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DATE: August 7, 2019 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees This Webinar Series is Developed by: About the Webinar One of the DGPO’s objectives is to share member experiences and build a data governance community including providing knowledge and direction to members regarding…

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Master Data is the Data in Charge

Click to learn more about video blogger Scott Taylor. The Data Rants video blog series begins with host Scott Taylor "The Data Whisperer."  The series covers some of the most prominent questions in Data Management such as Master Data, the difference between Master Data and MDM, "truth" versus "meaning" in data, and so much more. In today’s video blog Scott discusses why Master Data is the most important data in…

How Mature is Your Data Preparation?

Click to learn more about author Farnaz Erfan. The traction for self-service data prep initially started in the context of business analytics as a productivity and enablement tool for an analyst who is developing insights. However, as Gartner recently pointed out, the market has now evolved to use cases that require platform capabilities such as collaboration and integration into all types of data and analytics projects. According to Gartner’s Market…

What is Natural Language Processing and How Does it Benefit a Business?

Click to learn more about author Kartik Patel. We use natural language processing every day. It makes it easier for us to interact with computers and software and allows us to perform complex searches and tasks without the help of a programmer, developer or analyst. In this, the last article in our three-part series we discuss natural language processing and how it can benefit a business. Part 1 covered clickless analtyics…

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What is Data Curation?

Data Curation, as defined by The University of Illinois’ Graduate School of Library and…

What is Ontology?

Ontology is often considered a subset of taxonomy. An ontology: Is a domain; contains…

What is Taxonomy?

Taxonomy represents the formal structure of classes or types of objects within a domain.…

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Machine Learning at the Center of Quality Data Integration

Machine learning, as we know, isn’t magic, though it may seem that way sometimes. But it can be at the center of enterprise data integration and cross-domain Master Data Management efforts that may deliver millions of dollars in cost savings and other benefits. In the case of large organizations that have gone through multiple acquisitions, for example, application and data fragmentation unfortunately is the norm. After all, the companies weren’t…

The Data Fabric: An Innovative Data Management Solution

Business leaders are facing market pressure to extract value from their data pipelines within the constraints of limited budgets, time, and skills. Data is so diverse and massive it poses constant management challenges to business operators. Moreover, as it steps out of firewalls, business data now raises fresh security concerns for all businesses. In such a state of affairs, here comes another innovation in the “digital ecosphere” — the data…

Database Management Updates and Latest Solutions

The word “database” may be one of the most misunderstood words in business computing. Several years ago, database meant a collection of data (or a base of data). As structured databases became popular, data became more and more organized. Structured databases were followed by the DBMS (database management system), which controls the data and how it is accessed. This was followed by relational database management systems (RDBMS). People can use…

What Matters Most with Data Governance and Analytics in the Cloud?

The axiom goes that the difference between high-performing enterprises and lower-performing businesses is that the former maximizes their data and the latter doesn’t. But most businesses probably still live somewhere between those two worlds. That means a lot of companies are still working hard to get to the next level for IT-supported business initiatives including increasing operational and/or workforce efficiency, improving customer experiences, reducing costs, and improving access to data…

Case Study: Department of the Interior Lays Out Steps for Metadata Implementation

After the U.S. Office of Management and Governance issued the Open Data Policy, federal agencies set to the task of developing Enterprise Data Inventories to support a mandate of government transparency. The Department of the Interior (DOI) took this opportunity to create and implement a Metadata Management framework using an enterprise approach, properly documenting data for the greater understanding of it. Some 90,000 employees reside across ten bureaus and eight…

The Next Level of Data Governance, Machine Learning, and Data Science

The term, machine learning dates back to a 1959 article by Arthur Samuel, in which he posited: “Programming computers to learn from experience should eventually eliminate the need for much of this detailed programming effort.”  The hope was that data alone could be used to develop models, rather than relying on fixed rules or theory.  Aurélien Géron highlighted this in 2017, stating “Machine learning is the science (and art) of…

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