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Community Health Says Data Stolen from 4.5 Million Patients

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by Angela Guess Jim Finkle and Caroline Humer of MSN Money report, “Community Health Systems Inc , one of the biggest U.S. hospital groups, said on Monday it was the victim of a cyber attack from China, resulting in the theft of Social Security numbers and other personal data belonging to 4.5 million patients. Security…

In Defense of Care.data and the Opportunity to Save Lives

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by Angela Guess James Mucklow and Peter Bull recently wrote for The Guardian, “A colleague of ours visited his out of hours doctor service because of a painfully swollen knee, a condition he’d had once before. While there, he asked whether they could see any useful information from a previous GP visit for the same…

Six Rules for Improving Data Governance Success

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by Angela Guess Michael Nicosia of Information Management recently wrote, “When it comes to data governance, we (practioners) tend to over-complicate the roll out by trying to tackle everything at once or, worse, we focus on tactical solutions. In taking these approaches, we forget that doing the simple things tends to yield the best results.…

The Barriers to Unstructured Data Governance

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by Angela Guess Jack Vaughan of Search Data Management recently interviewed industry vet Anne Marie Smith regarding unstructured data and the possibilities of unstructured data governance. Smith told Vaughan, “If you think of a Word document that’s stored electronically, that’s unstructured data. If you think of email, that’s unstructured data. The recording that you’re making…

Will IBM’s New Smart Chip Revolutionize Technology?

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by Angela Guess Jill Krasny of Inc.com recently wrote, “To most people, a computer is nothing more than a functional box. You can use it to surf the Web, stream a movie, and maybe crunch some numbers at work, but the thing doesn’t have a mind of its own. At least not yet. But IBM…

Infographic: The Attributes of a Good Chief Data Officer

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by Angela Guess Mark van Rijmenam of Smart Data Collective recently broke down the key attributes of a strong Chief Data Officer (CDO) in infographic form. He writes that the CDO “is a role that requires being able to understand all the different aspects of data. Ranging from ensuring the quality of the data (veracity)…

Neo Technology to Sponsor and Present at NoSQL Now! 2014

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by Angela Guess The NoSQL Now! 2014 Conference is under way, and DATAVERSITY is pleased to have sponsor Neo Technology in attendance. According to the company, “Neo Technology, creators of Neo4j, the world’s leading graph database, today announced that it will sponsor and present at NoSQL Now! in San Jose, California, taking place from August…

How Companies Lose Money on Big Data

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by Angela Guess Marco Visibelli of Wired recently shared the ways that companies make money on Big Data, and the ways that they lose money. On the losing end, Visibelli wrote, “Companies lose money on Big Data projects as often as they gain it. Early symptoms of Big Data failure in the making vary, but…

Big Data and Wearable Tech Could Help Cure Parkinson’s Disease

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by Angela Guess Rachel King of ZDnet reports, “Wearable technology is routinely being batted around these days as the cure-all for everyday health tracking gaps, but Intel’s latest venture is taking that potential to a whole new level. The Michael J. Fox Foundation has tapped the tech giant for a collaboration with the goal of…

The Case for NoSQL in the Financial Sector

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by Angela Guess Adrian Carr, Vice President EMEA at MarkLogic recently wrote, “According to a Gartner report published in 2013, 64% of financial services firms have already either deployed or launched a big data initiative. Ovum also predicts a rapid increase in big data technology adoption with worldwide spending on management information systems in the…