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Sep 19 RWDG Webinar: Stay Non-Invasive in Your Data Governance Approach

DATE: September 19, 2019 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees This webinar is sponsored by: About the Webinar There are three distinct approaches to implement Data Governance. The Command-and-Control Approach, the Traditional (if you build it they will come) Approach and the Non-Invasive…

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What is Hierarchical Clustering and How Can an Organization Use it to Analyze Data?

Click to learn more about author Kartik Patel. This article discusses the analytical method of Hierarchical Clustering and how it can be used within an organization for analytical purposes. What is Hierarchical Clustering? Hierarchical Clustering is a process by which objects are classified into a number of groups so that they are as much dissimilar as possible from one group to another group and as much similar as possible within each…

The Hallmarks of a HIPAA-Compliant Embedded BI Solution

Click to learn more about author Mike Brody. Since the Final Omnibus Rule was added to HIPAA in 2013, software companies serving the American healthcare sector have grown used to double-checking their business partners for compliance with federal privacy regulations. Where once only healthcare providers, insurers, and other “covered entities” (CEs) were held accountable under HIPAA, now any business associates (BAs) and/or business associate subcontractors (BASs) involved in the handling of…

Good, Clean Data: How to Get Your Organization’s Data in Tip-Top Shape

Click to learn more about author Paul Barba. As the type and volume of data we deal with increases, so does the challenge of managing and cleaning it. Unstructured data, data from multiple sources, and data whose values continually change all create “messiness” – datasets riddled with noise, inaccuracies, and duplications. This is a big problem for organizations that rely on data to make business decisions or maintain their day-to-day…

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Data Governance and Data Discovery: Enabling Data Regulation Implementation

Businesses are continuously striving to leverage data-driven insights or competitive intelligence, the concept of developing an organizational “data culture” will gain prominence. Data and data analytics will continue to play key roles in global businesses of the future. According to the article Why Data Culture Matters: “Organizational culture can accelerate the application of analytics, amplify its power, and steer companies away from risky outcomes.” Data culture being an integral part…

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A hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) uses software and/or hardware to create an IT infrastructure that virtualizes all of the needed elements to create an efficient and highly functional computer processing system. An HCI includes compute, networking, and a storage combined together in a virtualized environment, and normally runs on easily purchased, off-the-shelf commercial servers. The primary goal of a hyperconverged infrastructure is to simplify the process of managing data centers, while…

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