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Apr 14 DataEd Webinar: Leveraging Data Management Technologies

DATE: April 14, 2020 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees This webinar is sponsored by: About the Webinar Our architecturally solid stool requires three legs: people, process, and technologies. This webinar looks at the most misunderstood of these three components: technology. While most…

Apr 16 RWDG Webinar: Operationalize Data Governance for Business Outcomes

DATE: April 16, 2020 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar Data Governance adds value to the organization when it becomes operationalized and focused on providing improved business outcomes. People in the organization acknowledge Data Governance success when they see results…

Apr 21 Webinar: Achieving Top Efficiency in Cloud Big Data Operations

DATE: April 21, 2020 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees This webinar is sponsored by: About the Webinar Enterprises across all sectors have invested heavily in big data infrastructure in the cloud. All too often, these mission-critical systems struggle to meet critical SLAs.…

Latest Blogs by Industry Experts

Cybersecurity Tips to Prevent the Risk of Data Theft

Click to learn more about author Ben Hartwig Yahoo. Equifax. eBay. Facebook. Marriott. These companies all have one thing in common - they suffered a data breach that saw millions of users’ data get exposed. These corporate juggernauts are not alone either, as a literal "who's who" of large organizations and governments have been the targets of a relentless attack by cybercriminals looking to steal sensitive information. Small and Medium-Sized…

Three Ps: When Choosing Technology, Don’t Lose Sight of What Really Matters

Click to learn more about author Mathias Golombek. When push comes to shove in choosing a technology solution, it’s important that you first consider the Three Ps: performance, price, and people. Businesses are constantly bombarded with messaging from vendors about why they should buy their products or services. What’s more, dubious endorsements from third-party firms can leave potential buyers more confused rather than enlightened. This is particularly true for those in…

How Scorecards and Dashboards Provide Clarity for Better Decision-Making

Click to learn more about author Manish Godha Scorecards provide historical, current, and predictive views and reports of business operations and resources on easy-to-understand visual dashboards. They compare performance against forecasted benchmarks and targets. And they do so with the intent of tracking, managing, and improving an organization’s performance. By aggregating data from various enterprise sources, you can use scorecards and dashboards to transform, visualize, and analyze all of your…

Case Studies

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What is a Data Analyst?

Data analysts help businesses make better, more informed decisions by not only collecting and…

What is a Data Architect?

A data architect provides clear specifications, models, and definitions, translating a business’ Data Strategy…

What is a Data Engineer?

Data engineers build Data Architecture  through infrastructures and foundations. A data engineer is tasked…

What is Data Literacy?

Data literacy describes the ability to read, work with, analyze, and argue with data,…

What is DataOps?

DataOps (Data Operations) is collaborative Data Management practices “focused on improving the communication, integration,…

What is a Data Scientist?

Data scientists emphasize rigor and performance when obtaining, scrubbing, exploring, modeling, and interpreting data.…

Most Recent Articles

So You Want to be a Database Administrator?

A database administrator, also known as a DBA, is responsible for gathering, storing, organizing, and processing data. This job is ranked as one of the ten best technology jobs in the world. DBAs frequently work with other data analysts, assuring the right people can access the data they need. They are, in fact, an organization's data gatekeepers. Some of their responsibilities include installing server software, configuring database servers, and backing…

Case Study: Venture Logistics Improves Approach to Data Integration

Venture Logistics, a full-service trucking and logistics company, was facing a challenge in communicating data between its transportation management system (TMS) and clients. “We were always behind the eight ball, which lead to our customers telling us that our data failed and we’d missed out on orders or missed out on payments,” said Tom Jeffries, Director of Transportation Systems at Venture. There was a cascading effect on backhauls — the…

How Much Data Quality is Good Enough?

Ask the question “How much Data Quality is good enough?” and see some very puzzled and alarmed looks. Data Quality, comprising all activities making data fit for consumption, plays a fundamental role in trust, security, privacy, and competitiveness. Good Data Quality is critical because it fuels a surviving and thriving business. While it would be nice to have 100 percent Data Quality for all data all the time, this goal…

Self-Service Analytics Use Cases

Self-service analytics offers dynamic reports to business users, who can analyze the data by sophisticated, in-built functions. This kind of user empowerment reduces reliance on IT staff. Moreover, self-service business intelligence (BI) capability may additionally equip users with external data access and built-in features to instantly generate finished reports. To use a complete range of analytics or BI functions, users do not need to understand anything of the underlying programming…

Data Leadership: The Key to Data Value

Data and business have become inseparable, so if your business isn't using data effectively, you're in trouble. Yet using it effectively can be a struggle. Not knowing how to find the right data, not trusting the available data, and not having confidence in the tools and people providing that data can lead people to conclude that “everything's broken, and it's all horrible,” according to consultant Anthony Algmin. But there is…

Data Architect vs. Data Modeler vs. Data Engineer

Michael Bowers, author and Chief Data Architect at FairCom Corporation, initially set out to research three careers in his presentation titled Data Architect vs. Data Modeler vs. Data Engineer  for the DATAVERSITY® Data Architecture Online 2019 Conference. The process brought him to a wealth of information he would have appreciated much earlier in his career, so Bowers was inspired to expand his comprehensive analysis to eight career positions: data analyst,…

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