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We know data is valuable. It must be. Governments pay hackers millions of dollars to get it. Five of the top six companies in the world by market valuation are data companies. Storing information and managing its storage is critical to a company's behind-the-scenes success. Understanding this value, why do we continue to store our data in a miss-mash form of methods across multiple platforms and sometimes even states/countries?
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From communication to entertainment to productivity to business, it’s most definitely a digital world – which means that getting on board and embracing technology is no longer the problem it once was. There is a new problem, however, and it’s this: How do you safeguard business-sensitive information without investing thousands of dollars in technology infrastructure?
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When it comes to investing, perhaps the most basic tenet is this: Make an informed decision. This is true for mutual funds, real estate, and, of course, timberlands. For timberland investors, making an informed decision about forest lands always starts with doing due diligence – including knowing for sure what’s on those thousands of acres of timberland. But can you really know what’s on the land? And if so, how?
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The world is constantly moving, ever-changing and continuously adapting to new inventions, trends, and arguably the most wide-spread, technology. So how do we, in such a niche environment as forestry, stay in line with these adaptations?
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Good decision making, say researchers, is predicated on accurately tracking, measuring, and managing data while limiting emotional influences and personal biases. At Orbis, we’ve developed a number of GIS solutions to help the timberland investment industry make better, more informed decisions through confidence in their data to drive results. All of our solutions revolve around four key principles, which we've put together to show how GIS can impact decision making for the better.
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Data integration combines both business and technical information from separate sources onto a unified platform, so it can be managed more effectively and made available to the right people at the right time. Ultimately, integration is critical for providing insight into business processes, and making it easier to manage and share big data. In this article we will be outlining some of the many advantages to integrating your data.
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