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What is Business Intelligence?

By   /  January 22, 2018  /  BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Data Education, What is...?  /  No Comments

Business Intelligence (BI) includes the technologies and tools used to analyze and report on different business operations. Business Intelligence uses raw data stored in varying Data Warehouses, Data Marts, Data Lakes, and other storage platforms, and transforms it into actionable knowledge/information assets. Such elements include dashboards, spreadsheets, data visualizations, reports, and many others. “In its […]

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What is a Chief Data Officer (CDO)?

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  Data Strategy News, Articles, & Education, Enterprise Information Management, What is...?  /  No Comments

A Chief Data Officer (CDO) helps bridge the gap between technology and business. This person evangelizes an enterprise-wide Data Management strategy at a senior level. The CDO leads Data Management initiatives, enabling an organization to leverage its data assets and gain a competitive advantage from them. A CDO tends to be part business strategist, adviser, […]

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What is Cloud Computing?

By   /  January 14, 2018  /  Data Education, Database News, Articles, & Education, What is...?  /  No Comments

Cloud Computing provides computation, software, data access, and storage systems without requiring knowledge of the physical location and configuration needed. Cloud Computing may be executed on or off premises, and has adopted virtualization, service-oriented architecture, and utility computing. Databases in the Cloud may be implemented by: Virtual machine image: Users purchase virtual machine instances with […]

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What is Data Architecture?

By   /  January 8, 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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What is Database Management?

By   /  January 1, 2018  /  Data Education, Database News, Articles, & Education, What is...?  /  No Comments

Database Management, allows a person to organize, store and retrieve data from a computer. Database Management can also describe, the data storage, operations and security practices of a Database Administrator (DBA), throughout the life cycle of the data. Managing a database involves designing, implementing and supporting stored data, to maximize its value. Database Management Systems, […]

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What is Data Curation?

By   /  December 25, 2017  /  Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, Enterprise Information Management, What is...?  /  No Comments

Data Curation, as defined by The University of Illinois’ Graduate School of Library and Information Science: “is the active and ongoing management of data through its life cycle of interest and usefulness.” Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean for Research Data Management at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and leader of the Data Conservancy, further breaks down Data […]

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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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What is a Data Lake?

By   /  December 11, 2017  /  Data Architecture News, Articles, & Education, Data Education, Enterprise Information Management, What is...?  /  No Comments

A Data Lake, is an environment where a vast amount of data of various types and structures can be ingested, stored, assessed, and analyzed. Data Lakes server many purposes, including: An environment for Data Scientists to mine and analyze data. A central storage area for raw data, with minimal, if any transformation. Alternate storage for […]

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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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