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Regulatory Compliance

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

Game On: The Analytics of Gamification Activities

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by Jennifer Zaino Is your business gamified? If not, it likely will be soon. The gamification market is estimated to grow from $421.3 million in 2013 to $5.502 billion in 2018, according to recent research. Gamification can have many tentacles, such as helping companies to achieve business goals through established use cases that include performance…

Data Lakes 2: Redressing Big Data Governance

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by Jelani Harper The perceived boons of utilizing a single repository (typically either Hadoop or another NoSQL platform) to store and access all data—structured or unstructured, regardless of schema—as a Data Lake are touted as: Universal enterprise access: Data Lakes enable all users to quickly access data (without time consuming and rigorous modeling constraints) from…