/

Price includes recorded delivery postage.

Price and currency: £50.00
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer
Location: South London
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Check Office 365 usage reports for user adoption insights

Administrators who move from Exchange Server to Exchange Online — or the full Office 365 suite — must learn new tools to manage these cloud services.

Many Exchange administrators spend a good amount of time managing and maintaining the messaging system, but very few monitor the overall usage of email and its components. They may inadvertently ignore low adoption rates and other issues experienced by users. Microsoft helps administrators generate a multitude of Office 365 usage reports to review and share with their teams to find ways to improve usage. These reports give the IT team access to information to address any questions or concerns around their security and end users’ adoption to their managers or business leaders.

For those who might have opted to move to Exchange Online or the Office 365 suite, one of the benefits of having their email stored in Microsoft’s cloud is the other services included with a subscription. A company that switches its email to Office 365 can also benefit from other cloud services, such as OneDrive, Skype for Business, Teams, SharePoint and Forms. One specific perk related to Exchange Online is administrators get visibility with usage reporting that was almost nonexistent in Exchange Server.

Office 365 usage reports bring clarity

When an organization moves its mail to an online host, many managers and leaders will want to know if their teams have adopted the new services and at what capacity. Usage reporting helps an organization determine the value of the switch to the cloud and provides insights such as:

  • what users need help with if they have a low adoption rate compared to other services;
  • the volume of email and interactions by users to see who are the biggest consumers of those workloads;
  • statistics on compliance to confirm users observe company policies; and
  • statistics on app usability across different platforms.

Interactive Microsoft Office 365 usage analytics in Power BI

One specific perk related to Exchange Online is administrators get visibility with usage reporting that was almost nonexistent in Exchange Server.

This report is available via a content pack in Power BI, which is Microsoft’s data visualization and reporting platform. This feature connects directly to the cloud offering’s back end, extracts the pertinent data and generates Office 365 usage reports in the form of interactive dashboards that are separated by workload, including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Yammer and OneDrive.

Administrators do not need to be data experts or have extensive experience with report generation. The content pack simplifies the data collection work by offering several report templates, including a product usage report for a detailed look at the user activity in each service and a communication report, which pinpoints a user’s favorite service to stay in contact with.

Administrators can access the reports from mobile devices or the Power BI portal to share them with business leaders to highlight the overall adoption rate of the different Office 365 workloads.

Email activity reveals user patterns

Another standard report accessible from the Office 365 admin portal is the email activity report.

Exchange email activity report
Administrators can track the trends related to email on Exchange Online.

This page resides under the Reports section and shows the email volume summaries of each Exchange Online licensed user over several periods: seven, 30, 90 or 180 days. These activity reports show the amount of email read, sent and received over a particular period. If a user is receiving a lot of email but is not responding or reading much of it, it can indicate a need for additional training.

This report includes the option to export the results in a comma separated file to import into a spreadsheet for further inspection.

MyAnalytics reporting for individual email behaviors

For users who want an analysis of their work habits related to email and time management, Microsoft offers a feature called MyAnalytics, which reports on their patterns with Exchange Online. MyAnalytics measures time spent checking email throughout the day and how much focus time a user has. MyAnalytics offers suggestions on ways employees can be more efficient and productive with their time on the job to avoid burnout.

MyAnalytics reports are accessible from Office 365 Delve or can be delivered via email weekly.

Security & Compliance Center reports

One area where an Exchange administrator can never rest is security, considering most data breaches occur through a phishing attempt.

Exchange Online admins can see the threats targeting their users through the Security & Compliance Center. The reports identify the different types of attacks and potential data leaks affecting the organization. Some reports include details on the campaigns that target the leaders of the organization, spoof detection, spam detection as well as possible data leakage when sensitive information is sent outside the network. To access the dashboards, go to the Reports > Dashboard section in the Security & Compliance Center.

Administrators with some programming skills and more advanced needs can generate customized reports with the Graph API to pull raw data for more detailed information. For example, administrators can pull out granular statistics from Office 365 about the different ways users are retrieving email from Outlook, such as a Windows browser or the Android app.

