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Ensuring Accuracy of Important Healthcare Data with Data Governance

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by Jelani Harper A health insurance company leverages its massive amounts of data to customize customer service for patients by…

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The Business of Data

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by Jelani Harper A health insurance company leverages its massive amounts of data to customize customer service for patients by conducting product assessments and medication reconciliations. An exceedingly large and well-known power supply company makes substantial additions to the Internet of Things by manufacturing jet engines and windmills, and monitoring the output of their data…

Distinguishing Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Science

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by Jelani Harper Continuing developments in the fields of Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Data Science are making it increasingly necessary for organizations to become cognizant of the distinctions between these terms, as they relate to the value they can produce for the enterprise. The latest developments to influence these various aspects of the enterprise include:…

Google’s Ngram Reader: Big Data Observes, and Makes, History

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by Clark Humphrey When Big Data makes the news these days, it’s often in scare stories about threats to personal privacy or about thefts of customer records from major retailers. But occasionally, we get to hear stories about a more positive side of data; stories in which massive database analysis provide insights into people and…

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Is Data Governance Dying?

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by Ian Rowlands There was a plaintive note  on LinkedIn recently from Jim Barker, Director of Data Management at Honeywell. You can see his link here — http://lnkd.in/bDyr__Y . He’s conducting a survey for on what firms are doing on Data Governance for a thesis he’s writing. Please review the survey and consider participating. What…

To Err is Human, to Keep Erring is Stupid

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by John Ladley Apologies to Alexander Pope, who penned “To err is human, to forgive, divine.”  But it is a good statement to set the context with this month’s blog. Most of us reading this are dealing with data quality, data governance and other information-related topics.  If you are any amount of effort into these…

Metadata Management Q&A – Part 2

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by Ian Rowlands I was privileged to do a webinar on March 19th as a preview for a session that I’m doing at the Enterprise data World Conference in Austin on April 30th. I got some really good questions and I thought I’d use my DATAVERSITY Blog to address some of them in two parts…

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Data-Ed May 13 Webinar: Data Architecture Requirements

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DATE: May 13, 2014 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar Data architecture is foundational to an information-based operational environment. It is your data architecture that organizes your data assets so they can be leveraged in your business strategy to create real business value.  Even though…

May 15 RWDG Webinar: Modeling Data Governance

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DATE: May 15, 2014 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar There are a lot of ways Data Modeling and Data Governance are connected. The discipline of quality data definition through Data Modeling, involving technicians and business people, is obvious. The practices of normalization, cardinality, business…

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Sponsor Spotlight Column: Conrad Chuang of Orchestra Networks on Master Data Management

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by Charles Roe DATAVERSITY™ recently interviewed Conrad Chuang, the Director of Product Marketing at Orchestra Networks.  Orchestra Networks are the creators of EBX5, a multi-domain, model-driven Master Data Management enterprise solution. EBX5 empowers enterprises and users to manage and govern their own master and reference data more effectively. Orchestra Networks are a Sponsor at the…

Speaker Spotlight Column: Michael Blaha on Data Modeling

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by Charles Roe DATAVERSITY™ recently interviewed Michael Blaha, a Consultant at Modelsoft Consulting Corp. Michael will be giving a session at the Enterprise Data World 2014 Conference in Austin, Texas from April 27 – May 1, 2014. His session is titled “Test Your Knowledge of the UML.” The Speaker Spotlight Column (and its parallel venture…

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Distinguishing Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Science

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by Jelani Harper Continuing developments in the fields of Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Data Science are making it increasingly necessary for organizations to become cognizant of the distinctions between these terms, as they relate to the value they can produce for the enterprise. The latest developments to influence these various aspects of the enterprise include:…

Survey: Will Big Data Analytics Replace BI?

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by Angela Guess John Leonard of Computing.co.uk recently asked, “In 10 years’ time will big data analytics have replaced traditional relational business intelligence systems? That was one of the questions that Computing asked UK IT decision-makers in the quantitative survey that formed part of our recent big data research programme. The answer to that question was a pretty decisive ‘No’, with…

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Ensuring Accuracy of Important Healthcare Data with Data Governance

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by Angela Guess Alison Diana of Information Week recently wrote, “For decades, the data OhioHealth staff collected resided in silos spread across its 10 hospitals and countless departments. Two years ago, the nonprofit healthcare organization began investing in data governance and an enterprise data warehouse to cleanse and safely store data so business users could access,…

RWDG Webinar: How to Write a Data Steward Job Description

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Real-World Data Governance: How to Write a Data Steward Job Description from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar A Data Steward Job Description is a list of job responsibilities that a Data Steward uses for tasks, or functions, and responsibilities of them in their everyday role. It…

RWDG Slides: How to Write a Data Steward Job Description

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Real-World Data Governance: How to Write a Data Steward Job Description from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar A Data Steward Job Description is a list of job responsibilities that a Data Steward uses for tasks, or functions, and responsibilities of them in their everyday role.…

