Enterprise Information Management

Do Use Referential Integrity

Michael Blaha

by Michael Blaha Generally the most pressing problems for software development concern quality, time to market, and cost. If you define referential integrity (RI) in your software you can improve all three of these items. RI improves quality by ensuring that data references truly exist and cannot be dangling. RI also reduces development time and…

Teleopti Partners with Cicero to Deliver Desktop Analytics

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Cicero Inc., a leading provider of desktop activity intelligence and improvement software for the back office and contact center, and Teleopti, the global leader in workforce management (WFM) software for contact centers, announced a new partnership to bundle the Cicero Discovery Sensor Suite…

Who Has Ownership of Your Data?

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by Angela Guess Michael Kassner of Tech Republic recently wrote, “In the beginning, personal data was exchanged for a desired free digital service. Then mission creep led to organizations using their clients’ and or customers’ information even if the service wasn’t free. A recent example would be Verizon’s PrecisionID. Verizon’s cellular service is not free,…

ISACA Issues Updated IT Control Objectives for Sarbanes-Oxley

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by Angela Guess A new article out of ISACA reports, “To help executives and information technology (IT) professionals focus on performing an IT assessment for financial reporting controls in line with Sarbanes-Oxley and similar legislation, global IT association ISACA has released IT Control Objectives for Sarbanes-Oxley, 3rd Edition. ‘Significant changes and enhancements were made in…

Addressing the Inadequacies of Master Data Management

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by Jelani Harper In theory, Master Data Management (MDM) systems provide a number of tangible benefits such as: A single version of the truth—By compiling all of the relevant data for specific business objectives into a single repository, organizations can effectively aggregate a multitude of data sources to reach the proverbial single version of the…

The Challenges of Master Data Management in the Internet of Things

James Kobielus

by James Kobielus Master data management (MDM) will come to the Internet of Things (IoT), if it hasn’t already. MDM refers to governance over your core enterprise data of record. Does IoT data fit that description? Well, if you’ve implemented IoT in an industrial “sensor Internet” that keeps track of the identities, configurations, behaviors, and…

Big Data’s Holiday Wish List

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by Angela Guess Howard Baldwin of Forbes recently wrote, “With the ceremonial hauling away of the turkey carcass completed, that can mean only one thing: time to start thinking about the holidays. (Yes, in this regard I’m way behind the retail industry, which has had Christmas decorations up since before Halloween.) Big data is a…

Tamr On Mission To Curate And Connect Data

Make it as easy to add and connect new data sources into the enterprise analytics infrastructure as it is to add a new web site onto the modern web. That’s where next-gen data curation company Tamr, a startup born from an MIT research project to bring together lots of tabular data sources in a scalable…