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Apr 9 Webinar: Commercial Cognitive Computing

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DATE: April 9, 2015 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar In the next five years, consumers and businesses will begin to demand more intelligence from the applications they use as they are exposed to smarter, more personalized systems in a variety of industries. Ranging from…

Apr 14 Data-Ed Webinar: Data Governance Strategies

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DATE: April 14, 2015 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees. About the Webinar The data governance function exercises authority and control over the management of your mission critical assets and guides how all other data management functions are performed. When selling data governance to organizational management, it is…

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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…

Building a Better Data Supply Chain

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by Jennifer Zaino The data supply chain must be simplified and it must be integrated. That’s the ultimate mission of Metanautix, another startup to emerge – at least in part – from the mind of a former Google employee. (You can read about the startup SpaceCurve, also with ex-Googler origins, here.) “A big part of…

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A Fool and His Money Are Soon Parted

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by Cathy Nolan This proverb which goes back to at least the 16th Century is appropriate any time of year, but since we designate a day for fools in April, it’s a good time to think about the ways we can avoid being foolish with our online privacy and ultimately our money. Consider these tales…

Data Science and Data Storytelling: Friend or Foe?

Kimberly Nevala

by Kimberly Nevala Here’s the conundrum. Our ability to influence change is proportional to our ability to alter people’s perceptions and motivate action. Generally, doing so requires evidence. But our ability to provide convincing evidence is, paradoxically, often stymied by the inscrutable analytic methods which generate that evidence. Not to mention the nature of the…

Value your Customer Data as a Business Asset

Martin Doyle

by Martin Doyle Private data is now a very public issue. For the first time in history, people recognise that businesses store their information and they want to know how – and why. They want to know why websites need their email address so badly, and they understand that private photos can be hacked. Privacy…

Smart Data News, Articles, & Education

The Internet of Things Needs Better Timing

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by Angela Guess Weiss, J. Eidson, and others recently wrote in Phys.org, “Our fast-approaching future of driverless cars and “smart” electrical grids will depend on billions of linked devices making decisions and communicating with split-second precision to prevent highway collisions and power outages. But a new report released by the National Institute of Standards and…

How is Big, Open Data Transforming the University?

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by Angela Guess Not-for-profit organization Zocalo Public Square recently wrote in TIME, “Free online courses, crowdsourcing, and big data are transforming the university from a gatekeeper to a public resource. In 2001, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced it was going to put the university’s entire body of course materials online, for free. That meant…

Disney, Cognitive Computing, and the Science of Magic

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by Angela Guess David Brond recently wrote for RPI News, “An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is collaborating with Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development, Inc., part of the theme park design and development arm of The Walt Disney Company. Together, they are exploring how the cognitive computing technology being developed at…

Data Governance & Data Quality News, Articles, & Education

How to Build the Best Data Governance Team for Your Needs

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by Angela Guess Michael Collins of BackOffice Associates recently wrote in Enterprise Apps Today, “Your data governance organization’s charter should be to improve the quality of the data and the processes involved in data management. It is intuitive to expect that better data will result in better outcomes, but the approach to building your governance…

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…

RWDG Webinar: Data Governance Best Practice Criteria

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RWDG Webinar: Data Governance Best Practice Criteria from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar Best practices define target behaviors for organizations building data governance programs. Assessment and critical analysis of these best practices can result in exactly what you need to develop an effective and efficient set…

Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Is the Term Big Data No Longer Useful?

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by Angela Guess Writing for Business Insider, Bernard Marr recently noted, “From time to time, you still come across someone with the opinion that Big Data is nothing more than a fad, which will be forgotten about soon enough. You might not expect to hear this from me, but they’re actually right. Well – half…

Infographic: How Startups Can Successfully Leverage Big Data

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by Angela Guess Bluenose has created an infographic on how startups can successfully leverage Big Data for business insights and improved profits. Bluenose reports that 73% of startups say their collection of data has significantly increased, but only 35% of startups have even considered utilizing Big Data or Big Data solutions. The infographic lays out…

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…

Enterprise Information Management News, Articles, & Education

A Fool and His Money Are Soon Parted

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by Cathy Nolan This proverb which goes back to at least the 16th Century is appropriate any time of year, but since we designate a day for fools in April, it’s a good time to think about the ways we can avoid being foolish with our online privacy and ultimately our money. Consider these tales…

Scholastic Uses Stibo’s Multidomain MDM

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by Jelani Harper Stibo Systems recently announced, “Stibo Systems’ award-winning multidomain Master Data Management (MDM) solution will help to accelerate the digital transformation efforts underway at Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company. Leveraging Stibo Systems’ STEP platform, Scholastic can better utilize its product, catalog and customer data to create an improved and…

Rethinking the Big Data Supply Chain

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor H.O. Maycotte recently wrote, “The idea of data as a business asset has been central to much of the thinking and writing about big data that’s emerged over the last few years. But what value does big data really hold for business? Data in and of itself is really of…

Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education

Database Archaeology

Michael Blaha

by Michael Blaha Few database projects start with a clean slate. Many operational applications have legacy databases as a source of data and ideas. Analytical applications have the operational databases that are feeding data. Developers often encounter existing databases that are poorly documented and need to figure them out. We use the term database archaeology…

Data-Ed Webinar: Data Architecture Requirements

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Data-Ed Webinar: Data Architecture Requirements from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> s About the Webinar Data architecture is foundational to an information-based operational environment. It is your data architecture that organizes your data assets so they can be leveraged in your business strategy to create real business value. Even…

Data-Ed Slides: Data Architecture Requirements

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Data-Ed Webinar: Data Architecture Requirements from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar Data architecture is foundational to an information-based operational environment. It is your data architecture that organizes your data assets so they can be leveraged in your business strategy to create real business value. Even…

NoSQL News, Articles, & Education

Can Open Source Data Projects Turn a Profit?

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by Angela Guess Mike Wheatley recently wrote for SiliconAngle, “Open source software is accelerating innovation in technology like never before. Over the last decade, non-proprietary, community-developed software has been adopted into virtually every aspect of computing, becoming the foundation for everything from Big Data and cloud computing to mobile devices and Bitcoin. Yet despite the…

Slides: Integrating Structure and Analytics with Unstructured Data

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Integrating Structure and Analytics with Unstructured Data from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this webinar, click HERE>> This Webinar was Sponsored by: About the Webinar How can you make sense of messy data?  How do you wrap structure around non-relational, flexibly structured data?  With the growth in cloud technologies, how do you…

Webinar: Integrating Structure and Analytics with Unstructured Data

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Integrating Structure and Analytics with Unstructured Data from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> This Webinar was Sponsored by: About the Webinar How can you make sense of messy data?  How do you wrap structure around non-relational, flexibly structured data?  With the growth in cloud technologies, how do you balance…

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Slides: Integrating Structure and Analytics with Unstructured Data

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Integrating Structure and Analytics with Unstructured Data from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this webinar, click HERE>> This Webinar was Sponsored by: About the Webinar How can you make sense of messy data?  How do you wrap structure around non-relational, flexibly structured data?  With the growth in cloud technologies, how do you…

Webinar: Integrating Structure and Analytics with Unstructured Data

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Integrating Structure and Analytics with Unstructured Data from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> This Webinar was Sponsored by: About the Webinar How can you make sense of messy data?  How do you wrap structure around non-relational, flexibly structured data?  With the growth in cloud technologies, how do you balance…

Game On: The Analytics of Gamification Activities

gamification-x300-web

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…