Enterprise Information Management

Tomorrow is the Last Day to Submit Presentations for DGIQ

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by Angela Guess The deadline to submit presentations for the Data Governance & Information Quality Conference is upon us. Presentations must be submitted by January 9, 2015, in order to be considered for the conference, which will take place in San Diego, CA, on June 8-12. According to the call for presentations, “We are interested…

Big Data v. Thick Data

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by Angela Guess Mary Shacklett of Tech Republic recently wrote, “Christian Madsbjerg and Mikkel Rasmussen of ReD Associates, a consultancy that assists companies in understanding human behavior, recently discussed how big data is not enough to reach big goals. They wrote in The Wall Street Journal that ‘In fact, companies rely too much on the…

Why Your Business Needs Better Data Security

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by Angela Guess Steve Jones of Capgemini recently wrote for Wired, “The security challenges that businesses face on a daily basis are innumerable. In fact, we’ve spent the last thirty years securing all things imaginable – firewalls, antivirus, access and identity controls, biometrics, GRC, etc. However, today’s ‘hackers’ are smarter than ever and companies need…

My 2015 Data Privacy Resolutions – Have You Made Yours?

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by Cathy Nolan 2015 will see increased activity by hackers and identity thieves so along with those yearly resolutions to lose weight, eat healthy, and give up chocolate, this is the ideal time to make some changes to your data privacy behavior. Use my resolutions or make your own list—but make 2015 the “Year of…

The Role and Skills of the DBA Must Evolve

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by Angela Guess Jack Vaughan of Search Data Management recently wrote, “New technologies are shaking up the status quo in data processing. Despite the rush of schema-less NoSQL and Hadoop platforms and associated tools, the change may be moderate when it comes to database administration. But some new skills will likely come to the fore…

Cybersecurity Hindsight is 20/20

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by Angela Guess Yoav Leitersdorf and Ofer Schreiber of Tech Crunch recently wrote, “This year we witnessed a series of high-profile security breaches, from the aftermath of the Target and Home Depot fiascos, to a number of attacks on other national retailers, including Michaels, Goodwill and Neiman Marcus. Then there was the massive breach at…

Cloud Developer Survey Highlights Performance Struggles and Debunks SQL vs. NoSQL Misconception

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article, “Redis Labs, the leading commercial Redis provider, today released the results of its latest survey detailing database usage among developers who use cloud technologies. The survey was conducted with over 100 AWS (Amazon Web Services) re:Invent conference attendees in 2014. This research revealed several key insights: Performance…

Companies Are Embracing Analytics but Still Wary of Big Data

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by Angela Guess Erika Morphy of CMS Wire reports, “Advanced analytics is becoming an enterprise essential. But most companies appear content to stick with the benefits of the ‘small data.’ the technology generates rather than make the necessary investments to capitalize on big data. That’s true even though a majority agree that big data is…