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Sponsor Spotlight Column: Conrad Chuang of Orchestra Networks on Master Data Management

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by Charles Roe DATAVERSITY™ recently interviewed Conrad Chuang, the Director of Product Marketing at Orchestra Networks.  Orchestra Networks are the creators of EBX5, a multi-domain, model-driven Master Data Management enterprise solution. EBX5 empowers enterprises and users to manage and govern their own master and reference data more effectively. Orchestra Networks are a Sponsor at the…

The Business of Data

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by Jelani Harper A health insurance company leverages its massive amounts of data to customize customer service for patients by conducting product assessments and medication reconciliations. An exceedingly large and well-known power supply company makes substantial additions to the Internet of Things by manufacturing jet engines and windmills, and monitoring the output of their data…

Speaker Spotlight Column: Seth Earley on Metadata Governance

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by Charles Roe DATAVERSITY™ recently interviewed Seth Earley, the CEO of Earley & Associates. Seth will be giving a panel discussion at the Enterprise Data World 2014 Conference in Austin, Texas from April 27 – May 1, 2014. His panel is titled “Metadata Governance Conundrum,” and is co-presented with Ron Klein, the Global Strategy Content…

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IBM Tackles Big Data Challenges with Open Server Innovation Model

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “IBM [yesterday] debuted new Power Systems servers that allow data centers to manage staggering data requirements with unprecedented speed, all built on an open server platform.  In a move that sharply contrasts other chip and server manufacturers’ proprietary business models, IBM through the OpenPOWER Foundation, released detailed technical…

Where is Big Data in the Hype Cycle?

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by Angela Guess Mike Wheatley of Silicon Angle recently wrote that the Gartner hype cycle “kicks off with the ‘trigger’ phase, a stage of rabid excitement about a new technology that leads to huge public interest. This morphs into phase two, a ‘peak of inflated expectations’, before tumbling into a steep decline as people learn that…

Speaker Spotlight Column: Massimo Ruffolo on Big Data

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by Charles Roe DATAVERSITY™ recently interviewed Massimo Ruffolo, the CTO at Altilia. Massimo will be giving a session at the Enterprise Data World 2014 Conference in Austin, Texas from April 27 – May 1, 2014. His session is titled “How to Turn Big Data into Smart Data and Make Sense Of It All.” The Speaker…

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Speaker Spotlight Column: Michael Blaha on Data Modeling

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by Charles Roe DATAVERSITY™ recently interviewed Michael Blaha, a Consultant at Modelsoft Consulting Corp. Michael will be giving a session at the Enterprise Data World 2014 Conference in Austin, Texas from April 27 – May 1, 2014. His session is titled “Test Your Knowledge of the UML.” The Speaker Spotlight Column (and its parallel venture…

Data Models have Many Benefits. Here are 10 of them:

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by Michael Blaha 1.            Higher quality. Just as architects consider blueprints before constructing a building, you should consider data before building an app. On average, about 70 percent of software development efforts fail, and a major source of failure is premature coding. A data model helps define the problem, enabling you to consider different approaches…

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Datawatch Delivers Visual Data Discovery to NoSQL Cloud DBaaS

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Datawatch Corporation, a leading provider of visual data discovery solutions, today announced it will integrate its software with Cloudant’s NoSQL database-as-a-service (DBaaS) to help Web and mobile software developers quickly build data visualizations into their applications. This announcement follows news of Cloudant’s acquisition by IBM, whose…

GE Power & Water CIO on Big Data Breakthroughs

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by Angela Guess Doug Henschen of Information Week reports, “GE Power & Water has been monitoring its industrial turbines and predicting maintenance and part-replacement needs for nearly 10 years. But three changes in recent years have really enabled this $28 billion unit of GE to up its game, according to CIO Jim Fowler. The first trend…

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Distinguishing Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Science

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by Jelani Harper Continuing developments in the fields of Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Data Science are making it increasingly necessary for organizations to become cognizant of the distinctions between these terms, as they relate to the value they can produce for the enterprise. The latest developments to influence these various aspects of the enterprise include:…

The Ultra-Selective Data Incubator in New York Set to Begin in June

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by Angela Guess Eric Blattberg of Venture Beat reports, “There are plenty of programmers who can match a startup’s pace. There are plenty of PhDs with solid research backgrounds. But there’s a serious dearth of job applicants equipped with both skill sets. Foursquare veteran Michael Li is working on a solution: a hacker bootcamp for data…

Hiring the Best – What Data Scientists Need

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by Gil Allouche Big data is making waves like never before, and it’s time for your company to seriously invest in it too. To have success with big data companies need to invest in data gathering, storage, and analytics. With programs like Apache Hive, big data analysis is becoming easier and more important. After all,…