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For Sale – 2018 model (latest model) MacBook Pro 13″ space grey Touchbar 3 weeks old as new sold sold sold

Selling for a friend. Item is in my hands and I will take full responsibility for the sale.

Given as a work incentive this is the latest 2018 model MacBook pro 13″

13″ retina display Space Grey
latest i5 processor quad core (very fast)
8 gb ram
256SSD
Touch Bar and 4 USB-C ports
Truetone display (latest tech)
Warranty until 23rd August 2019 (just three weeks old)
Unmarked original condition, essentially brand new
No receipt as work incentive purchase but warranty as per screenshot and obviously AppleCare can still be purchased before the standard warranty expires.
Boxed with charger.
Battery count 3 (see pic)

Not much more to say really, the latest tech at almost £500 off the RRP and is something of a bargain for someone looking to buy the latest Apple tech at a reduced price.

Price is £1250 inclusive of next day special delivery postage (Royal Mail)

Bank transfer only SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD

Local pickup more than welcome and I’ll knock off the postage and call it £1220

Price and currency: £1250
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank transfer only
Location: Banbridge County Down Northern Ireland
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse

FULL DISCLOSURE : The scroll wheel will not return to ratchet mode, so whilst every part of the mouse works, there is a functional issue with switching between freespin and ratchet. The wheel works as do all the buttons, including the wheel button.

For sale, boxed MX master with cable, reciever instructions. Barely used in the 3 years of ownership as I favour trackballs over mice.

Priced to sell at 30 pounds.

Price and currency: 35
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
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Location: London
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For Sale – Dell XPS 8300 / i5 2500T 2.3-3.3 GHz / 12 GB RAM / 750 GB HDD/ Windows 10 Pro

Dell XPS 8300 in VGC and full working order.

It’s a very capable bit of kit!

Intel i5 2500 Turbo Quad Core CPU 2.3 – 3.3 GHz

2 x 4 + 2 x 2 = 12 GB DDR3

250 GB SATA HDD + 500 GB SATA HDD = 750 GB

DVD-R/RW Drive

Onboard THX/HD Audio Sound

Onboard Graphics through a Display Port I think. I’ve never used it.

AMD 5450 1 GB Graphics with HD Audio (this is an older card that I recently purchased on eBay to fill the gap so I can’t guarantee it. If you don’t want it let me know and I’ll remove it before sending).

Software installed below to get you started

Windows Windows 10 Pro Activated and Updated through Microsoft upgrade program

AVG Internet Security Activated and Updated

Nero 11 Platinum

Collection is preferred but I will post if necessary.

Price and currency: £185.00
Delivery: Delivery cost is included
Payment method: Bank Transfer / Cash on collection
Location: Waltham Cross/EN8/UK
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For Sale – Asus 480 8GB STRIX – Boxed with warranty

I am selling my Asus 480 8GB STRIX. It is in full working order, great condition, fully boxed with warranty and receipt. It was purchased on 11/06/17

I can get pics if required

Price and currency: £180
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: bank transfer
Location: stoke on trent
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For Sale – 2018 model (latest model) MacBook Pro 13″ space grey Touchbar 3 weeks old as new sold sold sold

Selling for a friend. Item is in my hands and I will take full responsibility for the sale.

Given as a work incentive this is the latest 2018 model MacBook pro 13″

13″ retina display Space Grey
latest i5 processor quad core (very fast)
8 gb ram
256SSD
Touch Bar and 4 USB-C ports
Truetone display (latest tech)
Warranty until 23rd August 2019 (just three weeks old)
Unmarked original condition, essentially brand new
No receipt as work incentive purchase but warranty as per screenshot and obviously AppleCare can still be purchased before the standard warranty expires.
Boxed with charger.
Battery count 3 (see pic)

Not much more to say really, the latest tech at almost £500 off the RRP and is something of a bargain for someone looking to buy the latest Apple tech at a reduced price.

Price is £1250 inclusive of next day special delivery postage (Royal Mail)

Bank transfer only SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD

Local pickup more than welcome and I’ll knock off the postage and call it £1220

Price and currency: £1250
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank transfer only
Location: Banbridge County Down Northern Ireland
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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