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February 2016 DATAVERSITY Letter from the Editor

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We started the year with a bang producing nine webinars and we are already coming off our first conference of the year, Enterprise Data Governance Online. It was our first ever virtual conference and certainly had some learning lessons. Overall we consider the primary goal of presenting great educational content a success and received some […]

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Where Traditional Business Intelligence Tools Fall Short

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by Angela Guess Sarah Gerweck recently wrote in Information Management, “Traditionally, Business Intelligence leverages only some of the most basic statistical techniques available. BI is still largely using 17th-century statistical techniques: counts, sums, averages and extrema. At most, we might use techniques that were used by Gauss and Galton in the 19th century (e.g., standard […]

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Big Data: For Good or For Evil?

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by Angela Guess Bernard Marr recently opined in Forbes, “Big data is all the rage right now. It’s a trendy buzzword, but more than that, it’s providing incredible opportunities to the companies and organisations that are putting forth the time and energy to make it work to solve complex problems. Big data has the potential […]

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Global BI Market to Reach $16.9B as Buying Shifts from IT to Business

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by Angela Guess Brian McKenna reports in Computer Weekly, “Gartner predicts worldwide business intelligence (BI) and analytics sales will reach $16.9bn in 2016, as buying shifts from IT to self-serving business people in organisations. This is an increase of 5.2% from 2015, according to the firm. The company reckons corporate organisations are in the last […]

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IBM Launches Cloud Data and Analytics Marketplace for Developers

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “IBM today announced a broad expansion of its Cloud Data Services portfolio with more than 25 services now available on the IBM Cloud. They are designed to help developers build, deploy and manage web and mobile applications and enable data scientists to discover hidden […]

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A New, Energy-Efficient Chip Design for Neural Networks

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by Angela Guess Larry Hardesty reports in MIT News, “In recent years, some of the most exciting advances in artificial intelligence have come courtesy of convolutional neural networks, large virtual networks of simple information-processing units, which are loosely modeled on the anatomy of the human brain. Neural networks are typically implemented using graphics processing units […]

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Webinar: Building a Collaborative Data Architecture

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To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> This webinar was sponsored by: About the Webinar Data isn’t stored in a vault where no one can touch it. Both business and technical professionals need the right access to the data, and need to work together to ensure that they all have the same […]

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Slides: Building a Collaborative Data Architecture

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Building a Collaborative Data Architecture from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this presentation, click HERE>> This webinar was sponsored by: About the Webinar Data isn’t stored in a vault where no one can touch it. Both business and technical professionals need the right access to the data, and need to work together […]

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Data Governance and Lessons Learned

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By   3 days ago

Instituting a comprehensive Data Governance program is not an easy task for any enterprise, for one as large as Deutsche Telekom the enormity of the task cannot be understated. Data professionals understand the competitive advantages that properly implemented Data Governance can produce; they also understand the many pitfalls, challenges, and eventual insights to be gained. […]

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    Feb 9 Data-Ed Webinar: The Importance of MDM

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    DATE: February 9, 2016 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar This presentation provides you with an understanding of reference and master data management (MDM) goals, including establishing and implementing authoritative data sources, establishing and implementing more effective means of delivering data to various business processes, […]

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    Feb 11 Smart Data Webinar: A Roadmap for Deploying Modern AI in Business

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    DATE: February 11, 2016 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar Adopting elements of modern AI and cognitive computing – including advanced natural language processing, natural interface technologies such as gesture and emotion-recognition, and machine learning – is rapidly becoming a necessity for new applications. As […]

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    Feb 16 DAMA Webinar: Big and Little Data Quality

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    DATE: February 16, 2016 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar While technological innovation brings constant change to the data landscape, many organizations still struggle with the basics: ensuring they have reliable, high quality data. In health care, the promise of insight to be gained through […]

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    Feb 18 RWDG Webinar: Writing Data Governance Policies & Procedures

