Enterprise Information Management

Reference Data Management & MDM

by Angela Guess Rahul Kamath of the Oracle blog recently took a look at the relationship between reference data management and Master Data Management. The article states, “Oracle Data Relationship Management (DRM) has always been extremely powerful as an Enterprise Master Data Management (MDM) solution that can help manage changes to master data in a…

Gartner’s 2013 Technology Trend Predictions

by Angela Guess Eric Savitz of Forbes recently reported, “Yesterday, [Gartner] firm laid out 10 critical tech trends for the next five years.  Today, Gartner took a look at a little closer in, providing a list of the ‘Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013.’ You can see the list in the box [above]. Here are…

Big Data Business Models

by Angela Guess R Wang of the Harvard Business Review recently shared a number of business models being used by companies today to better utilize Big Data. He writes, “There are a number of new business models emerging in the big data world. In my research, I see three main approaches standing out. The first…

World of Data: Predictions for 2013

by Angela Guess Chris Boorman of B2B Marketing recently shared his predictions for what will happen in the world of data next year. Among his predictions: “ Cloud becomes the new black. Salesforce.com seems to do no wrong as they continue to eradicate on-premise CRM and build out the Force.com platform. Workday seems to be on top of…

Cloudera Raises $65M in New Funding

by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Cloudera, the category leader that is setting the standard for Apache Hadoop in the enterprise, today announced it has closed $65 million in a new funding round led by Accel Partners, with support from Greylock Partners, Ignition Partners, In-Q-Tel, and Meritech Capital Partners.…

Why Data Governance Matters

by Angela Guess Infinitive Analytics recently shared five reasons why Data Governance matters. The article states, ” Data governance might not be the hottest online marketing issue, but it can be one of the most important and should not be ignored. It’s equivalent to “quality control” – a method of ensuring your data sets are…

Facebook Holds Vote on Right to Vote

by Angela Guess Ian Paul of PC World reports, ” Facebook opened the polls Monday for its latest user vote that could see Facebook users lose the ability to vote on future changes to the social network’s privacy and site governance policies. The site’s latest vote also concerns other changes to Facebook’s data usage policies and its…

IBM Launches Skills Program for Students and IT Professionals

by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, ” IBM today announced an array of programs and resources to help students and IT professionals develop new technology skills and prepare for jobs of the future. The initiatives include new training courses and resources for IT professionals, technology and curriculum materials for educators…

Unlocking Business Value with Data Governance, Data Architecture, and Metadata Management

This White Paper is Sponsored by: About the White Paper This paper examines the root causes of data centralization failure and then reviews straightforward best practices that can help avoid such failures but are typically ignored when systems are designed in an ad hoc, organic manner (as in most organizations). Instituting data governance best practices will reduce the risks and…

Facts Beat Fear: Do You Fear Change?

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by Morten Middelfart I will dedicate this entry to fear and how facts can overcome it. Overcoming fear is, in my mind, extremely important since competitive use of Big Data is leading a big change in controlling the data underlying organizational decision making. (See my previous entry). For more than two decades in the Business…