Enterprise Information Management

Properly Managing Data Value Change

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by Michael Brackett Data value change¹ is a major concern for public and private sector organizations.  It is constant and persistent.  At one extreme data value change can be completely ignored.  At the other extreme every data value change is documented.  Each organization must decide the extent to which their data value changes are documented. Properly…

Data with Empathy?

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by Angela Guess Om Malik of GigaOM recently opined that “data without a soul is meaningless.” Malik explains: “While on my way back from New York, for some odd reason I started playing around with Foursquare and plotting my check-in data using a handful of apps. Very quickly I realized two things: the amount of…

Catalyst’s John Tredennick to Speak on Big Data E-Discovery

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by Angela Guess Catalyst reports, “John Tredennick, CEO of Catalyst Repository Systems, will speak at four separate events this spring about managing e-discovery and compliance, delivering insights and best practices to help corporate counsel and law firms more effectively and cost-efficiently manage big data in complex legal matters.” Tredennick’s speaking engagements  include the following: “International Data…

Federal Reserve to Hire Chief Data Officer

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by Angela Guess J. Nicholas Hoover of Information Week reports, “In what appears to be the start of a trend, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is calling on the Federal Reserve System to hire a chief data officer to usher the organization through the big data era. In a new strategic…

Big Data Requires a New Approach to BI

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by Angela Guess Doron Aspitz of Wired writes, “Today, BI is widely deployed. Unfortunately, it is actually used by only a small fraction of the people in a business with access to BI systems. Forrester Research estimates “the fraction of total employees that use BI applications between 5 and 9%.” People don’t like to read…

Talend & Caserta Concepts Partner for Big Data Integration

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of Talend reports, “Talend, the global integration software leader, and Caserta Concepts, a consulting and technology services firm specializing in data warehousing, business intelligence and big data analytics, today announced a partnership to help Caserta build highly scalable big data analytics solutions for their clients. ‘At Caserta Concepts,…

Speaker Spotlight Column: Missy Wittmann on Logical Data Models

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 Missy Wittmann, an Information Modeling Engineer Specialist at American Family Insurance, and…