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Jun 4 CDO Webinar: The Value of Data

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DATE: June 4, 2015 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar There is growing discussion in many organizations on monetizing data, not only as a revenue source, but as a balance sheet item.  John will cover some of the new and more interesting  methods being kicked…

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Shining a Spotlight on the Role of the Data Steward

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by Jennifer Zaino For centuries, stewards held the top job serving the nobility and the gentry in Europe, managing their households and their landed estates. Today, there’s another class of stewards serving equally important roles in enterprises worldwide: The Data Steward. At loan management, servicing, and asset recovery company Navient, the title of Chief Data…

Data Assets and Data Successes: Stories from the Trenches

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by Jennifer Zaino There’s nothing like a good story about how companies succeed when they use their data assets in smart, strategic, and savvy ways. You could hear a lot of those tales at the DATAVERSITY® CDOvision 2015 Conference at Enterprise Data World, and many of the data successes recounted are worth sharing. To that…

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Deep Learning Lives and Dies By Dimensionality Reduction

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by James Kobielus We don’t live in a simple binary world or one where everything of interest can be calculated on our fingers and toes. Hence, humans have invented the higher mathematics to bridge between the numbers we understand organically and the complex numerical relationships too abstract to explain in simple terms. In other words,…

Do Your Customers Hide Their Data?

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by Martin Doyle Personal data has an image problem. People are increasingly wary of handing over their details to websites – particularly when they have no intention to engage long term. Many marketers set out to obtain email addresses, yet do very little to ensure the email addresses they get are valid. This is the…

Tales from the Privacy “Front Lines”

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by Cathy Nolan I’ve been giving presentations on Personal Data Privacy and listening to stories from the people who attend. I thought I might share a few very real stories about what can happen if you are not vigilant about guarding your personal data. A DAMA member was on vacation and bought tickets for a…

Smart Data News, Articles, & Education

ODI Paper Asks, Who Owns Our Data Infrastructure?

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by Angela Guess The Open Data Institute (ODI) yesterday wrote, “Our data infrastructure is as important as our physical infrastructure. A strong data infrastructure will increase interoperability and collaboration, efficiency and productivity in public and private sectors, nationally and internationally. Having the right conditions for data will benefit everyone. It will reduce transaction costs, grow…

Artificial Intelligence and ‘Thought Vectors’

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by Angela Guess Aaron Krumins recently wrote for Extreme Tech, “Last week, the British high priest of artificial intelligence Professor Geoffrey Hinton, who was snapped up by Google two years back during its massive acquisition of AI experts, revealed that his employer may have found a means of breaking the AI deadlock that has persisted…

Data Governance & Data Quality News, Articles, & Education

Shining a Spotlight on the Role of the Data Steward

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by Jennifer Zaino For centuries, stewards held the top job serving the nobility and the gentry in Europe, managing their households and their landed estates. Today, there’s another class of stewards serving equally important roles in enterprises worldwide: The Data Steward. At loan management, servicing, and asset recovery company Navient, the title of Chief Data…

RWDG Webinar: Build Your Own Data Governance Tools

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Real-World Data Governance: Build Your Own Data Governance Tools from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, Click HERE>> About the Webinar There are many tools available to assist your organization to govern your data better. The value from these tools is proven and organizations come to rely on using these tools to…

Big Data News, Articles, & Education

6 Real-Life Big Data Business Cases

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by Angela Guess Lisa Morgan recently wrote for Information Week, “Big data is changing the competitive landscape. Those who are in a position to take advantage of it often get to market faster with products and services that are better aligned with customer needs and desires. A 2014 Gartner survey found that 73% of respondents…

Infographic: The Path to Growth through Revenue Lifecycle Maturity

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by Angela Guess ServiceSource has created a new infographic sharing the findings of a survey on revenue lifecycle maturity. According to a spokesperson from ServiceSource, this infographic “details key findings from a survey of enterprises – including 10 of the top 15 global software companies. The infographic showcases where these companies fall on the maturity…

