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SharePoint analytics vendors comparison

January 8, 2021

SharePoint analytics vendors comparison

Organizations that use an intranet platform such as SharePoint see the thousands of ways their employees work and interact online. Collecting and analyzing data about those actions requires more effort though. It requires a dedicated SharePoint analytics platform.If you’re still deciding whether to invest in a dedicated SharePoint analytics platform, skip to the last section […]

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Matomo performance issues: What causes them and how to fix them

January 5, 2021

Matomo performance issues: What causes them and how to fix them

Many companies choose Matomo because it doesn’t share user details with advertising systems and allows for keeping data in virtually any location on the globe. But if you’re reading this article, you probably know this already. And you also know that Matomo sometimes faces performance issues. This won’t happen if you run small analytics projects with […]

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Web analytics for governments part 2: How to work with strategic & tactical goals

December 15, 2020

Web analytics for governments part 2: How to work with strategic & tactical goals

This article is the second of a three-part series about the FTG framework – a web analytics model designed with the websites of public institutions in mind. The framework was created by Toon Vuursteen, a Dutch thought leader in digital analytics for the public sector, now supporting the digital transformation of Deloitte Netherlands’ clients. Part […]

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When design goes awry – How dark patterns conflict with GDPR and CCPA

December 3, 2020

When design goes awry – How dark patterns conflict with GDPR and CCPA

The designs of websites and apps often guide users and help them navigate content in a simple way. An “X” icon serves for closing documents and programs. The red color around that “X” is a warning signal that catches your attention. Cues such as this are like a secret language to make sites and software […]

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Comparison of 9 leading consent management platforms

November 20, 2020

Comparison of 9 leading consent management platforms

The need for data consents started with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, which has set the gold standard for data privacy regulations. It has also served as an inspiration for legislation in other countries.For example, the scope and applicability of Brazil’s General Law for the Protection of Personal Data is similar to the GDPR. […]

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Piwik PRO Analytics Suite 15.1. New attribution models and custom channel grouping

November 9, 2020

Piwik PRO Analytics Suite 15.1. New attribution models and custom channel grouping

Our team is bringing analytics to the next level and we’re adding tools for analysis and modeling of conversion attribution to Piwik PRO with Version 15.1. We’re also introducing custom channel grouping and some other handy add-ons and improvements. The final release will take place on November 12th, 2020, and it covers only the Analytics […]

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What is PII, non-PII, and personal data? [UPDATED]

October 21, 2020

What is PII, non-PII, and personal data? [UPDATED]

Personally identifiable information (PII) and personal data are two classifications of data that often cause confusion for organizations that collect, store and analyze such data. PII is used in the US but no single legal document defines it. The legal system in the United States is a blend of numerous federal and state laws and sector-specific […]

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How data flows in the analytics ecosystem

October 19, 2020

How data flows in the analytics ecosystem

Whether you’re new to analytics or already well versed, you have probably heard many stories about collecting, crunching and storing data. But what happens in between? How does your data flow from one part of the analytics ecosystem to another? It might seem complex and opaque. This flow often resembles a maze. The data can stream […]

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Piwik PRO Analytics Suite 15: Tracker debugger, new UI in Tag Manager and more

October 8, 2020

Piwik PRO Analytics Suite 15: Tracker debugger, new UI in Tag Manager and more

We’re glad to share the news that Piwik PRO is introducing version 15 of its Analytics Suite. We’ve only recently released Piwik PRO Analytics Suite 14 and now we’re adding more new and upgraded features and capabilities. Improvements include, among other things, the tracker debugger, public API and UI in the Tag Manager and an audit […]

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The invalidation of Privacy Shield and the status of EU-US data transfers

October 6, 2020

The invalidation of Privacy Shield and the status of EU-US data transfers

Privacy Shield is no longer a valid legal framework for transferring data from the EU and Switzerland to the US. But large tech companies such as Google still send heaps of data about EU residents to the US. So what has changed?

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