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Don’t Jump Into a Data Lake Without a Boat

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by Angela Guess Ben Rossi of Information Age recently wrote, “The growing hype surrounding data lakes is causing substantial confusion in the information management space, according to Gartner. Several vendors are marketing data lakes as an essential component to capitalise on big data opportunities, but there is little alignment between vendors about what comprises a…

Can Big Data Cure Cancer?

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by Angela Guess Miguel Helft of Fortune recently wrote, “You’ve heard the story before. A couple of whiz kids meet at an elite college, bond over their love of computers, and after a few late-night hacking sessions, build a website or an app… At first glance, Nat Turner and Zach Weinberg seem to fit the…

Big Data, Accurate Data Models, & the Vietnam War

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by Angela Guess Jonathan Salem Baskin of Forbes recently wrote, “When the last helicopter rose above the American embassy in Saigon on April 29, 1975, the US had been winning the Vietnam War for over a decade. The data said so. The strategy had been driven by a simple hypothesis, proven by history: Wars were…

Data Governance is Only Becoming More Important

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by Angela Guess Mike Wheatley of Silicon Angle recently wrote, “Data is valuable. As the challenge of protecting customer data mounts, more and more businesses are embracing data-governance strategies to manage the information that serves as the lifeblood of the company. Without a doubt, data has become the raw material of the information economy, and…

Uline Distributes Accurate Data and Improves Product Onboarding with Stibo Systems MDM

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by Angela Guess A new article out of Stibo Systems reports that “Uline, a leading distributor of shipping, industrial and packaging materials to businesses throughout North America, has implemented Stibo Systems’ Master Data Management (MDM) solution to proactively manage product information as it flows across the organization. Using STEP, Uline is generating accurate and organized information for more than…

Accenture Positioned Highest in Leaders Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Business Analytics Services

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Accenture has been named a ‘Leader’ in independent analyst firm Gartner Inc.’s first Magic Quadrant for Business Analytics, Worldwide and was positioned furthest within the Leaders quadrant on the ‘completeness of vision’ axis and highest on the ‘ability to execute’ axis. The new Magic Quadrant evaluates…

Fujifilm Dternity Delivers Secure and Reliable Archiving Using NetApp

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation, and the leading global manufacturer of data storage media, today announced that its deep storage and archiving solution – Dternity – is now compatible with NetApp, Windows, Linux, Novell and most file systems. Dternity gives IT and data administrators the flexibility they need to move and storedata, and now…

Big Data and Organ Transplant Wait Lists

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by Angela Guess Eli Epstein of Mashable reports, “While the total number of organs transplanted [28,594 in 2013] seems like an impressive amount, nearly 18 people still die each day waiting for a new organ, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing, the private, non-profit organization that manages the U.S.’s organ transplant system under a…

How Big Data Improves the Hiring Process

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by Angela Guess Rob Asghar of Forbes recently wrote, “Might computers today have a better nose for human talent than humans do? Why not? Human hiring managers may feel cranky, overwhelmed or cynical on many days. Or they may be using rigid, out-of-date talent-measurement stereotypes that are out of step with the culture their company seeks…