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If You Send Me the Wrong Data, I’m Hosed

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by David Plotkin A few weeks ago, I had the amazing bad luck to become the victim of identity theft. This was, fortunately, a fairly minor issue; two different credit cards were applied for (and approved) in my name. The first came to my attention when I got a voice mail from Walmart because there…

Avoiding Big Data Slip Ups

by Angela Guess Toby Wolpe of ZDNet recently asked Data Scientist Olly Downs for his take on how to face first-step challenges presented by Big Data. Wolpe writes, “Olly Downs is a data scientist with an academic pedigree as long as your arm and a hatful of degrees from Princeton in the US and Cambridge…

NoSQL Explained… Gangam Style

by Angela Guess Alex Williams of Tech Crunch reports, “This could have been an absolute flop – a parody of itself. But this Gangnam-style video about the NoSQL database is actually not so bad. It’s goofy and amateurish. But that’s what makes it so awesome. The makers say on their YouTube page that it all…

ISACA Issues Free White Paper on Big Data Governance

by Angela Guess A recent article out of ISACA reports, “To help enterprises use big data effectively, global nonprofit IT association ISACA issued guidance today on how to manage the chaos and address the business benefits and challenges. ‘Enterprises are investing significant capital to develop and deploy big data analytics to obtain an early competitive…

Data Modeling Co. Anaplan Raises $33M

by Angela Guess Leena Rao of TechCrunch reports, “After acquiring Vue Analytics, Anaplan, which provides a cloud-based solution for businesses to model and plan for sales, operations, and finance; is announcing $30 million in new funding led by Meritech Capital with existing investors Granite Ventures and Shasta Ventures participating. We’ve also learned that Anaplan will be closing…

MDM at Informatica

by Angela Guess Andy Hayler of Smart Data Collective writes, “I recently spent a couple of days with the management of Informatica at the Rosewood Hotel in Palo Alto. The company sees a lot of potential in the notionally rather mature area of data integration, with hand-coding still the norm in many companies, especially in…

IBM and UCLA Use Big Data to Help Patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries

by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “IBM, and Excel Medical Electronics (EME) are collaborating with the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery to test the effectiveness of a real-time alarm intended to predict rising brain pressure in patients with traumatic brain injuries. The experimental system uses big data analytics software developed by…

DataEd Webinar: Building the Case for the Top Data Job

DataEd Online: Building the Case for the Top Data Job from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE. About the Presentation Reflections on the past 25 years of organizational IT accomplishments, combined with performance measurement data, indicate that current IT management has been called upon to do a job that it…

DataEd Slides: Building the Case for the Top Data Job

DataEd Online: Building the Case for the Top Data Job from DATAVERSITY To view the recording of this webinar, click HERE. About the Presentation Reflections on the past 25 years of organizational IT accomplishments, combined with performance measurement data, indicate that current IT management has been called upon to do a job that it cannot…