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A Look Inside IBM InfoSphere

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by Angela Guess Sunil Soares has published a new eBook entitled IBM InfoSphere: A Platform for Big Data Governance and Process Data Governance. The full book is available for download here. The abstract states, “Governance has taken a backseat to the analytics and technologies associated with big data. However, as big data projects become mainstream,…

Practical Tips for Better Data Management in Any Company

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by Angela Guess Grant Davis of the Smart Data Collective recently shared a number of practical ways that businesses can improve their data management. The first tip: Recycle the paper. He writes, “There is no need to continue the use of shipment forms or other paper documents when filing information. It’s a sad reality, but…

Data Governance for Better MDM

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by Angela Guess Kelle O’Neal of B-eye-Network recently discussed the practical aspects of setting up a Data Governance program that will lead to Master Data Management success. She writes, “During the requirements gathering phase of a master data management (MDM) implementation, the data governance organization (DGO) is involved in defining the scope of requirements for…

Moving Data Governance Beyond the IT Department

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by Angela Guess Daniel Teachey of IT Business Edge recently discussed what to do when IT owns Data Governance. He writes, “For years, organizations had a curious view of the data. Employees within each line of business asked for high-quality, consistent and trusted information to make decisions and manage business processes. But, when it came…

The New Arithmetic of Disaster

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by Ian Rowlands I’m going off my usual beat today. There is a connection to data and applications management, but if you feel it’s a stretch I won’t argue. Some horrible events have occurred recently that have made me wonder if we don’t need to radically rethink our attitude to disaster. If you feel that…

Speaker Spotlight Column: An Interview with Robert S. Seiner

by Charles Roe In an effort to leverage the knowledge of several of the top minds in the Data Management industry, DATAVERSITY™ has been conducting a series of interviews on some of the most relevant topics in the field today. Recently, we interviewed Robert S. Seiner, the President/Principal of KIK Consulting, and Publisher of TDAN.com.…

IBM Watson in the Hospital: Fighting Cancer, Improving Patient Care

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by Angela Guess According to a recent release out of the company, “IBM, WellPoint, Inc. and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center [last week] unveiled the first commercially developed Watson-based cognitive computing breakthroughs.  These innovations stand alone to help transform the quality and speed of care delivered to patients through individualized, evidence based medicine.The American Cancer Society…