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Speaker Spotlight Column: Anne Buff on Data Virtualization

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by Charles Roe DATAVERSITY™ recently interviewed Anne Buff, the Business Solutions Manager and Thought Leader at SAS. Anne will be giving a session at the Enterprise Data World 2014 Conference in Austin, Texas from April 27 – May 1, 2014. Her session is titled “Data Virtualization: Changing the Landscape of IT Without Moving Mountains.” The…

Is Data Governance Dying?

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by Ian Rowlands There was a plaintive note  on LinkedIn recently from Jim Barker, Director of Data Management at Honeywell. You can see his link here — http://lnkd.in/bDyr__Y . He’s conducting a survey for on what firms are doing on Data Governance for a thesis he’s writing. Please review the survey and consider participating. What…

Forming a Big Data Disaster Recovery Plan Before It’s Too Late

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by Angela Guess Mary Shacklett of Tech Republic recently wrote, “Few enterprises have defined disaster recovery (DR) plans for big data, but as big data plays a more mission-critical role in companies, DR should become a focal point. Not everyone agrees, of course. When Lockwood Lyon, a systems and database performance specialist, asked database administrators how they implemented…

5 Reasons to Consider a ‘Data First’ Strategy

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by Angela Guess Pedro Cardoso of BackOffice Associates recently wrote, “Years of traditional ERP and business intelligence (BI) transformation initiatives have left the vast majority of organizations still struggling to achieve the elusive single version of the truth (SVOT).  Fragmented and loosely coupled IT systems, department-specific point solutions and complex heterogeneous landscapes that are a patchwork…

Speaker Spotlight Column: Derly Almanza on Big Data

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by Charles Roe DATAVERSITY™ recently interviewed Derly Almanza, a Data Management and Business Analytics Expert at Independent. Derly will be giving a session at the Enterprise Data World 2014 Conference in Austin, Texas from April 27 – May 1, 2014. Her session is titled “The Big 3: Big Data, Big Mining, Big Profit.” The Speaker…

Making Cities and Services Smarter with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Charles Jennings of Public CEO recently wrote, “Imagine: you’re a loyal public servant working for a large city. You understand the critical role cities play in 21st Century societies. You take your job seriously and want to make smart, informed decisions. But you’re very busy, and keeping up with the dizzying array of…

Datameer 4.0 Empowers Clients with Instant Big Data Visualizations

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by Angela Guess Brian Taylor of Tech Republic reports, “Hadoop big data analytics firm Datameer released the 4.0 version of its flagship product in March 2014. What’s new in this release is the ‘flipside’ feature to the spreadsheet interface, which allows a user to visually check the data during each step of the analytics process. Its value proposition…

Natural Language Processing and Your Health

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by Angela Guess Jennifer Webster of MD News reports, “In 2011 and 2012, healthcare information technology publications brimmed with excitement over IBM’s Watson, which was promised to use NLP combined with predictive analytics to make care recommendations for patients by comparing them against large data sets. NLP gave Watson access to a far wider and more…