Twitter and Mobile Phones Used to Calculate Crowd Sizes

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by Angela Guess A recent article reports, “New findings by scientists from the Data Science Lab at Warwick Business School suggest that data generated simply through our use of mobile phones and Twitter might offer surprisingly accurate estimates of crowd sizes. Federico Botta, Suzy Moat and Tobias Preis, of Warwick Business School, analysed Twitter and…

Enterprise Information Management News, Articles, & Education

6 Real-Life Big Data Business Cases

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by Angela Guess Lisa Morgan recently wrote for Information Week, “Big data is changing the competitive landscape. Those who are in a position to take advantage of it often get to market faster with products and services that are better aligned with customer needs and desires. A 2014 Gartner survey found that 73% of respondents…

Concurrent Introduces Driven 1.2

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Concurrent, Inc., the leader in data application infrastructure, today announced the latest release of Driven, the industry’s leading application performance management product for the data-driven enterprise. Driven is built to address the challenges of business-critical data application development and deployment, delivering control and performance…

CEM Provider Clarabridge Acquires Engagor

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Clarabridge, Inc., the leading provider of Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions for the world’s top brands, today announced the acquisition of Engagor, the most comprehensive platform for real-time social customer service and engagement. The combined offering provides a complete, end-to-end technology solution for marketers, customer…

Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education

Embarcadero ER/Studio Data Architect Certified for HortonWorks Data Platform and MongoDB Enterprise

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, today announced that its data modeling tool, ER/Studio® Data Architect version 10.0, has been certified by HortonWorks for HortonWorks Data Platform (HDP) 2.1 and certified against MongoDB Enterprise for versions 2.4…

Big Data Governance, Big Data Modeling

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by Jelani Harper Prior to recent developments in Big Data Governance and Big Data Modeling, there was a perceived tradeoff between Big Data initiatives and Data Governance. The rapid implementation and generation of business value of the former would innately reduce the efficacy of the latter. According to Danny Sandwell, who works in product marketing…

Presenting Data Models

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by Michael Blaha So you have prepared a data model. You’re proud of your work. Now how do you explain the model to others? You want them to understand your work and you want their feedback. We can think of three techniques for presenting data models. Use a Data Modeling Tool An obvious approach is…

NoSQL News, Articles, & Education

Book Review: NoSQL for Mere Mortals by Dan Sullivan

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by Angela Guess Kay Ewbank recently wrote on i-Programmer, “NoSQL is a topic that covers a variety of technologies, and for which many claims are made. Translating those promises into working systems is quite a lot harder, as is working out just what is really on offer. In this lucid guide Dan Sullivan goes through…

JSonar Announces Industry’s First NoSQL Data Warehouse

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “jSonar today announced, SonarW, a major, new, capability for its jSonar Analytics Platform. SonarW is a NoSQL Data Warehouse – the industry’s first JSON-native data warehouse. SonarW is 100% MongoDB compatible, providing seamless data warehousing for MongoDB OLTP environments. SonarW can also be easily…

Embarcadero ER/Studio Data Architect Certified for HortonWorks Data Platform and MongoDB Enterprise

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, today announced that its data modeling tool, ER/Studio® Data Architect version 10.0, has been certified by HortonWorks for HortonWorks Data Platform (HDP) 2.1 and certified against MongoDB Enterprise for versions 2.4…

Business Intelligence News, Articles, and Education

Data Governance for Better Customer Interactions

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by Angela Guess Sid Banerjee recently wrote in Computer Weekly, “We are living in the ‘age of the customer,’ as Forrester Research recently dubbed it. There are more and more communications channels — from company websites to call centres to social media — for customers to interact with the companies they do business with… Companies…

CEM Provider Clarabridge Acquires Engagor

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Clarabridge, Inc., the leading provider of Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions for the world’s top brands, today announced the acquisition of Engagor, the most comprehensive platform for real-time social customer service and engagement. The combined offering provides a complete, end-to-end technology solution for marketers, customer…

Pyramid Analytics Ranked #1 Leader in Business Intelligence Market Study

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Pyramid Analytics, the next generation business intelligence platform for the enterprise, today announced that it has earned the leader position out of 16 vendors in the 2015 Collaborative Computing and Business Intelligence Market Study by Dresner Advisory Services. One of the most comprehensive…