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    DATE: February 18, 2016 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar A policy is a measured order of principles to guide decisions and achieve rational outcomes. Data Governance requires and delivers a way to get to these outcomes. Writing this policy and the associated procedures properly […]

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    Feb 23 Webinar: SQL on Hadoop for Enterprise Analytics

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    DATE: February 23, 2016 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees This webinar is sponsored by: About the Webinar Hear why SQL on Hadoop is the future of analytics. Todd Nemet, Big Data Technologies Product Manager at Looker, will share how recent updates to SQL query engines like Spark […]

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    Feb 25 Modeling Webinar: Who’s Pissing in your Data Lake

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    DATE: February 25, 2016 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar The new data terms of Data Lake, Data Reservoir, and Data Swamp have left me with more questions than answers. Have you thought of the types of data anomalies that organizations can run into when […]

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    Mar 2 DGPO Webinar: Business Intelligence as a Foundation for Data Governance

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    DATE: March 2, 2016 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees This Webinar is Hosted by: About the Webinar Establishing Data Governance in a fast paced industry without the traditional compliance and regulatory drivers is usually a challenge. The rise of Consumerization for the information management and business intelligence […]

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    Mar 3 CDO Webinar: Ends vs. Means – The Role of Data Models and Other Key Artifacts

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    DATE: March 3, 2016 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar We all know that the data management field has revolved around and depended on some key artifacts. Data models, repositories, taxonomies are all well-known deliverables. The importance of these artifacts is not questioned. The prioritization, […]

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    Mar 17 RWDG Webinar: The Data Model as a Data Governance Artifact

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    By   4 months ago

    DATE: March 17, 2016 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar Data Modelling lies at the core of many data management programs. The basic definition of data and the conceptual, logical and physical models can be used in many ways and benefit many people. Some of […]

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      February 2016 DATAVERSITY Letter from the Editor

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      By   2 days ago

      We started the year with a bang producing nine webinars and we are already coming off our first conference of the year, Enterprise Data Governance Online. It was our first ever virtual conference and certainly had some learning lessons. Overall we consider the primary goal of presenting great educational content a success and received some […]

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      The Data Quality Perspective

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      By   4 days ago

      Click to learn more about Danette McGilvray. Data quality is a perspective. It is something you see and not something you just turn off like a light when you go home for the day. For instance, do you realize that ensuring accurate, trustworthy election results is all about data quality? Did you know that moving […]

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      All Your Data Belongs To Us – Data Security in a Global Infrastructure

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      By   6 days ago

      Click to learn more about David Schlesinger. A database management system (DBMS) is the embodiment in code of a logical process to store, move, analyze, select and output information. Within the code blocks that make up the DBMS program there is provision to limit a user’s rights regarding creating, reading, modifying or deleting data entries. […]

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      Big Brother Is Watching How You Use Big Data

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      By   1 week ago

      Click to learn more about Ian Rowlands. There’s a legitimate concern about how data – and more specifically Big Data – is used. Powerful capabilities open the door to very sophisticated decision making that inadvertently strays into the realm of the unethical. Although I recognize the concern, I must admit that the publication of a […]

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      The Knowledge Representation Corner: Graphs

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      Click to learn more about Adam Pease. Preface This is the first in a series of articles exploring knowledge representation in Artificial Intelligence from the perspective of a practical implementer and programmer. AI is now a collection of approaches that has seen practical commercial application in search, linguistics, reasoning and analytics in a wide variety […]

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      Big Data Analytics: Do Machines Have Biases?

      Jonathan Buckley

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      Click to learn more about Jonathan Buckley. The prevailing opinion is that machines and computers are cold and calculating, not prone to the same knee-jerk reactions and passions that humans tend to have. In other words, they’re unbiased. They take a certain amount of input and produce a desired result based on their programming. That […]

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      2016 Advancements Will Hinge on Big Data

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      Click to learn more about Ross Garrett. Just as fax machines have been replaced by email, and floppy disks with USB drives and the cloud, so too will new advancements in technology render aspects of today’s status quo obsolete in 2016. However, the changes on the horizon will first have to overcome the inevitable obstacle […]

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      Personal Privacy and the IoT: What Does it Mean to You?

