Tag Archive for business value

Data Governance as a Business Asset, Not a Checklist

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by Angela Guess Jason Hannula of Midsize Insider reports, “Data is no longer just something that IT deals with, as business analytics increasingly pulls data from the dark IT closets and makes it a strategic business asset. As a result, managing data via a prescriptive checklist is no longer a viable option. In a commentary…

Latest Experian Data Quality Research Finds Inaccurate Data is Affecting Strategic Business Initiatives

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by Angela Guess A new release out of Experian reports, “Experian Data Quality, a part of Experian Marketing Services and a leading provider of data quality software and services, today announced the release of a new study, The effect of dirty data on business. The report finds that the majority of companies are negatively impacted by poor data,…

Is Data an Asset?

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by Angela Guess Nicole Laskowski of Search CIO recently wrote, “When Micheline Casey, chief data officer at the Federal Reserve Board, referred to data as an asset at last year’s MIT Chief Data Officer and Information Quality Symposium, she sparked a debate that, at first, appeared to be purely semantic. ‘Have you ever tried to use…

The Business Value of Reasoning with Ontologies

[Editor’s note: this guest post was co-written by Héctor Pérez-Urbina (Clark & Parsia) and Juan Sequeda (Capsenta)] Important enterprise business logic is often buried deep within a complex ecosystem of applications. Domain constraints and assumptions, as well as the main actors and the relations with one another, exist only implicitly in thousands of lines of…

White Paper: "The Business Value of Semantic Technology"

“If you don’t understand what your software engineers are talking about, perhaps it’s because they are using a vocabulary they invented for the problem they are solving.” This begins a white paper called, “The Business Value of Semantic Technology” by Chris Moran, CTO, Information Management Solutions Consultants, Inc. Moran continues, “Engineers invent a vocabulary and…

Dec 11 Webinar: Show Me the Money: The Business Value of Data and ROI

Date: December 11, 2012 This webinar has passed. The recording is available On Demand. Time: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific Price: Free to all attendees   About the Presentation Failure to successfully monetize data management investments sets up an unfortunate loop of fixing symptoms without addressing the underlying problems.  As organizations begin to…

The Actual Value of Big Data

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by Angela Guess Susan Feinberg of ComputerWorld recently argued that discussions about Big Data should really be about Big Value Data, “data that’s truly mission-critical to the enterprise — rather than merely Big Data, the vast majority of which, according to a recent post by Ash Ashutosh, CEO of Actifio, a provider of data management software.,…