Tag Archive for IT

Why Analytics Teams Should Run Their Own Tech

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by Angela Guess Toby Wolpe of ZDnet reports, “Analytics teams need dedicated infrastructure or risk being held back by their own IT departments, according to the head of data insights at a major UK bank. The Royal Bank of Scotland, which generates copious data from more than 400 branch-based transactions for businesses per second, has just…

The Evolving Role of IT in the Digital Age

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by Angela Guess Cliff Saran of Computer Weekly reports, “The role and operations of IT are set to change, as departments build up their own IT expertise. According to research from analyst Forrester, the chief operating officer (COO) used to dominate IT priorities but now, sales, marketing and R&D set corporate strategy. Forrester vice-president, Kyle McNabb,…

The Mythical Data Scientist?

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay has written a new article for Data Informed in which he states, “In a recent meeting with roughly 100 CIOs and other IT executives of Global 2000 companies, the topic of data scientists came up. Everyone seemed to be looking for data scientists, and everyone agreed that finding talent was…

Gartner’s Outline for Building a Big Data Strategy

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by Angela Guess Nicole Laskowski of Tech Target reports, “How can CIOs get tripped up by big data? Lack of leadership — on the business and IT side — is one of biggest inhibitors of big data success, according to Gartner Inc. The Stamford, Conn.-based consultancy has found that big data leadership failures often can…

If Big Data Isn’t Right for You, Try Little Data

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by Angela Guess Raj Sabhlok of Forbes recently wrote, “When I finally clean my office and put things in their rightful place, my anxiety turns to calm. Life feels very different when I have the documents, the phone numbers or the disk that I need right when I need it. The fact is, the right…

Data Governance: Then & Now

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by Angela Guess E.G. Nadhan of the Open Group Blog recently wrote, “In an earlier post, I had explained how you can build upon SOA governance to realize Cloud governance.  But underlying both paradigms is a fundamental aspect that we have been dealing with ever since the dawn of IT—and that’s the data itself. In fact,…

Is DG Driven by IT or Business

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by Angela Guess Nick Kolakowski of Slashdot recently posed the question, does business or IT drive Data Governance? He writes, “Data governance is one of those amorphous terms that businesses struggle to define, much less implement. In broad strokes, it involves the implementation of processes and methods that govern how data analysts and others within…

Ask the Author – IT of the Future: Semantic Cloud Architecture

Recently, we published Yefim “Jeff” Zhuk’s article, “IT of the Future: Semantic Cloud Architecture.” The paper has been a very popular free download (available here). One of the readers, Lev Gorodinski (CTO, EPaySpot), approached Jeff directly with some questions and the two engaged in a conversation filled with insights that they wanted to share with…

NetBase Expands SAP Relationship: Sign Of The Growing Social Enterprise — And The Need For IT To Take Bigger Role In It

At this week’s SAP Sapphire conference. NetBase will be taking its relationship with the enterprise vendor to the next level. Last December the two paired up to bring NetBase’s social intelligence (SI) to SAP BusinessObjects’ business intelligence (BI). Coming up now is a complete integration of the NetBase technology into SAP’s Social On Demand customer…