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      By   2 weeks ago

      Click here to learn more about Cathy Nolan. What does privacy really mean to you? When we think about data privacy, we are also including physical privacy to a certain extent, because having your personal data exposed means that you can also be targeted in physical ways—your home and business address, your physical presence at […]

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      Build or Buy: Considerations for Embedding Analytics

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      By   3 weeks ago

      Learn more about Colin Zima. When you’re thinking about sharing analytics through an embedded solution, evaluating tools can be a complicated process. Breaking down the decision into four distinct areas can help: Build versus buy Time to market Level of customization you want to provide Simple ROI calculations. The most important question when you’re thinking […]

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        Data Governance and Lessons Learned

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        By   3 days ago

        Instituting a comprehensive Data Governance program is not an easy task for any enterprise, for one as large as Deutsche Telekom the enormity of the task cannot be understated. Data professionals understand the competitive advantages that properly implemented Data Governance can produce; they also understand the many pitfalls, challenges, and eventual insights to be gained. […]

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        Stance Tackles High Performance, Scalability Challenge for E-Commerce with NoSQL

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        By   5 days ago

        Stance Socks is all about sock innovation. Take its Deathless Thread offering, which is designed to defeat skateboarder shred. It’s constructed of Dyneema, a fiber that’s 20 times more durable than a regular athletic sock. The material will hold firm even when the shoe it’s encased in blows out. Couple their sock ingenuity with a […]

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        Internet of Things 2016 Trends: Leveraging Actionable Insights

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        By   1 week ago

        As 2016 kicks off, the buzz around the Internet of Things (IoT) hasn’t decreased. If anything, it’s getting louder; the IoT is being recognized across the logistics, manufacturing, healthcare, and other industries as more than a passing fad, but an inevitable progression towards a more connected future. For many companies, 2015 was the year that […]

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        2016 Trends in Data Analytics: More Hands Take Hold of the Power

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        By   2 weeks ago

        Data Analytics is expanding its reach. In its report, Software 2016: Analytics, Acceleration and Agility, 451 Research predicts that analytics will become more prevalent throughout the layers of technology businesses use, from development to IT management, and databases to customer experience management. This is happening as the natural result of the increasing digitization of business, […]

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        Smart Factories and the Industrial Internet of Things

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        By   2 weeks ago

        The Internet of Things promises to change the way the world works and it may very well do so first on the shop floor. While intelligent homes, smart cars, and networked traffic infrastructure is still a pipe dream for most, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has the potential to be implemented in today’s factories […]

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        2016 Trends in NoSQL: Next Stages of Development

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        By   3 weeks ago

        The myriad NoSQL database offerings in the marketplace today are testament to the fact that such systems, along with their diverse architectures, are here to stay. Such a statement was not the case only a few years ago when such “trends” were still the purview of industry thought leaders, innovative startups, and apocalyptic harbingers proclaiming […]

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        Artificial Intelligence in 2016: Are You Ready for What It Will Bring?

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        By   3 weeks ago

        It’s been a big year for Artificial Intelligence, and its related terms like Cognitive Computing, Machine Intelligence, and Intelligent Machines, and for all its associated branches, from Machine Learning to Neural Networking and Natural Language Processing. IBM, for example, has continued making strides with Watson in verticals such as healthcare and financial services. The vendor […]

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        The Importance of Big Data and Data Visualization

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        By   4 weeks ago

        What is Big Data and how can Data Visualization help enterprises leverage their Big Data assets better? Some people know what that buzzword really means, whereas others just claim to know what it means so they won’t look inferior in the eyes of others. While it is a trending topic, the reality of Big Data […]

