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The Vital Intersection Between Science and Technology

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by Jelani Harper One of the most critical factors in effecting a viable treatment for debilitating, genetic-related diseases such as cancer is time. It takes copious amounts of time to sift through the particulars of genome sequencing to identify a driver mutation cell. It takes a substantial amount of time to identify all of the…

The Missing Descriptive Component

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by Michael Brackett Thoroughly understanding an organization’s data is a primary consideration for developing a high quality data resource and using that data resource to support the current and future business information demand of the organization.  A thorough understanding includes the data description, data structure, and data integrity components of the data resource.  The problem…

IBM Accelerates Big Data

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by Jelani Harper In mid-February, IBM unveiled technology that can substantially increase Internet speeds. It can do so while maintaining the existing infrastructure that enterprises already have, while consuming minimal amounts of power that are conducive to both enterprise costs and to the environment. IBM’s analog-to-digital (ADC) converter is generating a significant amount of interest…

The Internet of Things: Its Impact on the Enterprise

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by Jennifer Zaino It’s hard not to bump into the Internet of Things (IoT) these days. The last few months alone have seen a flurry of activity. That list includes Google’s $3.2 billion purchase of Learning Thermostat maker Nest in a big play to advance its connected device efforts; as well as, IBM and AT&T…

Bring Data Governance To Your Cloud Backup Strategy

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by Jennifer Zaino In an age of wearable devices, 3-D printing, and social media everything, data backup generally doesn’t get to stand in the technology spotlight. IT leaders feel about it much as consumers feel about insurance policies – we know we need them, but we don’t necessarily have a passionate desire for them. The…

The “Next Level” of Data Warehousing: Real Time Integration

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by Jelani Harper The explosion of Big Data has revolutionized the landscape of Data Management – whether organizations have a Big Data initiative or not. In addition to augmenting traditional proprietary sources of data with innumerable forms of structured and unstructured data, Big Data technologies (most notably Hadoop) can provide a degree of real-time integration…

Defining Information Architecture, Part 2: IA in the Database World

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by Clark Humphrey In our last article, we discussed the origins of the term “Information Architecture” (IA), and how the term is defined differently within different branches of IT and Library/Information Science. This time, we’ll focus on various ways IA is defined within the database world. Most definitions of IA in the enterprise describe it…

Defining Information Architecture, Part 1

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by Clark Humphrey In past articles, we have discussed the differences between Information Architecture (IA) and Data Architecture (DA). But what is Information Architecture, really? It’s a term with many different definitions, among (and within) different areas of Information Technology. This article will discuss some of those definitions. A future article will discuss specific definitions,…

The Convergence of Big Data and Small Data

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by Jelani Harper The projected backlash or sentiment of disillusionment which accompanies virtually every technological innovation has manifested itself in terms of Big Data, with the growing movement towards Small Data. An analysis of the spreading Small Data phenomenon in the wake of increasing adoption of Big Data reveals that these concepts are by no…