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What’s Your Organization’s Security IQ?

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by Vijay Dheap As a result of recent global cyberattacks and high profile data losses, the need for security intelligence is making headlines in both the media and the boardroom. In the past, the public reaction to compromised data was one of surprise angst. Now, the reaction resembles more of a desensitized,  However, cyber-crime is…

February 2014 DATAVERSITY Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

In September 2012 I interviewed three women who have inspired me and many others in Data Management. The article titled Inspirations for Women in Data Management was well received and continues to resurface here and there a year-and-a-half later. In that time I have certainly met more women who are truly inspirational to me and…

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Get Blogging!

by Karen Lopez Last year I hosted a session on Getting Started in Blogging for Data Professionals at Enterprise Data World. I had a great turnout considering the topic and time (I think 50+ people). We had a good discussion about blogging, social media and how most of the discussions on the Internet had moved from…

Business Intelligence Predictions for 2014

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by Brett Neuman I recently read a post on Forbes by Prakash Nanduri where he makes his 5 predictions for Business Intelligence in 2014.  I really enjoyed this article and I think most of his points are dead-on.  In general Prakash talks about the fact that BI is no longer a new science anymore and…

The Beauty Metric: Choosing the Best-Fit Advanced Analytic Algorithms

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by James Kobielus Advanced algorithms power the engines of statistical analysis, but they’re not invisible ghosts in the machine. Instead, data scientists compose and tweak algorithms visually, writing the underlying code and then exploring the resultant visuals to see how well they distill the correlations, classifications and other patterns in the data. Data scientists rely…

January 2014 DATAVERSITY Letter from the Editor

Shannon Kempe

Happy New Year to everyone! Hope everyone’s year is starting off exceptionally well. And if you’re wondering what was hot in 2013, and what will be trending through 2014 in the world of Data Management, we’ve compiled some content for you on just those things: 2013 in Review plus 2014 Predictions. We are well under…

Open Data Graphs Can Boost the Global Economy

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by James Kobielus Openness, transparency, and agility are where the world is headed. However, these trends are problematic for those of us who have intellectual property – including software, data, and other products – that we seek to control access to for many legitimate reasons (e.g., our livelihoods depend on being paid for them). Open…

December Letter from the Editor

Shannon Kempe

2013 is coming to an end and it has been a fantastic year here at DATAVERSITY. And in the spirit of the holidays, I want to dedicate this letter to all of our amazing subscribers and contributors for whom I am so thankful. We have worked hard to build more than a trade journal. We’ve…

Diet and Exercise

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by John Ladley Here are some phrases and comments I have heard at conferences and through other data governance-related interactions with people the last few months. “This is not rocket science, its easy, so get it done.” “I am not a data person, so can we make it sound more like process?” “I want data…