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        Linked Data Solution Advances Possibilities for Financial Analytics

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        By   1 month ago

        Fund managers toiling in the financial research mines to discover information and make connections about the companies they cover and their ecosystems don’t have an easy time of it. The problem isn’t that there isn’t enough data out there that will help them gain valuable insights. Rather, there is so much scattered data: It lives […]

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          Where Traditional Business Intelligence Tools Fall Short

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          By   2 days ago

          by Angela Guess Sarah Gerweck recently wrote in Information Management, “Traditionally, Business Intelligence leverages only some of the most basic statistical techniques available. BI is still largely using 17th-century statistical techniques: counts, sums, averages and extrema. At most, we might use techniques that were used by Gauss and Galton in the 19th century (e.g., standard […]

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          Big Data: For Good or For Evil?

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          By   2 days ago

          by Angela Guess Bernard Marr recently opined in Forbes, “Big data is all the rage right now. It’s a trendy buzzword, but more than that, it’s providing incredible opportunities to the companies and organisations that are putting forth the time and energy to make it work to solve complex problems. Big data has the potential […]

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          Global BI Market to Reach $16.9B as Buying Shifts from IT to Business

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          By   2 days ago

          by Angela Guess Brian McKenna reports in Computer Weekly, “Gartner predicts worldwide business intelligence (BI) and analytics sales will reach $16.9bn in 2016, as buying shifts from IT to self-serving business people in organisations. This is an increase of 5.2% from 2015, according to the firm. The company reckons corporate organisations are in the last […]

          Read More →

          IBM Launches Cloud Data and Analytics Marketplace for Developers

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          By   2 days ago

          by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “IBM today announced a broad expansion of its Cloud Data Services portfolio with more than 25 services now available on the IBM Cloud. They are designed to help developers build, deploy and manage web and mobile applications and enable data scientists to discover hidden […]

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          A New, Energy-Efficient Chip Design for Neural Networks

          Mashup of two images to show how Social Networks can AMPLIFY messages that are published online.

My cc:by flickr image from v s ramachandran and Mondal Sound, Calcutta

Uploaded on December 5, 2007
by mdiocuh galeals - cc:by at time of download

          By   2 days ago

          by Angela Guess Larry Hardesty reports in MIT News, “In recent years, some of the most exciting advances in artificial intelligence have come courtesy of convolutional neural networks, large virtual networks of simple information-processing units, which are loosely modeled on the anatomy of the human brain. Neural networks are typically implemented using graphics processing units […]

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          A Look at NIST’s Framework for Fighting Cybercrime

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          by Angela Guess John Weathington recently wrote in TechRepublic, “If your organization wants to incorporate data science into its cybersecurity program, you may not know where to start. Fortunately, thanks to an agency of the US Department of Commerce, you don’t have to approach this with a blank slate. When considering a data science solution […]

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          Investors Want Clearer Data Analytics Strategies

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          by Angela Guess George Leopold recently wrote in Datanami, “Institutional investors and financial market analysts are bullish about the value of data analytics, according to a recent survey by financial advisor KPMG, but are still waiting to see how it can create a competitive advantage for early adopters. Data and analytics ‘will indeed alter the […]

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          Neo Technology Announces the Neo4j Certification for Professionals

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          by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Neo Technology, creator of the world’s leading graph database, Neo4j, announced its first-ever Neo4j Certification for professionals. With the significant growth in deployments of Neo4j by enterprise customers across all industries worldwide, technology enthusiasts can now gain certification to prove their Neo4j expertise. The […]

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          Microsoft Buys Predictive Keyboard Maker, Swiftkey

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          by Angela Guess Chris Miller reports in Gizmodo, “Swiftkey is the most innovative and interesting predictive keyboard maker in the business, and Microsoft is a software giant that’s trying to push its artificial intelligence cred a little higher. According to a report in the Financial Times, it’s a match made in heaven, to the tune […]

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