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It’s All about Relationships in Data Management

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by Michael Brackett Relationships have been around from the ancient philosophers to modern times.  Notable people, like Ann Rand, Claude Shannon, Dr. Ted Codd, Dr. Peter Chen, John Zachman, and many others, have talked about relationships as part of everyday personal and organizational life.  Identifying and understanding relationships are crucial for designing and developing a…

2014 Trends in Cloud Computing

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by Jelani Harper Numerous developments in Cloud Computing will place it as the focal point of a convergence of technologies driving data consumption in 2014. These include the maturation of the Big Data market (driven in no small part by advancements in analytics), identification and security boons, and the increasing reliance on mobile technologies and…

2014 Big Data Trends: A Question of Three

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by Jelani Harper There are three key questions that the Big Data market must answer in 2014 to justify its extensive hype, the latest of which includes a projection in Forbes that the marketplace will exceed $16 billion next year, growing faster than the entire IT market combined: What is the most viable option for…

2014 Trends in Data Governance

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by Jelani Harper Virtually all but the smallest organizations are cognizant of the need for Data Governance and are at various stages of assembling either formal or informal governance measures. How well they do so in 2014, however, largely relates to their ability to cope with the most eminent trends affecting this area of Data…

Cambridge Semantics: How Big Data is Not Always Smart Data

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by Stephanie Faris Data is driving decisions in major corporations in almost every industry. From sports to banking to pharmaceuticals, many of the products, services, and entertainment options provided to consumers today are based on collected data. Not all data is equal. In the rush to remain competitive, many businesses are missing a crucial piece…

2014 Trends in Business Intelligence

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by Jelani Harper The overall impact of Business Intelligence (BI) on the enterprise is projected to expand in 2014, with a number of key trends and technology advancements spurring adoption rates and changing fundamental aspects of its usage. Specific trends encompass empowering business users, restructuring IT’s involvement, and escalating the usage of mobile, Cloud, and…

Data Governance Winter 2013 Conference In Review

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by Eileen Ponich The sun was shining brightly over the sparking blue Atlantic when I arrived for the 2013 Winter Data Governance Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, November 17th.  It certainly didn’t look like winter and I welcomed the warm sun.  I was glad I had arrived a little early to enjoy the lovely “winter”…

The Meta-Data Fiasco

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by Michael Brackett The terms meta-data and metadata have been used, misused, and abused to the point that the real meaning is unclear and may be unknown.[i]  These terms are an excellent example of the huge lexical challenge that data resource management faces today.  The confusion about a concept as important as understanding the meaning…

Data and Information Architecture, Part Two: Whichever You Do, Do It With Care

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by Clark Humphrey The first article in this series discussed the terms “Data Architecture” and “Information Architecture,” and how one might differentiate them. In this distinction, “data” can be defined as the numbers/names/statistics of a business; while “information” can be defined as either: Business documents and correspondence outside the realm of structured data. The larger…