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“It’s Only Metadata…”

Ian Rowlands

by Ian Rowlands I should start this blog by stating firmly that I am NOT taking a partisan position. As I write controversy is raging about the clandestine gathering of electronic information by the U.S. intelligence community. It is not my purpose to bash the current administration. For what it’s worth, I believe that they…

June 2013 DATAVERSITY Letter from the Editor

Shannon Kempe

There are so many new and exciting things going on at DATAVERSITY, it’s hard to know where to start! We have a three conference events ramping up, a new webinar series, and some projects we’re implementing on the website I think you’ll love and be excited about as I am. Conferences Just a little over…

Metadata Sledgehammers and Information Management Nuts

Ian Rowlands

by Ian Rowlands As regular readers might have detected by now, one of my continuing concerns is that many metadata management programs (and in fact, many data management programs) are not sustainable. They launch well, and then stall. Most English language variants have an idiom that describes the process of using too powerful a tool…

The Case of the Wandering Prescription

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by David Plotkin Most of my medications come by mail from my online pharmacy, so I wasn’t surprised when I got an email from them recently. The email stated that they were unable to fill a prescription for me. I didn’t think too much about it until I realized that I didn’t recognize the medication.…

Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?

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by Christine Denney Do you love that question or loathe it?  I have to admit that I have fallen into the latter category.  I suppose that’s because to see yourself somewhere in five years, you have to know where you see yourself now.  Did I understand my “now”?  Well, in a word…no. Even after looking…

The Big Bang Theory of Data Governance

Janine Joseph

by Janine Joseph Scientists tell us the universe was created with a big bang. Prior to there being anything there was simply nothing. But with a single event a chain reaction took place to generate the universe. A spectacular sequence of events fell into place and everything was created. Eons later, many people believe this…

The Low Down on Recovering Deleted Files

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by David Logue Recently, I’ve received several questions related to the recovery of deleted files.  What happens when a file is deleted on a Windows-based system, and what causes those files to be lost and therefore unrecoverable?  Further, what could I have done to prevent their loss?  To answer those questions, we first need to…

Infonomics and Info-accounting – Part 1

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by John Ladley There are two ways to look at the phrase “Information is an asset.”  One is metaphorically, which is the most common.  “Information is an asset, so we need to exploit it to do better stuff.”  That’s OK, but it falls short from a business sense. You can use the metaphor to launch…

Big Data Supports Development of a Visual Business Case

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by James Kobielus Big data with zero relevance to your business needs is essentially the same as no data at all. Recently, I came across an interesting article that introduced the word “evidence” into the discussion of data relevance. It’s an interesting choice because most people normally think of “evidence” in terms of forensic analysis…

May 2013 Letter from the Editor

Shannon Kempe

We just returned from San Diego, California having produced our annual Enterprise Data World 2013 Conference and Expo (#EDW13). It was an exceptional conference this year, though of course I am a bit biased. What made it exceptional this year to me was all the new faces and Sponsors at the event, and all of…