Parks Associates: Piracy and Account Sharing Cost US Pay-TV and OTT Operators More Than $9 Billion in 2019 and Forecasted to Reach $66 Billion Worldwide by 2022

Industry Report Examines Trends, Business Models, and Best Practices to Identify and Fight Piracy
A new Parks Associates report finds that the value of pirate video services accessed by pay-TV and non-pay-TV consumers will exceed $67 billion worldwide by 2023.

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Advice Media Announces The Acquisition Of Page 1 Solutions

Advice Media, a leading provider of software-based marketing solutions for medical and dental practices, announced that is has acquired Page 1 Solutions, LLC (“Page 1”). Page 1 has been a pioneer in digital marketing for attorneys, plastic surgeons, ophthalmologists, and dentists.
Recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. four years in a row by Inc.

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WalkMe Releases Unprecedented Data Highlighting the Positive Business Impact of Lightning Migration

Ahead of Dreamforce 2019, WalkMe’s New Data Uncovers Best Practices for Lightning-Fast Migration with Its Digital Adoption Platform
WalkMe, the leading Digital Adoption Platform and one of the fastest-growing software companies globally, has disclosed unique new data that reveals where organizations and employees struggle when migrating and adapting new software and tools.

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Three Organizational Best Practices for Becoming Data-Driven

Dave Stodder and I just finished writing our 4Q Best Practices Report on “What it Takes to Be Data-Driven: Technologies and Practices for Becoming a Smarter Organization.”  What struck me in analyzing the data for the report is that although organizations have embraced BI and analytics, they still have a journey in front of them to become data-driven.

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Next-Generation Analytics: Four Findings from TDWI’s Latest Best Practices Report

I recently completed TDWI’s latest Best Practices Report: Next Generation Analytics and Platforms for Business Success. Although the phrase “next-generation analytics and platforms” can evoke images of machine learning, big data, Hadoop, and the Internet of things (IoT), most organizations are somewhere in between the technology vision and today’s reality of BI and dashboards.

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How companies are building sustainable AI and ML initiatives

A recent survey investigated how companies are approaching their AI and ML practices, and measured the sophistication of their efforts.In 2017, we published “How Companies Are Putting AI to Work Through Deep Learning,” a report based on a survey we ran aiming to help leaders better understand how organizations are applying AI through deep learning.

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3 Best Practices for Becoming More Self-Sufficient with Self-Service Analytics

My colleague Dave Stodder and I recently lead a Webinar in conjunction with our best practices report about becoming a data-driven organization.  Audience questions included several about self-service. In particular, attendees were interested in how to make self-service more accessible to managers and leaders in their organization.

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Themes and Conferences per Pacoid, Episode 13

Paco Nathan’s latest article covers data practices from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Environment Data Management (EDM) workshop as well as updates from the AI Conference.
Introduction
Welcome back to our monthly burst of themespotting and conference summaries. It’s been a busy conference season, which continues into December.

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