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Beating out the Competition with Master Data

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by Angela Guess Ravi Shankar, VP of Product Marketing at Informatica recently wrote an article for Forbes on why retailers need to focus on mastering customer data. He writes, “Retailers today are looking for ways to offset increasing competition, pricing pressure and operating costs. As always, the focus is on the customer. According to the 2012…

Data Governance Growing in Importance

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by Angela Guess Barry Murphy of Forbes insists that data governance is only becoming more important as Big Data continues to grow. He writes, “Information is arguably the most important fuel businesses run on.  Intellectual property such as patents, institutional knowledge collected and stored by employees, sentiment gleaned from millions of social media posts, and…

Hadoop: An Inside Look

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by Angela Guess Dave Einstein of Forbes recently took a hard look at “how Hadoop makes short work of Big Data.” He writes, “Hadoop was named after a toy elephant, sounds like a Dr. Seuss character, and it’s the hottest thing in big-data technology. It’s a software framework that makes short work of a tall…

Fun with Big Data at MTV’s Video Music Awards

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by Angela Guess Michael Humphrey of Forbes has written an article discussing the Video Music Awards’ entertaining use of Big Data. He explains, “As the MTV Video Music Awards airs… Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. ET, fans will be there in part to watch what wasn’t in the plans. From Beyonce’s baby bump, to Kanye’s…

Big Data & Your Privacy

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by Angela Guess Chris Taylor has written an article for Forbes discussing Big Data, privacy, and the public. He writes, “While you slept last night, the world around you continued to amass information about everything, including you. Banks processed your purchases. Your credit information was updated and redistributed. The electric company recorded your power usage.…

Cloud Computing: Heeding the Hype Cycle

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by Angela Guess Louis Columbus of Forbes recently reported on the hype cycle for Cloud Computing. He writes, “Enterprises are beginning to change their buying behaviors based on the deployment speed, economics and customization that cloud-based technologies provide.  Gartner cautions however that enterprises are far from abandoning their on-premise models and applications entirely for the cloud. Based…