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RWDG Webinar: BI Governance and the Governance of BI Data

Real-World Data Governance: BI Governance and the Governance of BI Data from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE.   About the Webinar The terms BI Governance and Data Governance for the Data Warehouse are used quite often in the Business Intelligence industries.  They do not mean the same thing.  BI…

RWDG Slides: BI Governance and the Governance of BI Data

Real-World Data Governance: BI Governance and the Governance of BI Data from DATAVERSITY  To view the recording of the webinar, click HERE.   About the Webinar The terms BI Governance and Data Governance for the Data Warehouse are used quite often in the Business Intelligence industries.  They do not mean the same thing.  BI Governance…

Plea to Execs: Get on Board with Data Governance

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by Angela Guess Kelle O’Neal of BeyeNetwork recently argued how imperative it is for execs to get behind Data Governance. O’Neal writes, “High quality data is essential to timely and effective decision making, and it’s critical to ensuring regulatory, legal and financial compliance. Yet, maintaining such data and knowing it can be trusted is a…

Using the DAMA DM-BOK to Drive Data Management Policy- Part 1

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by Rod MacPherson When I attended Enterprise Data World (EDW) 2011 in Chicago, I was fortunate to sit in a session led by April Reeve describing how she used the DAMA Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBOK) to develop a maturity assessment instrument that she deployed within a mortgage bank.  Taking inspiration from this, I…

Bringing Data Insight and Marketing Together

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by Angela Guess Yuchun Lee of the IBM Smarter Planet blog reports, “To be sure, a healthy relationship between marketing and IT can drive real business results. IBM’s Center for Applied Insights recently released a study titled, ‘Why Leading Marketers Outperform.’ The study examines the success of leading marketers defined as individuals who have a high…

Security Leak Shows Need for Information Governance

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by Angela Guess Rob Sobers of Varonis recently discussed how an information leak in New Zealand has highlighted the need for better information governance. Sobers writes, “Earlier this week, Keith Ng blogged about a massive security hole in the New Zealand Ministry of Social Development’s (MSD) network.  He was able to walk up to a public kiosk in…

Hearing the Silences of Data

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by Angela Guess Bradley Fordham recently wrote an article for Art+Data in which he argued, “When it comes to analytics, in particular for product ideation and optimization, listening to what the data does not say is often as important as listening to what it does. There can be various types of ‘silences’ in data that…

How Bad DG Can Harm Healthcare

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by Angela Guess Jennifer Dennard of AJC recently shared three ways that poor Data Governance can hurt healthcare. She writes, “We’ve all heard the age old expression, “One bad apple spoils the bunch.” But, have you ever stopped to wonder whether this is actually true? Digging deeper, we discover this idiom is not only rooted…

MATLAB, R, and Julia: An Overview

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by Angela Guess Avi Bryant of Strata recently discussed three of the most commonly used languages for data: MATLAB, R, and Julia. He writes, “Big data frameworks like Hadoop have received a lot of attention recently, and with good reason: when you have terabytes of data to work with — and these days, who doesn’t?…

Becoming a Data Scientist Isn’t Exactly Easy

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by Angela Guess Joseph Misiti recently responded to a GigaOM article that insists Becoming a Data Scientist Might Be Easier Than You Think. He writes, “You can take the ML course on Coursera and you’re magically a data scientist, because three really intelligent people did it. I disagree. I’m not claiming the people referenced in…