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Semantic Interoperability: The Future of HealthCare Data

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by Jennifer Zaino Good healthcare depends so much upon having high-quality information about a patient. The problem is that that data lives across multiple providers and institutions, and that the industry has yet to fully conquer the challenge of exchanging and integrating this information, thanks to the use of multiple vocabularies, formats, and systems by…

The New Normal: Unified Cloud Accessibility

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by Jelani Harper Cloud Computing adoption rates are growing in nearly every vertical industry as organizations become aware of and take advantage of its benefits including: Less infrastructure costs: Storing data in the Cloud reduces the need for physical infrastructure and encourages the current BYOD trend in which users are not tied to specific hardware…

Advanced Data Governance

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by Jelani Harper Although there are numerous areas of focus and a variety of ways to implement Data Governance programs, some of the most fundamental prerequisites for such a program include: Definitions: Determining what attributes key data terms consist of, and providing a degree of consistency in how those terms are used and how the…

The Ubiquitous Data Model

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by Michael Brackett Traditional data models cover the extremes from generality and commonality to detail and specificity. They also range from providing a full understanding of the data based on the business to rapid physical implementation for immediate use. Such extremes lead to data that are not thoroughly understood and a disparate data resource. The…

How To Do Operational Intelligence

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by Jelani Harper Real-time analytics (on data as they stream in, commonly referred to as Operational Intelligence ) provides unparalleled short term opportunities to reach customers as they are generating data and is now a reality. It is largely fueled by the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT), e-commerce, and the brick and mortar retail industry.…

Your Next Generation Data Center: Locations and Expectations?

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by Jennifer Zaino The digital universe is growing by a factor of 10, from 4.4 trillion gigabytes to 44 trillion between 2013 and 2020, according to EMC’s seventh digital universe study, with research and analysis by IDC. With the digital universe doubling in size every two years, as the study notes, it shouldn’t come as…

Cloud Data Protection

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by Jelani Harper The adoption rates of Cloud Computing and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) will continue to climb with the recent release of Zetta.net’s Zetta DataProtect 4.5. The benefits of this Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product that enables both data backups and disaster recovery for a multitude of files, databases, and entire servers are myriad, and most…

Assessing your Early Warning Capabilities & Options: Converging AML & Fraud Data for Integrated Warning & Tracking

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by Dan Meers and Gregory Lampshire In the financial services industry, time is the enemy for fraud detection and risk warning. There is an urgent need for a clear scope, needs statement, and prioritized plans to address detection, warning and risk management mandates. Rapid assessment and analysis of current controls and conditions is essential to…

Hadoop Embraces the Internet of Things

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by Jelani Harper The Internet of Things (IoT) exists all around us, inside and outside of our homes, offices, cities and vehicles and includes, in addition to traditional smartphones: Smart Cities/Smart Streets: There are cities with streets that utilize smart LED lighting that reduce costs and improve safety by detecting traffic and increasing luminosity when…

The Necessity of Personalizing Business Intelligence

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by Jelani Harper The evolution of Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics began in the back offices of IT departments where the proverbial gatekeepers lorded over reporting technologies, while disseminating largely historic data. More recently, the business was able to take control of these tools due to developments in Data Discovery, Cloud Computing, Open Source analytics,…