White Papers

Semantic Technology Drives Agile Business (White Paper)

We are pleased to publish a new white paper for free download, “How Semantic Technology Drives Agile Business,” from Thomas Kelly, a Director in Cognizant’s Enterprise Information Management practice. Kelly’s experience and pragmatic approach to Enterprise Data Management shows through in this paper.  As Kelly posits in the introduction, “To achieve sustainable competitive advantage and…

White Paper: "The Business Value of Semantic Technology"

“If you don’t understand what your software engineers are talking about, perhaps it’s because they are using a vocabulary they invented for the problem they are solving.” This begins a white paper called, “The Business Value of Semantic Technology” by Chris Moran, CTO, Information Management Solutions Consultants, Inc. Moran continues, “Engineers invent a vocabulary and…

Research Paper: Big Challenges in Data Modeling

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This Research Paper  is Sponsored by:      and        About the Research Paper This report examines the biggest challenges faced by data modelers at both quantitative and qualitative levels. It discusses the results of four different data modeling surveys in 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2012 taken by some of the leading industry…

The Big Data Opportunity

This White Paper is Sponsored by:     About the White Paper Big Data strategies—those that use massively parallel, specialized systems to tap the intelligence held in high volumes of distributed, unstructured data—are changing industries, and creating winners and also-rans. Invaluable information, culled from data collected at customer interaction points, is being used to drive…

Unlocking Business Value with Data Governance, Data Architecture, and Metadata Management

This White Paper is Sponsored by: About the White Paper This paper examines the root causes of data centralization failure and then reviews straightforward best practices that can help avoid such failures but are typically ignored when systems are designed in an ad hoc, organic manner (as in most organizations). Instituting data governance best practices will reduce the risks and…

Why Your Business Users Need to Love Metadata

This White Paper is Sponsored by:   About the White Paper No business likes to throw money out the window, or in the case of the modern day enterprise, down the electronic data stream. But, that is exactly what businesses all over the world are doing every day if they don’t have control of their…

Master Data Management Decisions Made by the Data Governance Organization

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This White Paper is Sponsored by: About this White Paper Master data management (MDM) is about people and process; it is not about technology. Implementing MDM technology alone will not address operational and business process challenges. Rather, “mastering” data involves people taking action through established data policies and processes. This whitepaper discusses how to leverage a Data Governance…

NoSQL Database Technology

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This White Paper is Sponsored by: About this White Paper Interactive software has changed in fundamental ways over the last 35 years. But until recently, database technology has not advanced to keep pace. The “online” systems of the 1970s have evolved into today’s web and mobile applications. These systems solve new problems for vastly larger…