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Big Data and the White House

by Angela Guess J. Nicholas Hoover of Information Week reports, “Petabytes of information are accumulating across government: military veterans’ genomics data, climate records dating to the 16th century, years worth of stock trades and even the results of particle physics experiments. The era of big data has arrived in government just as it has in…

NaviSite Achieves Compliance in UK for Cloud Data Center

by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “NaviSite, Inc., a premier provider of enterprise-class hosting, managed application, managed messaging and managed cloud services, today announced that the cloud-enabled data center in Woking, Great Britain, and the facility in London achieved SSAE-16 compliance. The newly added UK facilities, coupled with six…

Walk Softly: Why Non-Invasive Data Governance Wins

by Jelani Harper One of the most consistent challenges to the implementation of a Data Governance program is gaining support from upper level management. Many senior executives are unfamiliar with governance and are unwilling to dedicate resources to what they don’t understand, particularly when they don’t see the value in it. According to Bob Seiner,…

Speaker Spotlight Column: An Interview with Micheline Casey

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 Micheline Casey, Principal at CDO, LLC. Micheline will be giving a presentation…

Better Predicting the Weather with Big Data

by Angela Guess Steve Jones of Dow Jones Newswires reports, “As the blizzard dubbed ‘Nemo’ by The Weather Channel dumped record amounts of snow on the Northeast, the operator at the television network was dealing with a blizzard of another sort: data. Daily, 20 terabytes of temperature readings, wind speeds, barometric pressure, satellite images and…

The Communicative Power of Big Data

by Angela Guess Neil Capel of Wired reports, “Marketing leaders today are inundated with talk of Big Data. While loaded with promise, the reality of Big Data is often overwhelming, complex, and stagnant. As Wikipedia tells us, the challenges of Big Data include capture, curation, storage, search, sharing, analysis and visualization. And even as CMOs deploy…

Data Governance at Zebra Technologies: A Case Study

by Angela Guess Dan Power of Hub Designs Magazine recently shared the story of how Zebra Technologies has rolled out an internal communications strategy for Data Governance. He writes, “The Data Governance Office (DGO) at Zebra Technologies is a small, strategically focused group that monitors the management of critical information, such as customer addresses and…

Avoiding Big Errors with Big Data

by Angela Guess Nassim Taleb of Wired reports, “We’re more fooled by noise than ever before, and it’s because of a nasty phenomenon called ‘big data.’ With big data, researchers have brought cherry-picking to an industrial level. Modernity provides too many variables, but too little data per variable. So the spurious relationships grow much, much…

Big Data, Analytics, and Integration

by Angela Guess Venkata Bodapati of Smart Data Collective recently wrote, “There are two major architectural changes that are shaking the traditional integration platforms warranting a journey into the future state. First, the ability and needs for organizations to store and use big data. Most of the big data has always been available for a…

Marketing Budgets Rise for Better DG

by Angela Guess TMA Resources reports, “Recent research has demonstrated that marketing budgets have increased, with more organizations focusing on better data management practices and customer relationship management (CRM) analytics for personalized strategies. A study conducted by Aberdeen revealed that this year, the average marketing executive’s budget has risen by 6.3 percent in comparison to last year.…