Data Articles | Data Science, Business Intelligence, & More

The Expanding Importance of Data Governance

data governance x300

by Jelani Harper Whether the topic was Master Data Management, regulatory compliance, Metadata, or overall Data Strategy, a number of sessions at Enterprise Data World 2015 Conference both implicitly and explicitly addressed challenges in Data Governance. The need to do so stems from the fact that the overall reliance on data for consumer, industrial, and…

CDO Vision: What is the Vision of the Chief Data Officer? Part 2

CDO Vision

by Jennifer Zaino In this article, we continue our discussion of the role of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) [view Part 1 here]: what practitioners and experts think about it, what is driving companies to enable the function, and more. These issues all were covered during the recent DATAVERSITY CDOvision 2015 Conference at Enterprise Data…

Regulatory Compliance

Regulatory-Compliance-x300

by Jelani Harper Regulatory compliance is increasing—both horizontally and vertically. The common perception is that compliance is an integral part of heavily regulated financial, health care, and government industries. Such a regulatory atmosphere also includes the management, storage, access, and lineage of data, and is a part of the maintenance of electronic records across verticals…

CDO Vision: What is the Vision of the Chief Data Officer? Part 1

CDO Vision

by Jennifer Zaino The newest title in the C-Level suite is Chief Data Officer. The question is: What does that title mean? Would you be surprised to learn that there is no single specific answer to that query? The CDO’s role is still new enough at many organizations that the responsibilities, boundaries, reporting structures, and…

Smart Data Governance

smart data governance x300

by Jelani Harper The growth and usage of data have effectively ushered in a new era in Data Management, especially in Data Governance. The new era is especially demonstrated by such trends and technologies as Big Data, mobile computing, the Cloud, social media, and machine generated sensor data. According to TopQuadrant co-founder, CMO and VP…

Enterprise Data World 2015: In Theory and In Practice

Slider-Image-2-Soldout

by Jelani Harper In many ways large and small, external and internal, the 2015 rendition of Enterprise Data World provided a world unto itself. For six days and five nights it was a distinctly technological world, where terms such as geek—and Data Geek in particular—proved the highest of superlatives. It was a world in which…

Knowledge Management: Data Access Platforms and Analytics

data access x300

by Jelani Harper The movement towards self-service data access, integration, and analytics is at the core of the growing trend of empowering business users and utilizing data-centric processes to influence business and operations across vertical industries. Subsequently, there are more tools, databases, and data sources for analysts or business users to examine to purportedly influence…

How the Internet of Things is Changing Mobile Analytics

internet of things

by Jelani Harper As the Internet of Things (IoT) looms ever closer and its purported future becomes clearer with each new wearable, and smart appliance offering remote data access, the emphasis within Data Management on mobile analytics becomes all the more profound. The continuous connectivity and massive quantities of varying data types facilitated by the…

Smarter Ways to Employ Intelligent Machines with Manufacturing Assets

intelligent machinery

by Jennifer Zaino What happens when you marry old-school manufacturing assets with new-school, data-focused thinking? You get enhanced visibility into processes that deliver greater insight into operations, opening the door to improving them. Legacy assets persist in an overwhelming number of manufacturing customer environments, says Mark Bernardo, General Manager, Global Services and Support at GE…