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Data Architecture and the Need to Choose the Right Data Platform

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  Big Data Articles, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Architecture Articles, Data Architecture News, Articles, & Education, Data Articles | Data Science, Business Intelligence, & More, Data Education, Database Articles, Database News, Articles, & Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

Making do with a less than optimal Data Architecture and Data Platform is like reaching to pay for groceries and finding no wallet or cash. As William McKnight, President of McKnight Consulting Group asked during his Keynote Address for the DATAVERSITY® Database Now! Online 2017 Conference, “We may be overwhelmed by data, should we not […]

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What is Enterprise Information Management (EIM)?

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  Data Education, Enterprise Information Management, What is...?  /  No Comments

Enterprise Information Management (EIM) describes: “An integrative discipline for structuring, describing and governing information assets across organizational and technological boundaries to improve efficiency, promote transparency and enable business insight.” Enterprise Information Management: “Helps businesses attain 360-degree views of their Big Data and Analytics by streamlining organizational workflows, increasing the quality of information and creating integrated […]

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What is Data Strategy?

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  Data Education, Data Strategy News, Articles, & Education, What is...?  /  No Comments

Data Strategy describes a “set of choices and decisions that together, chart a high-level course of action to achieve high-level goals.” This includes business plans to use information to a competitive advantage and support enterprise goals. A Data Strategy requires an understanding of the data needs inherent in the Business Strategy. According to Donna Burbank, […]

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What is Data Architecture?

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  Data Architecture News, Articles, & Education, Data Education, What is...?  /  No Comments

Data Architecture “includes specifications used to describe existing state, define data requirements, guide data integration, and control data assets as put forth in a data strategy.” Data Architecture bridges business strategy and technical execution, and according the recent Trends in Data Architecture Report: “Data Architecture is as much a business decision as it is a […]

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Data Management vs. Data Governance: Improving Organizational Data Strategy

By   /  December 12, 2017  /  Data Articles | Data Science, Business Intelligence, & More, Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, Data Governance Articles, Data Strategy Articles, Data Strategy News, Articles, & Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management Articles  /  No Comments

Successful companies capitalize on their organizational data assets through effective understanding of how to best leverage the similar, but notably different, practices and concepts of Data Management vs. Data Governance. According to Dr. Peter Aiken, Facebook has an estimated worth of more than five times that of United Airlines, $200 billion vs. $34 billion. The […]

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Data Curation 101: The What, Why, and How

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  Big Data Articles, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Articles | Data Science, Business Intelligence, & More, Data Education, Database Articles, Database News, Articles, & Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management Articles  /  1 Comment

Humans have an imperative to practice Data Curation. People have and continue to gather, maintain, and archive data at ever greater volumes, and they always have. They drive to get useful data for today and tomorrow. As Mike Schmoker elegantly states, “Things get done only if the data we gather can inform and inspire those […]

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What is Master Data Management (MDM)?

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  Data Architecture News, Articles, & Education, Data Education, Enterprise Information Management, What is...?  /  No Comments

Master Data Management (MDM), “Entails control over Master Data values and identifiers that enable consistent use, across systems, of the most accurate and timely data about essential business entities.” According to the Beginners Guide to Master Data Management (MDM): “Underpinning MDM is the need for an effective data quality management strategy and appropriate toolset. With […]

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