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A Business Case for the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Writing for Information Week, Chris Taylor recently commented, “The Internet of Things (IoT) is here. We’ve moved beyond speculation about what IoT might look like to the place where the rubber meets the road: that is, to where IoT demonstrates real business value. This evolution raises questions for how to best manage…

Indicators of Sound Data Governance

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by Angela Guess Kimberly Nevala of KM World reports, “Creating a sustainable governance practice means transcending the pilot phase to become ‘business as usual’.   Does your program have what it takes? Here are some indicators.” She begins: “Your Program Has a Plan.  And it’s Business-Driven. Keeping governance on the corporate agenda means keeping it warm…

A Business Case for Big Data Analytics in Health Care

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by Angela Guess David Linthicum of Health Data Management reports, “The hype around the use of Big Data analytics would lead many to believe that we should be able to understand all things about anything, within any business, as deep or as shallow as we want to go. The reality is that most health care…

Building a Business Case for Data Governance

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by Angela Guess ComputerWorld UK has published an article on how to build a business case for Data Governance. The article states, “Data governance may be the most talked about, yet elusive prize, in the data management space. It is highly coveted by people who work with data because practitioners know the mission-critical role governance…

Informatica’s Case for MDM

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by Angela Guess Michael Vizard of IT Business Edge recently reported on Informatica’s latest two-tier case for Master Data Management. He writes, ” IT organizations are increasingly living in two worlds. The first one is fairly well known in that it consists of all the applications that have historically run inside the enterprise. The second…

Less "Semantics" and More Point, Please

In the dying weeks of Britain’s last government, then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown promised a new Institute of Web Science. But the new government cancelled it. Then, late last month, that same government gave the idea a polish, a new name, and unveiled it once again as the Open Data Institute. W3C’s Sir Tim Berners-Lee and…

Making the Case for a Data Governance Program

by Angela Guess Sunil Soares of IBM recently shared his insights on how to get executive leadership to buy into a data governance program in this tight economy. Soares commented, “If you talk to IT practitioners they will say that they’ve been doing data governance forever. The key difference now is that the business is…

Data Modeling Case Study: Omaha Power

by Angela Guess A recent article makes a business case for data modeling tools using Omaha Power as a prime example. The article begins, “The need to document an increasingly complex data warehouse implementation led Omaha Public Power District’s IT crew to purchase a new set of graphical data modeling tools — but winning approval…