Here’s one of those “I thought they could already do that” items: identity specialist Signal announced the ability to do real-time identity resolution and data onboarding, meaning it can look up external data about a Web site visitor as soon as they appear. Looking up internal data about known visitors isn’t unique but identifying and appending external data about unknown visitors is something else.
Here’s another unexpected announcement: mParticle has added a “User Aliasing API” that can automatically merge profiles when an anonymous user is associated with a known user ID. You might have thought they could already do that. The moral is to check such things with any vendor, even the established ones.
Sticking with false assumptions, this Talend survey finds that managers are consistently more confident of their company’s data abilities than operational data workers. A random example: 46% of managers think their organization is always in control of its data but just 28% of operational workers agree.
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